Reconciliation celebrates and reminds us of God's mercy and helps us to experience divine forgiveness, to forgive ourselves and to become reconciled with others. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday 3:30pm-4:30pm, Tuesdays (during the ISU year) from 7pm to 8:10pm, or by appointment. Communal Penance Services are also held during the Seasons of Advent and Lent.
Instruction for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is not grade specific, but offered as early as second grade. Both parent(s) and child are encouraged to attend the sessions.
Archdiocesan policies recommend that children should celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before their reception of First Communion. Should the child, with the guidance of his or her parent(s), decide not to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at that time he or she will still be able to receive First Communion.
Please refer to this year's sacramental preparation http://staparish.net/prek-12th-grade-faith-formation/faith-formation-calendarsschedule.
For more information contact Tyler Wheeler, the Director of Faith Formation, at 292-3810, email@example.com.