The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the two sacraments of healing through which we receive God’s forgiveness for the sins we have committed after Baptism. Students are instructed to understand:
- Contrition (truly sorry for sins and having the intention not to sin again)
- Confession (telling our sins to a priest)
- Absolution (receiving God’s forgiveness through the words and actions of the priest).
- Act of Penance (accepting and doing penance)
First Reconciliation (Confessions) is celebrated annually.
We have a wonderful experience for your child when making First Reconciliation to the priest. It comes from the Bible story about “The Prodigal Son.” After the confession, the parents put a robe on their child and a ring on his finger, welcoming the child as the Father did in the scripture. This symbolism helps to make this special time more memorable.