The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament in which the priest, as the agent of God, forgives sins committed after Baptism. Preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance) for the first time is an exciting time. The sacrament of Reconciliation gives us the right to whatever actual graces we may need, and as we need them,
in order that we may make atonement for our past sins and may conquer our future temptations.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation must be received before the Sacrament of First Holy Communion is received.
Who is eligible to receive the Sacraments?
As first teachers in faith you as parents are in the best place to judge when your child is ready to participate in the sacramental life of the parish community. The following however may be a useful guide to assist you in this respect:
First Reconciliation: Year 3 & above
First Holy Communion: Year 4 & above
Confirmation: Year 6 & above
First Step: Registration Process
Please complete the below registration form if you wish your child to prepare for the sacraments in 2021. This form needs to be handed into the parish office together with copies of your child’s Baptism certificate (for all sacraments).
Fees – First Reconciliation: $25.00
The fee, which will assist in covering the cost of materials is payable on registration.
Forms need to be handed into the office before 24 September 2021.
Second Step: The preparation process
This includes weekly attendance at classes. A parent or guardian must accompany their child during the classes.
Attend sessions from 16 October to 6 November 2021, commencing at 4.00 pm followed by Mass at 6pm.
Ceremony will take place in the Parish Church on the 6th of November 2021 at 11 am.
For more information, contact the Parish Office on (02) 9603-7373.