The parish of Erskineville is administered by The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
The parish’s mission statement is: “AN INNER CITY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY WELCOMING
ALL TO CELEBRATE WITH US”.
The parish team consists of:
The school celebrates two whole-school masses each term and holds liturgies for other significant events such and NAIDOC, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents’ Mass, ANZAC and Remembrance Days. Primary classes celebrated a class mass each term and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Parents are invited to enrol eligible students in the Parish-based Sacramental programs;
First Reconciliation (Year 2), First Holy Communion (Eucharist) (Year 3) and Confirmation
(Year 6). The programs consistent of a parent information evening, four weeks of familybased catechesis and the celebration of the sacrament. First Holy Communion and Confirmation take place during a Sunday parish mass and First Reconciliation takes place on a Tuesday evening in November. The dates for the programs are published at start of the school year in February.
The sacramental programs are for baptised Catholic children. Children who have been christened in other denominations – Anglican, Uniting Church, etc. are reminded that they receive their sacraments in their own Churches.
There have been cases where one or other parent chooses to be received into the Catholic Church. For that there is a special program – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Children have also asked to be received along with their mother or father, and when they ask we offer a special children’s preparation course so that they can be received along with their parent.
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