Forgiveness is front of three crosses

When does it occur?

The practice in the Diocese of Green Bay is to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) prior to receiving First Communion. This means that most children will prepare in Grade 2. The preparation program begins in September with a meeting for parents. We use the textbook, Reconciliation: Pardon and Peace from RCL Benziger. A handbook is given out to help families prepare for the celebration. The children are prepared at St. Gabriel school and in CFC sessions. First Reconciliation is generally held in December.

Times for the individual celebration of this sacrament (Rite I) are listed in the bulletin. Or you may call the parish office for an appointment. The communal celebration of this sacrament (Rite II) will be held during Advent and Lent.