First Confessions for children of Scoil Nioclais

Starts: Wednesday, March 11th 2020 at 7:00 pm
Ends: Wednesday, March 11th 2020 at 7:50 pm

The children of Scoil Niocláis who are receiving their First Holy Communion in May this year will have their First Confessions heard on Wednesday, 11th March, at 7pm in the parish church.

The sacrament of reconciliation was formerly known as the sacrament of penance and is also still commonly referred to as a child’s First Confession.

As children prepare for First Communion they will also prepare for their First Reconciliation. This is a special part of the First Communion programme as it is a time for each child to understand their responsilibities and the Catholic faith as they make their First Penance. The emphasis in preparing children for this sacrament is based on asking the children to reflect on times when they did not live as Jesus asked them.

Confessional boxes are no longer used, the child and priest sit to one side of the church.