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First Reconciliation / Confession

Inviting Children to Their First Confession

We welcome families into the process of preparing your child to celebrate the beautiful Sacrament of Reconciliation. We hope everyone finds the experience fruitful and enriching.

First Reconciliation preparation for families with children age seven (Grade 2) and above is offered once a year. The sacrament is celebrated in November or January. Children must be active participants in faith formation programs at The Basilica, or be enrolled in a Catholic school. Families also must be members of The Basilica.

Preparation involves:

  • Parent-child activities to do at home
  • Two, parent-child preparation sessions
  • A parent meeting in October

Contact Ben Caduff for more information, 612.317.3435.

Role of the community

Children preparing for this sacrament and their families are supported throughout this process by the prayers, example and faith of The Basilica community. In turn, our community’s faith is strengthened by the witness these children bring with them in their desire to be reconciled to God.