Contact Information

Name Karen Oldham
Email koldham
Phone ext. 1203




"On the evening of that day, the first day of the week," Jesus showed himself to his apostles.  "He breathed on them, and said to them: 'Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained'" (Jn 20:19, 22-23).

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered the following times:

Tuesday - Saturday 7:30am

Saturday at 3:30pm

Advent and Lenten Special Reconciliation Services

By special Appointment with Fr. Piotr Mozdyniewicz

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the opportunity "To return to communion with God after having lost it through sin...a process born of the grace of God who is rich in mercy and solicitous for the salvation of men.  One must ask for this precious gift for oneself and for others."    (CCC 1489).  "The spiritual effects of the sacrament of Reconciliation are:
                             *  reconciliation with God by which the penitent recovers grace
                             *  reconciliation with the Church
                             *  remission of the eternal punishment incurred by mortal sins
                             *  remission, at least in part, of temporal punishments resulting from sin
                             *  peace and serenity of conscience, and spiritual consolation
                             *  an increase of spiritual strength for the Christian battle" (CCC 1496).

First Reconciliation

Restored Order of the Sacraments

In 2015, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila issued the pastoral letter, Saints Among Us, to explain what it means to restore the Sacraments of Initiation to their original, historical order: Baptism, Confirmation, and then Eucharist.  Click here to read the Archbishop's full letter.  As we implement the Restored Order of the Sacraments in our parish, there will be some changes to our sacramental program over the next few years.  As of the 2016-2017 school year, children in 2nd grade and above who have had at least one year of faith formation in a religious education program or Catholic school, will be prepared for the sacrament of Reconciliation ONLY.  They will then be prepared for Confirmation and Holy Eucharist in 3rd grade and above as of the 2017-2018 school year.  We ask for your patience and understanding as these changes are taking place. 

Parents are the primary catechists of their children.  As such, it is important that parents are directly involved in the preparation process with their child.  Parents and children are required to attend all sacramental preparation sessions together.  Each session includes activities and talks as well as materials for parents to use at home with their child.  Preparation for First Reconciliation takes place in January for children in second grade or above who have completed one year of faith formation.  Reconciliation is to take place before First Eucharist and Confirmation.

Parents and children must attend all sessions.

Session #1
Parents and Children

                    Wed., Jan. 18th          OR          Sat. Jan. 21st
                    6:30 - 8:00pm                          9:30 - 11:00am
                    Parish Center                            Parish Center

Session #2
Parents and Children
                    Wed., Jan. 25th          OR          Sat. Jan. 28th
                    6:30 - 8:00pm                          9:30 - 11:00am
                    Parish Center                           Parish Center
Session #3
Parents and Children
                     Sat., Feb. 11th           OR         Wed. Feb. 15th
                     9:30 - 11:00am                       6:30 - 8:00pm
                     Parish Center                          Parish Center
Session #4
Parents and Children

                     Sat., Mar. 4th             OR         Wed., Mar. 8th
                     9:30 - 11:00am                       6:30 - 8:00pm
                     Parish Center                          Parish Center


Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00am in the Church.

For more information about 1st Reconciliation for children,
please contact Karen Oldham at 303-420-1280 or at


Youth and adult Catholics who wish to celebrate Reconciliation for the first time may need to participate in the Christian Initiation process.

Christian Initiation for Children
Christian Initiation for Adults


Shrine of St. Anne Roman Catholic Parish
7555 Grant Place Arvada, CO 80002


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