First Reconciliation

Preparation for First Reconciliation at Saint Ambrose is a family based program in which parent participation is required, allowing parents and children to prepare together for the child to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Preparation for First Reconciliation begins each September for children in 2nd grade or older. The celebration of the Sacrament takes place in early December. Please note that children must have completed a full year of Faith Formation or a catechesis in a Catholic Day School before they can enroll in the preparation program for First Reconciliation.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation includes both a parent meeting and a mandatory parent/child retreat to re-enforce and enhance the lessons taught at home. There is also an interview of the child just prior to receiving the Sacrament to ensure that they understand what they have been taught about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


  • Please make sure to register your child for Sacraments. Preparation begins in the fall.

Staff Contact

Do you have a question about the Sacramental prepartion program at Saint Ambrose of Woodbury? For more information please email Patti Watkins or give her a call at 651-768-3011.