Reconciliation

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 four 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:

Registration for the Sacrament of Reconciliation 2016 is now opened.

Registration is to be completed online. Before enrolling, please ensure you have read and understand the Reconciliation Enrolment letter.
If you do not have a copy of the letter, >>>Click Here<<<.

A fee of $50 is required as part of the enrolment process. This payment can be made in cash or cheque at the Parent Information Evening, or online through the parish website.
If you wish to pay online, please do so BEFORE completing the online enrolment form, as you will be asked for your receipt number. (Instructions for online payment are below)

To complete the online enrolment form, please >>>Click Here<<<
The form can be completed on a computer or mobile device.

To pay online, please follow these steps:
-Click on red button at the bottom of this page: “Make a donation or payment”
-Click on “Click here to donate”
-Select “1001984 – Sacramental Programs”
-Fill in your details
-Click on Card type
-Fill in card details
-Click on “Proceed”

PLEASE NOTE: Your enrolment is not complete until you have submitted an online elrolment form. Payment alone is not sufficient.

For any further information, enquiries & to submit copies of your child's sacramental certificates, 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. See you at the Information Evening 7pm, Thursday September 22nd.

 Important Dates for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 2016

Date

Time

Place

Event

15/09/16

9am

Online

Online enrolment opens

www.holyinnocentscroydon.org.au

Click on Sacraments Reconciliation

22/09/16

7pm

Hall

Parent information meeting

16/10/16

10am

Church

Commitment Mass

17/10/16

Midnight

Online

Enrolment closes

10/10-16/10

Group leaders to determine time, day & place of preparation sessions. Further details available at information evening

Week 1 Preparation sessions

17/10-23/10

Week 2 Preparation sessions

24/10-30/10

Week 3 Preparation sessions

31/10-6/11

Week 4 Preparation sessions

12/11/2016

3pm - 4.45pm

Hall

Retreat afternoon

19/11/16

2pm

Church

Hall

Sacrament of First Reconciliation

Followed by afternoon tea

 First Reconciliation for Adults

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