“Sin is before all else an offense against God, a rupture of communion with him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason conversion entails both God's forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.” (CCC 1440)
The Sacrament of First Penance occurs during a child’s second grade year (and up) and precedes preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Preparation and participation in First Penance (fall) is combined with preparation and celebration of First Eucharist (spring) as a complementary year-long process.
If your child is participating in our Sacramental Prep program for First Penance, you can sign up for your time slot here.