Reconciliation is a place where the garbage in our lives can encounter the mercy of God…

The sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession or Penance, is celebrated at St Paul’s Parish every Saturday in the church from 5pm – 5.30pm and each Tuesday from 5.15 – 5.45pm (during Adoration).

Additionally, the communal celebration of the sacrament (2nd Rite) is celebrated before Easter and Christmas.

  • A Night of Mercy in Lent will be held on Friday 23 March 2018, at 7pm
  • A Night of Mercy in Advent will be held on Thursday 13 December 2018, at 7pm

First Reconciliation

The minimum age for this sacrament is a child in Year 3. Our Parish runs a joint First Reconciliation/First Eucharist program. This means that all children in Year 3 and above will be able to receive both of these sacraments in the same year. In 2018, Reconciliation will be celebrated during term 2 (early May – late June) and Communion in term 3 (August – September).

Parent Information Nights (where enrolment forms and additional information are distributed) are advertised in advance, through the schools and the Parish Bulletin, and attendance at preparation classes is compulsory.

Find out more information by downloading these documents:

Dates and sessions for First Reconciliation (all sessions are for thirty minutes):

  • Saturday 23 June @4:30pm
  • Tuesday 26 June @4:30pm
  • Wednesday 27 June @6pm
  • Wednesday 27 June @6:30pm
  • Saturday 30 June @4:30pm

You can also receive the sacrament during the standard Parish times (Tuesday 5:15pm; Saturday 5pm); additional places have been made available in sessions where a Parish time follows, but all candidates need to book into one of the five sessions above.

Bookings will be open at 5pm on Saturday 19 May.