Sacramentality and Sacraments

Sacramentality and Sacraments

Sacramentality implies having a sense of the holy and it involves an openness to participation in the sacraments.

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.

Sacramental Preparation

Many Catholic students at Iona have received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). However, 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 until the year they turn ten years of age, which is generally Year 5.

If you require further information, simply register your interest by completing the following form and the College will be in contact with you shortly.

Sacraments of Initiation