Steps for Reconciliation

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FHC Preparation

Below are the 5 steps

We know that on the day of your First Reconciliation that you’re nervous. You’re probably excited nervous or a little bit intrigued or a little bit scared. That’s ok. Just remember these important things: 

  • Everyone is there to help you. The Priest is there to help, your parent is there to help, the volunteers are there to help
  • It is good to memorise the words and the steps if you can, but don’t worry if you can’t, the Priest will help you anyway
  • You can print off anything on this page to have with you on the day
  • God loves you so much and is delighted that you want to go to your First Reconciliation. You’re showing him that you love him and want to get rid of the things that hold you back from loving him more
 
Parents – one of the best ways to prepare your child for their First Reconciliation is to practice the steps. You can create a little role play with your child.

1

We Examine Our Conscience

2

We Confess Our Sins

3

We Perform Our Penance

4

We Say Sorry To God

5

The Priest Offers Us Absolution
1 - We Examine Our Conscience
1 - We Examine Our Conscience
2 - We Confess Our Sins
2 - We Confess Our Sins
3 - We Perform Our Penance
4 - We Say Sorry to God
5 - The Priest Offers Us Absolution
On the Day

On the day itself, children must be accompanied by a parent. The First Reconciliation is a great celebration for your child and you are invited to share in that amazing event by going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well. There is plenty of time so please do feel welcome to go as well – it’s an amazing example to your child. Both parents can attend and so can other children.

Please stick to the time you were given. Arrive on time and through the Bookshop Porch only. The front entrance to the Church will be closed. 

It is so important to remember that you are blessed by God and that your First Reconciliation is about being more united in love with God. You are confessing things which get in the way of your relationship with God, or things which take you away from God, so that you can share God’s love even more.

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