A Sacrament of Healing

Preparation for and the celebration of the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation typically happens in 2nd Grade.  We invite you to read more about this sacrament on the website for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: here.

Preparation:  As in previous years, preparation for First Reconciliation will be parent/guardian-led.  We provide a very easy-to-use workbook and a suggested timeline for completion.  The workbook has short and easy to follow lessons with scripture, bible stories, prayer, and colorful pictures.  The workbook is submitted back to the LFF office before the student receives the sacrament.

Preparation for the sacrament is an additional part of our Elementary Family program.  Children wishing to prepare for and receive the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation must be enrolled in our school-year LFF program. 

Ceremonies:  Ceremonies dedicated to the celebration of First Reconciliation will be held in late January and February, as public health and safety requirements permit.  The ceremonies are held late mornings on Saturdays.  

Congratulations to all of the 2nd grade children who made the sacrament of

Penance and Reconciliation for the first time on the following dates:

Saturday, January 23, 2021 

Saturday, January 30, 2021 

Saturday, February 6, 2021 

Saturday, February 13, 2021 

May God bless you always!

©2020 by Nativity BVM Lifelong Faith Formation


Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Lifelong Faith Formation

8550 Main St.

Williamsville, NY 14221

Church is open!
Join us in-person, 

or via livestream:

Saturday Vigil - 4:30pm
Sunday - 8am, 11am, & 12 Noon

Weekdays - 9am
Saturday - 8am

and more!