St. Joseph
Catholic Church

110 N. 5th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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Mailing Address

526 Louisiana Street,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


"In this sacrament of healing we are reconciled to God and the Church" -CCC 1420-1498

Reconciliation is offered by appointment.

Reconciliation services are held during Lent and Advent.

First Reconciliation

Children shall be prepared for and given the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before their first reception of the Eucharist.

The child's readiness for the celebration of the sacrament is to be determined by the child, parent, catechist and the Faith Formation Coordinator using the following criteria:

  • A trust in God's forgiving love
  • A sense of belonging to the Church community
  • An understanding of forgiveness, a desire to give and receive forgiveness
  • A sense of right and wrong and of the reality of evil
  • A knowledge of sin, an ability to describe wrong-doing in his-her own words
  • An ability to say, "I'm sorry" to express a sense of repentance.

Preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation begins in the first grade and is ordinarily celebrated in the second grade. Older children (3rd & above) should contact the Faith Formation Coordinator for more information. Parents are asked to participate in helping to prepare their child for this sacrament by attending the required meetings and events.

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