Children in the second - fourth grade (depending on the child’s understanding of contrition) are invited to prepare for the celebration of First Reconciliation.
Parents are involved in the entire process. Parents are invited to an informational meeting in September and receive materials to use at home with their child/children. There is also a retreat where all the students and their families come together to practice and review the sacrament of Reconciliation.
The children and their families celebrate the sacrament with the parish community at the Advent Reconciliation Services.
First Reconciliation Dates
October 6, 7-8 p.m., Parent Meeting
November 17, 6:30-8 p.m., Reconciliation Retreat
December 15, 7 p.m., First Reconciliation
Book Payment due September 29, 2016
Parent Book $15
Child Book $15
If you will be preparing two children, then you only need to buy one parent book. If you have a copy of the parent book that you used with another child last year or the year before, then you only need to purchase a new child's book. If the cost of the materials presents a problem, please let us know and we can make other arrangements. Please drop off or send checks (made out to St. John the Evangelist) to the Parish Office.