Our Lord instituted the Sacrament on the day of His Resurrection when He entered the Upper Room and gave the Apostles the power to remit sin by saying: "Receive ye the Holy Ghost; whose sins you shall forgive they are forgiven; and whose sins you shall retain they are retained."
Want to learn more please watch this 3 Minutes: Penance and Reconcilation Video where Msgr. Rick Hilgartner, with the office of Divine Worship, explains what the sacrament of confession offers to people.
2014-15 SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS
Children in their second consecutive year of Faith Formation class who have completed a request for sacraments in order to receive First Holy Eucharist in May 2015, must complete all requirements for First Reconciliation prior to preparing for the sacrament of Holy Eucharist.
1) Parent Class: Mandatory for one parent to attend one of the following parent classes on how to prepare your child to receive First Reconciliation.