The sacrament of Reconciliation can be described as a sacrament in which the healing presence of Jesus becomes manifested. Our relationship with our God is restored through the person of Jesus who reconciles us to God and to one another as sisters and brothers in Christ. Jesus continues to welcome us back to the Father when we have sinned, through this sacrament.
God calls all of the baptized to continuing conversion of heart and formation of conscience. This is also true of our children as they begin to recognize the reality of sin, the expression of sorrow and the gift of forgiveness in the day-to-day relationships within the family system. This formation within the home is supported by the Church, as the child continues to discover their connectedness to the Church family.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires that a student be in a structured Religious Education Program for one year before beginning sacrament preparation. First Reconciliation is celebrated normally in the Second Grade.
CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION.