Penance is the sacrament by which we receive God’s healing forgiveness.  The rite is called reconciliation and it reconciles us not only with God but with the church community.  Sin is a tragic reality, but the sacrament of penance is a joyful reunion.

Sacramental preparation is for those who will be preparing to celebrate the sacrament for the first time.  However, all parishioners are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for spiritual renewal.  Celebration of 1st Reconciliation is a prerequisite for 1st Communion. Those preparing to receive this sacrament must participate in our Faith Formation program for a full year before enrolling in Sacramental Preparation.

At least one parent/guardian is required to attend all preparation sessions with children/teens preparing for this sacrament.  If you miss a session, you must work through the Director of Faith Formation to schedule make-up session(s) at another parish.

Reconciliation Preparation

Session 1

Monday, September 25, 2016
6:15pm – 7:45pm

Session 2

Monday, October 3, 2016
6:15pm – 7:45pm

Session 3

Monday, October 10, 2016
6:15pm – 7:45pm

Session 4

Monday, October 24, 2016
6:15pm – 7:45pm

Celebration of First Reconciliation

Saturday, October 29, 2016