The Sacrament of Reconciliation


In the Catholic Church, Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing. It recognizes our longing to grow in our relationships with God and others while we simultaneously struggle with our affinity for selfishness, self-centeredness and sin.

The sacrament celebrates the universal human need for ongoing conversion and the call to holiness. It affords us the opportunity to seriously reflect, in the light of the Gospel, on our life’s course, choices, words, actions and inaction and to discern how we are responding to the activity of God’s grace in our lives. It reconciles us to God and the faith community by joining us to the Trinity in an intimate friendship (Catechism, #1468).

Weekly Sacrament of Reconciliation every Saturday morning following the 8:00 a.m. Mass

Communal Reconciliation Service during the Season of Advent and Lent: Monday at 7:00 p.m. the week of Christmas and Easter

Second Grade Sacraments

Children in 2nd grade receive sacramental preparation for their First Reconciliation through Parish Religious Education Classes or St. Paul School. Parents partner with the parish and school at preparation gatherings/practices before the celebrations of the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.



FIRST RECONCILIATION:  March16, 2024 - 10:30 AM

FIRST EUCHARIST:  May 4, 2024 - 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM  -  OR  -  May 5, 2024 - 11:30 AM Parish Mass



FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT:  Sunday, March 10, 2024 2:00-5:00 PM

FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT:  Saturday, April 27, 2024 1:00 - 3:30 PM



First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Retreat Fee (combined):  $65


Click Here to register for First Reconciliation and First Communion for the 2023-2024 Schoolyear


For more information contact the Director of Faith Formation For Children, Dustine May at or 330-499-2201 ext. 107.