Sacrament of Penance

The First Rite of Penance is available from 9 to 10 am every Saturday at St Patrick’s Cathedral in James Street.

Appointments can be made with a priest at any other time.

There are added opportunities through Lent and Advent.

Children and the Sacrament of Penance:

It is a requirement of the Diocese that prior to Confirmation/First Communion children are to be prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance, a sacrament that celebrates our belief that God is full of mercy and forgiveness and that we need this mercy.

Process:

Dates for the program are advertised in the parish and school newsletters.  Parents are asked to come to a meeting and as a follow-on from that meeting, to enrol their children in the program.