Saint Mary on the Hill

Parent Packet for Students Preparing for First Reconciliation in January 2021


"And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

-John 20:22-23


“Christ instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Reconciliation offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1446 and Luke 15).

Reconciliation is Saturday from 3:45 - 4:45 pm or by appointment. Reconciliation services are held one evening during Advent and one evening during Lent.

First Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is usually received in second grade. The child must be baptized, have completed first grade religious education and be attending second grade religious education classes. The family must be attending Sunday mass regularly. Celebration of this Sacrament is scheduled in January.

Request information for Reconciliation

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