The Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation

23 November 2019

We would like to thank you for considering the Sacrament of Reconciliation for your child.

After Baptism, the next step along one’s sacramental journey is to experience the Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation (Penance). Candidates who have been Baptised and are in Year 2 or above, are encouraged to receive this Sacrament.

At St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s Parishes, this sacrament is offered during Term 4 of the school year. 

A Parent Formation Session marks the beginning of the 1st Reconciliation program and it is mandatory that a parent representative to the candidate attend.  Parents are asked to register their child (see below) prior to the Formation Night.

Candidate will then participate in a 2 week (2 sessions), catechist led, preparation program, prior to receiving the Sacrament on 23 November. A parent representative is required to attend these sessions with their child. Further details to come.

A $50 admin fee is required to cover the costs of preparation materials. You are asked to pay this at the time you register your child.   It can be paid by credit card via the link to the left of this page (Make your Payment or Donation), or by delivering the money, in an envelope, to the parish Secretary (marked with your child’s name). If you have difficulty in paying this fee please arrange an appointment to see Fr. Salas by contacting the Parish Office on (02) 9810 1157

Please see below the important dates for the preparation and the celebration of the sacrament.


are scheduled for;

6:30pm: Thursday, 19 September 2019

7:30pm: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Attendance at one of the above formation sessions will ensure first option of dates available for the preparation lessons and ceremonies.

Registration for 1st RECONCILIATION is NOW OPEN

Click here to register your child for First Reconciliation

For questions regarding First Reconciliation please contact the

Parish Office on 9810 1157

or email the office at