On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, Jesus showed himself to the apostles. He breathed on them and said to them: “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven: if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (Jn 20:19,22-23)

The forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism is conferred by a particular sacrament called the sacrament of conversion, confession, penance or reconciliation. It is also known as one of the Sacraments of Healing, the other being the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

Weekly Reconciliation

Weekly Reconilition occurs Saturday 4.30pm to 4.55pm.

For any other times, please contact the parish office.

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation

In accordance with Canon law 914, “children who have reached the use of reason are to have made sacramental confession before the sacrament of First Holy Communion. Therefore, catechesis on Reconciliation must precede the catechesis for Holy Communion.” (Preparing Children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, 2011 pg 15) As such, the Holy Innocents’ Parish based program is available to children in Year 2 and above. Baptism is a prerequisite for Reconciliation.

The Parish Based Sacramental Program at Holy Innocents’

Children from a variety of schools come together to learn and celebrate as a united Parish community. We follow the Sydney Archdiocese preparation program. Children and at least one parent must attend three group preparation sessions. In these sessions, the children, with the support of their parents will be given thorough catechesis on the meaning of sacrament. Content is reinforced by the teachers and catechists in our schools. The children must also attend a commitment Mass and a retreat afternoon.


Registration for the sacrament of First Reconciliation is not yet opened.

Registration for the sacrament is completed online. Please refer back to this page in early October for information regarding enrolment. 

Please note, your child must be in year 2 or above in order to proceed with our First Reconciliation program.

For any further information, please email Suzanne at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to welcoming you to our program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development.

 Important Dates for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2017 (For Year 2 Students & Above)





Thurs 26th Oct


Parent Meeting


Sun 5th Nov


Commitment Mass


Sat 25th Nov


Retreat/Session 4


Sat 2nd Dec

2.30 pm

First Reconciliation



There will also be three group preparation sessions. Times and dates to be determined by group leaders. Other group times will be offered.

Suzanne’s Preparation Group Sunday after 10am Mass

5th Nov

12th Nov

19th Nov


First Reconciliation for Adults

Adults, who wish to reiceve this sacrament for the first time, please contact the parish office for details.