First Penance & First Communion

We offer two dates and times for preparation. They are not parish specific.  If needed, you can attend Option A for Penance preparation and Option B for Holy Communion preparation, or vise-versa. The actual Sacraments take place at your home parish.

A parent needs to attend all lessons with their child for both Penance and Holy Communion preparation classes.


Preparation for First Penance: Option A

Saturdays: 8:30-10:00am

Held at: Sacred Heart Church

90 Melrose Road, Auburn, NY


September 22 – Orientation/Lesson 1

October 13– Lesson 3

November 17– Lesson 5

December 8– Retreat at Sacred Heart 9:30am-12:00


Preparation for First Penance: Option B

Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 pm

Held at: St. Joseph School

89 E. Genesee Street, Auburn, NY


September 20 – Orientation/Lesson 1

October 11– Lesson 3

November 15– Lesson 5

December 8- Retreat at Sacred Heart 9:30am-12pm


Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance

Dec  15  3:00pm at Sacred Heart Church

Dec  15  1:00pm at Saint Alphonsus Church

Dec  15  3:30pm at Saint Mary’s Church

Dec  15  2:30pm for Saints Mary & Martha at Saint Francis