The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an integral part of the Christian life, acknowledging our need to confess our wrong doing and receive the mercy of the Lord - which is always freely given.
It is celebrated regularly during the week - on Thursdays from 5pm-5:45pm (during Adoration), and Saturday afternoons before the Vigil Mass - from 5:15-5:45pm. There are additional services during Lent and Advent.
Baptised Catholic Children in Year 3 and up are able to begin their preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation where they begin to understand that they sometimes make poor choices that prevent them from living in the freedom of a child of God. We call these poor choices sins.
Once a child has celebrated the Sacrament of Reconcilation which restores them in their relationship with God and the community, they are able to then receive the sacrament of Eucharist (First Holy Communion), where they receive the Body of our Lord Jesus under the form of bread.
- A guide to Celebrating the Sacrament
2018 dates will be published in the New Year.