First Penance

“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)


Direct Preparation

Preparation for the Sacrament of First Penance takes place during a child’s second grade year and up. Preparation for First Penance is combined with preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist as a complementary year-long process. Students must actively participate in Faith Formation or Catholic School one year prior to beginning Sacramental Prep. To learn more, register, and view calendar of dates, go here.