The Sacrament of Reconciliation or ‘confession’ is Jesus’ recognition that we are humans.
When we are baptized, our original sin is washed away and we receive the Grace of Christian Initiation. But Jesus knew that many would forget their Baptismal promises and may fall into sin.
Since His mercy is infinite, it is natural that He would provide a way to receive His Grace through the heartfelt and mindful confession of the sins, and a genuine want for forgiveness through penance.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm during Adoration
Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Confession can be booked by appointment by contacting the parish office.
Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation
In the Archdiocese of Edmonton, children may prepare for First Reconciliation at age seven.
Note: Children prepare for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at the same time. First Reconciliation is given prior to First Eucharist being received.
Sacramental Preparation Lessons (Registration is now closed for 2023-2024)
Sacramental Preparation Lessons:
The child and a parent must both attend all four lessons. Each lesson is offered twice. Choose one lesson to attend. It is recommended families plan to attend the first session. If circumstances prevent families from attending the first lesson, there is another chance to attend the second session. Attendance is not optional. Families who miss a lesson will be referred to the Pastor to address the absence.
Lesson #3: Wednesday, January 10th (6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.) or Saturday, January 13th (10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.)
Lesson #4: Saturday, February 3rd (10:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.) or Wednesday, February 7th (6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.)
Note: All lessons are in the parish hall.
First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Thursday, April 11th (6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.).
Note: First Reconciliation is celebrated at the parish not at school when Reconciliations are offered.
First Eucharist will be celebrated at regularly scheduled weekend Masses.
Saturday, April 13th at 5:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m. Mass
Sunday, June 2nd* at 11:00 a.m. Mass (Feast of Corpus Christi with Eucharistic Procession after Mass)
Sunday, June 2nd* at 5:00 p.m. Mass (Feast of Corpus Christi)
*Families requesting June 2nd (Feast of Corpus Christi) will need to sign up for either Mass at the January session.
Families who do not request June 2nd will be assigned April 13th or April 14th based on school groupings.
Practice making the sign of the Cross.
- Practice your prayers: The Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be.
- Practice (in private) the steps for the Sacrament of Reconciliation including the Act of Contrition.
- Complete pages 38 – 56 in the Reconciliation workbook.
Children can also review the steps for the Examination of Conscience on the back of the paper with the five steps for Reconciliation. However, as mentioned in the lesson, there are many ways a person can do an Examination of Conscience.
Link for Two Sons and a Father video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfDfMZ6MTJs