• Plan a family party or special dinner to celebrate your child’s first reconciliation. By acknowledging the importance of this event, you convey its value into the future.
  • During this time of preparation, you are talking with your child about what constitutes a sin. Continue these conversations as your child grows older.
  • As a family, plan to participate in parish celebrations of reconciliation during Lent and Advent each year.
  • What is your attitude toward this sacrament? As a parent, if you participate in the sacrament of reconciliation, your child will most likely want to do so as well.