Please note, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements the 2020 Sacramental Program is currently on hold. If you would like to register for updates please contact Ruth at sacramental@stfrancis-stjoseph.com. We do not currently have new dates for the program but will post all updates to the website as the situation evolves. If you would like to receive Sacramental materials to work on with your child in the meantime please let us know.

The Sacramental Programme is run through St Francis of Assisi, Paddington. Through our Sacramental Programme baptised children in our community complete their journey into full membership of the Catholic Church. The programme strives to help our children grow into this community, and feel a real sense of belonging to the wider Family of God.

We currently operate two streams of our Program:
School Based Program: for the students at St Francis of Assisi Regional Catholic Primary School
Parish Based Program: for all other children in our community.
These programs are based on the same materials and run along side one another with both groups joining together to celebrate the sacraments. In 2019 about two thirds of our participants were in the Parish Program and a third in the School Program.

Completion of the Sacramental Program is in three stages:

First Reconciliation : Year 2 and older
First Holy Communion: Year 3 and older
Confirmation: Year 6 and older

For information on each stage of the programme, including eligibility for enrollment, application forms and important dates please refer to the sections on each sacrament on this site. We have also provided for your convenience a printable document that includes information regarding the 2020 programme. If you would like to discuss these details please email Ruth at the Parish Office on administration@stfrancis-stjoseph.com or call on 02 9331 4043.