St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church


The Sacrament of Reconciliation

(Penance or Confession)

Confessions are Monday & Tuesday immediately following the 8 AM Mass 

- please inform the priest you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

The cry room will be used in lieu of the regular confessional during the pandemic. 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing because it reconciles us with God through his merciful love and forgiveness of our sin. You may see the priest face-to-face or speak through a screen.  You may receive the sacrament in church at scheduled times or by appointment with a priest either in church or in the priest’s office.

Any baptized Catholic may receive this sacrament.  There is no limit to the number of times we can be forgiven for our sins. Catholics are encouraged to receive this sacrament at least once a year between the start of Lent and Pentecost.

Catholics who have committed serious sin are not to receive the Eucharist until their serious sin has been forgiven in the sacrament of Reconciliation.


Seeking First Reconciliation for your child?

Sacrament preparation for Reconciliation and Holy Communion are held during or after a child's second grade year. This program is run through Matthew Falleri (CCE Coordinator). If you wish to learn more or to sign your child up for First Reconciliation classes, please contact Matthew Falleri at [email protected]

Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained. (John 20:23)


Please review these important guidelines:

Child must be at least 7 years old to begin preparation process.

Child must be baptized in the Catholic Church.

Child must have attended and completed one full year of CCE or Catholic school during the 2019-2020 school year.

Child must be currently enrolled in CCE.

Child must attend CCE weekly. (More than 3 unexcused absences will result in postponement of sacrament.)

Family must attend ALL required First Reconciliation preparation classes.

Family must attend Saturday Vigil or Sunday Mass every week.