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.
First Step: Registration Process
Please complete the attached registration form if you wish your child to prepare for the sacraments in 2020. 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: $20.00
The fee, which will assist in covering the cost of materials is payable on registration.
Forms need to be handed into the office before 31 March 2020.
Second Step: The preparation process includes weekly attendance at classes. A parent or guardian must accompany their child during the classes.
Attend sessions on during November commencing at 4.15pm followed by Mass at 6pm.
Rite of Acceptance Ceremony: This is a simple ceremony occurring at each Saturday evening Mass following the preparation sessions.
It is a very meaningful way of allowing the whole community to join with you and your children as they prepare to receive a Sacrament.
Ceremony in the Parish Church on Saturday 28 November at 4pm.
For more information, contact the Parish Office on (02) 9603-7373.