Sacraments of Initiation for Children
Our Sacramental Process is now open! Please read the information attached or at the link below to enroll or continue on the sacramental journey.
Once you have downloaded and completed your forms, please return your forms in one of the ways below:
Post: 51- 59 Allawah St Blacktown 2148
Parish Office: St Patrick’s Church
Mailbox: St Michael’s Office
Ph: (02) 9622 1125
Fax: 9671 6425
We look forward to being with you this year on your Sacramental Journey.
Sacramental Team Leader
Please see also the
Frequently Asked Questions
(last updated 13 October 2016:
mqofblacktown.org.au/downloads/FAQs.pdf (PDF 856K)
Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation
Preparing to become a full member of the Catholic Church is a very important step for children. Having received the sacrament of Baptism, in most cases in their first year of life, they are now mature enough to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. These are beautiful sacraments that nourish us throughout our entire lives as Christians.
According to our most recent Policy for the Diocese of Parramatta on Sacraments for Initiation and First Penance for Children who have been baptised, catechesis on the Sacrament of Penance and celebration of First Penance will take place at age 7 or 8.
Catechesis on the Mass and the Sacrament of the Eucharist and reception of First Holy Communion, will take place in the following year, at age 8 or 9.
Catechesis on the Sacrament of Confirmation and completion by reception of Confirmation will take place at age 10 or 11.
Following this policy, the Parish-Based Family-Centred, School Supported Sacramental Process at Mary, Queen of the Family builds on the experience and knowledge that children have gained thus far on their journey of faith. Enrolment for this process gives you and your family a chance to continue your child’s preparation through praying, reflecting on the stories of Jesus, participating in regular Sunday Eucharist and experiencing the liturgies of the Church.
Children from minimum Year 3 will be accepted for preparation for Reconciliation and Year 4 for First Holy Communion. School aged children not yet baptized can be prepared individually throughout the year.
Baptism for School Age Children
There is also an opportunity for children who are not yet baptised to join the Sacramental Process, firstly, being prepared for the Sacrament of Baptism and then participating in the Sacramental Programme as outlined above.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Parish Office on 9622 1125 or email