THE SACRAMENT OF
Reconciliation, also known as confession is a powerful sacrament of healing, and allows God to pour out His mercy and love on the people of The Church. This sacrament
This page concerns the sacrament after the first time. If you're child is making the sacrament for the first time, please click the button below.
WEEKLY RECONCILIATION TIMES
Reconciliation is prepared for through the school of religion (run by the church) and through classes at primary school (if attending St Gregory's Primary). These classes aim to inform children about the purpose of reconciliation and prepare them for the practicalities of the sacrament.
Like all the Catholic sacraments, the sacrament of reconciliation is a free gift from God. However, when the sacrament is being celebrated for the first time, there can be many hours of administration and preparation that is conducted by the local church. for this, St Gregory's asks for a small offering to cover these costs.
TURNING BACK TO THE FATHER
In the Bible, we read the story of The Prodigal Son.
At the end of the story the son decides to come back to the father after wasting his money and living a sinful life. The son believes he is no longer worthy to be called his father's son, but when the son comes back to the father he is welcomed with open arms.
The father explains that the son was lost, but now he is found.
Sin is a part of life, but reconciliation reminds us of the Father's love and mercy, and shows us we will always be welcomed back with open arms.