First Eucharist Information

Dear Parents,

I would like to once again take this opportunity to welcome you to First Eucharist. With support of your schools the parish has made some adjustments to dates and processes to support you and your children to journey through the Sacrament of First Eucharist.

We welcome all children who have completed the First Reconciliation and are currently in Year 5. This invitation is extended to their siblings who are in Year 4 who too have completed First Reconciliation.

In this sacrament, we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection. We remember particularly the Last Supper, that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. At that meal, Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we could remember him in a special way.

When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus into our very beings. We become one with him, and we become one with each other. As a community, we become ‘the body of Christ’.

We will discuss what Eucharist is and how you may celebrate this with your child within your home as they prepare for their sacrament. This will be an opportunity to learn more and to seek answers to any questions you may have.
To begin this journey we ask you to attend a compulsory parent information session that will be held on the dates and times below;

August 3rd 6.30pm St Alipius Church or Parish Hall
August 4th 10.30am St Alipius Church or Parish Hall
6.30pm St Alipius Church or Parish Hall

Prior to this evening you will need to complete the steps below;
1. Pre enrol for this session through http://www.sapliturgy.net.au to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of all people in a Covid safe environment.
2. Use the following link and complete the Enrolment Form for your child/children.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MvlwO-zyUUmyHwV8RPzOs70mzTtjwHFOlNE1fkwmU_RUMVJaWUM2N1hBQklSR0pSUFpXT1dBMDExWi4u

NOTE: Without these being completed you will be unable to attend the Sessions
If you have any questions leading into this journey I encourage you to contact the Parish Office on 5332 6611 or ballarateast@ballarat.catholic.org.au.