First Reconciliation for Children


At St Julie’s, we ask that your child experience two years of religious education through our parish Faith Formation Program prior to celebrating their First Reconciliation. Then there is an additional preparation class specific to this sacrament which occurs during your child’s second year of religious education. This is a family preparation class which culminates with the celebration of your child’s First Reconciliation during a special Children’s Reconciliation Prayer Service, offered once in the winter and once in the spring. 

Preparation for First Reconciliation is required as part of preparation for First Eucharist.  See additional information on RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) and Children’s Faith Formation.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my child celebrate reconciliation at anytime and anywhere prior to First Eucharist?

A. No, we would like your child to be part of our special preparatory class and Children’s Reconciliation Service, which celebrates the sacrament as a community.


Q. Can my child receive First Eucharist without participating in the First Reconciliation service?

A. No, children need to experience the sacrament of penance as part of their ongoing faith journey and conversion.


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