Sacramental Program

At Emmaus, sacramental preparation for students is school based and celebrations occur at both St. Alipius Parish, Ballarat East and St Peter and Paul's Parish, Buninyong.

Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist lay the foundations of every Christian life. From the waters of Baptism, we receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life and are strengthened by the Sacrament of Confirmation.

The 2019 Schedule is as follows:

The following information and dates are important and we encourage you to make them a priority on your calendar.

Sacramental Program Parent Information Sessions

It is with great delight that we invite children who have been baptised into the Catholic Church and have celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to continue their faith journey by preparing for and celebrating the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.  Generally, this will involve many of our current Grade Four students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation in 2018. Current Grade 3 students will prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation later this year.

Gr 4 families - please prioritise the following dates :

Information and Enrolment Session for Eucharist/Confirmation (Parents and students welcome): Wed 13th March, 6:30pm at Emmaus.

Meeting 1  - Parent Workshop | 1st May 6:30pm at Emmaus

Meeting 2  - Parent/Child workshop | 8th May 6:30pm at Emmaus

Meeting 3  - Parent/Child workshop | 15th May 6:30pm at Emmaus

Celebrations of the Eucharist and Confirmation:

You are invited to select from one of the following dates:

1st June - 6:00pm St Alipius Parish Church, Ballarat East

2nd June - 9:00am St Alipius Parish Church, Ballarat East

2nd June - 10.30am St Peter and Paul’s Parish Church, Buninyong   

For Grade 3 families - please prioritise the following dates :

Meeting 1 - Parent Workshop | Wed 18th September 6:30pm at Emmaus

Meeting 2 - Parents/Child Workshop | Wed 9th October 6:30pm at Emmaus

Sacrament of Reconciliation | Wed 23rd October 6:30pm at St. Alipius Parish Church, Ballarat East

We look forward to hearing from you and to working with you and your family as you prepare to complete your initiation into the Catholic Church family.

If you are unable to make one of these sessions please get in contact with the school and we will be able to provide you with the dates for St Alipius’ and St Francis Xavier’s Sacramental Program where you will be welcome to join in with them to make up a preparation session or to celebrate receiving a Sacrament. 

 Please note the dates above have been added to our school calendar HERE.