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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

Link to Registration for First Reconciliation in Lent

 SACRAMENTAL READINESS
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 2017-2018

Link to Registration for First Reconciliation in Lent

There will be preparation for First Reconciliation in the Fall of 2017
and in the Winter of 2018 as well.

 

Fall Preparation

  • First Reconciliation was celebrated Monday, October 30, 2017.

 

Winter Preparation

Link to Registration for First Reconciliation in Lent

  • Registration open December 18, 2017 – January 23, 2018
  • Parent meetings planned for
    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the Church
    OR
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Gym.
  • Mini-Retreats for Parents and Candidates planned for
    Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm AND
    Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm.
    Both Mini-Retreats are in the Church
  • Celebration of First Reconciliation planned for Monday, March 5, 2018 6:30 pm in the Church.

 

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