"Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you. And when he said this, he breathed on them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained'"(John 20:21-23, NAB).
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great gift to our lives as Catholics and one that we should frequently receive. Going to Confession makes our hearts pure to receive our Lord in the Eucharist. Therefore, children are prepared for First Reconciliation prior to making their First Holy Communion.
PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PARENTS:
PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
IMPORTANT DATES 2017-2018
Parent Meeting with DRE: (choose either date)
First Reconciliation Retreat - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES!
At least one parent is required to attend retreat
Celebration of First Reconciliation
37730 St. Francis Court
Purcellville, VA 20132
In case of emergency 540-338-6440
Parish Office 540-338-6381
Office Hours - M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
(office closed 12noon - 1:15pm daily)
Religious Ed. Office 540-338-4497
RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm
GABRIEL PROJECT support for pregnant women, for new mothers or those mothers new to the area. Call 703-841-3810 or visit the website at www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/gabriel.aspx. 866-444-3553 www.helpfor prenantwomen.org
PROJECT RACHEL is a post-abortion healing ministry open to anyone who seeks healing afer abortion. Project Rachel 888-456-HOPE www.helpafterabortion.org