Sacraments

Each year, our Sacramental Program draws children into a tangible and intimate experience of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist.

In accordance to the Archdiocese of Brisbane's guidelines, the ages for each Sacrament are as follows:

  • In the year when the children turn eight (year three), they are invited to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

  • In the year when the children turn nine (year four) they are welcomed to the Lord’s Table and receive Holy Communion for the first time. As part of their preparation for First Holy Communion children celebrate their First Reconciliation in the second rite.

  • In the year when the children turn ten (year five), they are prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with individual confession and absolution in the first rite. 

Emmanuel celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation in May, and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in July.

For enquiries, please contact our office on (07) 3217 5199 or email admin@emmanuelcommunity.com.au .

The new Archdiocesan policy can be found here:  http://liturgybrisbane.net.au/doctypes/christian-initiation-for-children/