Sacramental Programme

Jul 27, 2022

Term 3 & 4, 2022

Calling all Garin students who would like to continue their journey of faith within the Catholic community through the sacraments of Initiation:

Reconciliation, Confirmation & First Holy Communion

As part of Garin College’s Sacramental Programme we have combined with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Richmond to offer preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion over a 2-year cycle. This term we begin with Reconciliation, then Confirmation in Term 4. First Holy Communion will follow in Term 1 of 2023. Dates and times are as follows:

First Reconciliation:

  • Preparation Sessions: Sunday 28th August, 4th September (Father’s Day) 11th September and 18th September 2022. Time: 9.30 – 11 am each Sunday with morning tea to follow.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Sunday 25th September at 2 pm.

→ Please note that due to the timing of the available weekends, some of the catechesis (teaching) for Confirmation will be introduced alongside the content for Reconciliation.


  • Preparation Sessions: Sunday 30th October and 6th November (and introduced earlier in the Programme). Time: 9.30 – 11 am each Sunday with morning tea to follow.
  • A practice for the sacrament will take place on Saturday 12th November, with the time to be advised.
  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on Sunday 13th November with the Archbishop attending.

→ Please note that due to the Archbishop’s schedule, the Sacrament of Confirmation may be a joint celebration with candidates from across other parishes, and the venue is still to be confirmed.

First Holy Communion will most likely take place in Term 1 of 2023.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the above programme, please do not hesitate to contact Markelle Ward, ADRS Garin College and Sacramental Programme Coordinator.

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