Our Lady of Lourdes supports the Parish community's parish-based, family-centred approach to sacramental initiation. This process, which is in accordance with Archdiocesan policy, reflects the fact the Confirmation and First Communion complete the journey of initiation into a faith community.
Each family in the Sunnybank Parish has the right to decide for itself when children are ready to complete the sacramental process, which can begin once children reach Year 3 of primary school.
Archdiocesan policy suggests that children undertake the Sacrament of Confirmation in year 3, Second Rite of Reconciliation and the Sacraments of Eucharist in year 4. Students in year 5 are encouraged to make their First Rite of Reconciliation.
For more information about the Sacraments of Initiation contact the Parish Office on 3345 3766.