“Those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.” CCC 1422.

The Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation | Confession):
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Penance | Confession) is celebrated in Term 4. Children in Year 2 or above who have been Baptised or received in the Catholic Faith.

The practice in the Archdiocese of Sydney is that children receive the Sacrament of reconciliation in Year 2 or above. It is the practice of the Church that children be prepared for this Sacrament before receiving their First Eucharist (Holy Communion). 

Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation | Confession) Program:
Leaders Meeting- Attendance Essential
Parent Only Meeting – Attendance Essential
Enrolment Masses – Attendance Essential
Four weekly one hour sessions – Attendance Essential
Prayer / Meditation/ Practice – Attendance Essential
The Celebration 1st Rite     

The Sacrament of Penance ( Reconciliation | Confession) 2020:
Friday 4 September – Letter & application form available
Friday 18 September – Application form returned (late applications may not be accepted)
Wednesday 21 October – Leader’s Meeting @7.30pm Parish Centre.
Thursday 22 October – Parent’s Meeting @ 7.30pm St Mark’s Parish Hall
Saturday | Sunday 24 | 25 October – Enrolment in Mass@ St Mark’s Church
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Candidate group meetings (week commencing)
Week 1 – Monday 26 October
Week 2 – Monday 2 November
Week 3 – Monday 9 November
Week 4 – Monday 16 November
Thursday 19 November – Prayer | Meditation | Practice @ 7.00pm St Mark’s Church
Wednesday 25 November – Celebration 1st Rite @7.00pm St Mark’s Church
Thursday 26 November – Celebration 1st Rite @ 7.00pm St Mark’s Church

We forward to welcoming you to our Sacramental program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.

For more information, email: pa@stmarksdrummoyne.org.au or contact the Parish office.