First Reconciliation


Preparation for First Reconciliation

"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.



  • Bringing your child to class weekly.
  • Bringing your child to Sunday Mass.
  • Attendance of at least one parent at the 1st Reconciliation Retreat.
  • Growing together with your child in knowledge and love for the great gift of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Baptismal record on file in the RE office



  • Excellent class attendance 
  • Mass Commitment Form (go to Mass every Sunday!)
  • Mastery of basic Catholic Prayers (Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition)
  • Attendance at the 1st Reconciliation Retreat.





Parent Meeting with DRE: (choose either date)

  • Tuesday, October 10th, 7:00pm, Room 113
  • Thursday, October 19th, 7:00pm Room 113


First Reconciliation Retreat - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES! 

At least one parent is required to attend retreat

  • Saturday January 20, 9am-12 noon - All Sunday Classes
  • Saturday January 27, 9am-12 noon - All Weekday Classes and Atrium students


Celebration of First Reconciliation​  

  • February 13th, 4:30pm-6:00pm - All Sunday Classes
  • February 20th, 4:30pm-6:00pm - All Weekday Classes and Atrium Students




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Purcellville, VA  20132


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RE Office Hours - M-Th 10:30am-4:30pm

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