"Parishes should be close-knit communities, without bureaucracy, people-centered - a place where the gift of the sacraments can be found.
They have to become, once again, schools of service and generosity, with their doors always open to those who are excluded."


  • for children who are in Year 5 or above, in the year they are enrolling in the programme
  • all lessons (Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist) are held mainly on MONDAY afternoons, 4pm to 5.30pm at St Mary Immaculate Church.


Lesson Outline – The Sacrament of RECONCILIATION:

  • The seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church
  • Forgiveness
  • How to go to Confession

Lesson Outline –  The Sacrament of CONFIRMATION:

  • Pentecost and the Holy Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit, the Trinity and Jesus’ two natures
  • The practical aspects of receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation

Lesson Outline – The Sacrament of Eucharist:

  • The Mass
  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Communion Rite of the Mass

All current information will be posted on the Parish website, Parish App, Parish Facebook page, and in the Parish newsletter.

CONFIRMATION, Saturday 21st May, St Mary Immaculate Church:

(Our sincere thanks to Tracey Oliver, our official photographer.)  

The album is accessible via a link.  Parents and family can download the high resolution photos directly from the album for free.  All parents have been emailed the link.

(Please contact the Parish office if you have not received this free link.)


May 28th / parent communication

May 21st / parent communication

May 13th / parent communication

May 8th / parent communication

April 29th / parent communication

April 23rd / parent communication

March 26th / parent communication

March 12th / parent communication

Contact Us

For any enquiries please contact:

Parish Office (Margie Cooper) – 578 6209

Parish email – office@taurangamoanacatholic.nz