"If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them;
if you retain the sins of any, they are retained"
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 from 3:30-4:30pm 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 required to attend the sessions in order for the parent(s) to make an informed decision concerning their child's readiness to receive the sacrament.
As required by Archdiocesan policies children will be offered the opportunity to 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 not be deprived of the right to receive First Communion.
This year's sacramental preparation class schedule is available.
For more information you may download the Archdiocesan Policies on First Reconciliation or contact the Director of Faith Formation.