The forgiveness we receive in confessing our sins is not the result of our own efforts, but is the gift of the Holy Spirit reconciling us to God and to each other. Reconciliation calls us back to God, and embraces us with his infinite mercy and joy. – Pope Francis

Reconciliation (or Penance, formerly known as Confession) is one of two healing sacraments. St. Sebastian offers communal Reconciliation services from time to time, especially during Advent and Lent. Please watch the bulletin for announcements or call the office for the upcoming schedule.

If you want to receive the sacrament individually, please schedule an appointment. Contact Fr. Peter Patrick Kimani at 414-453-1061 or

Children receive their First Reconciliation just prior to their First Eucharist. Preparation for both sacraments is done during the 2nd grade and includes parent/child meetings and a parent/child retreat. Click here to download 2019-20 Child Reconciliation and Eucharist registration materials.

Important! Parents and children are invited to attend Sacramental Preparation Orientation on Sunday, September 8 (9:00 a.m.) or Wednesday, September 11 (6:15 p.m.) in the Church Hall. 

Questions? Contact Amy Rebholz at 414-453-7150 or