"In the sacrament of reconciliation , the Christian faithful obtain from the mercy of God pardon for their sins. At the same time, they are reconciled with the Church, which they have wounded by their sins and which works for their conversion by charity, example and prayer" (Lumen Gentium, n.11)
The celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance) includes the family, school and parish community.
Children are prepared for the reception of this sacrament at an appropriate age level, which is Year 3.
Children enrolled in Catholic schools participate in a program which assists in their understanding of the sacraments.
In cases of children attending schools other than Catholic, a program is presented after school over a number of weeks. There is set class work in addition to family activities to be done at home.
All children and their families preparing for this Sacrament are expected to attend Faith Evenings as circulated, as well as Sunday Mass at various times throughout the preparation time.
For further information please contact our Pastoral Associate, Sandy Starbuck (9412 8493) .
Dates for 2020 Reconciliation program.
Download the Sacramental Program form here