Diocese of Rochester, NY
Children are encouraged to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) during second grade.
The sacrament of first Reconciliation takes place prior to first Eucharist.
Parents are the first and foremost teachers of their children! They have a crucial role in preparing their children for their first Sacrament of Reconciliation. We provide a First Reconciliation preparation program which consists of Faith Formation classes, two parent sessions, and a mini-retreat with children and parents. First Penance is usually held in the fall of second grade. However, if your child is older and still needs to complete First Reconciliation, please contact the office and we will modify to specific needs.
Contact the Faith Formation office at (585) 594-1441 with any questions!