Reconciliation




“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.

Reconciliation 2022

Welcome Parents, Carers and candidates!

Due to the lockdown in 2021 we have two enrolment schedules for this year.

  1. Term 1 enrolments for First Reconciliation will be for those candidates in year 3 or over. We welcome candidates who need a “Catch-up” with this special sacrament of healing. This sacrament is a pre-requisite to receiving First Holy Communion.

  2. Term 4 enrolments for First Reconciliation will be for those candidates in year 2 or over.

Lessons follow a 6-week interactive preparation program involving candidates and parents/carers. Lead by our Parish Priest, Fr. John, we travel together on the road with Jesus, supporting and growing our faith in forgiveness and peace.

To participate, prepare and receive this sacrament please download and complete an enrolment form down below. Hardcopies can be found in the foyer of our Church.

The Enrolment Fee for First Reconciliation 2022 is $50.

(This Fee covers the cost of workbooks and resources)


RECONCILIATION 2022 Term 1 – For Children in Year 3 or Older

Parent information Session: 7pm Monday 21st February 2022
1st lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 23rd February or 3pm Saturday 26th February 2022
2nd lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 2nd March or 3pm Saturday 5th March 2022
3rd lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 9th March or 3pm Saturday 12th March 2022
4th lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 16th March or 3pm Saturday 19th March 2022

Sacrament date: 6 pm Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd March 2022


RECONCILIATION 2022 TERM 4 – For Children in Year 2 or Older

Parent information Session: 7pm Monday 24th October 2022
1st lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 26th October or 3pm Saturday 29th October 2022
2nd lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 2nd November or 3pm Saturday 5th November 2022
3rd lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 9th November or 3pm Saturday 12th November 2022
4th lesson: 3:30pm Wednesday 16th November or 3pm Saturday 19th November 2022

Sacrament date: 6 pm Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd November 2022

For more information please contact our Sacramental Team on 9746 6131
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via e-mail on sc@stmarthas.org.au