Countdown to First Penance and Reconciliation

Countdown to First Penance and Reconciliation

Assist families in preparing for First Reconciliation by sending home a calendar that counts down the last four weeks leading to the celebration of the sacrament. This tool guides parents in helping their children prepare at home, and it gives children a great visual as they count down to First Reconciliation.

From praying the Act of Contrition to giving a compliment or reviewing the Ten Commandments, the countdown activities will help children grow in their relationship with God.

Learn about God’s Gift: Reconciliation for primary or intermediate grades here.

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

2 Comments on Countdown to First Penance and Reconciliation

  1. How can we, here in the UK, acquire sample copies of the learning resources for the Sacramental process. I am particularly interested in the Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation resources that you have, I am the Deanery coordinator for some of the Sacramental programmes and have been impressed with the sample materials that I have viewed on-line. Can you please help us out

    • Hi Rev. Dcn Moffatt and thanks for your comment/question. You can contact our customer service directly at 800-621-1008 to speak to one of our customer service representatives and explore options for getting samples to you. Thanks and blessings!

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