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Questions about First Reconciliation?

Contact Jennifer Hughes

Coordinator of Faith Formation

(585) 346-3815

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Help your children recognize the need for forgiveness

First Reconciliation:

2nd grade and above, having completed one year of Faith Formation prior to preparation for the Sacrament

Preparation takes place with two parent/child classes and home preparation work during the Fall of 2019 with the Celebration scheduled for Saturday, December 16th, 2019. The program utilizes the Together in Jesus:First Reconciliation text by Pflaum, an approved USCCB text.

$25 material fee per sacrament

*As with all our programs, if the fee is a hardship for your family please let Jen know so we can work something out

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available for all at

St. Matthew Church, Saturdays, 3:30-4pm,

or by appointment with Fr. Laird.


Children must attend preparation classes before making their First Reconciliation

Diocese of Rochester
Sacrament Preparation Guidelines(Updated July 2015)

Children are to be enrolled and consistently participating in a Faith Formation program (or attending Catholic school) for one year prior to immediate preparation (1st grade) and throughout the year during preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (2nd grade).

First Reconciliation will be celebrated before celebrating First Eucharist. First Reconciliation has been permanently moved to the Fall to accommodate this guideline.

Reconciliation Resources

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Dynamic Catholic has great videos in their program that describe why and how we go to reconciliation. They are not on youtube, but can be found on their website by clicking on the picture to the left

St. Mary's Church: 8961 W. Main Street, PO Box 725, Honeoye NY 14471  |  585-229-5007

St. Matthew Church: 6591 Richmond Mills Road, PO Box 77, Livonia NY 14487  |  585-346-3815 

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