First Reconciliation

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.”

CCC 1422

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is truly a beautiful and healing gift of our faith. If you have questions about why Catholics practice this Sacrament, where it fits into the Christian life, why we confess our sins to a priest, etc. simply click HERE for a more in depth explanation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


In order for a child to receive First Reconciliation at Our Lady of Mercy Church, first and foremost, the child must be a baptized parishioner. As such, the child must be preparing for this Sacrament through our Parish School of Religion, or through Our Lady of Mercy School.

In addition to the child’s sacramental catechism classes, we have a Mandatory Parent’s Meeting (for parents only) to ensure that each child is also receiving the proper preparation for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation at home.

Please mark your calendar with our 2021-22 (tentative) Sacramental Dates below.

2021-22 Sacramental Dates:
  • Wednesday November 10, 2021 – MANDATORY PARENT’S MEETING FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION at 6:30 pm (Our Lady of Mercy Church)
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2021 –FIRST RECONCILIATION at 6:00 pm (Our Lady of Mercy Church)

*Note: For more information about the requirements specific to First Communion, click HERE.

Contact Information
Ms. Lauren DeWitt
Formation Director
Our Lady of Mercy is a family of faith united in prayer, love and Catholic Tradition.

We are dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ through evangelization, education and Christian example. We strive to be as faithful as the Blessed Virgin Mary and live our faith by serving God, our fellow brothers and sisters and our community.

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