The Sacrament of Penance (also known as Reconciliation or Confession) celebrates God’s forgiveness and is a pre-requisite to the celebration of First Holy Communion. 

To participate in this program, a child must be Catholic (either Baptised Catholic or received into the Catholic Church from another denomination).  

Until now this sacrament has been offered to children from Year 2 onwards. This will no longer be the case.  From 2021 First Reconciliation will be offered to children in Year 3 at the same time as they are preparing for First Holy Communion.