St Mark's The Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Penance | Confession)

 "Those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." CCC 1422.

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation:
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Penance | Confession) is celebrated in Term 4. Children in Year 2 or above who have been Baptised or received in the Catholic Faith.

The practice in the Archdiocese of Sydney is that children receive the Sacrament of reconciliation in Year 2 or above. It is the practice of the Church that children be prepared for this Sacrament before receiving their First Eucharist (Holy Communion). 

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2018 Dates:
31 August – 20 September 2018                                                               
Enrolment Letter & Application Form - Return by 20 September 2018

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7.30pm @ Parish Centre Upstairs                           
Parent Leaders Meeting- Attendance Essential

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 7.30pm @ St. Mark's Hall                                     
Parent Only Meeting – Attendance Essential

Saturday/Sunday 20/21 October 2018, 6.00pm & 9.00am Masses                             
Enrolment Masses – Attendance Essential

27 October – 12 November 2018, Group Preparation 
Four weekly one hour sessions 
Attendance Essential

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7.00pm - 8.00pm @ St. Mark's Church                               
Prayer and Practice – Attendance Essential        

Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st November 2018, 7.00pm @ St Mark's Church
Celebration 1st Rite 

We look forward to welcoming you to our Sacramental program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.

For more information, please complete the First Reconciliation enrolment form & return to our Pastoral Associate email: for a reply within 10 working days or contact the Parish office on 9181 1795.