“Baptism does snatch us from the power of sin and death and brings us into the new life of the children of God, but it does not free us from human weakness and the inclination to sin. That is why we need a place where we can be reconciled with God again and again. That place is confession.” (YouCat 226)
Reconciliation is one of the greatest graces we can receive from God again and again. It renews our soul, totally unburdens us, freeing us from past sins. It lets us know of God’s love for us and gives us the courage and strength to carry on. God is merciful and wants nothing more than for us to accept his mercy. When you go to confession you are given a clean slate.
The Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation is done in conjunction with the Sacrament of 1st Communion. It is available for children who are at least 7 years old or in Grade 2. This year’s classes consist of a workbook for children and parents to do together at home, as well as a half day retreat held at the church.
The 1st reconciliation program is now complete. Check back in the fall for registration information.