We are incorporated into Christ's Body, the Church, through the
Sacraments of Initiation. When we have been weakened by sin, we
can be healed through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Jesus continues His work of forgiving and reconciling through
for children's first reception of this sacrament takes place prior to
the reception of First Eucharist and must always respect their natural
dispositions, ability, age, and circumstances of life. This study needs
to make clear the relationship of the sacrament to the children's life,
to help them recognize right from wrong and loving from unloving acts,
to repent for wrongdoing and to turn for forgiveness to Jesus and the
the children are encouraged to see how faith is expressed by being
forgiven and forgiving, they should be led to approach the sacrament
freely and regularly. A parent session is provided so that they will be
able to take an active role in preparing their child for this sacrament.