Reconciliation at St. Mary's
In order to receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation at St. Mary's, public and private school children participate in the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) each year from Grades 1 through 8. In addition to the PREP classes, preparation for First Reconciliation may begin in grade two. Contact Sandy Fiscella, at 302-239-7100, ext. 18.
As an alternative to PREP, if your child attends Catholic school, please contact Sandy Fiscella toward the end of your child's first grade year for instructions regarding sacramental preparation. For more information about a Catholic education for grades K-8, please visit the All Saints Catholic School website or contact the principal, Mary Elizabeth Muir, Ed.D., 302-995-2231.
First Reconciliation at St. Mary's normally takes place in November.
The normal process for adults and children age 7 and above baptized in another Christian denomination is the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). This process may also be appropriate for adults baptized Catholic who have not received Eucharist and Confirmation. Contact John Giacci at 302-239-7100, ext. 32 to inquire about coming into full communion with the Catholic Church. Register Now for RCIA...
For those who have already received their First Reconciliation, the sacrament may be received on Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.