Sacraments for Children

Last updated on 5 April 2024

In these sacraments children receive God’s grace as they journey in faith with their family and parish community.

St John’s provides a comprehensive sacramental program to prepare both parents and children for the reception of the sacraments.

Children must be baptised within the Catholic Church to be part of the sacramental program.

  • If your child was baptised in another Christian church, they will need to be first received into the Catholic Church.
  • If your child was baptised in an eastern Catholic Church (such as the Melkite, Maronite or Ukrainian rites), then your child would have already received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.


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