The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an important part of our lives as Catholics living together as a community. It is the sacrament of forgiveness and peace. Through reconciliation we are filled with the strength and grace to become the people we are called to be, the People of God.
Preparing children for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an important element in their spiritual formation. As parents, you have the awesome responsibility of helping your child form a good conscience, distinguish between right and wrong, good and evil. It is through your efforts that your child establishes a system of values and a code of morality. It is through your lives that they come to understand forgiveness. It is by witnessing your faith in Christ that your child comes to know Jesus.
We are happy to assist you in preparing your child for reconciliation, but their appreciation for this sacrament comes primarily from you. You, as parents, are the ones from whom your child learns most of their religious attitudes and values.
First Reconciliation guidelines
Green Bay diocesan guidelines suggest second grade as the year students receive first reconciliation. If you have an older child who has not received First Reconciliation you are welcome to prepare them at the same time. Please notify the Faith Development office before October 1st if you intend to prepare more than your 2nd grade student.
FIRST RECONCILIATION Meeting
All families with a student in second grade are invited to attend a parent/child first reconciliation meeting.
You will receive information about the reconciliation process and suggestions for family involvement in the preparation process. We will also share prayer and try to renew and deepen our own appreciation of this wonderful sacrament.
FIRST RECONCILIATION Fee
There is a $15 fee per student for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This fee will be included on the billing for Faith Development families. (St. John School families have already paid this fee.)