The people of God accomplish and perfect continual repentance in many different ways. They share in the sufferings of Christ by enduring their own difficulties, carry out works of mercy and charity, and adopt ever more fully the outlook of the Gospel message. Thus the people of God become in the world a sign of conversion to God. All this the Church expresses in its life and celebrates in its liturgy when the faithful confess that they are sinners and ask pardon of God and of their brothers and sisters. This happens in penitential services, in the proclamation of the word of God, in prayer, and in the penitential parts of the Eucharistic celebration.
(Rite of Penance, 4)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 4:15 – 4:45 pm
By appointment: Call 303.322.8042
First Reconciliation/ First Eucharist Information
In the Archdiocese of Denver, children celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist. Many children prepare for and celebrate Reconciliation for the first time usually around the age of seven.
Jesus Christ is truly present in our midst. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an encounter with Jesus that forgives sins and restores us to grace. The Eucharist is the most profound way we encounter the real presence of Jesus Christ
St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish is pleased to welcome your children into a closer relationship with Jesus through these sacraments. As the primary caretakers of your child’s faith formation, the preparation you will do with them is very important.
To assist you with this role, there will be two parent meetings for Reconciliation and for Eucharist. In keeping with our Ignatian tradition, we will begin the preparation with prayer and theological reflection and build on it at the second meeting with hands-on support.
There is a sacramental preparation fee required at registration, if not already paid at Religious Education registration and a copy of your child’s baptism certificate if he or she was baptized elsewhere. We encourage you to begin this process right away, especially if you need a baptism certificate.
We look forward to celebrating with your family as your children take this important step on their faith journey.
For additional information, please contact Toni Armstead Religious Education for Children, 303.283.8995.
Please note: Registration is closed for the 2015-2016 academic year. Registration for the 2016-2017 academic year will open in August 2016.