"Jesus began His risen life by giving His apostles power to forgive sins. The Sacrament of Reconciliation continues His work of forgiving and reconciling. It celebrates the prodigal's return to the eternally merciful Father, renewing the sinners' union with God - and also with the community inasmuch as our sins harm our brothers and sister." NCD 124:71
First Reconciliation Preparation
Ordinarily, preparation for this sacrament takes place in second grade. Children in public school must have been enrolled in the Religious Education program for one year prior to the year they are receiving the sacrament. Ascension children who are enrolled in second grade at St. Pius X Regional School participate in a day of reflection, rehearsals, and receive the sacrament jointly with Ascension Religious Education students. There will be one parent/child meeting sometime during the school year. The Sacrament of First Reconciliation is generally scheduled in January.
Confessions at Ascension are Saturdays at 3:00 to 3:30 PM or by appointment.