Children in the second grade and up (depending on the child’s understanding of contrition) are invited to prepare for the celebration of Reconciliation.
Parents are involved in the entire process of preparation, which would ideally include the whole family. Parents are invited to an informational meeting in September, including distribution of books and materials to use at home with their child/children. New this year, we will hold a Parent and Child Gathering in October to reflect and dialogue on Reconciliation. A mini-retreat in November welcomes all preparing students and parents to 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
Monday, September 30, 7-8 pm, Parent Meeting in Favret Hall
Monday, October 28, 7-8 pm, Parent & Child Gathering in Chapel
Monday, November 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Reconciliation Retreat in Parish Center
Monday, December 16 in Advent, 7 p.m., First Reconciliation in Church
Book Payment due September 23, 2019
Parent/Family Guide $15
Child Fees $20
Only one parent/family guide is needed per family. Each child will need a preparation book. If you have a copy of the parent book that you used in the past three years, 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.