The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. There is also a Reconciliation Service celebrated during the seasons of Lent and Advent.


First Reconciliation 


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.

All children who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion in the spring, regardless of their age, must first receive the sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) in the winter of that school year or the previous spring.

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).

If you have an older child who needs to receive First Reconciliation, please contact the Religious Education Office for details about our Sacrament Prep program.

Important First Reconciliation Dates


First Reconciliation Parent Meeting

A required meeting for the parents of 2nd grade children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation is held in the Fall. At least one parent must attend ONE of the two meeting dates.

Reconciliation Room “Tour”

Students will have a chance to tour a Reconciliation Room in the Church during their regular class time.  Parents are welcome but not required to attend.

First Reconciliation Celebrations

Families will be notified of the date and time for their child’s First Reconciliation celebration when they attend the Parent Meeting in September.

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