First Reconciliation is normally celebrated prior to First Communion. Our sacramental preparation process is carried out through a partnership between home and parish. The primary teaching about the sacrament occurs in families and is supported in the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) and in the school. Materials are provided by the parish and parents are coached in their use though attendance at parent meetings. The child and at least one parent also participate in a workshop that utilizes a number of stories and activities to review content about the sacrament. Small groups of families celebrate the sacrament during the Advent season. Childcare is provided during the parent meetings and for the workshops if a need for those services has been made known. There is no fee for this service.
Outline for how to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
A Child’s Act of Contrition