Over the last few years, your child has celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. These sacraments, together with Baptism, complete their initiation in our Catholic faith community where they have grown in understanding and living a Christian way of life as a member of your family and the family of the Church.
The next step in your child’s sacramental journey is the Sacrament of Penance (First Rite of Reconciliation). The preparation for and celebration of the Sacrament of Penance will deepen your child’s understanding of the gift of God’s mercy and forgiveness, and the Christian practice of forgiveness in family, faith and community life. A simple celebration of the Sacrament of Penance was included as part of the sacramental preparation for First Communion. As per the Sacramental Policy of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, children in Year 5 are prepared to celebrate more fully the Sacrament of Penance with individual confession (Reconciliation) and absolution.
This celebration of the Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated here at the Parish on Thursday 23rd March at 6pm.
The Parent and Child Preparation Session will be held on Monday 27th February at 6pm in the Church. Similar to preparation for Confirmation and Eucharist, the children will work through a Preparation Booklet at home during the weeks leading up to the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance – the booklet will be handed out at the Parent and Child preparation session.
The first step in the preparation process is to complete the online enrolment form (click here) and submit with the completed Parental Authority Form (below) and receipt of donation to email@example.com or the parish office by Wednesday 22nd February.
For any further enquiries, please contact the Parish Office on 3397 1587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev Martinho Da Costa, O.Carm Parish Priest