“…through the ministry of the Church,may God grant you pardon and peace…”
This excerpt from the prayer of absolution makes it clear that the whole community has a role to play in celebrating the grace of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Preparation for Reconciliation involves the child, the parents and the community. Sessions coincide with the classroom program day/time options (except for the retreat).
First Reconciliation 2nd Grade and older
Accordingly, the parish provides faith formation for parents whenever a child is preparing to celebrate a sacrament. Active participation on the part of parents is a strong expectation of parish sacramental preparation programs.
For more information, please contact Alice Noethe, 563-583-8573, x239.
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2015/2016 Reconciliation Prep (See handouts)
FIRST RECONCILIATION IS DECEMBER 6, 2015, 7 PM.
SCHOOL RECONCILIATION IS DECEMBER 7, 9 AM.
Both the preparation for and the celebration of the sacraments at St. Columbkille belong to the whole parish community. By this it is understood that all members of the community have important contributions to make in supporting those in sacramental preparation. This approach also means that the active presence of the community is essential for sacramental celebration.
The sacraments are a gift from God to be shared for the benefit of the individual, the community and the world. All participants involved in sacramental preparation are expected to be members of the parish and registered in one of the ongoing faith formation programs.
Reconciliation, every Saturday at 3:00 PM, or anytime by appointment. Contact Fr. Gabriel Anderson, 563-583-9117.