"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:

 Saturday 7:30am

Saturday at 3:30pm

Advent and Lenten Special Reconciliation Services

By special Appointment with Fr. Sean McGrath

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 preparation program.  Children who are currently 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.  Reconciliation is to take place before First Eucharist and Confirmation.

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. 

Parents and children must attend all sessions.

Parents only must attend the Sacramental Preparation Parent Orientation Meeting 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 6:30-8:00pm in the Parish Center

Session #1
Parents and Children

                   Thurs. September 20, 2018      
                          6:30 - 8:00pm                         
                          Parish Center                          

Session #2
Parents and Children
                   Thurs. September 27, 2018      
                          6:30 - 8:00pm                         
                          Parish Center       
Session #3
Parents and Children
                  Thurs. October 18, 2018      
                          6:30 - 8:00pm                         
                          Parish Center       
Session #4
Parents and Children

                  Thurs. October 25, 2018      
                          6:30 - 8:00pm                         
                          Parish Center       



Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:00am in the Church.  There will be a reception in the parish center following the celebration of the sacrament. 

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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