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 no prior religious education will be a two-year process. During both years, the child(ren) will attend regular RE/DASH classes with their age-mates. During the second year, they will attend separate sacrament preparation classes as well. Parents of these child(ren) may be asked to attend one or more parent sessions.

Important First Reconciliation Dates 

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting:
Parents of 2nd grade children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation in December of 2024 must attend a meeting on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00pm. At least one parent must attend this important meeting.

Reconciliation Room “Tour”:
Students will have a chance to tour a Reconciliation Room in the Church during their regular class time the week of November 18-20, 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 7, 2024 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.