Sacramentality and Sacraments

Sacramentality and Sacraments

Sacramentality implies having a sense of the holy and it involves an openness to participation in the sacraments.
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Primary students attending morning mass in the college chapel

It means that members of the Iona College community find engagement in the formal rituals of the Catholic Church which can enhance their faith and life experience.

The sacraments themselves are perceptible signs (words, actions and rituals) that can touch our human nature, engaging believers in the grace of God through the action of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

The sacraments people are most likely to encounter at Iona are the Eucharist (Mass) and Penance (Reconciliation). In fact, the Eucharist, which is Christ’s gift of himself to each of us, is central to the daily life of Iona College.

Accessing the Sacramental Preparation

Many students at Iona have received the Catholic Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). However, for a variety of reasons, a number of our students have not received them.

Due to a recent change in the Sacramental Policy in the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane, young Catholics will not fully celebrate the Sacrament of Penance now until the year they turn ten years of age, which is generally Year 5.  Similary, some of our new students  will not have received the Sacrament of Penance by the time they start at Iona.

Iona College is happy to discuss with parents the sacramental preparation process for any or all of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist or Penanace if you would like to pursue this.

If you require any information on these Catholic Sacraments and / or parish details, simply register your interest by completing and submitting the details required and someone from the College will be in contact with you shortly.

Sacraments of Initiation