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First Reconciliation

Youth receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time are prepared through the PSR classes or with their classes at St. Francis Xavier School if they attend the day school. Both scenarios offer a family-centered program that includes attending one meeting of orientation and formation for each sacrament, workbooks that are completed together at home, and retreat days on parish grounds for the children.

Typically youth receive these sacraments during the second grade, but we are happy to accommodate children of any age. Youth are required to complete the Grade 1 program in the Parish School of Religion prior to receiving the sacrament.

First Reconciliation Dates:

  • Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 – 9 a.m.

Parents will have an opportunity to sign up for their preferred date.

Please sign up to attend one of our three parent/child meetings, held in Church.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4-5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-7:15 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 29, 6-7:15 p.m.

Please contact Summer Kish, our director of religious education, in our Parish School of Religion office at 330-722-7700 or [email protected], or PSR secretary Donna McEwen at [email protected] for more information.