Another part of the Faith Formation dimension is the Sacramental life of children. Parents are the first and most important educators of their children (Declaration on Christian Education, 1968, Vatican II) and it is within the faith development of family and home that children come to a deeper realisation and practice of their faith. The school, as an agency within the Parish, acts as a conduit to allow children to experience the Sacramental life of the Church.
The Sacramental Preparation Program is a parish based program, where the school and the parish work together to prepare the children for their Sacraments.
In year 3, the children participate in the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.
In Year 4, the children receive the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time.
In year 6 the children receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation are the Sacraments the children usually receive in their primary school years. At Clairvaux the children receive these sacraments as members of the Parish Community of St Bernard's Parish.
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