Parish Sacramental Program

The Sacraments are a key part of church life and are celebrated within our Parish church community.

Each year the Parish of Port Melbourne and Middle Park offers a special program to help candidates and families prepare for the celebration of the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession), First Eucharist (Holy Communion) and Confirmation for all children in the Parish of eligible age.

Candidates are eligible to prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments of:

First Reconciliation: Baptised children in grade 3 and above are eligible to celebrate 1st Reconciliation.
First Eucharist: Baptised children in grade 4 and above who have made their 1st Reconciliation Reconciliation are eligible to celebrate 1st Eucharist.
Confirmation: Baptised young people in grade 6 and above who have made 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist are eligible to celebrate Confirmation.

Our Sacramental Preparation Program places a strong emphasis on family involvement, as we recognise that parents / guardians are the main educators in faith of their children.

Children enrolled to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation are will be prepared in two different ways.

  1. Children enrolled at Galilee Catholic Primary School will be prepared by their class teachers, the school’s Faith Leader and Parish Priests during school hours.
  2. Children who are enrolled at a school other than Galilee School will be prepared at home by their parents using a parent led, family preparation program.

2024 Children's Sacramental Program Forms

St Joseph's Church
cnr Rouse and Stoke Streets
Port Melbourne
Mon, Wed, Fri 9am
Sunday 9am
Children welcome at all Masses

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
Cnr Richardson & Wright Streets
Middle Park
Tue, Thu, Sat 9am
Saturday (Vigil) 5pm
Sunday 10.30am
Children welcome at all Masses


The Carmelite Parish Office is currently open Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.00am and 4.00pm and Friday between 9.00am and 12.00pm (except public holidays). The Parish Office is closed on Monday and Thursday. The Parish Office phone number is 9681 9600. If we can’t answer at the time, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can email any other enquiries to and once again, we will get back to you as soon as possible. The After Hours emergency number is 0419 136 030.