You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God."9 One must appreciate the magnitude of the gift God has given us in the sacraments of Christian initiation in order to grasp the degree to which sin is excluded for him who has "put on Christ." But the apostle John also says: "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."11 And the Lord himself taught us to pray: "Forgive us our trespasses," linking our forgiveness of one another's offenses to the forgiveness of our sins that God will grant us.
- Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1425)
We offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on
. St Clare’s:
9:30 to 10:00am, after 9:00am Mass.
. St Francis Xavier’s: 4:00 to 5:00pm, before 5:30pm Mass.
Children attending St Francis Xavier Primary School will prepare for and receive their First Sacrament of Reconciliation in Grade 3.
For children in the parish attending other schools, the parish also provides a preparation course prior to receiving the First Sacrament of Reconciliation in the parish. Please enquire through your school or the SFX Parish Office.
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