Our Catholic school is part of the Catholic Church. We work in partnership with our local parish and priests in order to enrich the spiritual life of the students, staff and families of our school, especially through the celebration of the Sacraments.
At St Therese Catholic Primary School, we work very closely with the parish. Our Parish Priest Fr Stephen De Bono is a constant supportive presence in our community.
One way in which we share our mission with our parish is through the Sacramental life of the Church. The Sacraments are the signs of God’s love in our lives and a way for us to receive spiritual grace. They also celebrate and mark important milestones in our faith journey.
The Sacramental program at St Therese is family-centred and parish-based. Families share an active role in their child’s preparation for the Sacraments and attend group sessions with their child. The school works with the Sacramental team and also supports students Sacramental preparation through the Religious Education program.
Generally students prepare and receive Sacraments in the following grades:
- Year 2: Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation)
- Year 3: Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Communion)
- Year 6: Sacrament of Confirmation.
Students regularly celebrate Reconciliation and Eucharist throughout the year and participate in whole school Masses on special days.
We also have regular family Masses. These are held on Sundays throughout the year and are organised by our Family Educator, in conjunction with the parish.