CHILDRENS MINISTRY

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

Sacraments are an integral part of our Catholic life and identity. Baptism through the Holy Spirit brings us into the family of God through Christ. Confirmation confirms and strengthens our faith, while the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance continually heals, sustains and nourishes us to live out our daily lives.

Each year we invite all children who are already baptised and are in Grade 3 or above, to join our Parish Sacramental Preparation Programme.

In keeping with the Sacramental Policy of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the children are formed for Confirmation when they are in Grade 3 or reach 8 years of age. The following year they will receive their First Holy Communion which is then followed by the Sacrament of Penance when they are in Grade 5 or 10 years of age.

Our Programme is Parish Family based. Therefore, the children are expected to attend lessons every Sunday in preparations towards receiving their Sacraments. We strongly encourage our parents to be proactive participants in their child/children’s faith formation so the children will fully understand the significance of these life giving Sacraments.

To register for the Sacraments please download the application forms. Return the completed forms to our office with the original Baptismal Certificate.

Please connect with Judi Dwyer at sacramental.darjin@bne.catholic.net.au | 3715 8517 should you wish to know more information.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

At our Parish we run Sunday School each Sunday during the school term after our 8.00 am Mass at the Church of the Twelve Apostles, Jindalee.

All children from our Parish and surrounding suburbs are welcomed each Sunday for lessons from 9.00 am to 10.00 am concluding with fellowship and children sharing morning tea.

We have the following three groups at Sunday school:
• Infant Group (Children from 3 to 5 years of age).
• Intermediate Group (Children from 6 to 9 years of age).
• Juniors Group (Children from 10 years and above).

We also welcome parents to share a cuppa and enjoy fellowship with other parents while the children are learning about Jesus and our Catholic faith.