Our sacramental preparation program for First Reconciliation, designed for second grade and above, is called Together in Jesus. The program consists of five integrated component that you and your child will need to complete before receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation:
To preview a sample classroom lesson visit:
Jesus Gives us the Holy Spirit
Together in Jesus First Reconciliation program at St. Mary’s Basilica has been designed to fulfill the requirements put forth in the Diocese of Phoenix Sacrament of First Confession Policy and Guidelines 2006. By completing the above components of preparation your child will meet the criteria for readiness to receive First Reconciliation. Please review the First Reconciliation Program Requirements for 2019-2020 for detailed information on each component of preparation for First Reconciliation.
Introduction Letter: First Reconciliation Parent Letter
Program Requirements: First Reconciliation Program Requirements for 2019-2020
Schedule: Reconciliation Schedule 2019 – 2020
The Diocese of Phoenix states, “Parents and the parish catechetical leader, together with the pastor are responsible for determining when children are ready to receive First Reconciliation.” The Diocese of Phoenix has provided the following criteria for readiness:
By completing the five components of preparation your child will meet the criteria for readiness to receive First Reconciliation. In addition, the Diocese of Phoenix also requires that children in First Reconciliation preparation be involved in the parish’s on-going catechetical formation program (Children’s Ministry) held on Sunday mornings. However, to assist over-scheduled families we have integrated First Reconciliation preparation into our Children’s Ministry program on Sundays to alleviate the need for families to participate on a separate night at St. Mary’s Basilica. Because of this accommodation, your child may only miss three Sunday classes and may only miss one First Reconciliation class. However, you will need to complete the missed reconciliation session’s assignment.
The below registration form can also be used to register your child for our Children’s Ministry Program on Sundays.
Registration Form: Registration Form 2019-2020
Payment Plan Form: Payment Plan Form 2019-2020
If you need financial assistance in paying the registration fee please download and complete the above form
and bring it to one of the above registration weekends after all the Masses.
Coordinator of Children Ministry
Phone: (602) 354-2068