The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Preparations for First Reconciliation or First Confession form part of the First Holy Communion programme.

We will try:

  • to recognise and respond to the love Jesus lavishes upon each one of us daily;
  • to reflect on our own actions/omissions and to ask for His mercy and forgiveness for those times when we have turned away;
  • to be guided by the Holy Spirit to deliberately and joyfully strive to imitate Christ in the course of daily living; and
  • to begin to discover the saints for whom there are statues in the Church of Our Lady and to ask their assistance on our journey of faith.

Besides those moments when we turn to God in prayer each day, Sacramental preparation also includes the Sunday celebration of Holy Mass when we come together as God’s family to praise Him, to thank Him for His many blessings, to seek His forgiveness and to receive the gift of His very self in the Blessed Sacrament. Our programme leading to the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is intended to complement these two essential components of our faith, indeed our Catholic identity.

And this applies to adults too so if you've been away from the Sacrament for a while have a word with Fr Kevin or Fr Ben after Mass.