Liturgical celebrations are an integral part of Education in Faith. Liturgy ritualises the unique relationship of our life and faith through the rich heritage of our Catholic Tradition.
The celebration of the Eucharist is the summit of our faith. All sacraments are entwined within its celebration and oriented towards it. A Eucharistic celebration includes the proclamation of the Word of God, thanksgiving to God, the consecration of the bread and wine and the participation of the gathered congregation. Together these form a single sacrament – the Eucharist. A feature of our contemporary worship is in the fact that children are able to experience the mystery of the Eucharist in a way that respects their age and stage of social and spiritual development.
Classes are rostered to attend Parish Weekday Mass (Tuesday and Thursday 9:15 am each week). The purpose of the children’s participation is:-
- to be involved in the preparation of a liturgy.
- to witness and experience a celebration of a Parish Liturgy.
- to contribute to the celebration of a Parish Liturgy.
- to be a visible, celebrating part of the St Louis de Montfort’s Parish.
- to provide an opportunity for the children to develop in their relationship with God.
- to provide an opportunity for the children to experience the living Jesus in the Word, the Community, the Eucharist and in their own hearts.
Throughout the year the children, parents and the parish community celebrate the Eucharist together. These occasions are as follows:
- Beginning of Year School Year
- Ash Wednesday
- Feast of St Louis de Montfort
- Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Mass for Poor People
- The Assumption
- Mission Mass
- Year 6 Graduation Mass
- End of School Year Mass
Year Level Family Masses
Each Year Level P-6 are rostered to attend normal Parish Masses one weekend per year, at either 6:00pm on Saturday or 8:00am, 9:30am on 11:00am Sunday. These masses are children’s liturgies prepared at least 3 weeks in advance between the 2 parish schools at a scheduled planning meeting involving teachers, parents and the Parish Priest. All families of children at the relevant level are invited and encouraged to attend.