Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Although we are fashioned in the image of God, we are very capable of marring that sacred image. We can isolate ourselves and tear the fabric of God's loving plan for us. There is a season for turning back that doesn't follow a calendar but a divine call for conversion.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called Penance) is a celebration of return and healing. Individual celebration of the sacrament is generally weekly on Saturdays (see the home page for the current schedule) or by personal appointment with the pastor. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, communal celebrations of the sacrament are scheduled at Holy Infant and other parishes throughout the Piedmont Deanery.
First Reconciliation preparation is a program designed to prepare children for this healing and forgiving encounter with Christ. All children who wish to receive First Eucharist prepare first for the sacrament of Reconciliation. Preparation includes parent and parent/child sessions, an interview, and participation in a communal Reconciliation Service held in the late fall. For information see First Reconciliation for Children.