The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.

Opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation are offered weekly:

Before the 5:00 PM Saturday Evening Liturgy at Immaculate Conception Church

Before the 9:00 AM Sunday Liturgy at St. Jude Church

Communal Reconciliation Services are offered during the Liturgical Seasons of Advent and Lent. Please see the Parish Calendar for specific dates.

You may also call the parish office at 410-398-1100 to schedule an appointment with one of the priests.


First Reconciliation


Our parish First Reconciliation program is for children in Grade two or older. To participate in this program, a child or youth must be currently enrolled in a parish Religious Education program or a Catholic School and have completed one year of Religious Education the previous year.

The preparation program for this sacrament is conducted annually beginning in September with the sacrament celebration in December.

Registration for Religious Education and sacraments begins in late March with the program beginning the following September. Contact the Religion Office at (410) 392-3551 for registration information.


First Reconciliation Program Calendar for 2017-2018:

Parent Orientation Meeting: Monday, Sept. 25th: 6:30-8pm in ICC
Parent Child Meeting:

Sunday, October 29th: 4 – 5:30pm in ICC

Tour of Reconciliation Room:

Wed., Nov. 15th at 6:30pm;

Sun., Nov. 19th at 9:30pm; 

Family Reconciliation Retreat:

Sat., Nov. 18th  10am-12:30pm in ICC

Communal Celebration of the Sacrament:

Saturday, December 9th at 10:00am