Reconciliation

In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we find God’s unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.

General confession times: Sunday at 12:30 p.m. or by appointment.

How To Go To Confession Guide

First Reconciliation at St. Pius X Church

We offer preparation for First Reconciliation twice per school year,
one starting in September and one starting in January.
To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration there needs to be a foundational understanding of our Catholic faith; St. Pius X Church invite each person to  participate with at least one year of Faith Formation or Catholic School the year immediately prior to the year she/he prepares for a sacramental celebration.

The preparation to celebrate First Reconciliation is done separately from the regular catechetical programs that the child is enrolled in, either in one of our Faith Formation Programs or as a student at St. Pius X Catholic School.

Criteria of Readiness to Prepare for and Celebrate First Reconciliation:

  • Baptized in the Roman-Catholic Church
  • Celebrate Mass on  a weekly basis
  • Foundational Catechesis
  • At least 7 years old, which is the age of reason per Canon Law
  • An awareness of his/her relationship of love with God and neighbor
  • Awareness that relationships can be harmed through sin
  • Ability to assume personal responsibility for sin
  • Experience of personal sorrow for actions and ability to  express that sorrow
  • Understanding that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a special sign of God’s forgiveness
  • Free desire to receive this sacrament
  • An ability to talk to priest in an age appropriate way about what he/she did wrong

PREPARATION 2020-2021

Fall Celebration was October 29, 2020.

Winter Preparation
Registration was open until January 26, 2021
The Preparation began with a parent meeting,
and includes lessons taught at home and two Mini-Retreats at Church.
Celebration is currently scheduled for March 11 and March 12 at 6:30 pm.

 For more information, please contact Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112