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 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 in the Winter of 2020 as well.

The next preparation for First Reconciliation is planned for the Fall of 2020.
Please come back to this page or look in the bulletin in August 2020 for more details.

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

PREPARATION 2019-2020

Fall Celebration was Monday, October 28, 2019

Winter Celebration was Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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