It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgment and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.
It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.”
It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.” He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.”
It will be necessary for parent/s to attend an Adult Faith Education Course in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. These sessions are for an hour so please arrive promptly.
Wednesday 27th March from 7.30pm – 8.30pm OR
Saturday 30th March from 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Parents are asked to also bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses on Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th April to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation Service for all children will be held on Tuesday 30th April.