There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders. The purpose of the sacraments is to make people holy, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God; but being signs, they also have a teaching function.

As part of our Religious Education Program, which is mandated by the Bishops’, students learn about the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Students who are baptised Catholics also have the opportunity to prepare for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation in Year Three, the Sacrament of First Eucharist in Year Four and the Sacrament of Confirmation in Year Six. These three sacraments may then be received, as part of the St Joseph’s Priory Parish program.

Please see below for the significant dates for this year’s sacraments.

Sacraments for 2024
Sacrament of Confirmation
Commitment Masses 24th & 25th February
Parent Meeting Wednesday 20th March, 7pm
Retreat Thursday 9th May
Sacrament Date Saturday 18th May, 6:30pm
Sacrament of First Eucharist
Commitment Masses 24th & 25th February
Parent Meeting Wednesday 1st May, 7pm
Retreat Thursday 16th May
Sacrament Date Saturday 1st June, 6:30pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Commitment Masses 17th & 18th August
Parent Meeting Wednesday 28th August, 7pm
Retreat Wednesday 9th October
Sacrament Date Wednesday 16th October

Faith & Community In the image of CHrist

We at St. Joseph’s School are a faith community striving to recognise and respond to the image of Christ in us all, as we grow through work and prayer.