First Reconciliation

Dear Parent(s):

FIRST RECONCILIATION WILL BE CELEBRATED IN ST. THOMAS CHURCH ON JANUARY 29, 2022.

Sacramental celebrations are important events in the life of your family. Your child is preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) for the first time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 3 people per family will be allowed into the Church. This includes the child receiving the Sacrament. No other family members will be allowed. Please do not put the staff or clergy in an awkward position of bringing additional people to Church.

Everyone who enters the church MUST wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth. Upon arrival, you will be checked in and then seated by our staff. The child will remain seated with you. Your child will proceed to a priest for individual confession at the direction of the staff and they will return to their seat to say their penance.

In spite of the many pressures and demands that fall on you as parents, I am sure that you would like to do your utmost to help prepare your child for a joyful and grace filled reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

I urge you to continue sharing your faith with your child by praying and attending Sunday Mass either virtually or in person together because as you know, your parental example is most important to your child's faith development.

Sincerely,
Debbie Yesis
Parish Catechetical Leader