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.

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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


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.

Celebration for Fall Preparation:
Monday, October 23, 2023 @ 6:30 pm in the Church

Registration for Winter Preparation will be accessible here December 28, 2023.
DATES FOR Winter Preparation:

Parent Meeting:
Sunday, January 28, 2024 @ 11:45 am, in the Parish Center OR
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 @ 6:20 pm, in the Church.
Sunday, February 11, 2024 @ 12:30 pm in the Church AND
Sunday, March 10, 2024 @ 12:30 pm in the Church.
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 6:30 pm in the Church

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