Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist 2021

In recent years, we have invited the children in Year 3 to receive the Sacraments of Penance and First Eucharist during Terms 1 and 2; and Year 6 to receive Confirmation in Term 3. Last year this tradition was interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Our Year 3s had their sacrament of Reconciliation delayed until September and didn’t receive First Eucharist until late November. At the time, members of the sacramental team and parish community commented on the greater understanding and more mature approach of the candidates. Following a meeting with Fr Peter, the Sacramental Team have decided to invite our Year 3s to complete and receive the Sacrament of Penance in early November (date to be confirmed), and then in Year 4 prepare for the Sacrament of Eucharist to be received on the weekend of the Body and Blood of Christ, 18th and 19th June, 2022.

The Sacramental Team met on Tuesday 14th September 2021 to discuss the upcoming Sacrament of Reconciliation. Due to the current Covid restrictions and lockdown, the team decided to postpone preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation till Term 1 next year. It is anticipated that the current 2021 Year 3s will commence their preparations for Reconciliation in Term 1, 2022 when they are in Year 4. A date has yet to be finalised. The 2022 Year 3 group will complete their Reconciliation in Term 4, 2022.

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