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"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

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. 

FIRST RECONCILIATION PREPARATION 2019 - 2020

Due to our current Church renovations, ALL Sacramental Preparation sessions will be held in St. Anne's School Cafeteria with the exception of the Orientation Meeting which will be held in the Parish Center/Temporary Church. 

Parent Orientation Meeting:_Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 6:30-8:00pm in the Parish Center/Temporary Church

Session #1
Parents and Children
Tues. September 24, 2019 6:30 - 8:00pm 
School Cafeteria                     
Session #2
Parents and Children
Tues. October 1, 2019      6:30 - 8:00pm 
School Cafeteria                     
Session #3
Parents and Children
Tues. October 8, 2019       6:30 - 8:00pm 
School Cafeteria                     
Session #4
Parents and Children
Tues. October 15, 2019 6:30 - 8:00pm 
School Cafeteria                     
FIRST RECONCILIATION FAMILY CELEBRATION 2019 - 2020

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00am in the St. Anne's School Cafeteria.  There will be a reception in the cafeteria following the celebration of the sacrament. 

 

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

Contact Karen Oldham
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303-420-1280
 

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