Reconciliation

Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.

– John 20:23

Sacrament of First Reconciliation

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. The Lord’s Prayer

“Catechesis for children must always respect the natural disposition, ability, age, and circumstances of individuals. It seeks, first, to make clear the relationship of the sacrament to the child’s life; second, to help the child recognize moral good and evil, repent of wrongdoing, and turn for forgiveness to Christ and the Church; third, to encourage the child to see that, in this sacrament, faith is being expressed by being forgiven and forgiving; fourth, to encourage the child to approach the sacrament freely and regularly. (NCD 126)

Parents have the responsibility for the education of their children.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church #2223)

We recognize that parents are the prime educators of their children; thus, they are enabled in our family process to educate their children on the revised Rite of Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is first experienced at home.

In keeping with the Archdiocesan Policy, children preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation must have a minimum of 1-year previous religious education in a CCE or day school program and must be currently enrolled and actively participating in a CCE or day school program. Completion of the instruction for First Reconciliation will be required before beginning the preparation for First Communion.

Contact: Jose Vazquez | jvazquez@shconroe.org|(936) 521-3709

Adult Preparation

First confession and first communion

Adults who have been baptized but not catechized and have not received the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion need to prepare to receive the Sacraments by attending the RCIA process which meets every Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. until the time they are ready to receive the sacraments.

Those adults interested in receiving the sacraments need to schedule an appointment with Jose Vazquez at(936) 521-3709or via emailjvazquez@shconroe.orgin order to register.

Sacrament Guidelines

First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation is open to all baptized youth, second grade or older, who meets the following program requirements:

  • Family must be registered members of Sacred Heart Parish. If not registered members of Sacred Heart, the parents must provide a letter from the pastor of the parish in which they are registered, granting permission for the child to prepare and to celebrate the sacraments at Sacred Heart.  Permission must also be granted by pastor if register at Sacred Heart but requesting the celebration at another Catholic Church.
  • The parents must provide an original copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate by declared deadline. If not baptized catholic, child will make a “Profession of Faith”.
  • The parents must provide and original copy of the child’s Birth Certificate by declared deadline.
  • The child must have a minimum of one year of previous religious education in the parish faith formation program (CCE) or catholic school with no more than three absences.
  • The child must be enrolled and actively participating in the current year of religious education in the parish religious education program (CCE) or catholic school with no more than three absences. If your child attends Sat. CCE, they are allowed only one absence.
  • The family must attend Sunday Mass regularly.
  • The child and their parents must attend ALL sacrament preparation sessions.
  • Upon completion of all required preparation sessions, the child will participate in an interview to evaluate the child’s readiness to receive the sacraments.

The Pastor, Sacramental Preparation Coordinator, and the parents together determine the child’s readiness, both catechetical and spiritual, to receive the sacraments.

Seek and You Shall Find

Reconciliation Times

Tues, Wed, Thurs

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
Bilingual (English & Spanish)

Saturday

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
English

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spanish

First Saturday of the Month

8:00 am – 9:00 am 
Bilingual (English & Spanish)

Mass Times

Sunday
7:30 AM
English (Organ/Cantor)

10:00 AM
English (Traditional/Contemporary)
Live Stream

12:30 PM
Spanish
(Traditional/Contemporary)
Live Stream

3:00 PM
Spanish (Contemporary)

5:30 PM
English (Contemporary)
Live Stream

Saturday

8:00 AM
English

5:00 PM
English (Organ/Choir)
Live Stream

7:00 PM
Spanish (Traditional)

First Saturday

9:30 am
English

Daily Masses
Monday - Thursday

7:00 am
English (with Lauds)
Live Stream

12:10 pm
English

6:00 pm
Spanish
Live Stream

Friday

7:00 am
English (with Lauds)
Live Stream

8:30 am
English (School Mass)
Live Stream

First Friday

7:30 pm
Bilingual (English & Spanish)

 

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