The sacrament of penance, also known as Reconciliation is offered each Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
For information about receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation, please call the religious education office at (386) 441-1505, extension 307. In order to enroll in the Sacramental Prep program you must be a registered member and attend St. Brendan Church on a regular basis. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are offered to children in grade 2 and higher. Your child must be enrolled in the Faith Formation program or a Catholic School (not private Christian) before preparing for these sacraments. First Eucharist is a sacrament of initiation; it is important that your child is an active member of the parish community into which he or she is being initiated. We ask that you and your child have regular attendance at both Mass and Faith Formation/Catholic school classes for a least one year prior to celebrating the Sacraments. Sacramental celebrations and Sacramental Preparation take place within the parish community. It is not a “school” celebration. Students enrolled in St. Brendan Catholic school registered in other parishes must receive the sacrament in their home parish.
“Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification,” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1446.)