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

General confession times: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.

How To Go To Confession Guide

First Reconciliation at St. Pius Tenth

There was preparation for First Reconciliation in the Fall of 2019 and there will be in the Winter of 2020 as well.

For Winter Preparation Registration is open December 16, 2019 – January 29, 2020.
Use this link to register for First Reconciliation Preparation.

To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration at St. Pius Tenth the child needs to have foundational catechesis; which means that the he/she has participated in 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


Fall Celebration was Monday, October 28, 2019

Registration December 16, 2019 – January 29, 2020.
Use this link to register for First Reconciliation Preparation.

Meeting Dates for Parents and Candidates

Parent Meeting

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Parish Center, OR
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Gym.

Mini-Retreats for Parents and Children

  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Parish Center, AND
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Church.

Winter Celebration

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:30 pm in the Church.

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