People generally receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time before they receive their First Eucharist. Adults who wish to become Catholic may receive the sacrament after a period of instruction in the faith. All members of the Church are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation frequently in order to be strengthened in faith.
This Sacrament of Healing restores the original grace of Baptism and places a person in the state of grace. The desire for this Sacrament begins with each person’s acceptance that they have sinned and done wrong in the sight of God. Sinful behaviors distance us from God and require healing.
School age children should be enrolled in the parish Faith Formation program to prepare for this Sacrament as they grow in the journey of faith. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday at St. John XXIII Parish from 3:00 PM until 3:45 PM. If you would like to receive the Sacrament at another time, please contact Fr. John at 823-1090.