The Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Sacrament of Penance, or Confession) is for spiritual healing. We believe Jesus gave us the Sacrament of Reconciliation because only God’s grace can heal a wounded soul.
Reconciliation helps Catholics atone for sins they’ve committed. Sinning not only breaks God’s laws — the Ten Commandments, for example — but wounds the sinner spiritually. Children in the 2nd grade celebrate ‘First Reconciliation’ in the fall and their ‘First Holy Communion’ in the spring. Children must be enrolled in a religious education program prior to the reception of a sacrament. This education must start in kindergarten. If this is not the case, some additional religious instruction might be necessary prior to the reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To register your child for a sacramental preparation class or weekly religious education, please call the office (410-250-0300).