The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays 9:00-10:30am.
Preparation for Reconciliation is open to children entering 3rd grade and older. Preparation is in conjunction with both Religious Education classes and preparation for Confirmation and First Eucharist. If your child has already received Confirmation and First Eucharist, and ONLY needs to receive Reconciliation, please contact Kathleen Donohoe in the parish office.
We have fully implemented Restored Order of the Sacraments. For families with children interested in preparing for Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist, this means:
- Families wishing to have their children receive sacraments at Immaculate Conception must be REGISTERED members of the parish.
- All children (2nd grade through 6th grade) wishing to receive sacraments must be enrolled in our Religious Education Program. Classes are every other week; classes are EITHER Wednesdays, 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm OR Sundays, 8:00 am – 9:45 am. Classes run September through April. See registration materials for further information.
· Confirmation and First Eucharist will be received AT THE SAME MASS. The Confirmation/First Eucharist Mass for children 2nd grade and older in 2019-20 school year will be in October, 2020. This is the next opportunity for your child to receive these sacraments in English.
· Reconciliation will be celebrated a few weeks prior to Confirmation/First Eucharist.
· To register your child for Sacramental Preparation, please complete a Sacramental Preparation Registration form and attach a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate. If your child was baptized at Immaculate Conception, you DO NOT need to submit a certificate – just indicate the month and year he/she was baptized. IF YOUR CHILD WAS BAPTIZED AT A CHURCH OTHER THAN IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF HIS/HER BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE WITH THE REGISTRATION. Registrations will not be accepted without the certificate.
· Preparation classes for the sacraments will be in late August through September. Dates TBD.
· There are three classes and a final fourth meeting/dinner for Confirmation preparation. A parent and student must attend all classes and final dinner.
· Most of the preparation is done at home with materials we provide and a video series to be viewed online.
(303) 665-5103 ext 103
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.