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.

First Reconciliation at Holy Name of Jesus for Children

Registration for your child for First Sacraments 2017-2018 will be available soon.

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.

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 August 21 with information about preparing for this Sacrament. Registration for First Sacraments is required, parents can register online here or return the half-sheet enclosed with the letter (if you do not receive a letter regarding First Reconciliation the week of August 21, please contact Theresa Hickman to receive the information).

For First Reconciliation parents, there is a mandatory two-part information meeting in October/November.

Parents will choose one date from the first set of sessions AND one date from the second set of sessions listed below:

Session 1:

Sunday, Oct. 16 from 12-1 p.m. or

Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Session 2:

Sunday, Oct. 29 from 12-1 p.m. or

Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 4:45-5:45 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.  Parents also receive the opportunity to sign up their child for a time frame to attend the Reconciliation Retreat.

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 2018, Reconciliation Retreats are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Parents sign up to attend this retreat in half hour increments at a Session 1 Parent Meeting.  It takes the typical parent/child about an hour and half to complete the entire retreat.

Contact Theresa Hickman via either email or phone at 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.