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

General confession times: Sunday at 12:30 p.m. or by appointment.

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First Reconciliation at St. Pius Tenth

The next preparation for First Reconciliation is planned for the Fall of 2020.
Link to registration towards the bottom of this page.

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 Preparation begin with a parent meeting
either Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church or
Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 12:45 pm in the Church
Use this Link for Registration August 17-September 28.
Celebration is currently scheduled for October 29 at 6:30 pm.

Winter Preparation begin with a parent meeting
either Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 1:30 pm in the Church or
Tuesday, January 26, 20201 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church
Registration will be December 21, 2020—January 26, 2021
Celebration is currently scheduled for March 1 at 6:30 pm.

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