Demo Reconciliation Page

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) are held  Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM and Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 PM in Church.


The Statue of Reconciliation at the ruins of the Old Cathedral in Coventry, UK was designed by Josephina De Vasconcellos and depicts two former enemies forgiving one another.

First Reconciliation

All children who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion, regardless of their age, must first prepare to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).

First Reconciliation is traditionally received in November or December of 2nd grade.  Children preparing to receive this sacrament must have attended at least one year of prior religious education (typically 1st grade) to learn about the basics of the faith.

Any incoming 2nd grader who did not attend RE classes in 1st grade will be placed in a 1st grade class to learn the basics of the faith.  The following year they will be placed in a 2nd grade class to prepare for and receive Reconciliation (along with Communion).

The sacramental preparation plan for those children in grades 3-8 who have had little or no prior religious education will be determined on an individual basis. This may include attending regular RE classes with their age-mates, separate sacrament preparation classes, and/or lessons to be completed with parents at home.

Important First Reconciliation Dates 

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting: Week of October 2 – 4, 2023
Parents of 2nd grade children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation in December of 2023 must attend a meeting during their child’s regular RE class time the week of October 2-4, 2023. At least one parent must attend this important meeting.

Reconciliation Room “Tour”: Week of November 13 – 15, 2023
Students will have a chance to tour a Reconciliation Room in the Church during their regular class time, and review what will happen at their First Reconciliation Service.  Parents are welcome but not required to participate.

First Reconciliation Celebrations:
The First Reconciliation services are scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 9:30 and 11:00 AM.

Contact Cathy Gillooly in the Religious Education Office at 630-554-1425 or with questions or concerns regarding First Reconciliation.