COVID-19 has put all our ‘First’ sacraments on hold. We will contact you as soon as we know when we will be able to proceed at St Ambrose.

God Bless You and Keep You Safe!

The Sacrament of Penance, also known as Reconciliation 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: Thursday 18 June, 7.00pm

Commitment Masses: Weekend of 20 & 21 June

Small Group Meetings: Thursday 25 June, 2, 23 & 30 July

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