“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.
Registration is now closed.
- Dec. 2 – Please review the following with your child/ren prior to 1st Reconciliation: Session 2.1 for Reconciliation and here is the examination of conscience for Grades 2 & 3 and Grades 4 to 6.
- Nov. 18 – 1st Reconciliation is on Saturday, Dec. 11th at 10:00am in the Church. Certificates will be given out at that time, so if your child is not ready for the sacrament, please contact the office by Dec. 6th so alternate arrangements can be made.
Supplemental to the “We Prepare For Reconciliation” work book.
Here are some ideas of extra things you can do to prepare for the Reconciliation retreat.