The sacrament of Reconciliation is first celebrated with children in grades 2 and up. Preparation is held in the fall. Parents and children attend preparation sessions together. Through take-home materials, the children and families become more aware of the forgiveness which is ours through Jesus Christ. Any parish child attending St. Thomas Aquinas Academy or Collaborative Elementary Religious Education is invited to participate in the preparation process after having one previous year of religious study. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated during Advent. Visit southeastcatholic.org for more information.