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 afternoon at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.   For students in English-speaking classes the dates are Oct. 21 and Nov 18.  For students in Spanish-speaking classes the dates are Oct 21 and Dec. 2nd.

The children will receive their First Reconciliation on  January 11, 6:30pm at WLIFC.  If you have questions please contact Consuelo Petro
410-964-1425 x 325,




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