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 2022-2023

We will offer preparation both in the Fall and in the Winter

Registration for preparation in the fall of 2022 will begin August 15, 2022.
There will be a link here that day for the online registration, which will be open until September 20, 2022.
Parent Meeting: September 18, 11:45 am OR September 20, 6:25 pm.
Mini-Retreats for candidates and AT LEAST ONE PARENT: October 2 AND October 23, 12:30 – 1:3o pm.
Celebration: October  27, 6:30 pm.

Registration for preparation in the Winter will begin January 3, 2023.
There will be a link here that day for the online registration, which will be open until January 31, 2023.
Parent Meeting: January 29, 2023 at 11:45 am OR January 31, 2023 at 6:25 pm.
Mini-Retreats for candidates and AT LEAST ONE PARENT: February 12 AND March 5, 2023 12:30 – 1:3o pm.
Celebration: March 9, 2023 6:30 pm.

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