For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you”.  (Matthew 6:14) 

One of the Sacraments of Healing, Reconciliation, is one of the most beautiful and unique traditions in the Catholic Church. Reconciliation celebrates the forgiveness and mercy of God as the sinner humbly acknowledges and confesses their sins. Jesus gives many examples of forgiveness.  Through the Gospels, we learn such forgiveness by witnessing the grace and mercy that God gives to each one of us.  This Sacrament repairs or re-establishes the person’s unity with the Church.  Reconciliation is a place of healing, not a place of judgment or punishment. In this Sacrament, we discover again how much we are loved by God as he forgives us.

At St. Rita, Reconciliation occurs Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:15pm or by appointment.


First Reconciliation

In preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the child must be in Grade 2 and have completed one year of religious education prior.  This program involves St. Rita's students and other students attending religious education classes.  Parents are an essential part to the sacramental process. For parents to remain the primary educators to their child's faith development, involvement through workshops and meetings is important. First reconciliation is typically celebrated in January. 

For registration information, please contact the religious education office.  For further questions, contact Leticia Gutierrez Kenny at or Debbie O’Dwyer at