"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."


  • this Sacramental Programme is 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 FIRST 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.

Click on the red area below for the complete programme schedule:


This programme is a partnership between you as parents, your family, and the Parish.  We are pleased that you have chosen to participate in this programme, and in making a commitment to your child/children’s faith growth in further developing their relationship with our God.  We would appreciate it if you would make the following commitment which will ensure the success of the programme and maximise the benefit for your child:

We ask that your child:

  • Attend all lessons.
  • Attend Mass every Sunday.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviour during lessons and in the church.
  • Complete all worksheets and homework to a high standard.
  • Agree to “catch-up” on any lessons missed due to ill health. (Should this not occur they are not able to participate in the Sacraments).
  • First complete the Sacrament of Reconciliation before completing the other Sacraments.

LESSONS – MONDAY AFTERNOONS, 4pm to 5.30pm, at St Mary Immaculate Church. 

See the full programme schedule above.

The children need to bring: 

  • Writing and colouring-in materials for completing pages in their workbooks.
  • Please ensure the children bring their workbooks each week .             


To cover the expenses of delivering the programme, there is a $60.00 fee, which includes the cost of the student workbook, medal, certificate, photocopying and Confirmation afternoon tea etc.   This fee will be invoiced out in due course, by the Parish office, via email.  If paying via internet banking please ensure you code/reference your child’s FULL NAME along with the payment. If you wish to discuss any payment issues please do not hesitate to contact the Parish office.

Parish of St Thomas Aquinas, TAURANGA.  Ph. (07) 578 6209;  Email:  office@taurangamoanacatholic.nz



Contact Us

For any enquiries please contact:

Parish Office (Margie Cooper) – 578 6209

Parish email – office@taurangamoanacatholic.nz