First Reconciliation & First Communion

Here are several video links that supplement what your child is learning in class about these joyous Sacraments of Initiation. Take a moment to watch these videos together with your child.

First Reconciliation

Learn the Act of Contrition

Do an Examination of Conscience before going to the priest for Confession. You can write down what you want to tell the priest if you are nervous or think you will forget.

First Communion

Practice how to receive communion- hand position, hands held up high and flat OR if receiving on the tongue, hands at sides or in a prayer position, mouth open, tongue out. The best way to do this is to take your child with you when you receive communion and let him observe. You can also practice with small crackers.

Practice The Table Prayer song and sign language with the help of this video. Please be sure the children are using their right hands to do the signing (not the left as the instructor in the video demonstrates) ~ mirror the song leader on the video.