RECONCILIATION / PENANCE
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM FOR RECONCILIATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION FOR 2019.
The Sacramental programs for 2019, begins with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through this Sacrament child who is at least 10 years of age in 2019 (School Year 5) will experience God’s merciful love which heals wounds of our sins and wrong choices.
The online registration for the Sacrament of Reconciliation 2019 is now available and closes on Monday, 4th February 2019. The Registration Form must be Submitted by 5th of Feb. (for a Registration Form query please contact Maria Blancia on 5510 2222 or email MariaB@scp.org.au)
At the completion of this program, children will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (1st Rite) between the 11th – 15th of March 2019 in the afternoon.
Introducing children to the greatness of God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Penance is a two-step process. A simple celebration of the second rite of the Sacrament of Penance is included as part of the preparation for the First Communion. In the year when the children turn ten (Year Five), they are prepared to celebrate more fully the Sacrament of Penance with individual confession and absolution (the first rite). This builds on the work of the previous year as they take the second step and learn in greater detail what it means to examine their conscience.