Thursday 26th January
RE: Sacrament of Reconciliation
As you are aware, the Sacrament of Reconciliation precedes the First Holy Communion. This Sacrament must come before the children can take their next step on their journey of faith. The children are currently preparing for this in our RE lessons.
After Mass on Thursday 2nd February, the children who wish to participate in their First Holy Communion will be taking part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Although parents and carers are invited to attend Mass, they do not need to attend the Reconciliation. The children will be quietly contemplating what they would like to reconcile with God and then they will be asking for His forgiveness through our priest, Father Mariadass.
In preparation for this, could you please chat to your child about this Sacrament and support them in terms of what they might say to the priest. Please emphasise that the process should be relaxed and like an informal chat – there is nothing to be afraid of.
In preparation for the First Holy Communion, if you wish to buy a boy’s tie, please visit www.parkersonlinestore.com. The ties need to be red and cost £4.99. If you are experiencing any financial issues, please don’t hesitate to contact school.
If you have any further questions, please ring the school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .