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The Church of Saint Dominic

One Journey Through Faith and Education


"The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of healing because it reconciles us with God through his merciful love and forgiveness of our sin. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the sacrament of Reconciliation is known by many names (the sacrament of conversion, Penance, confession or forgiveness) because it offers all of those things. It is the sacrament of conversion because it turns us back toward God. It is the sacrament of Penance because it consecrates our remorse for having sinned. It is the sacrament of confession because of our disclosure of sin to a priest. And it is the sacrament of forgiveness because of the sacramental absolution God grants through the priest." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1422-1424)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation provides each and every one of us an opportunity to receive the Lord’s compassion and mercy and grow closer to God, our parish and our families. The Sacrament is celebrated every Saturday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Church.

Special communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Reconciliation are held during the seasons of Advent and Lent. In addition, for those individuals who cannot attend Mass and wish to receive the Sacrament, special arrangements can be made by calling the Parish Office at 516-922-4488.

Sacramental Preparation

The sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated along with the sacrament of First Communion at the end of the 2nd grade. Sacramental preparation begins in the 1st grade and enrollment in Faith Formation is required during both years of this two-year preparation period. For more information, please contact the Carolyn Mangiarotti, at the Office of Religious Education, 516-922-4488 x3701 or [email protected]

First Reconciliation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) offers classes for adults, over the age of 18, into full communion with the Catholic Church through the receipt of the sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation).
For more information, please contact Richard Petrone [email protected] 917-576-8702.