The sacrament of penance (also known as Reconciliation or Confession) celebrates God's forgiveness and is a prerequisite to the celebration of First Holy Communion. The Parish Priests offer both individual and communal rites.

First Rite (individual penitent and priest) is available each Saturday morning at 11.30 am (prior to 12 noon Mass), or by individual arrangement.

Communal rites (Second Rite) are celebrated at times such as Lent and Advent. The community prepares a liturgical celebration of God's Word and Song.

Children are prepared for their First Reconciliation when they are in Year 2 or above through a parish-based program. To participate in this program, a child must be Catholic (either Baptised Catholic or received into the Catholic Church from another denomination). The program also caters for older children, so if children have missed out in previous years, they are still very welcome to enrol.

St Marks First Reconciliation 2017 

St Mark's First Reconciliation Letter to Parents        

St Mark's First Reconciliation Timetable

St Mark's First Reconciliation Enrolment Form

 (Enrolment Period 1st September 2017 - 22nd September 2017)