Reconciliation is offered every:

    • Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
    • Tuesday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • By appointment by calling Fr. Brian at (937) 433-1013.

(Consult the parish calendar for any schedule changes)

Celebrating First Reconciliation First Communion

Children need to be baptized, at least 7 years old and in the second grade in order to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Sacramental Faith Formation is a separate program and is not a part of the regular faith formation process (religious education classes).  All children wishing to celebrate First Reconciliation or First Communion must be enrolled in a Faith Formation program. Children are encouraged to attend Sunday Mass weekly, as well as Holy Days of Obligation.

Parent Involvement
Parent involvement is vital to the success of our First Reconciliation/First Communion Ministry.  All parents are expecting to assist in some way. Please complete the 2021-2022 Parent Involvement form *Click Here* online no later than November 8, 2021.

The Sacrament Information Form *Click Here*  must be filled out online no later than January 10, 2022.

Parent meetings for second graders and all children receiving First Communion in 2022.  Get information about your child’s preparation for these sacraments. Choose one time that works for your schedule.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 4:30pm – 5:45 pm 
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9:45 – 10:45 am
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00pm – 8:30 pm

First Reconciliation – “Forgiveness Day”
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 1:30-3:30 p.m.) in Friendship Hall

For second graders and all children receiving First Communion in 2022 and their parents. “The Gift of Reconciliation” booklet is to be completed and turned in at the retreat. Fr. Brian Phelps will discuss the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the parents and children.  He will also discuss how to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  “The Gift of Eucharist” booklet will be distributed to families at this retreat.

First Reconciliation Celebrations


Children are expected to prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation before receiving First Communion.  We want every child to have a parent present to participate in the prayer service and present their child to Fr. Brian Phelps or a visiting priest for Reconciliation.

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday classes do not lend themselves to celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation since the pastor will be preparing for Sunday liturgy.  Sunday Grade 2 students and their parents are invited to attend with their parents on (a date to be determined).

Click here for 2021-2022 Sacraments Timeline

Click here for 2021-2022 Quick List for Sacraments

Contact: Sylvia Carmody

Dates and times are subject to change.