Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays 9:00-10:30am.

Sacramental Preparation begins in the 2nd grade, at the earliest, at Immaculate Conception.  As parents are the first and primary educators of their children, our program here is strongly centered on learning in the home, with materials to be completed at home with the parent(s) and child working together during the preparation period.

2nd grade RE teachers do build their lessons around preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  It is a primary focus of the 2nd grade year; however, parents are required to commit to helping their children learn at home and to be fully prepared to receive the sacraments.

For children in 3rd grade, the same requirements pertain to preparation. For children  in 4th & 5th grades, preparation will be done during RE/Confirmation Preparation classes.  For children 6th - 12th grades, please contact Kathleen Donohoe, DRE. Adults should contact Deacon Jim Wolfe to register for RCIA.

The requirements for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are:

  1. to be baptized in a recognized Christian faith;
  2. to be at least in 2nd grade;
  3. to have completed one year of Religious Education or its equivalent;
  4. to be currently enrolled in our Religious Education program;
  5. to be members of Immaculate Conception Church.

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact Kathleen Donohoe, DRE.

No child will be registered for Sacramental Preparation without submitting a copy of his/her Baptismal certificate with the registration forms.  Baptismal certificates may be scanned and sent with registration, or brought into the parish office.  If your child was baptized at a different church and you do not have a certificate, please contact the church where he/she was baptized and request that a copy be sent to Kathleen Donohoe at Immaculate Conception Church, 715 Cabrini Dr., Lafayette, CO  80026, or faxed to the parish office, attn:  Kathleen Donohoe at (303) 604-9077.

Contact Kathleen Donohoe
(303) 665-5103 ext 103
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THE CHURCH TEACHES

The Church has the power to forgive all sins. This forgiveness of sins is a true sacrament instituted by Christ, different from baptism, particularly on account of its judicial form. Sins are forgiven only by the sacrament of penance. Sins are forgiven by absolution which can only be given by an authorized priest. It is a real judicial pardon. The Church has the power to reserve certain cases.

On the part of the sinner contrition, confession and satisfaction are required. Contrition is aversion to the sins committed. Perfect contrition remits sin even before confession if it is joined with the intention to confess. Imperfect contrition (attrition) is sufficient if there is confession, and is a good and salutary thing.

Confession must cover all mortal sins committed since baptism and not previously confessed. Venial sins, and sins already confessed can validly be confessed. And satisfaction. The effect of the sacrament is reconciliation with God, that is, the remission of sins and the eternal punishment but not all the temporal punishment.