First Reconciliation (Sacrament of Penance/Confession)
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.
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Christian faithful obtain from the mercy of God pardon for their sins. At the same time, they are reconciled with the Church, which they have wounded by their sins and which works for their conversion by charity, example, and prayer (Lumen Gentium, n. 11).
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.
- Candidates are in Year 2 or above at school.
- Attendance Mary Immaculate Church on a regular basis.
- Candidates have been baptised and a copy of Baptism Certificate provided with enrolment form if not baptised at St Charles Borromeo Parish.
- Attendance at the Information Night by the Candidate and at least one parent/carer is mandatory. Attendance by both parents encouraged.
Key Dates for 2023
Parent Information Evening: Wednesday, 15th February @ 6.30pm Parish Centre
Commitment Mass: Saturday, 25th February @ 5pm at Mary Immaculate Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wednesday, 22nd March @ 6.30pm at Mary Immaculate Church