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.