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The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance and Confession, among other names.


Although often called Reconciliation in common usage, the term “penance” best describes the essential interior disposition required for this sacrament.

Many Catholics treasure the sacrament of Reconciliation.

The peace of mind and soul which this sacrament imparts to us is one for which there is no substitute. It is a peace that flows from a certainty, rather than from an unsure hope, that our sins have been forgiven and that we are right with God.

Although many converts to the Catholic Church initially fear it, they quickly come to love the sacrament of Reconciliation once they get over their nameless fears—fears which come from a misconception of what the sacrament really is.


1. Your child attends Mass with you regularly.


2. A child/children in 2nd Grade or older student may be included.


3. The child/children must have attended CCD the prior year and the year of the Sacrament.


4.  If you (the parent) were not Baptized at St. Mary will need a new original Baptismal Certificate from your home parish of Baptism.

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