Reconciliation is the sacrament that celebrates the forgiving love of God. In the sacrament of Reconciliation we acknowledge and confess our sins and are reconciled to both God and one another. Preparation for First Reconciliation typically takes place during the fall for children in the second grade and older.
The preparation process includes both activities at church and a program of home study. As the bishops of the Second Vatican Council proclaimed, parents are "the first to pass on the faith to their children and to educate them in it," and they should receive "training, at once many sided and complete" if they are to be "fully effective." To support this, we provide a series of parent education sessions as well as large group parent and child learning experiences.
Questions? Contact Brian Hefer: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-227-7669 x 311.
To ensure your child is fully prepared to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, all children and their families must be registered members of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community or have permission from their pastor.