Saturdays 3:30 to 4:30 PM at Sacred Heart

All baptized Catholics who have reached the age of reason (normally considered to be about seven years of age), and who have been properly catechized, should receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year, especially those in the state of mortal sin. Going once a month as a family is a great goal.

Preparation for First Reconciliation

Children's Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are based at Sacred Heart.  Preparation for First Reconciliation uses the same schedule as Family Faith Formation.  Beginning September 2017, families gather the third Wednesday of the month for catechesis then each week parents and children do the home lessons together.  To receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, the child must have completed Faith Formation classes the previous school year, and must be attending Mass regularly.  We are pleased to be using the "Blessed" Program from Dynamic Catholic for First Reconciliation preparation.  Program videos which tie in to the books can be found HERE.

If your child has not yet received these sacraments (including the Sacrament of Baptism) and he or she is beyond second grade, please call the Parish Office to arrange for preparation.

Adult Preparation:  Baptized but un-catechized adult Catholics who have never been prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation are to be prepared for this Sacrament prior to their reception of First Eucharist. The pastor must verify proper preparation prior to a child's or adult's reception of First Reconciliation. If you are an adult who would like more information about going to confession for the first time (or the first time in a long while), please contact Debbie Adams at debbie@sacredheartbg.org.