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: March18, 2023 - 10:30 AM
FIRST EUCHARIST: April 29, 2023 - 10:30 AM - OR - 2:00 PM - OR - April 30, 2023 - Noon Mass
MANDATORY SACRAMENT PREPARATION RETREAT DATES
FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT: Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM
FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
SACRAMENT PREPARATION/RETREAT FEES
First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Retreat Fee (combined): $55
Registration for First Reconciliation and First Communion for 2022-23 Schoolyear will be posted here at a later date.
For more information contact the Director of Faith Formation For Children, Dustine May at [email protected] or 330-499-2201 ext. 109.