Sacramental program

Parents ask for Confirmation/First Communion when they are ready to prepare with their children. They are supported as they share their faith and the faith of the church with their children during the preparation time.

A sacramental program comprising Penance, Confirmation, and First Communion is planned each year and is advertised in the parish and school newsletters.  Parents are asked to come to adult meetings before they enrol their child/children and then participate in the preparation sessions and the celebration of the sacraments.

The Toowoomba Diocese requires that, prior to Confirmation and First Communion, children be prepared for and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which celebrates our belief that God is full of mercy and forgiveness which we need. Children are asked to learn about God who forgives, whom we then celebrate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Opportunity for this is offered before Confirmation/First Communion.

Communion is the culmination of the sacraments of initiation.  Before a child is led to the Eucharistic table, their baptism is confirmed.  Confirmation is celebrated in a Liturgy of the Word led by the Bishop of the Toowoomba Diocese, while first Communion is received by the children within the Mass.

Confirmation/Communion are celebrated usually during Term 2 of the School Year. Initial Parent meetings are held in February/March and the family preparation  from early in Term 2.

Parents who wish to present their children for Confirmation/First Communion are encouraged to contact the Parish Leader via email: or by phone: 0407 804 461.