"I absolve you of your sins,
in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit."
"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." (Lumen Gentium 11 §2)
Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 PM or by appointment (630.355.4545 ext 120)
Communal Penance Services are celebrated during Advent and Lent. Check the Reconciliation Schedule for complete listing of reconciliation opportunities.
First Reconciliation for Children
Contact: St Raphael School - 630.355.4545 ext 135
RE Office - Jane Ehrlich 630.355.4545 ext 128
Preparation and celebration of First Reconciliation is held in the fall of second grade. Students enrolled at St. Raphael School are prepared during regular religion class time. Children not enrolled in the school are prepared through the RE program (learn more about the Children's Sacramental Programs ).
First Reconciliation for Adults
Contact: Deacon Kurt Lange 630.355.4545 ext 138
Are you a baptized Catholic who seeks to complete your initiation through the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, the Christian Initiation Ministry for Adults at St. Raphael welcomes you. Learn more about RCIA at St. Raphael.
* Photograph used with permission from Kramer Photographers.
Stop by room 162 and view the originals.