Sacramental Program


At St Anne’s, we acknowledge and support parents and families as the primary educators of their child’s faith and their child’s sacramental journey, which begins at Baptism. It is through the Sacraments that God’s love and presence are made real and celebrated. Most children prepare to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation during their primary school years.

The Sacramental Program is facilitated by the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Anne’s Parish, in collaboration with the Parish Priest, Principal, Pastoral Associates, Religious Education Leader and Teachers. It provides a family based program, which incorporates information sessions, parenting in faith evenings, home group sessions, family masses and other parish events and celebrations. The school supports this program with the implementation of the Religious Education Curriculum which ensures that the children are properly prepared for their Sacraments.

 

St Anne’s celebrates the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Year 3, the Sacrament of First Eucharist in Year 4 and the Sacrament of Confirmation in Year 6. 

 

School Masses, Paraliturgies and Prayer

As part of our faith journey at St Anne’s, the school community participates in a number of whole school masses and paraliturgies, which celebrate special feasts and events in our school and church calendar. Throughout the year the students also have the opportunity to attend parish masses with their class.

Prayer is an important part of school life at St Anne’s. Students have the opportunity to participate in prayer each day in their classes and each Monday morning at our assembly we share prayer together as a whole school community.

Our Parish Prayer

God Our Father, bless this parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, so that we may love you more. Help the parents to be a good example to the children and our youth to grow in strength to be good Christians. Encircle our families with your loving care. To the sick grant health, to the aged bring serenity, and to those in sorrow, joy. May we grow stronger in faith and may our love for one another become deeper in our daily living.

Amen


St Anne's parish website: http://olmcsunbury.com