First Reconciliation Online Prep 2021/2022

Together you will be working with your child to help them understand what the Sacrament of Reconciliation is, and why we as Catholics return regularly to receive God's mercy in this special way.

We know online learning can be a challenge, and we sure wish we could be together in person. We've broken this down into easy sections for you and your child to do together on your own time. With great videos, a few activities, and some discussion questions, we are praying this is a fun learning experience for everyone in your family!

The entire workbook is available here, First Reconciliation Workbook, but we have provided smaller document for each of the sessions below which you can print off and complete along with your child.

Session #1: You Are Blessed

You Are Blessed Video and Worksheet and Journal

Session #2: The Best Version of Yourself

The-Best-Version-of-Yourself Video and Worksheet and Journal

Session #3: God Sent Jesus to Save Us

God Sent Jesus to Save Us Video and Worksheet and Journal

Session #4: Forgiveness and Healing

Forgiveness and Healing Video and Worksheet and Journal

Session #5: Your First Reconciliation

Your First Reconciliation Video and Worksheet and Journal

Session #6: It's Only the Beginning

It’s Only the Beginning Video and Worksheet and Journal

SET UP FOR SUCCESS

Here are a few tips to prepare for a great experience:

Encourage your child to read the sections, if they are able.

Have your child use your computer, tablet, or phone to navigate.

Find a dedicated space free from distractions.

Start each session with a Prayer. There are 4 options at the bottom of this page, or make up your own!

PRAYERS TO TRY & LEARN

LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, 
As we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you
among women, 
And blessed is the fruit
of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

PRAYER OF PRAISE

Glory to the Father 
and to the Son, 
and to the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning, 
is now and will be forever.
Amen.

ACT OF CONTRITION

Jesus Christ,
Son of the living God, 
Have mercy on me, a sinner. 
OR
Dear God,
I am sorry for doing wrong. Please forgive me all my sins. I know you love me very much. Help me to love you in return and care for others as you do. 
Amen.