Our usual confession times have been suspended until further notice. You can, however, still make an appointment with Fr. Chad by emailing him. Fr. Chad can even hear your confession in the parking lot, so that you can stay in your car.
If you are not able to leave your home at this time, be sure that our Merciful God knows your intention. Please make a sincere Act of Contrition and resolve to come to Confession in person as soon as you are able. Find suggestions for this prayer on our “Faith at Home” page.
Parish Penance Services
Parish Penance Services are held twice a year during Advent and Lent, with priest available after the service for individual reconciliation. Please check the bulletin or website for dates and times.
Click here for information on Preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
First Reconciliation Preparation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament of love, healing, forgiveness, and growth. It is an important foundation to a person’s ongoing faith journey. The sacrament helps us to be intentional in our choices to live as loving Disciples of Jesus. And, when we fall short, this sacrament gives us an opportunity to experience God’s boundless love and mercy.
In the Archdiocese of Seattle, children are required to be prepared for their First Reconciliation before they can prepare for their First Eucharist. That is why here, at Mary, Queen of Peace, we begin with preparation for First Reconciliation in the fall with 4 - large group sessions that are offered once a month beginning in September and ending in December. These sessions provide parents and their child an opportunity to gather to make new friends, deepen their appreciation of God’s love and mercy and grow in their knowledge of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In addition, families will receive resources to work with at home. Families will be invited to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in January. There is no “automatic” age or grade level for the reception of this sacrament but you must be at least 7 years of age. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Jennie Caldwell at 425-391-1178, ext. 116 or [email protected]