Preparation for First Reconciliation (Penance, Confession)

Children should be at least in 2nd grade religious education. In addition to these Immediate Preparation Meetings, children should also be enrolled in some form of regular Religious Education (e.g., the Sunday Morning Program, the Family Program or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd either here at St. John’s or at another parish, or attend a Catholic school) both the year they receive the sacrament and the year before.

There are two (2) PREPARATION MEETINGS for parent and child to be held on Sunday mornings at Wilde Lake High School at the same time as your child’s usual class.  For students in English-speaking classes the dates are Oct 1 and Nov 5.  For students in Spanish-speaking classes the dates are Oct 8 and Nov 12.

The children will receive their First Reconciliation on either Friday, December 1, 7pm at WLIFC or on Saturday, December 2, 10am at WLIFC.

Young people in 7th grade and older should contact D. Scott Miller at regarding preparation for the sacrament.



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