Those who approach the sacrament of Reconciliation (also called Confession or Penance), obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.
First Reconciliation is for Catholic children who have reached the age of seven or older. This
sacrament must be celebrated before First Communion.
There will be sessions for children
along with sessions for parents
at the same time. The sessions
run for 90 minutes. This sacrament is now completed for 2019/2020. You can register again in the Fall.
If you have questions, please contact Michelle Fraser at
403-278-7556 or at
“The proclamation of the Gospel and its acceptance in faith reach their fullness in the celebration of the sacraments.”
— Pope Saint John Paul II,
Familiaris Consortio #55
Priests are available for the sacrament of reconciliation at the times found below:
Monday-Saturday: 8:30 - 8:50 am
Saturday: 4:00 - 4:45 pm
First Wednesday at 9:30 am
Other times by appointment.
Sacraments 101: Penance
Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can't we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, "no harm, no foul?"
These questions and more are answered in this edition of "Sacraments 101," a web video series geared for those who'd like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God.
The Sacrament of Penance (aka Reconciliation) is one of the healing sacraments, and celebrates the loving embrace of God when we turn toward him and away form our sins.