Sacramental Programme

2023 RE Programme

Our Sacrament dates for 2023 have now been set with the first being the Sacrament of First Reconciliation taking place in late March.

Applications are now open for our RE Programme and the course going ahead will depend on enrolment numbers.

This year we welcome applicants from the Our Lady of the Nativity parish as we look forward to working cooperatively with the parish once Fr John assumes the additional role of Parish Priest for Essendon West.

To register interest please use this online form. To view details of the programme click here.


At St Therese’s we offer a Sacramental Programme for children who live in our parish and the parish of Our Lady of the Nativity who do not attend a Catholic school.

The programme has three sessions, usually held at the parish with the onus being on parents to instruct their child at home in preparation for the Sacraments. 

Children should undertake all the Sacraments of Initiation (beginning with Baptism and concluding with Confirmation) at the parish in which they live. If you live outside of St Therese’s Essendon or Our Lady of the Nativity parish you should seek Religious Education for your child at the parish in which you live.

St Therese’s Parish Boundaries Essendon

Our Lady of the Nativity Boundaries Essendon West