Sacramental Programme

St. Anne’s Parish, Seaford conducts a Parish based Sacramental Programme

The programme applies to all eligible students from the two parish primary schools plus eligible students from the parish who attend other schools within parish boundaries In view of this there is no need to conduct separate after school catechetic classes for government/private school students.

The reason for a parish based programme is that in the past we have produced programmes that educate parents in the right, duties, privileges and responsibilities of the Sacraments. Experience shows that once these adult education sessions are completed and children celebrate the relevant Sacrament, identification with this faith community is usually not maintained.

In the light of this reality I, as Parish Priest, instigated this process for those who wish to have a school-age child receive any of the Sacraments i.e. Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation. This programme also includes the Sacrament of Baptism for Older School Age Children aged 7 – 12 years

The sacramental programme fundamentally involves attendance at Mass. Where this aspect of the programme proves difficult for a family please contact the parish office to arrange an appointment with Fr Benneth..

Parish Sacramental Policy can be found here.    

Dates for the Parish Sacramental Programme 2020.

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation Service for all children will be held on Tuesday 5th

          May at 7.00pm.

  • The Sacrament of First Eucharist will be held on Sunday 14th June and Sunday 21st

         June at 1.00pm, with a maximum of 20 children at each Mass. The children will be

         expected to attend a rehearsal on the day before (Saturday) at 4.00pm in the church.

  • The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Sunday 25th October at 1.30pm, with

         a rehearsal on the Saturday 24th October at 4.00pm.