The greatest gift which God the Father can give to anyone, including children, is faith in his only begotten Son. Jesus declared that the Father reveals his Son to children more readily than to the learned and clever (cf. Lk 10:21; Mt 11:25).
Recalling these examples of Jesus’ attention to children sets the proper context for helping children examine the conscience and preparing them for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This sacrament allows Jesus to express his love for children today. Second graders make their Reconciliation in December. Fifth graders will have an opportunity during the school year to receive this Sacrament as well.
Reconciliation for First Communion Students (Grade 2):
Saturday, December 9
Second graders and one of their parents went through the steps to prepare for Reconciliation with different activities. The story of the Good Shepherd was shared and children learned that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, always looks for the lost sheep and rejoices when they are found. An examination of conscience was done in the Room of Choices and the steps to Reconciliation and an Act of Contrition were explained and said in the Room of Healing. A lamb ornament was made by the children as a remembrance to take home. Father Joe and Father Jared heard the children’s First Confessions.
GRADE 5: Will receive Reconciliation at the beginning of March during class time.