What is Penance?

‘The Sacrament of Penance is one of two sacraments of healing (the other being the Anointing of the Sick). Penance is a sacrament of forgiveness and celebrates God’s love and mercy towards us. It is about acknowledging and naming those times when we know we have done wrong, and then making peace and restoring the relationships with those who have been affected by our poor choices.

The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated through the Rites of Reconciliation.’ Flame of Faith website


Children who are part of the All Saints Parish Sacramental Program will receive the second rite of the Sacrament of Reconciliation as part of their preparation for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

In 2018, the children will celebrate a simple second rite of Reconciliation on the following dates:

Monday 26th February – 7.00pm
Wednesday 28th February– 7.00pm

NOTE: You will choose only ONE of the above dates for Reconciliation  when you enrol your child online for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion Click here to enrol



For more information about the Sacramental policy – Christian Initiation for Children, please refer to the following link:


Other information on the Sacraments of Initiation is available on the Archdiocese of Brisbane ‘Flame of Faith’ website

Helpful Links

Sacramental FAQ

Sacramental Forms


Confirmation Reconciliation First Holy Communion