“The sacrament of Reconciliation was previously called the sacrament of penance and words such as confession and confessional were commonly used. Confession names only one part of the sacrament, while reconciliation names what is most important about the sacrament: the forgiveness of our sins by God.” ~ J. Springer 2010 p5

It is the practice in the Archdiocese of Sydney that children receive the sacrament of reconciliation in year 2. It is the practice of the Church that children be prepared for this sacrament before receiving their First Holy Communion.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Information Session
(Compulsory for one parent)
Tuesday 16th February 2021 at 6.30pm in St Martha’s Church

Lesson 13:00pm Saturday 20th February  - OR -  3.20pm Wednesday 24th March
Lesson 2 – 3.00pm Saturday 27th February  - OR -  3.20pm Wednesday 3rd March
Lesson 3 – 3.00pm Saturday 6th March  - OR -  3.20pm Wednesday 10th March
Lesson 4 – 3.00pm Saturday 13th March  - OR -  3.20pm Wednesday 17th March
All lessons will take place in the Parish Hall

Retreat & Practice:  3.00pm - Saturday 20th March
First Reconciliation Liturgy:  Tuesday 23rd March at 6.30pm
Children will then be prepared for First Holy Communion in Term 2 of 2021

For more information please contact our Sacramental Team on 9746 6131
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