First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation is celebrated by second-grade children and their parents in the fall. Our sacramental preparation process is carried out through a partnership between parents and the parish. Parents fulfill eight simple lessons with their child. Each lesson takes about 30 minutes. The lessons can be found in the text First Reconciliation: Pardon and Peace published by RCL Benziger. The parish provides a workbook for each child. Parents can access an online teaching guide to help them fulfill the lessons with their child. All materials are provided and explained by the Director of Lifelong Formation and Education during two parent meetings. The child and at least one parent also participate in two 90-minute workshops that utilize a number of stories and activities to review content about the sacrament and rehearse with the children.

Families wishing to participate in the preparation process for First Reconciliation must complete a sacrament form, attach a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (unless they were baptized at St. Patrick), and return the form to Tammy Kessler, administrative assistant for faith formation, by September 15. Questions? Contact Tim Grove, director of lifelong formation and education, at 502-719-0362 (landline), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



document Sacrament Form (12 KB)

document Letter to parents and schedule for First Reconciliation parent meetings and parent-child workshops (18 KB)

A Child's Act of Contrition

My God,
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ
suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy.
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Louisville, KY 40245
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