First Reconciliation

According to the Church's command, "after having attained the age of discretion, each of the faithful is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year." Children must go to the sacrament of Penance before receiving Holy Communion for the first time.
- CCC 1457

 

The First Reception of the Sacrament of the Reconciliation

Archdiocese Requirements:

  • To enter into the program a child must be at least 7 years old and have attended regularly and completed the previous year in religious education classes. 
    -If done at another parish, a letter from the Director of Religious Education at that parish must be provided
  • Provide a baptism certificate from the church where they were baptized.
  • The family must be registered with the parish and attend Mass and Holy Days as a family, on a regular basis.