First Reconciliation

Unlike Baptism and Confirmation, Reconciliation is a sacrament that can be received as often as one wants, and it strengthens us with grace each time it is received. Candidates need to be Catholic and in year two or above to make their First Reconciliation.

 Key Dates for 2017

  • Enrolment Form Due: Monday, 8 May 2017
  • Parent Information Night: Wednesday, 10 May at 7pm in the Parish Hall
  • Commitment Mass & Training Session: Sunday, 28 May 10am
  • Sacrament: Wednesday, 7 June 7:00pm.

First Reconciliation Preparation Program
Children who attend St Charles Primary School will be prepared for their First Reconciliation by their school. They can obtain information about their program from their school. All other candidates not attending St Charles Primary School will participate in a program that will be conducted by Waverley Parish and coordinated by the Parish Priest.

First Reconciliation Ceremony
The First Reconciliation Ceremony includes a Family Mass followed by individual Reconciliation for the enrolled candidates. This Mass is a special celebration for the candidates and their families to share in. All are welcome. Children are not required to buy special outfits for the Sacrament, however they are required to dress appropriately. A general guide is how they would dress to attend a special occasion. Boys should wear long trousers and a shirt with a collar, no jeans, cargo pants or joggers. Girls should wear a dress, knee length or longer, and no midriffs or bare shoulders.

Enrolment
A copy of the child’s Baptism certificate is required as well as the permission of both parents. Please complete this Reconciliation Form form or visit the parish office where your details will be entered for you. Please note, students at St Charles Primary School may enrol and pay through the School office.

Cost
The cost per child is $15 per candidate and is payable at the time of enrolment either to the Parish house during office hours, or at the Parent Information Night. No child will ever be denied the opportunity to receive the Sacraments due to financial limitations. Families in difficult financial circumstances should contact the parish office to discuss their situation confidentially.

Please contact the Parish Secretary on (02) 9369 9399 or office@waverleycatholic.org.au if you need any more information.

 

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