Our God is a merciful God! We receive God’s mercy within the sacrament of Reconciliation.
The confession schedule at St Joseph Worker is: Currently confession is by appointment only
- Weekdays: Before 8:30am Mass
- Saturdays: 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
- By Appointment. Call 217-483-3772
Click here for the complete non-COVID confession schedule, including parish penance services during the seasons of Lent and Advent.
How-To Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Examination of Conscience
- For Adults
- For Married Persons
- For Single Persons
- For Teens & Young Adults
- For Children
- In Light of Catholic Social Teaching
First Confession for Children
Children who have been baptized normally receive (First) Reconciliation during Level Two Faith Formation sessions. First Reconciliation classes begin in September and continue through March or April.
Children older than second grade who would like to receive First Reconciliation attend the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC). These classes take place the same time as our Christian Initiation of Adults sessions. Children receive First Reconciliation within the RCIC process, around Easter time.
Home school families and children seeking to receive First Reconciliation collaborate with a parish priest. Permission to receive First Reconciliation must be obtained at the beginning of a student’s sacramental preparation. A final review of the meaning and purpose of Reconciliation with a parish priest will be necessary prior to receiving Reconciliation. The priest will provide you with the context and content of this final review.