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.”
Parents need to attend this session in preparation for their child’s reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You may choose either:
Saturday 18th April from 4.00pm – 5.00pm OR
Wednesday 22nd April from 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Parents need to bring their child along to any of the weekend Masses on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd May to make a commitment to the preparation of this Sacrament.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation Service for all children will be held on Tuesday 5th May at 7.00pm.