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 being received in grade two.
- Children must be attending the Religious Education Program.
- 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.
- Attend Mass regularly.
Contact the parish office for more information.