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.

Preparation for First Reconciliation

“Under the direction of legitimate ecclesial authority, solicitude for catechesis belongs to all members of the Church according to each one’s role. Parents above others are obliged to form their children by word and example in faith and in the practice of Christian life; sponsors and those who take the place of parents are bound by an equal obligation.” (CIC, c. 774 §1 and §2)

Children's Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are based at Sacred Heart. Children in First Reconciliation meet with their usual Faith Formation class every Wednesday beginning September 19, 2018; preparation for First Reconciliation begins in Fall 2018 and preparation for First Holy Communion begins after the New Year in 2019. To receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, the child must have completed Faith Formation classes the previous school year, and must be attending Mass regularly. We are pleased to again 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 (age 7 or above), 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.