Each year children and their families are invited to participate in the Parish-based Sacramental Program. The program is coordinated by the Sacramental Team and Fr Greg Barker. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is undertaken in Year 2.
The Sacrament of Eucharist and Confirmation in Year 3. These programs include parent gatherings with the Sacramental Team and Father Greg. Parent / Child sessions are opportunities for families to gather, to listen, participate and respond to their faith commitment and follow the Vatican II guidelines and Maitland / Newcastle Sacrament of Initiation Guidelines that stress that parents are the prime educators in the Catholic faith of their children.
These gatherings have proved successful and are places for parents to portray an enthusiasm and a willingness to be more involved in their child’s Catholic Faith Education.
The Sacramental Program encourages families to share their faith through song, the Gospel and activities to consolidate the life experiences of the sacrament being studied. Children go on retreat at the Bishop's Office Newcastle and Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club to enable them to have some time together as a whole group to reflect and also to prepare for Sacrament being received.