Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, in which the faithful obtain absolution for the sins committed against God and neighbour and are reconciled with the community of the Church. By this sacrament we are freed from sins committed after Baptism.

Confession Times:

Saturday: 10.30 a.m–11.00 a.m & 5.00 p.m–5.30 p.m

Thursday( eve of First Fridays): After 10.00 am. Mass

2019 Dates for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation

Tuesday March  26th  Scoil Mhuire

Tuesday April 2nd.      St Vincent de Paul Girls School.

 

Understanding the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Prior to receiving their First Holy Communion, your child will celebrate the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation for the first time. To understand what it means to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation we must first believe that we are loved unconditionally by God.  The unconditional love that they experience at home is essential in helping them to believe that God always loves them.  Your child knows that you will always love and forgive them no matter what.  If this is true of their parents then they can only begin to imagine how much God loves them and how willing he is to forgive them.

One of the best stories that best illustrates Gods love for each one of us is ‘The Lost Sheep’ In this parable we are encouraged to see God as a shepherd who always cares for and looks after all the sheep of the flock.  In school the children will explore what it is like to be lost, not just in a physical sense, but separated from those they love when, for example, they throw a tantrum or behave inappropriately.  They are helped to see that they need to say sorry for the times when their behaviour has been distructive or has caused pain or hurt.

In preparing for First Reconciliation they learn to take the necessary steps for reconciliation with themselves, with each other and with God.  So, they come to celebrate their first Penance secure in the knowledge that they are always loved by God and that it is good to take responsibility and ask forgiveness for those times when their behaviour has not reflected their goodness.  They are learning that it is important to say sorry and accept forgiveness that is given to them in love.

 

Public Masses Postponed

Mar 13, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of the Covid 19 Virus, after the 10.00am Mass today Friday 13th March there will be no further Public Masses in Marino Parish Church or in St. Joseph’s Rosmini Church until further notice. We have a duty of care to our parishioners and to all in our country to protect the health of people. The situation will be reviewed as new information becomes available. Catholics have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for the duration of these special measures.
This is a time for us to pray for each other and for our country and our world as we face this crisis. There will be a Mass broadcast from Marino Church on the webcam on Sundays at 11.00am., on weekdays at 10.00am, and on St. Patrick’s day at 11.00 AM but there will be no congregation present. I encourage you to tune in to the web broadcast. Mass is  also broadcast daily on EWTN TV station. Please continue to pray and to look after your neighbours. The Church will be open during the Day for people to pray in.

 

PRAYER  FOR  SPIRITUAL  COMMUNION:

For those who cannot attend Mass and receive Holy Communion, the following prayer may be said:

My Jesus,
I believe that You
Are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things
And I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
Receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if You were already there
And unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.