First Reconciliation (Penance)

Faith Formation-Prepare for Sacraments! 2020-2021

Preparation for the sacraments of Confirmation, First Reconciliation, First Communion will be beginning soon. These preparation sessions will be a combination of Family Catechesis, in-person and online classes. In order to plan for materials and reserve the space for Social Distance protocols, Pre-registration is REQUIRED! To receive more information and a schedule of sessions please email Dawn Smith at  or call 386 252-5422 ex.340

Formación parroquial en la fe: ¡prepárese para los sacramentos!

La preparación para los sacramentos de la Confirmación, Primera Reconciliación, Primera Comunión y Formación de Fe Parroquial comenzará pronto. Estas sesiones de preparación serán una combinación de catequesis familiar, clases presenciales y en línea. Para planificar materiales y reservar el espacio para protocolos de Distancia Social,

¡SE REQUIERE Preinscripción! Para recibir más información y un calendario de sesiones, envíe un correo electrónico a Dawn Smith a  o llame al 386 252-5422 ex.340

As we become more aware of God’s abundant love for us, we realize that we have not loved God back nearly as much as He has loved us. The awareness of our sinfulness leads us to return back to hear of God’s merciful love.

In the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance or Confession) we find God’s unconditional love and forgiveness; as a result we are called to love and forgive others.

Children are to be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to receiving First Communion. Both sacraments are generally received in grade two or above.


  •  Children must be attending the Parish Faith Formation Program
    or the Basilica School of St. Paul.
  • The readiness required for the Sacrament of Penance consists in the capacity to
    discern between right and wrong, together with an understanding, appropriate to
    the child’s age, of what sin is. Understanding sin and the difference between
    serious and less serious sin are crucial concepts for the reception of the sacrament.
  • Attendance at Meetings

    At least one parent or adult guardian is required to attend the sessions with their child. Each child is required to complete the Sacramental Preparation materials with their  parents.

  • Attend Mass regularly.

Call the Faith Formation Office at 252-5422 ex. 340 for more information.