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First Reconciliation

Children enrolled and regularly attending catechesis through Christian Formation department or Saint John Vianney School receive First Reconciliation in the fall of second grade. Parents, with assistance from catechists prepare children for this sacrament.

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

There are several steps to receiving this sacrament:

  1. Register and regularly attend catechesis through Christian Formation department or Saint John Vianney School.
  2. Attend the parent meeting for First Reconciliation, generally held in October.
  3. Parent and First Reconciliate complete activities in the handbook.
  4. Parent and First Reconciliate attend Activity Day, generally held in November.
  5. Register for one of two First Reconciliation Services.


First Reconciliation is received in early December.