Sacrament of Reconciliation

(First Reconciliation)

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Christ instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation so that we could renew and restore baptismal graces and the life of God within us.  The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as the sacrament of Conversion, Confession, Forgiveness or Penance.   The four main elements of the sacrament of Reconciliation are: Contrition, Confession, Absolution, and Penance.


 Contrition Being sorry for sins, having a firm intention to make amends and avoid these sins in the future

Confession:  The verbalizing of those same sins out loud to the priest

Absolution:  God's forgiveness given to the penitent to remove sin from the soul

Penance: Prayers or acts of service given to the penitent to help make reparation for their sins




The majority of the sacramental preparation is completed outside of the classroom, during the Reconciliation Sacramental Preparation session. Parents and/or family members are expected to attend the Sacramental Preparation Session with the child who is preparing for the sacrament. 


Sacramental Preparation Dates

for 2017-2018

First Reconciliation Preparation Session:

Tues., November 28, 6:00-7:30pm OR Wed., November 29, 6:00-7:30pm

Reception of First Reconciliation:

Tues., December 12, 6:00-7:30pm OR Wed., December 13, 6:00-7:30pm