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

Thursday 19th March 2020 @ 6pm (Enrolments close 24th February 2020)

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 2020 1st Reconciliation preparation program are as follows:

  • Meeting 1:  Sunday 1st March @ 9.30am
  • Meeting 2:  Sunday 8th March @ 9.30am
  • Meeting 3:  Sunday 15th March @ 9.30am
  • Reconciliation Liturgy:  Thursday 19th  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  lynel[email protected].

Confirmation

Saturday 13th June 2020 @ 6pm (Enrolments close 2nd May)

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:

  • Sunday 17th May:  Lesson 1
  • Weekend of 23rd & 24th May: Welcome Mass – families can choose to attend any of the weekend Masses.  See enrolment form for more details.
  • Sunday 24th May:  Lesson 2
  • Sunday 31st May:  Lesson 3
  • Sunday 7th June:  Rehearsal

Meetings are held on a Sunday @ 930am in the parish hall. 

Please complete a CONFIRMATION ENROLMENT FORM if you would like your child to make their Confirmation at St Canice’s.

If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact Lynelle at the Parish Office on 9358 5229.

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

Sunday 13th September [email protected] 10.30am (Enrolments close 31st July 2020)

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 16th Aug @ 9.30am
Lesson 2:  Sunday 23rd Aug @ 9.30am
Lesson 3:  Sunday 30th Aug @ 9.30am
Lesson 4 + rehearsal:  Sunday 6th Sept @ 9.30am
1st Communion Mass:  Sunday 13th 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]