First Reconciliation

 

The Sacrament of Penance is to precede First Eucharist. Formal instruction for Penance is to be separate and distinct from preparation for the reception of First Eucharist. The value of this practice is to catechize the children, from the age of reason, to the true Christian spirit of penance and conversion, to growth in self-knowledge and self-control, to a true sense of sin, even venial sin, to the necessity of asking pardon from God, and above all to a loving and confident abandonment to the mercy of the Lord. In no circumstances should a child receive First Eucharist without first having received the Sacrament of Penance. 

 

First Reconciliation at SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish

All Second Graders who wish to receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation are

required to participate in our Religious Education Program or attend our parish school.  

 

Registration Information for the Religious Education Program:

Registration materials can be found in the back of church or you can call the

Religious Education Office or e-mail your name and address at religed@stcyril.org

and we will mail registration materials to you. For your information, the following

are requirements for the religious education program:

 

1. You must be a registered supporting parishioner to have a child in the religious

education program. If you are not currently a registered parishioner and are

planning on enrolling a student for the Fall please take care of registering for the

parish now so it does not hold up your registration.

 

2. In order for your child to make their First Reconciliation and First Holy

Communion in second grade they must complete first grade.

 

3. If you are transferring from another religious education program I must have

a transfer form from your old parish stating what grades your child has completed.

 

4. Everest Academy, Noonan Academy, Kingswood Academy, home schooled students and anyone else who attends a non-archdiocesan school who wish to make their First Holy Communion or Confirmation at St. Cyril’s are required to register for the parish and contact the religious education office by September 15th to notify Trish that your child is in need of the sacrament for that school year. All families are required to meet the parish requirements for making the sacraments.

 

If you are a new family and you have any questions please feel free to call the Religious Education office at 630-257-9314 or religed@stcyril.org.

First Reconciliation

Important Dates

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Time TBD

Classes will be assigned to a time. Information on the sacrament will be given out at the parent meeting in October.

First Reconcilation Practice

Thursday, November 29, 2018

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the church.

 

 Sacrament of Reconciliation

(for those have already received

First Reconciliation)

Saturdays - 4:00 - 4:30 PM

First Fridays - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Also available by appointment, call the rectory at 630-257-2776.

 Five Essential Elements Needed to Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Penance is a whole consisting in four actions of the penitent and the priest's absolution. The penitent's acts are repentance, confession or disclosure of sins to be the priest and the intention to make reparation and do works of reparation. - Catechism of the Catholic Church #1491.

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