The Sacrament of First Penance

(Reconciliation or Confession)

 

 

 

 

Before preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, children must first have a foundational understanding of who God is and what He asks of His Church. Therefore, children preparing for First Penance are to complete one full year of religious education just prior to entering Sacramental Preparation. 

 

Our School provides children’s preparation classes for the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist) and for the sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance or Confession).

 

Our Archdiocesan primary schools follow the “This is Our Faith” RE Programme which helps our children learn more about Jesus.

 

For families with children at other schools, we offer help and support in sacramental preparation through our Parish Catechetics Team.


Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will begin around Christmas and will be celebrated next spring. (See LITURGICAL RITES for Christian Initiation for Children)

 

 

If you wish your child to prepare for and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, then please complete your child’s sacramental details on Form P-3 and return it directly to parish office or via the school.

 

For adult sacramental preparation, please see the Becoming Catholic Section (RCIA). 

 

Sample Sacramental Journey FOR CIC

[Sacred Heart Primary 3 - 2018 / 2019]

 

Time & Season

Liturgical Rite

Parents

Support Meeting

Sacrament

 

October

 

 

 

November

All Saints - School Mass

Sacred Heart Church

1st November at 9:30am

Introductory meeting and Church Walk for all parents

Wednesday 14 November at 7.00pm

in the Sacred Heart Church

 

December

 

 

 

 

January

 

 

 

February

 

Liturgical Rite of Illumination with baptismal candle

3 February 2019

at 11:00am

Sacred Heart Church

 

 

 

March

 

Liturgical Rite of the Signing with the Cross

3 March 2019

at 11:00am

Sacred Heart Church

 

Ash Wednesday

School Holy Mass

Sacred Heart Church

6 March 2019

at 11:00am

 

P3 Reconciliation rehearsal

27 March 2019

10.30am at Sacred Heart Church

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

Celebration of

FIRST RECONCILIATION

4 April 2019 at 7:00pm

The Sacred Heart Church

 

Ascension

To Corpus Christi

 

Ascension

School Holy Mass

Sacred Heart Church

30 May 2019

at 11:00am

 

 

 

Post Corpus Christi

 

Feast of the Sacred Heart

School Holy Mass

Sacred Heart Church

28 June 2018

at 9:30am

 

 

 

 

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