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First Reconciliation

Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation will be taught by trained a catechist outside the Family Faith Formation Sessions. First Reconciliation instruction is received in the 2nd grade.

Parents , please be advised , that your attendance is requested on the following occasions : First Reconciliation parent meeting, First Reconciliation Enrollment Mass, First Reconciliation retreat, and First Reconciliation Service.

First Penance Important Dates (2021-2022)
* Parent Meeting: Oct 14th @ 7 PM Walter Hall
* Enrollment Mass: October 24th @ 9:30 AM
* Retreat: February 12th @ 9:00 AM – 12:30PM (1 parent/caregiver attends)                                                              
* First Penance Service: March 26th @ 1:00 PM
Parents and family members are encouraged to participate in the sacrament of reconciliation during the service.

Classes (Sunday 10:30- 11:45 AM in 2nd grade classroom):
Oct 24
Nov 21
Dec 19
Jan 30
Feb 27
March 20

Attendance Policy: 

If a child is absent from sacramental preparation class, the child’s parent/ caregiver is responsible for teaching the missed lesson at home. Please use this link provided (below) to reference the lesson you will teach your child. In order for the student to receive credit for attending the class, the home lesson must be completed and returned to Mrs. Lisa Benzer no later than 2 weeks after the missed class. All completed lessons may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: St. Vincent de Paul Religious Education Department, P.O. Box 290, Springbrook, NY 14140. Students are required to attend every lesson unless they are ill or there is a death in the family. A letter from parent/caregiver must accompany the child at their next class. 

Parents/caregivers will be asked to sign a hard copy of the attendance policy which will be handed out at the parent meeting.


Digital Book link: Link coming soon.

First Reconciliation Curriculum link: Link coming soon.