Reconciliation and Penance

 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered between Vigil Masses on Saturday from 5:30 to 6:00 PM and on Friday and Saturday mornings 7:45 AM  to 8:15 AM.

During the seasons of Advent and Lent, extra opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation are offered. Please check weekly bulletin, mailings and postings for updated times.

 

Requirements for Children

 

Children shall be prepared for and given the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance before their first reception of the Eucharist.

 

The child’s readiness for the celebration of the sacrament is to be determined by the child, the parent, and the pastor or his delegate.

 

  • A child’s readiness for the celebration of the sacrament is to be judged using the criteria such as:

  • A trust in God’s forgiving love

  • A sense of belonging to the Church community

  • An understanding of forgiveness, a desire to give and receive forgiveness

  • A sense of right and wrong and of the reality of evil

  • A knowledge of sin, an ability to describe wrong-doing in his/her own words

  • An ability to say, "I’m sorry" to express a sense of repentance.

 

Adults who have not been baptized will receive their sacrament through the RCIA program

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069