The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Confession and/or Penance. This sacrament celebrates God’s mercy and our need to be forgiven of our sins so that we may experience a restored relationship with God and our neighbor.
Parents teach their kids right and wrong, and as they enter into the age of reason the children are prepared to thoughtfully examine their conscience and to be ready to confess their sin.
At St. Francis de Sales parish we prepare children in the 2nd grade during the Fall semester to celebrate their First Reconciliation.
In order to assist parents in the promises they made at their child's baptism, two parent sessions are provided prior to the child's reception of the sacrament. During these sessions parents review the traditions and teaching of the Church, examine Scripture passages and learn how best to communicate this to their child.
Although children rarely commit serious sin, it is important to help them distinguish between sin and accident, and how to judge their actions through a child-friendly examination of conscience.
Children must have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation before he or she receives their First Holy Communion.
Preparation for First Reconciliation is required before a child receives their First Holy Communion.
Contact Sister Josephine for more information