The Light is On For You

Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Lent 

Welcome! Our doors are open and the light is on.

The Light is ON

Please click on the link below to find a participating Church in the Diocese of Broken Bay, as well Second Rite of Reconciliation times.


Some helpful links:

 Printed resources to download:

“Light is a wonderful symbol of faith and the love of God, who breaks into our darkness to bring healing and peace. This light of God’s mercy is always available, in particular through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Lent, you are invited to come to experience the healing that being forgiven brings.” 
- Bishop Peter Comensoli

The Light is On is an initiative where Catholic Churches are open for quiet prayer and Reconciliation on certain evenings during Lent. 

Want to make things right? Now is the time.

Lent is the season where we prepare ourselves to renew and restore our relationship with Jesus and the Church as we prepare to celebrate Easter. To help prepare yourself to receive the joy of God’s mercy, explore information here to help you feel more confident and ready, including a Guide to Reconciliation, FAQs, and links to Catholic parishes.

For many of us the Sacrament of Reconciliation can be scary and even embarrassing. We may be too nervous or consider ourselves unforgiveable. Yet with confidence Pope Francis reminds us:

“How many times in my pastoral ministry have I heard it said, ‘Father, I have many sins,’ and I have always pleaded, ‘Don’t be afraid; go to him; he is waiting for you; he will take care of everything.’ We hear many offers from the world around us, but let us take up God’s offer instead: his is a caress of love. 

- Pope Francis, Homily, Basilica of St. John Lateran, Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013.


Some of the items on these pages have been adapted, with thanks, from resources by the Archdiocese of Washington.

Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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