First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation 2021

   From 23 June

 Information session for Parents of First Reconciliation candidates


via Fr Geoffrey's youtube channel 

Link available 23 June 2021


Open 14 July

Close 1 October

  Enrolments via the parish website 

 On-line bookings > Sacraments > First Reconciliation


 New dates Term 4

   due to lockdown

   5 & 12 October    or

   6 & 13 October


Preparation Lessons Commence for all state & private school students and St Michael's students in yr 3 and above. Yr 2 St Michael's students receive tuition during class time

2 x 50 minute lessons held over two consecutive weeks

  Lessons will now be conducted on-line via     Zoom

 New dates to be advised pending govt restrictions.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Ten separate sessions


Celebrating First Reconciliation (First Confession) 2021

Parent Information Session

The first reconciliation information session for parents will be available on Fr Geoff's Youtube channel. There will be no information meeting for parents at the church. 

Information Session for Parents of Children in Year 2 at State & Private schools and St Michael’s Primary in Year 3 or older: Click here

Information Session for Parents of Children in Year 2 attending St Michael Primary School: Click here

First Reconciliation Dates

Due to the Greater Sydney lockdown the dates to celebrate First Reconciliation in 2021 are still unknown. Once we are allowed to celebrate safely we will contact all students who have registered for the sacrament via  the email address provided at enrolment.

At St Michael's Parish children who are baptised in the Catholic faith celebrate their first Reconciliation in Year 2 (or above). They are required to have made their first Reconciliation prior to undertaking their first Holy Communion.

Presentation Masses

We will assess the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings nearer the time to determine if it is safe for candidates to present at Mass. The Parish community will still pray for the candidates as they begin their preparation to celebrate the Sacrament. 

Lesson Preparation

St Michael's school candidates in Year 2 receive their lessons during school class time. State and private school candidates and St Michael's candidates in Year 3 or above prepare for their first Reconciliation with 2 x 50 minute lessons led by Lolina Aljasin, our Sacramental Coordinator. Lessons have been moved to Term 4 due to the continuing Sydney lockdown. Lessons will be conducted via Zoom and commence first week of Term 4, Tuesday 5th or Wednesday 6th October 2021.


Program enrolment bookings for 2021 are available via the link below. Please note the new lesson dates on our online booking form due to the Sydney lockdown. 

If you have previously booked your child for First Reconciliation you do not need book again.

 Click here to book


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St Michael's Church, Lane Cove
Vigil (Saturday) - 6pm
Sunday - 9:30am & 6pm

Mary Help of Christians Chapel, Greenwich
Sunday - 8am 

Saint Ignatius' Chapel, Riverview
Sunday - 7.30am

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