New parish directives as a result of coronavirus (COVID–19). Click here for more details.

Forgiveness - Reconciliation

In the Parable of the Forgiving Father [the Prodigal Son] in Luke’s Gospel, we are told about the very nature of God. When the father saw his son from a distance “he was moved with compassion” and then he embraced his son and once again claimed him as his own son. God’s nature is one of compassion, justice and forgiveness. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we celebrate God’s compassion as He forgives all our sins. For our part, all we have to do is desire to be forgiven and present ourselves to Him in the Sacrament.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation forgives all the sins we commit after Baptism. Reconciliation, therefore, should become a natural part of our life journey.

Contact:  Pastoral Region Office
36 Harbour Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
Tel: 02 4211 0500
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Psalms and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, and Mass readings.

Upcoming Events

4 Dec
Today's Color: Purple
Today's Rank: Opt. Mem.
4 Dec
SFX, Mass
Date 04.12.20 7:00 am - 8:00 am
All Masses for Lumen Christi Catholic Parishes Wollongong (encompassing the parishes of St Francis Xavier’s Wollongong, St John Vianney’s Fairy Meadow and St Brigid’s Gwynneville during the COVID are restricted.

All worshippers must register on the parish website www.lumenchristi.org.au<http://www.lumenchristi.org.au> for parishes Masses during COVID restrictions.

Reconciliation and Baptisms by appointment only. Please contact the parish office.