Sacraments of Initiation

Forgiveness Is..:Parish and parents resources for the preparation of children for the first reception of the Sacrament of Penance.

Let the Children Come: Family based preparation program for the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist

Turn Around!  Reconciliation program for senior primary students for the reception of the Sacrament of Penance.

Policy Statement for the Sacraments of Initation for Children is available from the members section of this website.

Other documents available from the members section of the website:

  • Pastoral / Liturgical suggestions for the reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist
  • Rite of the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation within Mass
  • Rite of the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation outside Mass
  • Combined Rite of the Celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist

All programs are available from the Pastoral Ministry Office, ph. 5337 7159 or email pastoralministry@ballarat.catholic.org.au.
All orders placed are to be collected from the Office.

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Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with People with Disability

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has launched “Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments for People with Disability.”

Copies of these guidelines have been distributed to parishes and schools in the diocese.  Additional copies may be purchased from the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission online shop www.catholic.org.au/shop.


DIOCESAN SACRAMENTAL SUPPLIES

The following items are available for purchase from the Catholic Development Fund, ph. 5337 7168 or email cdf@ballarat.catholic.org.au

  • Stoles (with or without fringing)
  • Trifold certificates (with plastic cover)
  • Reconciliation Symbols
  • Eucharist Symbols
  • Confirmation Symbols