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Reconciliation

  • Regular church attendance, CLOW and family Faith Formation
  • Individual family conferences
  • One group session with parents

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) will be introduced during the second year of preparation.  It is appropriate to celebrate Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist.  A home preparation program is also provided to parents.  Catechists will meet with both parents and children to help determine readiness for the sacrament. First Eucharist is most often celebrated during the Easter season but can be at any time during the church year outside of Lent.  Families are given the choice of scheduling First Eucharist at any weekend Mass.  Celebrations may be single of multiple up to four families. First Reconciliation is celebrated on Saturday afternoons at 4:00PM.  Single or multiple families up to four may schedule the celebration when preparation is complete. 

Contact Dick Berndt at rberndt@stjoanarc.org to inquire.