Preparing for the Sacraments
The sacraments are signs and means by which faith is expressed and strengthened, worship is offered to God and our sanctification is brought about.
They were instituted by Christ the Lord and entrusted to the Church. Cf. Can 840.
|Sacrament of Initiation|
Children who have already made their First Confession, prepare for First Communion in Grade 4. Older children who have made their First Confession and wish to prepare for First Holy Communion also join in the Grade 4 class.
Children must attend catechism sessions regularly and attend Mass every Sunday in order to be properly prepared to receive the Eucharist for the first time.
Non-Catholics who wish to receive the Eucharist must join the RCIA process. Click here
The Life Teen programme, from Grade 8 to Grade 11, covers our Catholic faith systematically and comprehensively. It leads our teens into an ever deeper relationship with Christ and helps to strengthen bonds of Christian friendship among them. The whole four-year programme forms an integral part of our Confirmation preparation programme. Those who skip out part of the programme will not be adequately prepared for Confirmation in Grade 12. They will have to join the RCIA programme in matric or when they have left school. For further information click here
|Sacrament of Healing|
Penance and Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated at 11.00a.m. and 4.30p.m. on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions, for example if the parish priest is away. Exceptions will be highlighted in the bulletin. The parish priest is also available to hear Confessions at other times, by arrangement.
Children prepare for First Confession in Grade 3. Older children, who have not made their First Confession, also join that class.
Anointing of the sick