If my child is in 3rd grade or older but has not yet received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, what should I do?
The sacraments are best taught by parents, who as part of their baptismal and family spirituality should be celebrating the sacraments in their lives and in their family. Since the sacraments are occasions of friendship with Jesus, the most important part of any sacrament is not to know its theological content but to know how to live its sacramental grace. And knowing how to live its sacramental grace is modeled by parents so as to be imitated by children.
First Reconciliation traditionally occurs in the 2nd or 3rd grade, that is, when a child has reached the use of reason and can begin to understand truth and love, right from wrong, and freedom and responsibility.
For more information regarding the reception of Reconciliation for children and teenagers living at home, please see our sacramental preparation page.
If I am a young adult or older and have not received the Sacrament of Reconciliation yet, what should I do?
Contact Jim Knowles, Director of Faith Formation, and he’ll work out a program of formation with you. Call him at 303-742-2351 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.