The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:50 PM, Fridays 6:00 to 7:00 AM, and Saturdays at 4:00 to 5:00 PM, or by appointment.
If you are in need of immediate pastoral care please call the office at (425) 392-5516 during office hours: Mon, Tues, Fri from 8:00 AM to 4:00PM and Wed, Thurs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. After hours please call (206) 748-1500.
In preparation for First Penance the child must be at least 7 years old and have completed two years of ongoing religious education in our Faith Formation (K-12) program or parish school. Both the child and parent are required to attend an Initial preparation class in October and a Follow-up Session in November/December at the church. First Penance/Reconciliation Services are scheduled for December.
First Penance, also known as “First Reconciliation” or “First Confession”, is a sacrament that brings God’s gifts of mercy and forgiving love into our lives.
Children are taught what sin is and that it hurts our friendship with God and other people. They are prepared for what to expect during a confession and that the “first” is just one of many during a lifetime.
Parents are the primary educators. Children and parents are given workbooks for study at home. Both the child and parent are required to attend two separate sessions – initial and follow up group meetings at the church for preparation.
For 2019-2020: The class for children preparing to receive First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion is being formed now. Preparation classes will start in September. Registration packets have been mailed home. If you have not received one and believe you have a child eligible to prepare to receive these sacraments, please contact Amy or (425) 392-5516 ext. 227.