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 28, 7-8pm | Parent Meeting, Pavilion
Monday, October 26, 7-8pm | Parent & Child Gathering, Church
Monday, November 16, 6:30-8pm | Reconciliation Retreat, Center
Monday, December 14, 7:00pm | First Reconciliation at Parish Reconciliation Service, Church
Book Payment due September 21, 2020
Child Book & Parent Guide $40
Two Children Books & Parent Guide $65
Child Book Only* $25
(*if you have saved the parent guide that you used with a previous child)
Only one parent/family guide is needed per family. Each child will need a preparation book. If you have a copy of the parent guide 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 (payable to St. John the Evangelist, with Reconciliation in the memo line) to the Parish Office.
PSR 2019-20 Handbook