St Francis of Assisi, Paddington
Friday 22nd May 2020, 6:30pm – POSTPONED
Please note, due to COVID-19 and physical distancing requirements the Sacrament of First Reconciliation & related programs have been postponed. If you have submitted your enrollment form we have recorded your intention for your child to complete this sacrament and will contact you as soon as new dates become available.
We do not currently have new dates for the program but will post all updates to the website as the situation evolves.
If you would like to receive First Reconciliation materials to work on with your child in the meantime please let us know.
The celebration of First Reconciliation is an important stage in our Sacramental Program and normally takes place in Year Two. Reconciliation is a sacrament of faith, forgiveness and mercy where we learn how to make good choices in the exercise of our free will.
In order to help your child understand the significance of this occasion, it is, of course, necessary for them to complete a period of preparation and formation. If your child attends St Francis of Assisi Regional Primary School, the preparation is undertaken at the school. If this is not the case, it will be necessary for your child to undertake a formation programme with the Parish. Currently this programme is run in partnership with parents/guardians and the details of this are available in our 2020 Parish Program Guide.
While there is no cost for sacraments we do welcome contributions to our program, the suggested donation for the First Reconciliation 2020 program is $40 per candidate. All donations made go directly to the costs of operating the program.
The First Reconciliation Program is now open for 2020. Please return the enrolment form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 March 2020. If you have any questions about the program or need to discuss the particular requirements of your family and children please contact Ruth on 9331 4043.