The Sacrament of Reconciliation
The opportunity to receive and celebrate God’s forgiveness for the times we have failed to love God and others is one of the great gifts of our Catholic faith. Christ always welcomed sinners and continues to do the same for us today in the beautiful sacrament of reconciliation, also know as penance or confession.
No matter how long we have been away from the church or how great we believe our sin may be, we only need to turn God to experience his mercy and love.
Children in 2nd grade prepare to receive their First Reconciliation and Communion beginning every September. Through story, prayer, discussion and fun activities, students and parents learn about the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion and how receiving these sacraments regularly can bring them into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
In addition to attending our monthly Foundations of Faith sessions, 2nd grade children and parents attend a monthly Sunday session in preparation of these important Sacraments. If you have no received any information in the mail and your child is in 2nd grade this year, please contact Mary Sampey as soon as possible.
The sacrament of reconciliation is celebrated for our partner parish community Saturdays from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, prior to the 6:00 p.m. vigil Mass. The sacrament is also available on the first Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. alternately at St. Rita and St. John. It is also available anytime by appointment. Please contact one of the parish priests to make arrangements or the parish office with questions.
Parish penance services are also celebrated during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Please check the parish bulletin or the Website for a schedule of upcoming services.