Sacrament of Reconciliation

Who Can Receive the Sacrament?

Children should be registered and attending Parish Sacramental Preparation Programs for at least two years before receiving this sacrament.


Adults are received into this sacrament through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Please contact the RCIA Director or one of the parish priests for information. Confessions are heard on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the reconciliation rooms in the Daily Mass Chapel; the sacrament is also available by appointment.


Useful Links & Downloads

  • Click here to read about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


Children Receiving First Reconciliation


Director of Religious Education



First Reconciliation Schedule

Parent Meetings: Please choose one to attend. Attendance of one parent is mandatory for each child receiving the Sacrament. Please be prompt. Thank you!!

  • Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:15 - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 10th from 6:15 - 8:30 pm

First Reconciliation for St. Joseph School and St. Joseph Religious Education students: Students will be assigned to one of the following dates/times for First Reconciliation:

  • Friday, February 8th at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 9th at 10am and 1pm
  • SNOW DAY: Saturday, February 23rd at 10 am


First Reconciliation Day Instructions:

On the day of First Reconciliation, we ask that you arrive about ten minutes before the scheduled time and go directly to the church. Do bring the family and invite extended family members if you wish. Children sit with their families. Please choose places in the center section as close to the front as possible. All family members who are of age are invited to receive this beautiful sacrament today.


When your child is finished with individual confession, return to the sanctuary, kneel at the altar or crucifix with your child to say the penance or a prayer of thanksgiving. Then go to the Jesus poster where a teacher will give your child the lamb that was made in class with his/her picture on it, and help him/her to place the lamb on the poster. At this time you are free to leave.


PLEASE SEND A SMALL PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD (approximately 1-inch square) TO HIS/HER TEACHER BY January 7, 2019.


Reconciliation Forms & Documents

•  St. Joseph Parish, York  •  2935 Kingston Road  •  York, Pennsylvania  •  17402  • 

•  Phone: (717) 755-7503  •  Fax: (717) 757-1900  • •

Part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg