The Reconciliation Sacramental Preparation Program is held in Term 1. It caters for Baptised, Yrs. 3+ parish children, not attending either of the parish schools. Children must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before First Eucharist (Communion).

Parents seeking their child’s RECONCILIATION Preparation complete the Sacrament Enrolment form, with a $75 fee before the Program begins:

Acct Name:   Surrey Hills Wattle Park Parish.          BSB:      083 347.             Acct No.      48941 7994

Please include as reference:       SHWP Confirmation (with) Surname

Details of Baptism, are required.

Dear Parent/s,

We write to invite your child to join with Our Holy Redeemer and Our Lady’s Primary Schools’ students in their preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, 2019.

  1. Students attend 5 x 60 minute Preparation classes to be held in the Our Holy Redeemer Meeting Room, to the side of the Church, on Thursdays at 4.15pm:
  • 7 February
  • 14 February
  • 21 February
  • 28 February
  • 7 March
  1. On Thursday 14 March, all Reconciliation Candidates will attend a Reflection Day at the Our Lady’s Wattle Park P.S.50 a.m. – 3.15pm. A bus will leave Our Holy Redeemer School at 8.45 am. Students need to bring their lunch, a drink bottle and snacks. They should wear school uniform and bring a hat. The cost of this activity is included in the Reconciliation Program Fee paid at enrolment. Would you please forward the consent form attached to the Parish Office by Thursday 7/3 at the latest?

This day is considered a fundamental part of each child’s preparation for First Reconciliation and there will be numerous group activities exploring many aspects of this important Sacrament. It will be led by Our Holy Redeemer School Staff and Ms Nanette Giovannini (Parish Sacramental Coordinator) under the direction of Fr Mark Reynolds. Ms Giovannini will be responsible for the non-OHR-school-students.

Your child must be collected at the end of the day and cannot stay in the playground. Please provide written permission, in advance, if your child is going home with another person.

  1. The Reconciliation Parent Faith Evening is on Tuesday, 19 February, at 7.00pm (Tea/Coffee/Wine) for 7.30pm start, at Our Lady’ Wattle Park, P.S.


Please note, as the Catechist Preparation Program is quite brief, the criteria require students to attend all 5x classes and the Reflection Day.

Nanette Giovannini. Parish Sacramental Coordinator.

            On behalf of Fr Mark Reynolds, Parish Priest.

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Parish Office: Tuesdays & Wednesdays (excluding school holidays)

Download enrolment form