Religious Education

St Patrick’s Parramatta follows the Parramatta Diocese Sharing Our Story program.

The program covers topics such as:

  • Early Stage 1: 'God Loves Me' and 'God is our Creator'
  • Stage 1: 'Jesus is With Us' and 'Senses: A Gift from God'
  • Stage 2: 'Reaching Out' and 'The Bible: A Special Book'
  • Stage 3: 'Parables of Jesus' and 'Servant Leadership'.

Our Religious Education program is enhanced by the liturgical and faith life of our school.

Prayer, Liturgical Life and Faith Experiences

The St Patrick’s Parramatta community has a vibrant and practical faith life. We offer a range of experiences to students and our wider school community, including:

  • significant celebrations such as Masses celebrating the beginning and end of each school year, Ash Wednesday and community moments such as Mothers Day and Fathers Day
  • liturgical celebrations during Catholic Schools Week, Holy Week, St Patrick's Feast Day, Sacred Heart Feast Day, ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Advent and Christmas
  • student involvement, with music led by the choir and the whole school community invited to each liturgical event
    nursing home visits
  • daily class and weekly whole-school
  • prayerparish Mass attendance at the Cathedral for each Primary grade, on a roster basis every Friday.

Sacramental Program

Sacramental Programs are Parish-based. Children are prepared for First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion at St Patrick’s Cathedral if their families are parishioners. Please consult your home parish bulletin for sacramental program dates. Any parent who has any questions with regard to the Sacramental Program for their child please contact the school’s Religious Education Coordinator through the school office.

Social Justice

Social justice is an integral part of the St Patrick’s school life. Students are provided practical ways of reaching out to and caring for others.

We support:

  • the St Vincent de Paul Society - Winter and Christmas Appeals
  • the Caritas Australia Project Compassion Lenten Appeal
  • Catholic Mission fundraising
  • our local nursing home residents through visits, music and singing
  • other charities and programs based on needs in the local community, and rostered on a 2 year cycle