Sacraments

Eucharist

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. As a sacrifice, it makes present Jesus Christ's sBody of Christacrifice on the cross at Calvary for the salvation of many. As a presence, it is Jesus himself, body and blood, under the appearance of bread and wine. And as food, it is the nourishment of our souls by which we share in God’s own life. And as viaticum, accompanies us on our pilgrim journey to heaven.

First Eucharist 2018

  Structure of The Programme

The current order of reception of the Sacraments in the Diocese of Broken Bay is Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation and Eucharist (First Communion)

The preparation programme for each sacrament is a parish based programme and is structured in such a way, that parents and children spend quality time with each other in preparation to receive the sacrament.

 hey are designed to be facilitated in small groups and your Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Toukley/Lake Munmorah assists, with your child’s preparation, by providing the reading material, workbooks, and facilitators to assist you and your children to prepare worthily to receive the sacraments.

If you wish to be a facilitator for any of the sacraments, or have any concerns, or difficulties, please do not hesitate to speak with Deacon Paul or Fr Tiziano at any time, or contact the parish office 4396 4455

   Enrolment and Parent Information Sessions

The preparation for this Sacrament commences at the time of the Parent Information Session. Next year these sessions will take place at St Brendan’s Mass Centre, Lake Munmorah on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 3:30pm and also at St Mary’s Church, Toukley on Thursday 3rd May at 3.30pm

It is essential that at least one parent, and where possible, your child's Confirmation sponsor attend.

   Parents

In preparing your children worthily for the sacrament, you make the commitment to assist them to work through the resources, which the parish will make available at the parent information session.

It is also expected that you and your child attend Mass each Sunday, particularly during the preparation programme..

   Celebration Date

First Eucharist is celebrated on the Feast of Corpus Christi, which will be on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd June 2018.The children will receive their First Eucharist at St Mary's Toukley, on Saturday 2nd at the Vigil Mass at 6pm or on Sunday 3rd at the 9am Mass, or at St Brendan's Mass Centre, Lake Munmorah.at a special 11.30am Mass.

   Practice Sessions:

Lake Munmorah: Wednesday 30th May 3:30pm

Toukley:     Thursday 31st May 3:30pm

   Sunday Rituals

Parents and children are required to attend one weekend Mass each week  during the Programme, either at St Brendan's, Lake Munmorah at the 5:00pm Mass on the Saturdays 5th 12th 19th & 25th May, or  at St Mary's Toukley at the 9:00am Mass on the Sundays 6th 13th & 20th 27th May.

We look forward to working with you and your families at this important time in your children’s faith development