First Reconciliation is typically received in a child’s second grade year.  A parent meeting is held each Autumn. First Reconciliation is received as a group in early March.


Confessions are heard every Saturday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at our Ascension Church. Additional opportunities for confession can be made by calling the parish office at 412-922-6300 to schedule an appointment. 

Please note: when Fr. Torquato is scheduled to hear confessions on a Saturday and there is a 2:00pm wedding, he must end confessions at 1:00pm in order to return to St. Philip Church and prepare for the wedding. We appreciate your understanding.