Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered regularly on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the Reconciliation Room by the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. This sacrament is available at any time. Email Fr. Steve Ulrick or call 763-473-7901 to set up a time to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Has it been a while since your last confession? Wondering how to prepare the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Read more about Reconciliation here.

As a result of Original Sin, human nature is weakened. Although Baptism takes away Original Sin, human nature's inclination to evil persists. Forgiveness of our sins is a necessity for every person who wishes to grow in their spiritual connection with Christ. A positive confession experience hinges on a person's mindset. We must return to God, like the prodigal son, and acknowledge our sins with true sorrow.

First Reconciliation at Holy Name of Jesus for Children

Click the BLUE button below to register your child for First Sacraments 2021-2020.

Registration for First Sacraments 2021-2022


Registration for our First Sacraments Program (First Reconciliation and First Communion) only needs to be filled out ONCE
There is a link on this page as well as our Communion page to register for First Sacraments.
You can use the link on either page, but you only need to fill out the registration one time for the entire year.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for our First Sacraments Program will be available online only.

(*Our First Sacraments Program begins with First Reconciliation in the Fall and First Communion in the Spring.)

At Holy Name of Jesus, children prepare for the reception of this sacrament in the second grade. A letter will be sent to parents of second graders the week of Sept. 21 with information about preparing for this Sacrament. Registration for First Sacraments is required, parents can register online here. 
*Please note: if you do not receive a letter regarding First Reconciliation the week of Sept. 21, please contact Annie LaPlante, Children's Faith Formation Coordinator, to receive the information.

For First Reconciliation parents, there is a mandatory information meeting in October.
Parents will choose one date from the sessions listed below:

Session Dates:
Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10 from 12 - 1 p.m. 

At the parent meetings, materials for preparing your child for his or her First Reconciliation in the home are provided and explained.  Background regarding the Sacrament is presented. 
*If you are not comfortable attending this meeting, please contact Annie LaPlante (763-745-3483) and we will get you information to view the meeting via Live Stream. Families will still need to come in to pick up materials prior to the meeting if viewing on Live Stream. 

Parents also receive the opportunity to sign up their child for a time frame to attend the Reconciliation Retreat after the parent meetings via the link sent out on Monday, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m.

The Reconciliation Retreat at Holy Name of Jesus is a one-on-one experience for a parent and child (both parents are welcome to come).  The parent and child go from center to center in our retreat and learn more together about the love and forgiveness that God offers us in this precious Sacrament.  At the end of the retreat, parents and children attend Reconciliation in the Worship Space together. 

For First Reconciliation 2020-2021, Reconciliation Retreats are scheduled for:
Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- OR -
Saturday, Jan. 29 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Parents sign up to attend this retreat in half-hour increments at a Parent Meeting.  It takes the typical parent/child about an hour and a half to complete the entire retreat.
Please note: This is a Parent AND Child retreat, please plan accordingly to have at least one parent attend this retreat with your child(ren).
*Please note: the structure of these retreats are subject to change for this 2020-2021 year.

Contact Annie LaPlante (763-745-3483) with questions regarding First Reconciliation for children.

First Reconciliation at Holy Name of Jesus for Adults

Adults wishing to receive First Reconciliation are encouraged to join the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.