First Reconciliation

Update 6/8/2020: Our Reconciliation group sessions have now been completed and our candidates will make their First Reconciliation on the next three Saturdays. Please keep all our candidates in your prayers.

God Bless You and Keep You Safe!


The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Penance or Confession, celebrates God’s forgiveness and is a prerequisite to the celebration of First Holy Communion.

First Reconciliation is a parish-based program. To participate in the program a child must be a baptised Catholic.  This sacrament is offered to children from Year 2 onwards.  The program also caters for older children, so if children have missed out in previous years, they are still welcome to enrol.

This program begins in Term 2 of the school year.  it begins with an information evening for parents, and then continues with four 1 hour parish based, small group sessions with both child and a parent.  Each group has a parent leader.

Key dates for 2020    

Parent Evening: CANCELLED – Hardcopy information will be sent during week beginning 9th June, 2020

Commitment Masses: Weekend of 20 & 21 June

Small Group Meetings: Thursday 25 June, 2, 23 & 30 July @ 3.30pm, 5.30pm or 7pm

First Reconciliation Ceremonies: Saturday 8, 15 & 22 August at 2pm

For more information please download the Sacraments 2020 brochure (as below) or contact the Sacramental Coordinator at sacraments@stambrose.org.au