RECONCILIATION – THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
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
RECONCILIATION at All Saints
From year 5, the young people of our parish (who have been confirmed, and received First Communion at least in the previous year) are offered preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. At All Saints we see this as a rite of passage for our young people who are then welcome to join our Friday night youth group.
Dates for 2019
Information Night Oct 13, 7pm (compulsory for parents)
Online Enrolment Oct 14 (6am)-Oct 21 (10pm)^
Reconciliation Retreat Oct 26, 2-4pm (children only)
^No late enrolments will be accepted.
(This is due to the generous enrolment period and the time needed to cover all administrative requirements prior to the retreat day.)
Please contact Anne for more information. email@example.com (Copy and paste address to email or use ‘Contact’ page.)
Visit our Archdiocesan website for more background on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.