Sacrament of Reconciliation
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.”
Adult Sacramental Preparation Sessions
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.
Dates: Saturday 17th March and Saturday 24th March
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Dates: Wednesday 14th March and Wednesday 21st March
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Please note that these sessions are planned for one hour’s duration. Another key date for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the weekend 17th & 18th March. Parents are asked to bring their child/children along to any of the weekend Masses to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.