“… you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house” 1 Peter 2:5
The Sacraments are at the heart of our Christian life. The first disciples were fortunate that they could meet the Lord and experience him there and then in their everyday lives. We might think that they were very much a separate, privileged group. While this might be true on one level, we are all in fact given the same wonderful opportunity to encounter Jesus – through the sacraments.
The Latin word sacramentum means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s presence.
Our baptised Catholic children receive the sacraments of Reconciliation in Year 3, First Eucharist in Year 4 and Confirmation in Year 6. The school, along with the parish and partner parish schools, provides the appropriate preparation, through Sacramental Club in school, special workshops and retreats in the parish and in the units of work taught in Religious Education. Father Craig, our parish priest, leads on this work and Holy Trinity joins in partnership to support our children and their families both throughout the preparation and for the sacramental celebration itself.
It is important to note that this is a joint process involving commitment and support from you as parents as well. It is expected that our children will regularly be attending a weekend Mass in order for them to be deemed ready for the Sacraments.