Reconciliation Preparation for Adults, Teens & Children age 7 or older

Adults who have never experienced the sacrament or who have been away for a time and wish formation or guidance, please contact Dr. Mary Dumm, Pastoral Associate through the Parish Office at (586) 268-2244 or marydumm@aol.com for assistance.

Children who are at least aged 7 through Grade 6 who are looking to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, the Sacrament Coordinators are Christina Willson and Anthony Howell, please call the Parish Office (586) 268-2244 or sacramentcoordinators@stblase.org. This formal preparation program meets 3 times in October & November and is a Parent/Child Program.

Parents, please register for this Reconciliation Preparation Program when you register your child for the regular Faith Formation Program. (To register for this preparation, the child must understand the difference between doing something wrong on purpose or intentionally (knowing right from wrong), or if the incident was an accident.)

Tweens or teens in Grades 7 and above who are looking to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, contact the Parish Office (586) 268-2244. This formal preparation program meets 3 times in October & November and is a Parent/Child Program. Parents, please register for this Reconciliation Preparation Program when you register your child for the regular Faith Formation Program.

NOTE: The Sign of the Cross & Act of Contrition must be memorized before celebrating the sacrament. Click on the two links below for dates of the Reconciliation Program for children and teens as well as registration information and fees.

Private celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for adults or children/teens who have been previously prepared:

Perhaps you have forgotten how to make a confession or the words to the prayer, the Act of Contrition. Never allow these or similar concerns prevent you from coming to the sacrament. The priest will be happy to assist you.

There is the opportunity for private celebrations of the sacrament every Saturday at 3:00 pm at St. Blase. The Reconciliation Room is located to the right of the Baptismal font as you walk into the church. Outside the Reconciliation Room door is a light. When the light is “on,” a priest is waiting inside. Please wait to enter the Reconciliation Room when the door opens.

Communal celebrations of this sacrament are scheduled during Advent and Lent; watch the bulletin for these dates and times. The Sacrament of Penance may also be made by appointment by calling Fr. Randy Philips, Pastor at 586-268-2244.

Prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation by watching this 33 minute video and by printing the step-by-step instructions on “How to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation” in the following link.