The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness, and, as a result, we are called to forgive others.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated in the parish in a community setting during Advent and Lent and privately any Saturday afternoon at 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. or by arrangement with the pastor. You can reach Father Joe by phone or by email.
First Reconciliation will begin on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1 p.m., with a First Reconciliation Meeting for Parents & Candidates. Father Joe will give an overview of the sacrament and then we will discuss the preparation schedule and hand out the study materials. This program is primarily an
“at-home” program, with only a few group events. Our celebration will be Saturday, December 10, at 9 a.m.
Children in grades 2 or older have the opportunity to prepare for this sacrament. This involves the parents using a book with their child. They are also expected to come for a parent meeting in the Fall, a Sunday enrollment ceremony, an evening of learning centers, a retreat night, a personal interview, culminating in the celebration of the Sacrament during Advent.
If you would like to register your child to prepare for this sacrament, you can print & return a paper form available HERE, or you can register online HERE. (If your child is enrolled at the Parish School, use the discount code “School” to get 50% off the requested full year tuition.)
**Please contact Diane Wengelski for more information on First Reconciliation by calling (715) 425-1879 ext 105 or by email.
**Please contact Diane for more information on First Reconciliation.