Please see the following information outlining further details for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Please note that all the information below and the materials will be coming home with you child this week.
The date for our First Eucharist Mass is: Sunday, 28th August at 9:30am.
Please be at the St. Dominic’s Church by no later than 9:00am. The children will need to be seated in their allocated pew no later than 9:20am.
Sashes and Badges
The children from the school will have received a sacramental sash and badge when they received the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Year 3. (Each Sacrament has its own distinctive badge). Replacement badges ($10 each) and sashes ($20 each) are available from the school’s front office at the cost shown.
The commemorative Sacramental Badges must be stitched onto the sash and worn to the First Eucharist Mass, with the one closest to the top being the badge for the Sacrament of Penance, the next badge in the middle is the Sacrament of First Eucharist, and finally the badge for Confirmation is stitched on. Students will also be given a pin to wear on the bottom of the sash. The sashes are worn on the right shoulder and are pinned across the body at the left hip.
Students have a choice of what they would like to wear to First Eucharist and their sash will be worn over their clothing. In order to show reverence, we ask that you please consider the following guidelines.
- Dress pants
- Collared shirt
- Sensible hairstyles
- No sneakers/ skate shoes
- Modest dresses/ skirt/ pants and top
- Nothing showing the shoulders or midriff etc
- Miniskirts are not permitted
- High heels and make-up are not recommended
- Traditionally girls have worn white dresses, but it is up to each individual as to what they would like to wear
- Girls may wear dress pants or coloured dresses if desired
The children will be sitting with their families in allocated seating. Seats will be clearly labelled as to where each family will sit.
The school has organised a professional photographer who is available from 8:30am to take photos of family groups, individual photos and small group shots. These photos are taken in the Parish Hall. You should arrive early enough if you want to participate in this activity.
The photographer will also take some photos during Mass and of the presentation of certificates at the end of the Mass. A link will be provided to families to view and order photos should they wish to do so.
The children will receive their First Eucharist certificates at the end of the First Eucharist Mass.
Parents and Photos
Parents and family members are not permitted to move around the church to take photos.
At the conclusion of the Sacrament, the professional photographer will take a group photo with the children on the altar and then parents will be invited forward to take a group shot. The MC will direct you when this is to occur.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
Miss Kasey Wheatley
Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Danielle Rimmer
Year 4/ 5 Teacher
Mrs Kylie Phillips