Sacrament of Penance Retreat and First Rite

Children who have received their First Communion are invited to prepare for and receive the sacrament of penance, also known as reconciliation or confession. It will be held on Saturday October 15, 2022 from 2.00-4.30pm and will begin with a preparation retreat, which will culminate in individual confession with Fr Josekutty. This is for the children only – no need for parents to attend. Enrolment will open closer to the day.

This sacrament is know as Reconciliation, Penance or Confession. They are different names for the same thing.

What is Penance? ‘The Sacrament of Penance is one of two sacraments of healing (the other being the Anointing of the Sick). Penance is a sacrament of forgiveness and celebrates God’s love and mercy towards us. It is about acknowledging and naming those times when we know we have done wrong, and then making peace and restoring the relationships with those who have been affected by our poor choices. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated through the Rites of Reconciliation.’ Flame of Faith website