Sacrament of Reconciliation

Preparation for the celebration of First Reconciliation with children who are baptized is coordinated by the parish. The parish catechetical leader (director of faith formation / religious education) coordinates the process of preparation and the celebration under the supervision of the pastor.  Typically First Reconciliation takes place in second grade, with First Eucharist in third grade.  Families enrolled in a Catholic school must register for this program through their home parish.  The preparation process is separate and distinct from the second grade faith formation curriculum and is typically short-term.

Read the entire Diocesan Policy HERE.  Please contact us if you have any questions or call 716-847-5501.

Resources about this sacrament can be found on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):  

Let the Children Come: The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Children - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Reconciled to Right Relationship; Called to Heal and Restore - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops