On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, Jesus showed himself to his apostles. He breathed on them and said to them: "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained" (John 20:19, 22-23).
The forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism is conferred by a particular sacrament called the sacrament of conversion, confession, penance, or reconciliation. To return to communion with God after having lost it through sin is a process born of the grace of God who is rich in mercy and solicitous for the salvation of men and women. One must ask for this precious gift for oneself and for others.
FIRST RECONCILIATION FOR CHILDREN
Formal preparation for First Reconciliation is a two-year process, usually culminating in reception of the Sacrament in January of their 2nd school year. Children need to have either attended a Catholic school for both 1st and 2nd grade, or be enrolled in our parish religious education program. Children starting after the 1st grade will need to complete two years of preparation. A recent copy of the candidate's baptismal certificate is also required.
8:30 - 9:30am
3:00 - 4:00pm
Contact the parish office at (317) 867-3213