Reconciliation

Those who approach the sacrament of 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.

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, Jesus showed himself to his apostles. He breathed on them, and said to them: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven: if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’”

John 20:19, 22-23

Reconciliation at St. Jude

Reconciliation is scheduled from 3:30 – 4:30 every Saturday. The parish has a penance service each Advent and Lent.

For children, we have a two-year program preparing them to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation in 2nd grade and Confirmation and Eucharist in 3rd grade.

2nd graders (and older children who have not yet received the Sacrament of Reconciliation) will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (first confession) in the spring.

3rd graders (and 4th and 5th graders whether or not they have already received First Communion) will prepare for and receive the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist in the spring. (Children already receiving Communion will be Confirmed in the same Mass).

Baptized children should register for their appropriate grade level class each year (based on the Colorado public schools cut-off date of October 1.) If your child has not yet been baptized, please contact Brenda Maxwell at 303-988-6435 x 18 or bmaxwell@saintjudelakewood.org.

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As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Baptism, by imparting the life of Christ’s grace, takes away Original Sin, and turns us back toward God. The consequences of this weakness and the inclination to evil persist, and we often commit personal or actual sin.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.