The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.
Penance (Confession/Reconciliation) is usually celebrated in November for Year 3 students.
Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Programs 2018
There will be no Reconciliation sacramental program in 2018 and accordingly no Holy Communion program in 2019.
The reason for this decision is that children will now be required to be older when preparing for their Sacraments. It is hoped that this extra year will allow children to have a better understanding of the church teachings and the meaning of the sacraments.
The next Reconciliation program will be held in November 2019, any children in grades Year 3 and above can apply to enrol in that program.
The next Holy Communion program will be held in June 2020, for any children who have made their Reconciliation and are in grades Year 4 and above can apply to enrol in that program.
If you would like your child to take part in this special sacrament, announcements are made at mass and in church bulletins. Please call the Parish Office on (02) 9823 2572 for more information.
Core leaders for the Reconciliation sacramental program are Tamara and Kylie.