First Reconciliation

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Our next 1st Reconciliation preparation sessions begin Sept. 2012

Reconciliation (Confession, Penance) is one of the most beautiful Sacraments in our Catholic Faith.  People receive God's love and forgiveness, and are brought back into union with the Church, the Body of Christ. 

A child's First Reconciliation  should be joyful, peaceful, reassuring.  Some children who completed Reconciliation  said, "Can we do it again next week?"  Our goal is that they are well prepared, experience God's love in the Sacrament, and come back anytime they need it. 

Parent Meeting: Parents are the primary teachers of the Sacrament.  We develop activities and choose materials that help the parent fulfill his/her role.  The parents determine readiness for the Sacraments.  We assist you in seeing the signs of age appropriate understanding of Reconciliation. 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:30 PM in St. Joseph, Holly Hall or
Thursday,
September 27, 2012, 8:45 AM in St. Mary Community room. 
(Parents from either parish may attend either meeting.) 

Enrollment: Children are enrolled in the preparation program.  Parents and children begin the formal preparation at this event.  Children / Parents who are not ready for the Sacrament may suspend the child's preparation at any time. 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:30 PM at St. Joseph Church or 
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:30 PM at St. Mary Church

Parents and Children work on lessons at home, Mid - October through November

Retreat: Children attend a 3 hour retreat - fun learning activities, snacks, and practice. 
November
17 - There will be two retreats that Saturday,
one in the morning, 9AM to Noon
one in the afternoon, 1PM to 4PM. 
At St. Joseph, Holly Hall. 

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We missed the retreat

First Reconciliation: 
Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 PM at St. Joseph, or
Thursday, November 29, 6:30 PM at St. Mary
Members of either parish may attend either Celebration.  Parents may also make other arrangements with the priest of their choice. 

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