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First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation

"On the evening of that day, the first day of the week," Jesus showed himself to his apostles.  "He breathed on them, and said to them:  'Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.'"
(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1485; Jn 20:19, 22-23)


Children prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the second (2nd) grade year.  Children who attend Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools (BHCS) receive catechesis in the classroom.  Children who do not attend Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools should enroll in the Religious Education Program for catechesis.  All children, whether attending BHCS or Religious Education, receive the sacrament in the Church, and therefore formal communication regarding the celebration of the sacrament comes from the parish.

The following dates apply to all children who attend BHCS or the Religious Education Program at Sacred Heart Church (REP) and whose families are registered parish members of Sacred Heart Church.


Parent Information Meeting:  January 10, 2018, 6:45 p.m., Sacred Heart Church (gymnasium)

First Reconciliation Retreat:  January 20, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Sacred Heart Church

First Reconciliation:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church

For more information, please contact Michelle Rethman, Director of Faith Formation, at the Parish Office (233-1652).