First Reconciliation

Jesus gave the Church, through Saint Peter, the power to forgive or to retain sins. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the means by which the Church exercises the ministry of forgiveness. Even after Baptism and Confirmation, we remain fragile beings. As a result, every so often we turn away and from time to time, break off our relationship with God. When this happens, we are in need of forgiveness and healing.

It is through the sacrament of Reconciliation that we meet Jesus. It is through this Sacrament that He restores hope, completeness, and fulfilment. In this way we find closeness and are reconciled with ourselves and God.

First Reconciliation for Children

Our First Reconciliation program here at St. John 23rd endeavours to teach children the significance of God’s forgiveness for our sins and reconciling us to Him.

If you would like your child to receive this sacrament, he/she must be a baptised Catholic and in Year 3. He/She must receive this sacrament before receiving First Communion. 

Our next First Reconciliation program will commence in October 2018. 

For any enquires, please call Jill on 9852-0583 or email her at admin@john23rd.org.au.