“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: pa@stmarksdrummoyne.org.au or contact the Parish office.