We would like to thank you for considering the Sacrament of Reconciliation for your child.

After Baptism, the next step along one’s sacramental journey is to experience the Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Penance). Generally students who are in Year 2 or above, in Primary School, are encouraged to receive this Sacrament. Candidates must have been baptised prior to receiving the Sacrament of Penance.  At St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s Parishes, this sacrament is offered during Term 4 of the school year (with registration completed during the previous term). Every candidate is required to participate in a 4-5 week preparation program, prior to the Sacramental day.

There is a fee of $30 which is required to cover the costs of preparation materials. You are asked to pay this at the time you register your child.   It can be paid by credit card via the link to the left of this page (Make your Payment or Donation), or by delivering the money, in an envelope, to the parish Secretary (marked with your child’s name). If you have difficulty in paying this fee please arrange an appointment to see Fr. Salas by contacting the Parish Office on (02) 9810 1157

Please see below the important dates for the preparation and the celebration of the sacrament.

13 September Parent Preparation Night at St Augustine’s Church. This event gives you an overall idea of the Sacramental program offered and is an opportunity to have any questions answered. (Your child does not need to attend).
22 & 29 September Commitment Mass – A number of opportunities are available for candidates and their families to attend a Mass. You are asked to choose one to attend at registration.
27 September Start of Program – Kits for home groups will be available from this date
22 November Ceremony Practice Day –  This is an important day for all candidates to attend so they are best prepared for how the ceremony will run.

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Penance) 

will next be offered on 

Saturday 24 November 2018




Click here to register your child for First Reconciliation


For questions regarding First Reconciliation please contact the Parish Office on 9810 1157

or email the office at office@staugbalmain.org.au