Sacramental Preparation Classes for Children (Catechism)

Registration for Sacramental Preparation Classes & for Sacraments has now ended

If you plan for your child to receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist, you will need to register your child for Sacramental Preparation Session in July 2024 in order for them to receive the sacrament in the year 2025.

This information will be available in July, through our Sunday Bulletin and the parish website.

Sacramental Preparation Classes at the FCC

Our Sacramental Preparation Classes are organised for children in age groups of 4 – 6, 7 – 9 and 10 – 13. These classes are only for children who have not received the sacraments of Confirmation and the First Holy Eucharist. Sacramental Preparation Classes are held on Sundays from 10 – 10:55 am. Please make sure that your child arrives to class at 9:55 am. The classrooms are located on the First Floor.

Both these sacraments will be conferred by his Excellency, the Archbishop of Tokyo, Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D. on Sunday, 28th April at 2pm. At, the FCC, the order of sacraments administered to children is Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. If your child has received First Holy Eucharist, then they will receive the sacrament of Confirmation only. If your child hasn’t received any sacrament besides baptism, then they will receive the sacraments of Confirmation and the First Holy Eucharist.

If your child is 8 years old and above and haven’t received the sacrament of Baptism, please refer to our RCIA page

Our Teaching Plan offers a clear outline of the topics that will be covered up until May. We encourage parents to refer to this plan to support their children in preparing for the sacraments. All teachers and admin volunteers strive to adhere to the FCC Safeguarding Policy for Minors and Vulnerable Adults.

Our Teachers

GroupsTeachers
4 – 6 yearsHanah Bulach, Regina D’silva
7 – 9 yearsMae Catedral, Kae Cendreda, Dominic Heldt
10 – 13 yearsRaul Gumagay, Ingrid Matte, Jaclyn Lukban, David Yung

After each session, your child’s teacher will email you a brief summary of what was covered in class.

Children’s Liturgy

We also invite your child to take part in our Children’s Liturgy that takes place every Sunday, during the 11am Mass. You must register your child for Children’s Liturgy by completing the Children’s Ministry Form

Your child will reflect upon the Gospel for that day through songs, activities and prayers. They will begin to understand and love Jesus’ teaching through very simple ways. Your child will return to the Main Chapel during the preparation of the gifts.

The Liturgy of the Word for Children is not “Sunday school” or a catechism class; it is not primarily a moment for catechesis. Rather, the Liturgy of the Word for Children is a part of the Mass just as it is for adults