In A Child's First Penance: Joyful Reconciliation, Fr. Jim Deiters introduces the sacrament by explaining how and why we celebrate the Rite of Reconciliation. First penitents will listen in as Fr. Jim talks with students about sin, true repentance, and God's unconditional love and forgiveness. As they learn what sin is, they'll discover how their sin affects others and changes their relationship with God. They'll explore the prayers, rituals, and gestures of the rite--and learn why reconciliation is a time for repentance, healing, and joy. Parents will learn how the rite has changed over the years and recognize their essential role in teaching and modeling the faith for their children.
Part 1 For Children: Preparing for Your First Reconciliation Created to Love and Forgive What Is Sin? How Sin Affects Others Eyelash to Eyelash With God Part 2 A Tour of the Reconciliation Chapel: A Place of Welcome, Healing, and Prayer Part 3 For Parents and Adults: Preparing for the Sacrament With Your Child Your Role As a Parent What's on Your Excuse List? What Is Sin? How Our Sins Affect Others Understanding the Sacrament An Examination of Conscience Bonus Feature: Parents As Messengers of Peace A special message from Lisa Hendey, creator of CatholicMom.com and the Catholic Mom Moments blog and podcast. A free presenter's guide is available for download at liguori.org.show more