“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).
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2019 Dates:
6 September – 20 September 2019 Return by 20 September 2019
Tuesday 15 October 2019, 7.30pm @ Parish Centre Upstairs
Leaders Meeting- Attendance Essential
Thursday 17 October 2019, 7.30pm @ St. Mark’s Hall
Parent Only Meeting – Attendance Essential
Saturday 19 October 2019 @ 6.00pm or Sunday 20 October 2019, 9am or 6pm @ Enrolment Masses – Attendance Essential
21 October – 17 November 2019, Group Preparation
Four weekly one hour sessions – Attendance Essential
Tuesday 12 November 2019, 7.00pm – 8.00pm @ St. Mark’s Church Prayer / Meditation/ Practice – Attendance Essential
Tuesday 19 or Wednesday 20 November 2019 – 7.00pm @ St Mark’s Church
Celebration 1st Rite
We look 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Parish office.