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"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion."

- CCC 1422

A child generally receives their First Reconciliation during second grade (at the age of 7, or thereabouts.) Children should be enrolled in Faith Formation for one year prior to beginning preparation for their First Reconciliation.


"According to the Church's command, "after having attained the age of discretion, each of the faithful is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year." Anyone who is aware of having committed a mortal sin must not receive Holy Communion, even if he experiences deep contrition, without having first received sacramental absolution, unless he has a grave reason for receiving Communion and there is no possibility of going to confession. Children must go to the sacrament of Penance before receiving Holy Communion for the first time." CCC 1457


Our schedule of regular Confession times can be found here.

You may also call the Parish Office at 585-589-4243 if you would like to set-up a time for one of our priests to hear your Confession.

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