Reconciliation / Communion

first communion

FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018 

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Reconciliation [once called Confession or Penance] is the sacrament of God’s loving forgiveness. It allows for our sorrow for wrong-doing and a desire to be reconciled with God and therefore the forgiveness of sins.
As Catholics we believe that the Eucharist is a celebration of Christ’s love for his church. It is the memorial of his Last Supper, death and Resurrection where consecrated bread is broken and shared to provide a profound source of union between our God and us. Pope Francis tells us that Holy Communion is “an encounter with Jesus, who is our constant companion in life.”

Children in year 3 prepare for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion with a 10-week program. This usually commences in Term 2 of the School Year with the first three sessions in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Children then celebrate their first Reconciliation in between Weeks 3 and 4 of the Program. The last three sessions prepare the children to receive their first Holy Communion.
This sacramental program commences with an Information Night at Our Lady of the Way, North Sydney (St Mary's Church) in the Ron Dyer Centre Hall and continues with weekly meetings held in family homes, in groups of up to [but no more than] 10 children accompanied by their parents.

2018 Dates for First Reconciliation and Holy Communion

Parent Information Night

Tues 13.03.18. @ 6:00pm     RDC Hall

Reconciliation

Sessions

1-3

30.04.18 – 25.05.18

Private Home

First

Reconciliation

Liturgy

Tuesday 29th May 

@ 7:00pm – 8:30pm

St Mary’s Church

Holy Communion

Sessions 4-6

28.05.18 – 17.06.18

Private Home

Rehearsal for FHC

Tuesday 19.06.18

@  7.00pm to 8.00pm

St Mary’s Church

FHC Mass 1+2

Sunday 24.06.17 @ 10.30 + 2.00pm

St Francis Xavier’s Church

FHC Mass 3

Sunday 01.07.18 @ 12:30pm

St Mary’s Church