First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation 2018

Tuesday 24 July

Thursday 26 July

Information session for Parents of St Michael's school students

Information session for parents of state & private school students

St Michael’s Church 7:00pm

St Michael's Church 7:00pm

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August

Presentation of Candidates (St Michael’s Church only)

St Michael’s Church Masses

Sat 6:00pm
Sun 9:30am or 6:00pm


Lesson 1: 7 or 8 August

Lesson 2: 14 or 15 August


Preparation Lessons Commence for all state & private school students and St Michael's students in yr 3 and above.

2 x 50 minute lessons held over two consecutive weeks

Parish Hall (Doritt St)
4:00pm or 5:00pm

Monday to Thursday

20, 21, 22 & 23 & 24 August

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Nine separate sessions

St Michael’s Church
5:00pm or 6:00pm

Celebrating First Reconciliation (First Confession) 2018

Information Evening

There will be two information sessions for the parents of first Reconciliation candidates. The first will be for parents and guardians of students who attend St Michael's School and is on Tuesday 24 July 2017 at 7pm in the church. The second session is for parents or guardians of students from local state and private schools who wish to celebrate their first Reconciliation in 2018. It will be held on Thursday 26 July at 7pm in the church. A parent or guardian are asked to attend the information evening which will run for approximately 40 minutes. Candidates are not required to attend the information evening.

First Reconciliation Dates

Reconciliation will take place over nine separate sessions from Monday 20 August through to Friday 24 August 2018. The first session is at 5.00pm and the second at 6.00pm on each of those days except Friday which has a 6.00pm session only. Each session is restricted to twenty candidates and takes approximately 30 minutes. Candidates are to remain for the whole of the session.

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

Children making their first Reconciliation are to attend one of the weekend Masses at St Michael's (Saturday 6.00pm or Sunday 9.30am and 6.00pm) on 4 or 5 August, 2018. After the Homily at Mass Fr Geoffrey will call the candidates to come forward with their Photo Forms. The Parish community then prays for the candidates as they begin their preparation to celebrate the Sacrament. The Photo forms are collected and displayed in the Church in the weeks leading up to the celebration. Please print photo form in landscape orientation. 

Download the Reconciliation Photo Form

Lesson Preparation

St Michael's school candidates in Year 2 receive their lessons during school class time. St Michael's candidates in Year 3 or above, state and private school candidates prepare for their first Reconciliation with 2 x 50 minute lessons led by Katherine de Haast, our Sacramental Coordinator. Lessons take place in the church hall and full attendance is required. Lessons commence Tuesday 7th or 8th August 2018.


Enrolments for 2018 are now closed. Please contact the parish office if you have any inquiries 9427 2034 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Vigil (Saturday) - 6pm
Sunday - 9:30am & 6pm

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Sunday - 8am

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Sunday - 7:30am

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