The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at Holy Spirit Church on; Saturdays from 3-4 PM, Wednesdays and Fridays after the 7 am Mass (approximately 7:30 am), Thursdays after the 5:15 Mass (approximate time 5:45 PM-6:15 PM). Also, any other time by appointment.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the sacramental celebration in which, through God's mercy and forgiveness, the sinner is reconciled with God and also with the Church, Christ's Body, which is wounded by sin. Individual confession with a priest is the principal means of absolution and reconciliation of sins within the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation frees us from sinful patterns of behavior and calls us to complete conversion to Christ.
Sacraments, especially first sacraments, are times of joy and celebration for the entire faith community. They are graced moments in which the parish family participates and remembers its own Christian journey.
Children are prepared to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion in the second grade. First Reconciliation is received in late November/early December. First Communion is received after Easter in the Spring.
It is required that a child be enrolled in a 1st grade Religious Education Program to be ready for 1st Sacraments Preparation in the 2nd grade. If a child is entering 2nd grade with no previous Religious Education, the child is required to have special "catch-up" classes to help them to be ready for 1st Sacraments Preparation. Please call the Religious Education Office at 371-1478 to receive more information and to arrange for these classes.
Baptismal certificates are requested and must be kept on file for sacramental verification. Attendance at special meetings and retreats is expected for parents and students. Notification of meetings is sent prior to these meetings.
***If a child enters our program in grades 3-8 who has not received First Communion or Reconciliation, please notify our office (371-1478) and we will arrange for preparation and reception of these sacraments.