The Sacrament of Reconciliation


     We are incorporated into Christ's Body, the Church, through the Sacraments of Initiation. When we have been weakened by sin, we can be healed through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

    Jesus continues His work of forgiving and reconciling through this sacrament.


   Catechesis for children's first reception of this sacrament takes place prior to the reception of First Eucharist and must always respect their natural dispositions, ability, age, and circumstances of life. This study needs to make clear the relationship of the sacrament to the children's life, to help them recognize right from wrong and loving from unloving acts, to repent for wrongdoing and to turn for forgiveness to Jesus and the Church.

    If the children are encouraged to see how faith is expressed by being forgiven and forgiving, they should be led to approach the sacrament freely and regularly. A parent session is provided so that they will be able to take an active role in preparing their child for this sacrament.

Please use one of the links below to find out more about these Sacraments

Baptism Confirmation Eucharist Reconciliation Anointing Marriage Holy Orders
Last Revised: October 28, 2014