This sacrament offers the gift of God's forgiveness. We are all given free will to make choices in our actions. Some actions may hurt God, others, our church and ourselves. God offers this sacrament to repair those relationships. Children in second grade are offered the opportunity to prepare for this sacrament. Children who attend Catholic schools are encouraged to celebrate this sacrament here in their home parish.
Parents gather for a formation and information session to prepare for this journey of preparation. Parents are expected to celebrate this sacrament before their child's First Reconciliation.. Opportunities for this sacrament include Saturdays at 4 pm and at our parish penance services offered during Advent and for Lent on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 pm.
In January, the six week preparation begins. We are utilizing a new program called Blessed which we will use in our weekly sessions. Parents are encouraged to subscribe to receive the video clips and workbook via e-mail. Sign up here.
Children and parents enrolled in the preparation process at a parish Sunday mass on January 7th. Father Paul took the children on a tour of the confessionals and did a mock confession. Click here for pictures.
Priests from neighboring parishes join our parish priests to celebrate
the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on Tuesday, March 20th at 7 pm.Children need to arrive by 6:45 pm and sit with their group.
We invite family and friends to go to confession at the children's celebration.
Our First Reconciliation Candidates are: