First Reconciliation

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation will be celebrated on February 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the church.

A mandatory Parent meeting will be held during the school year.

There will be a brief liturgy and examination of conscience followed by private confessions. Parents are welcome to avail themselves of the Sacrament at this time as well. Please refrain from talking while waiting to go to confession. Children and parents are asked to spend this quiet time in the presence of Jesus, in prayer. After you have gone to reconciliation, you may leave the Church. Typically everyone is done by 8 PM.

Please practice the Form for Confession with your child and help him/her to learn the Act of Contrition. The more your child practices it with you at home, the more confidence he/she will have in church.

 

The Five Steps of Confession

  1. 1. Examine your conscience.
  2. 2. Be sorry for your sins.
  3. 3. Resolve not to sin again.
  4. 4. Go to Confession.
  5. 5. Do the penance given by the priest.

Words to Know

Sin: When we choose to do wrong and turn away from God's love and the love of those we have hurt. Sin weakens God's gift of grace.

Reconciliation: Also known as Confession or Penance, means to be united with God again. Through Reconciliation our sins are forgiven and God's grace in us is strengthened.

Examination of Conscience: We get ready to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation by thinking of the times we have not shown love to God and others.

Penance: Prayers we say or something we do to make up for our sins.

Absolution: The special prayer said by the priest to forgive our sins.