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 either here at St. John’s or at another parish, or attend a Catholic school).  After 2 years preparation students will receive the Reconciliation sacrament.

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. 20th and Nov 17th.

The children in English and Spanish communities will receive their First Reconciliation sacrament on  January 3rd, 6:00pm at WLIFC.  If you have questions please contact Consuelo Petro 410-964-1425 x 325,




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