Since the new life of grace received in Baptism does not abolish the weakness of human nature nor the inclination to sin, Christ instituted this sacrament for the conversion of the baptized who have been separated from him by sin.

The essential elements of this sacrament are two: 

  • the acts of the penitent who comes to repentance through the action of the Holy Spirit and 
  • the absolution of the priest who in the name of Christ grants forgiveness and determines the ways of making satisfaction.

At Holy Family, first reconciliation is celebrated in term one when children are in Year 3. Appropriate preparation is carried out beforehand. Children who are older but who have still to receive the Sacrament for the first time are welcome and will receive suitable preparation. 

We forward to welcoming you to our Sacramental program and assisting you and your child in taking this next step in their faith development. 


If you have any questions about our Sacramental Programs, please contact our Sacramental Program Co-ordinator, Nicole Makdessi on 02 9543 2677 (press 3) on Tuesday and Thursdays during the school terms only or via email

“The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. 

You do the truth and come to the light.”

- St. Augustine -