Reconciliation

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First Reconciliation at St. Pius X

SACRAMENTAL READINESS
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 FALL PREPARATION WILL BEGIN AUGUST 21, 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

PREPARATION 2017-2018

There will be preparation for First Reconciliation in the Fall of 2017
and in the Spring of 2018 as well.

Fall Preparation

  • Registration open August 21 – September 26, 2017
    Link to First Reconciliation Preparation Registration Fall 2017
  • Parent meetings planned for
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Gym
    OR
    Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm in the Church
  • Mini-Retreats for Parents and Candidates planned for
    Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm AND
    Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm.
    Both Mini-Retreats are in the Church.
  • Celebration of First Reconciliation planned for
    Monday, October 30, 2017 6:30 pm
    in the Church.

Spring Preparation

  • Registration open December 18 – January 23, 2018
  • Parent meetings planned for
    Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the Church
    OR

    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