Sacrament of Penance

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 (2) or above and been baptised Catholic to make their First Reconciliation.

People normally receive their Sacraments in the Parish where they live. However, requests may be made for Reconciliation at Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley. Reconciliation of those who do not live within the Waverley Parish requires permission of the Parish Priest of their local Parish. Your child cannot complete the Sacrament of Reconciliation without permission from your local Parish.


 Key Dates for 2019

  • Enrolment Form Due: Wednesday, 13 February 2019.
  • Parent Information Night: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 6.30pm in the Parish Centre Hall
  • Commitment Mass & Training Session: Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 5:00pm Family Mass
  • Sacrament of First Reconciliation: Wednesday, 3 April 6:30pm.

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 need to complete their booklet at home and attend the Commitment Mass on Saturday, 23 February 2019 at 5pm. During this time, if there are any questions about their booklet, they can see 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

Please complete the enrolment form below with your details and return to us by 13 February 2019. Please note, students at St Charles Primary School may enrol and pay through the School office when Enrolment opens. A copy of the child’s Baptism certificate is required as well as permission from both parents. If you do not attend Mary Immaculate Church on a regular basis or you attend another Parish, you will need to contact the Parish Office. Permission from your local Parish Priest is required with enrolment.

Download here – Reconciliation Enrolment 2019

Cost
The cost per child is $20 per candidate and is payable at the time of enrolment either to the Parish Centre 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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