General confession times: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
First Reconciliation at St. Pius X
To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration at St. Pius X 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.
REGISTRATION FOR WINTER PREPARATION WILL BEGIN DECEMBER 18, 2017
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
There will be preparation for First Reconciliation in the Fall of 2017
and in the Winter of 2018 as well.
- First Reconciliation was celebrated
Monday, October 30, 2017.
- Registration open December 18, 2017 – January 23, 2018
- Parent meetings planned for
Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the Church
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