First Reconciliation (Children in yr 3 or above at school)

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 @ 6pm (Enrolments close 1st March 2021)

Reconciliation [once called Confession or Penance] is the sacrament of God’s loving forgiveness. It allows for our sorrow for wrong-doing and a desire to be reconciled with God and therefore the forgiveness of sins.  

Parents are an important part of the child’s preparation for each sacrament and therefore one (or both) parents should attend the lessons with their child.  At St Canice’s the program generally commences in Term 1.

Dates for the 20211st Reconciliation preparation program are as follows:

  • Meeting 1:  Sunday 7th March @ 9.30am
  • Meeting 2:  Sunday 14th March @ 9.30am
  • Meeting 3:  Sunday 21st March @ 9.30am
  • Reconciliation Liturgy:  Tuesday 23rd  March @ 6pm

To enrol your child for 1st Reconciliation please download an ENROLMENT FORM and complete and return to Lynelle at the Parish Office (28 Roslyn St Rushcutters Bay) or email the form or any enquiries to  [email protected].

First Communion (child must have made their First Reconciliation BEFORE celebrating First Communion)

Sunday 6th June [email protected] 10.30am (Enrolments close 23rd April 2021)

As Catholics we believe that the Eucharist is a celebration of Christ’s love for his church. It is the memorial of his Last Supper, death and Resurrection where consecrated bread is broken and shared to provide a profound source of union between our God and us. Pope Francis tells us that Holy Communion is “an encounter with Jesus, who is our constant companion in life.”

Parents are an important part of the child’s preparation for each sacrament and therefore one (or both) parents should attend the lessons with their child.

First Communion preparation is a 5-week program and usually commences in Term 2.  

Dates for the 20201st Communion preparation program are as follows:

Lesson 1:  Sunday 2nd May @ 9.30am
Lesson 2:  Sunday 16th May @ 9.30am NB Mothers Day 9th May
Lesson 3:  Sunday 23rd May @ 9.30am
Lesson 4 + rehearsal:  Sunday 30th May @ 9.30am
1st Communion Mass:  Sunday 6th Sept @ 10.30am

To enrol your child for 1st Communion please download an ENROLMENT FORM and complete and return to Lynelle at the Parish Office (28 Roslyn St Rushcutters Bay) or email the form or any enquiries to  [email protected]

Confirmation will be held on Sunday 22nd August 2021

Confirmation is the continuation along the sacramental path begun at Baptism. It deepens the relationship between Christ and a Baptized Christian, enriching them with the gifts of the Holy Spirit; Wisdom and Understanding, the spirits of Counsel and Fortitude, Knowledge and Piety and Fear of the Lord [once called Wonder and Awe of the Lord].

Within the Archdiocese of Sydney, children in Year 5 or older are invited to seek Confirmation, their choice to commit to their own faith into adult years. The timing of this adds to the student’s identity as they assume greater responsibility for their own lives and decisions. They are anointed with the sacred oil of Chrism, the symbol of priesthood, prophesy and kingship, indicating their honoured place within the Christian community.

Dates for the 2020 Confirmation Preparation Program are as follows:

  • 11th July – Meeting 1
  • 18th July- Meeting 2 + presentation of children at any of the weekend Masses
  • 25th July- Meeting 3
  • 1st August – no lessons – St Ignatius Feast Day celebration
  • 8th August – Meeting 4
  • 15th August – Mass Rehearsal
  • 22nd August – Confirmation Mass

Please Note:  All meetings / rehearsals will be held at 9.30am.

To enrol your child in the Confirmation Preparation Program, please complete the ENROLMENT FORM and return to Lynelle at the parish office – [email protected]