Children are prepared to receive this sacrament during Grade 2.  Since Pope John Paul II, children are required to receive this sacrament prior to First Communion. Adults who have been away from the Church or have never been catechized to receive the sacrament should call the parish office if they desire instruction. Most priests are more than willing to simply help you through the process if you make a private/individual confession.  We also have brochures that review the steps and contain the Act of Contrition. Individual confession is available at St. John Vianney Parish every Saturday at 4 p.m. or by appointment.  The Vicariate also offers seasonal Advent and Lenten Penance Services which include individual confession as part of the service.