15 February 2021

Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhHjlc23UWA&feature=youtu.be

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday’s after 10.00a.m. and 6.00p.m Mass and on request.

The parish organises services of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent each year providing an opportunity to celebrate as a community.

Please look at the parish bulletin for information closer to those seasons.

First Reconciliation/Penance

First Reconciliation will be celebrated in advance of First Holy Communion. Preparation material will be made available to you through this website and through emails that will issue when such information is gathered through the registration process.

As with First Holy Communion, we cannot determine dates for First Reconciliation for all the same reasons.

In brief, what is the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

The sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration of God’s unconditional love for each one and a reflection of Jesus’ challenge to us to love one another and to reconnect in love whenever we fail. God is the love that binds us to one another and binds us securely to God.

In brief, what is the Sacrament of the Eucharist/Mass?

The sacrament of the Eucharist/Mass is our family gathering in God’s company where we gather, forgive, listen, reflect, share in the offering of sacrifice for a much greater good, welcome our intimate unity with our Creative and Loving God as we receive Communion. The most important part of the Eucharist/Mass occurs when we take to heart the loving and challenging message of the Gospel out into our lives to build a better and more caring world as we become Christ for others.