We respectfully acknowledge, and pay our respects to the Elders of the Kulin Nation, both past and present, as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School is situated.
Sacraments – what are sacraments and who can receive them?
In the Catholic Church, Sacraments are a way of celebrating and being part of the faith community. At St John the Baptist, celebrating the Sacraments is all part of the lived experience of the Catholic Faith when we celebrate Masses and Liturgies. These Sacraments include: Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Sacraments support families to understand and deepen their faith and connectedness to God.
In order for students to complete Sacraments within the Parish, families need to form a partnership with the Faith by Baptising their children. Many people believe this has to be ‘done’ when children are babies, however even our namesake John the Baptist baptised people as adults. You can have your children baptised at any age, by wanting to be part of the Catholic Faith and experiencing this as a family. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to ask questions of Mr Dortmans or Mrs Hance.
At St John the Baptist, we want everyone to feel included in our school Masses, Sacraments and Liturgies. This means even if a student is not baptised, they will always be welcomed into the church. During special Sacraments such as Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, all students- baptised and unbaptised are welcome to attend and receive special blessings. This is one way our community can support each other in the Faith and celebrate milestones with each family.
Sacrament of Reconciliation 24th March at 7pm- all welcome to attend.