Reconciliation is the Sacrament that celebrates the forgiving Love of God. It is called the Sacrament of Reconciliation because through it we acknowledge and confess our sins and are reconciled to both God and one another.
At the Church of St. Joseph, children prepare for the reception of this sacrament in the second grade. A letter is sent to parents of second graders in the fall with information about preparing for this Sacrament. All Sacramental Preparation Programs require parent participation. Some meetings will be for parents alone and others will be for parents and their children together. Registration and attendance in Faith Formation K-7 is required for everyone in the First Reconciliation Sacramental Preparation Program.
The new Archdiocesan guidelines for the Sacrament of Reconciliation states that, “instruction for this Sacrament must precede First Eucharist and be kept separate from it.” The purpose is to teach children the specific identity of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to help them feel comfortable with it before receiving First Eucharist.
Please contact the Parish Office: 651-388-1133 with questions or for more information.