This video is from a few years ago. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be some differences, including: - reduced numbers of families - hand sanitiser available and regular cleaning of stations - you'll receive a goody bag with items rather than picking things up as you go round - there will not be refreshments available - all adults will be wearing face masks - screens during the sacrament of Reconciliation
Some key practical points on the day:
There will be a one way system. You will start by coming in, through the red café doors at St Joseph's church hall and then you will travel around the stations (this will be an opportunity to prepare and reflect together), and then families will be invited up to the church to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and then you will be asked to leave via the main door of the church.
Please only bring members of your child's household and you will need to remain with them throughout your time at the Reconciliation Festival.
Please don't bring in coats and large bags as there will be nowhere to store them.
There will be no refreshments so bring your own drinks and toilets will only be available on request
We would advise you to allow an hour for the preparation in the hall and your child's first Reconciliation in the church.
Please can all adults wear face masks.
Limited parking will be available in the church spaces which are indicated with signs, below the hall. If you park in these spaces, please leave the church car park after the festival to make room for other families. If you can't park in these spaces there is additional parking at York Road and the G-Live carpark.
Some useful links for parents to reinforce the conversation at home