The Sacrament of Reconciliation was described by Pope Francis as a special way to enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands.
During Week Two of this term, many of our Year Three children received this beautiful sacrament for the first time. They then celebrated, with family and friends, during the weekend’s Thanksgiving Masses.
Thank you to Miss Tiana Massimi and Miss Chantelle Goodall for their special efforts in preparing the children and journeying, with families, throughout the sacramental program. We sincerely thank Mrs Lyn Harkins, our Parish Sacramental Coordinator.
Thank you, also, to Father Chien and Father Giovanni for their valuable input to preparations and for their spiritual guidance.
We hope this sacrament will continue to be a source of comfort, peace and renewal for them all now and into the future.
Please note that there may be changes.
I am pleased to inform parents who have children making either 1st Reconciliation, 1st Holy Communion or Confirmation in 2017 that Enrolment Forms are available in the church foyer for parents to enrol their children in the Parish Sacramental Program.
For your information dates and times of Commitment Masses are also on the Board. Please note there is no need to sign-up for a Commitment Mass, please come along to the mass you would usually attend or to the mass that best suits your family.
Forms can be collected after Mass, or during opening times of the Church as follows:
- Wednesday to Friday 5.30 pm – until after 6pm for Evening Mass.
- Wednesday mornings for 8.45 till after the 9am Mass
- Tuesday afternoon from 3.00pm till after the 6pm evening Mass.
- Weekend masses Sat. 6.30pm, Sun. 7.15am, 9am and 5pm. The church is open at least 1 hour prior to all weekend masses.
For enquiries phone 0404 325 900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lyn Harkins, Co-ordinator St Emilie’s Parish Sacramental Program
Families are reminded that if they did not attend a Sacramental Commitment Mass in March, there are 2 Sacramental Commitment Masses this weekend, Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 9am.