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The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as “Penance” or “Confession,” is an experience of God's unconditional forgiveness. It is offered to free baptized Catholics from sin and also challenges us to have the same kind of forgiveness for those who sin against us. 

It is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ. It also “liberates” us to be forgivers. Consider the well-known Prayer of St. Francis: "It is in pardoning that we are pardoned." 

First Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered for the first time to children who are at least in second grade and are enrolled in our school, or have been in our faith formation program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, for one full year. Preparation is provided through both CGS and the school. 

Call the parish office at (414) 258-2604 with questions and for more details on the process.

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