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Sacramental Programs

Sacramental program

Good Shepherd Primary School is one of three primary schools that is connected to Holy Spirit Parish in Gungahlin. Holy Spirit Parish, together with the primary schools, run a sacramental preparation program for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist (Year 3 in Term 3) and Confirmation (Year 6 in Terms 1 & 2).


The parish, together with the schools, aim to help the parents in their role as primary teachers of the Catholic Christian faith to their children by teaching lessons to help prepare students to receive the sacraments. A home program also helps the parents in their role as transmitters of faith to their children.


Key Sacramental Dates for 2018


Confirmation Confirmation program completed for 2018. See parish bulletin for more information regarding 2019 Confirmation program.


First Reconciliation & Eucharist


Parent Information Meetings:               Tuesday 26 June at 1 pm or 6 pm

Commitment and Enrolment Mass:     Saturday 30 June at 6 pm OR

                                                            Sunday 1 July at 9:30 am OR 5:30 pm (please choose one Mass to attend)

Celebration of First Reconciliation:      Tuesday 28 August at 1 pm or 6pm

                                                            Wednesday 29 August at 1 pm or 6 pm &

                                                            Saturday 1 September at 3pm (Please note: these dates have changed from the school printed calendar)


First Eucharist & Reconciliation Prayer Night:  Tuesday 18 September 6 pm


Jesus Day (Retreat Day):          Thursday 20 September (non-uniform day – more information to come)


The Sacrament of First Eucharist is held over two weekends (15-16 September & 22-23 September) to support the students from the parish and the three parish schools. The Masses below have been allocated for Good Shepherd students. Further information will be provided at the parent information session.


Celebration of First Eucharist:              Saturday 22 September at 6 pm OR

                                                            Sunday 23 September at 9:30 am

If you would like more information regarding the parish Sacramental program please contact Gayle Jeffries (Sacramental Coordinator) at or Anthony O’Connell (REC) at