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: Saturday 2:30 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

We offer preparation both in the Fall and in the Winter
Each preparation begins with a parent meeting,
followed by lessons at home, 2 mini-retreats for candidate
(and at least one parent).
Please choose the preparation during which you and your candidate can participate with ALL the gatherings.

Fall 2024 Dates:
Parent Meeting
Sunday, September 15 at Noon in Parish Center OR
Tuesday, September 17 at 6:20 pm in the Church
Mini-Retreats for Candidate and at least One Parent
Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 pm in the Parish Center AND
Sunday, October 27 at Noon in the Church
CELEBRATION
Monday, October 28 at 6:30 pm in the Church
Registration for Fall Preparation will be accessible here August 9, 2024 

Winter 2025 Dates:
Parent Meeting
Sunday, January 26 at Noon in Parish Center OR
Tuesday, January 28 at 6:20 pm in the Church
Mini-Retreats for Candidate and at least One Parent
Sunday, February 9 at 12:30 pm in the Parish Center AND
Sunday, March 9 at Noon in the Church
CELEBRATION
Monday, March 10 at 6:30 pm in the Church
Registration for Winter Preparation will be accessible here December 26, 2024.

For more information, please contact Dcn. Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x1120