The Brisbane Archdiocese has released a revised sacramental policy, which our Parish has implemented.
Children in Year 2 will no longer do their First Reconciliation in Term 4, as has happened previously. (The Reconciliation becomes part of their preparation for First Communion)
The Steps in the Sacramental Program will be:
STEP ONE: Children (in year 3 or older) will be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation (usually by a Bishop)
STEP TWO: The following year (year 4 or older) children will be prepared to receive their First Holy Communion. During the preparation, they will have a simple group celebration of Penance (Confession)
STEP THREE: The year after their First Holy Communion (year 5 or older) children will prepare to celebrate more fully, the Sacrament of Penance - with individual Confession (First Rite)