Catholics who have attained the use of reason have a right to the Sacrament of Penance unless prevented by law. One who completes his/her seventh year is presumed to have the use of reason (Canon #97.2) and with all the faithful who have reached the age of discretion are bound faithfully to confess their graves sins at least once a year (Canon #989).

See Reconciliation Preparation under Formation/Religious Education tab for more information on the preparation for this Sacrament.