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Confirmation Eucharist Sacramental Program 2021 Information

We welcome all children who have completed the First Reconciliation and are currently in Year 4 and 5.

To begin this journey, we ask you to attend via Google Meet a compulsory parent information session that will be held tonight at the time below:

Wednesday 18th of August at 6pm

Meeting code:


There will also be a presentation of booklets at Mass Sunday the 22nd of August at 9.30 am (TBC with restrictions)

The dates of the Sacrament with the Bishop:

Saturday the 23rd (6.30 pm) Grade 5 Students

Sunday the 24th of October (10.00 am) Grade 4 Students

*exceptions made for siblings and any circumstances discussed prior with Jessie Simpson

If your child has completed their First Reconciliation and has not had a note home - please make contact with Jessie Simpson (




"To whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life."

Year B | Sunday 22 August | green 

Preparing to hear God's word

Think about the kinds of decisions you make each day.

Perhaps you have to think about what to wear, and what you would like for breakfast. What other choices do you make?


The Gospel Story

Many people were finding it too hard to follow Jesus, and so they were turning away from him. In the Gospel Story we hear today, the disciples too were faced with the important choice of whether or not they were going to follow Jesus. Simon Peter declares that there is no one else that they can go to. He tells Jesus that the disciples have faith in him, because the words of Jesus give eternal life.


The Gospel

 A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John                   6: 65-69


To whom shall we go? You have the words of everlasting life.


Jesus said,

"You cannot come to me,

unless the Father makes you want to come.

That is why I have told these things to all of you."

Because of what Jesus said,

many of his disciples turned their backs on him

and stopped following him.

Jesus then asked his twelve disciples if they were going to leave him.

Simon Peter answered,

"Lord, there is no one else that we can go to!

Your words give eternal life.

We have faith in you,

and we are sure that you are God's Holy One."

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Reflecting on the Gospel - discussion

Will we follow Jesus, or will we choose to follow someone or something else?

Who else or what else might people choose to follow?

It may not always be easy to follow Jesus, but to whom can we go? Who else offers eternal life?




"You forget the commandments of God and hold on to human tradition."

Year B | Sunday 29 August | green

The Gospel Story

In today’s story, the Pharisees and teachers question Jesus because they have seen some of his disciples eating without washing their hands. The rules and processes for hand washing were very complex and were an important part of the Jewish law. Jesus says that it is what comes from within us that really matters. We need to have good hearts, speak kind words, and let our actions match what we say.


The Gospel

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark                    7:1-5, 14-16


You forget the commandments of God and hold on to human tradition. 


Some Pharisees and several teachers of the Law of Moses from Jerusalem came and gathered around Jesus.

They noticed that some of his disciples

ate without first washing their hands.

The Pharisees and many other Jewish people

obey the teachings of their ancestors.

They always wash their hands in the proper way before eating.

None of them will eat anything they buy in the market until it is washed.

They also follow a lot of other teachings,

such as washing cups, pitchers, and bowls.

Jesus called the crowd together again and said,

"Pay attention and try to understand what I mean.

The food that you put into your mouth doesn't make you unclean and unfit to worship God.

The bad words that come out of your mouth are what make you unclean."       

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.