Reconciliation

Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing. Reconciliation enables us to receive God's unconditional love and forgiveness.

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation is a Parish based coordinated program.  This approach acknowledges the important role of parents and families in the whole preparation process as parents are the first educators of children in their faith.The Parish Sacramental Team, St Patrick's Primary School staff, Catechists and the parish community support families during the program.  In this partnership, the spiritual development of a child can be nourished and grown.  We hope that families enjoy the family-centred Sacramental Program and experience a warm sense of belonging.  If you have any enquiries regarding the program, please do not hesitate to contact Jennie Myers (Sacramental Coordinator) - Phone 9521 2356 or email admin@stpatssutherland.org.au.

Eligibility

Candidates must be baptised Catholic, be seven years of age or older, and be in Year 3 or above. Reconciliation is usually the next sacrament following Baptism.

Enrolment Dates

From 17 February to 4 March 2019

Parent Reflection & Information Evening

Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 7pm in the church

Preparation Program

(a) Parent/s & child attend Preparation Sessions from 9.00am to 9.45am in the church:

17 March (Session 1)

24 March (Session 2)

31 March (Session 3)

(b) Parent/s & child attend mass every week during the program (your choice of 5pm, 8am or 10am mass):

16/17 March (Commitment weekend)

23/24 March

30/31 March

Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation

Wednesday 3 April 2019 - 4.30pm or 6.00pm