Sacramental Program

Sacramental Program

6.4 ST. ROBERT’S PRIMARY SCHOOLSACRAMENTAL PROGRAM POLICY


Rationale:
Children will continue their growth in the church family, through the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

We believe that:
• The Religious Education Program should be co-ordinated and sequential across the school.
• The Sacramental Program is fundamental to the development of the child’s Religious Education within the Parish School Community.
• Children’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacraments develop as they progress through the grades.
• The parents are the first faith educators of their children.
• The Parish, the school and families work in partnership in the preparation of the children for the Sacraments.

We will:
• Use the text for Religious Instruction 'Coming To Know, Worship and Love' as a major resource for the Religious Education of children across all levels.
• Follow the Religious Education Guidelines set down by the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
• Teach the sacraments at the designated age levels according to Parish and Archdiocesan Policy.
• Provide many opportunities to experience the sacraments that have been taught in class.
• Encourage parents to participate in the lessons, topics, workshops and listen to guest speakers.
• Encourage members of the Parish to support staff and parents in passing on the faith of their children.
• Work with St Mary’s School, St Margaret’s School, Christ The King School and the Parish Sunday Group to plan & implement the celebration of sacraments across the entire Parish.