Sacrament of Reconciliation
Christ instituted the sacrament of Reconciliation so that we could renew and restore baptismal graces and the life of God within us. The sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as the sacrament of Conversion, Confession, Forgiveness or Penance. The four main elements of the sacrament of Reconciliation are: Contrition, Confession, Absolution and Penance.
Contrition: Being sorry for sins, having a firm intention to make amends and avoid these sins in the future
Confession: The verbalizing of those same sins out loud to the priest
Absolution: God's forgiveness given to the penitent to remove sin from the soul
Penance: Prayers or acts of service given to the penitent to help make reparation for their sins
TIMES FOR RECONCILIATION FOR ALL:
Every Saturday 3:30 - 4:30pm
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:00pm (Sept thru May)
Appointments available upon request. Please call 815-485-8049 to make an appointment to speak with one of our Priests.
ST. JUDE SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FOR 1ST RECONCILIATION
The majority of the sacramental preparation is completed outside of the classroom, during the Reconciliation Sacramental Preparation session. Parents and/or family members are expected to attend the Sacramental Preparation Session with the child who is preparing for the sacrament.
FIRST RECONCILIATION PREPARATION SESSION:
Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm OR
Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
RECEPTION OF FIRST RECONCILIATION:
Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 - 7:30 pm OR
Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 - 7:30 pm