“…I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God
over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, commonly called Penance or Confession, is one of the seven Sacraments recognized by the Catholic Church. Catholics believe that all of the Sacraments were instituted by Jesus christ himself. In the case of Reconciliation, that institutution occurred on Easter Sunday, when Christ first appeared to the apostles after his Resurrection. Breathing on them he said: "Receive the Holy Spirit. for those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven, for those whose sins you retain, they are retained." John 20:22-23
Catechists, assistants, and priests guide parents and students through the preparation for the sacraments. The usual age for the sacraments is grade 2; 3rd, and 4th graders may register if they have not yet received the sacraments. Please contact Beth shank, Director of Faith Formation if you have questions to whether this is the correct program for your children. If your children were not baptized here at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, a copy of their Baptismal Certificate is required. All sessions are held in DeSmet Hall 6:00 - 7:30pm except where noted. A detailed calendar is provided in the Reconciliation/First Eucharist Handbook provided at the orientation on Wednesday, October 5th in DeSmet Hall.
If you have a child who is ready to prepare for First Reconciliation, please contact Mrs. Beth Shank at 388-2995, ext 109.