First Reconciliation

Celebrating God's Forgiveness

Preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance) for the first time is an exciting time.  It is a time for focus on God’s mercy, how we forgive among our family, friends, and community, and how we celebrate forgiveness.  Children of the parish who are in second grade or up are invited to begin the formal preparation to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  In order to register for this preparation, the children must meet the requirements (listed below) and the family must submit a Faith Formation registration form to the parish office.

First Reconciliation Preparation

First Reconciliation Parent Seminar

The parent seminar is scheduled for September 17, 2018, at 6:00 PM in the Kleinpeter Activity Center.  All parents/guardians are required to attend.

First Reconciliation Booklet

St. George's preparation for Reconciliation is set up for parents and children to prepare at home and during religion class.  We encourage preparation at home since it is the home where each child's faith is most cultivated.  The workbook has seven lessons which will guide families through familiar Bible stories, offer discussion points, and suggest activities for you and your child while on this journey.  The finished books are then returned to the parish.   In order to support parents during this time, the parish offers interviews, parent seminars, and retreats. 

Weekly Mass Attendance with Family

Of vital importance to a child’s preparation is the family’s participation at Mass on a weekly basis.  The Mass is a revelation and the greatest expression of the Catholic faith.  It is here that the preparation for this Sacrament comes alive.  It is where as a community we offer as a sacrifice our successes and failures and where God accepts them with great joy guiding us to a deeper relationship with Him.

First Reconciliation Retreat

The Retreat is scheduled for 9:00 A.M.-12 NOON on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  The retreat is designed to engage children through dramatizations, video, and crafts and teach them about God's forgiveness received through Reconciliation.

First Reconciliation Celebration

The celebration of First Reconciliation scheduled for 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  This celebration will begin with a short introduction and then ushers will begin leading families to one of the stations set up around the church. The children should wear attire appropriate for church. 

After your family has received reconciliation, you are asked to spend a few minutes in prayer after your reconciliation.  Then you may go into the lobby, sign the book of remembrance, place the children’s sheep (which was made during the retreat) on the banner, and leave. 



Molly Rose
Director of Child Faith Formation
(225) 293-2212

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Welcome Page

First Eucharist


Sacramental Registration
Please complete the registration form if you would like for your child to participate in First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at St. George.

Parent Interviews

Schedule Interview
During the weeks of Sept 24-Oct 4 we will personally meet with the parents of 2nd Graders in our program.


Reconciliation Seminar
September 17 | 6:00 P.M.
For all parents

Reconciliation Retreat
November 2 | 9:00 - 12 NOON
All children & at least one parent must attend

First Reconciliation
December 7 | 9:00 A.M.
For all parents

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