St John’s Wood/The Gap Parish Sacramental Program – Reconciliation
Introducing children to the greatness of God’s mercy in the Sacrament of Penance is
a two-step process. A simple celebration of the second rite of the Sacrament of
Penance is included as part of the preparation for First Communion.
After the celebration of Confirmation when the children turn eight (Year Three) and
First Communion when the children turn nine (Year Four) the parish will offer a fuller
preparation for the Sacrament of Penance to bring the children to a better
understanding of God’s mercy so that they may joyfully confess their sins and
receive forgiveness in the first rite of reconciliation.
In the year when the children turn ten (Year Five), they are prepared to celebrate
more fully the Sacrament of Penance with individual confession and absolution (the
first rite). This builds on the work of the previous year as they take the second step
and learn in greater detail what it means to examine their conscience.
Please contact the Parish Office for further information or