With vaccinations arriving, we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel as far as the pandemic goes. In the meantime, however, many of our in-person activities are still being limited. For many children, a First Reconciliation retreat is part of their preparation at the parish. Since the present crisis precludes such gatherings in many parishes, I offer some suggestions for doing a First Reconciliation retreat at home, in today’s episode of Pop-Up Catechesis.
Here are some resources to help you with your at-home First Reconciliation retreat. The key is not to make it too formal or rigid as far as structure; just make it a day focused on a handful of activities you select to create anticipation for and understanding of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- Glossary for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
- A Source of Reconciliation and Joy
- An Examination of Conscience
- Instructional Card: Examination of Conscience
- How to Make a Good Confession
- Coloring with Yarn Cross (activity)
- Works of Mercy Tree (activity)
- The Old Rugged Cross (activity)
- Forgiveness Chain (activity)
- Reconciliation Word Search
- Reconciliation Video
- Personal Testimonials: Reconciliation (video)
- Act of Contrition
- Instructional Card: Act of Contrition
- Reconciliation Flip Book and I’m Sorry Picture Cards
Joe this made my day! You look like a real-life plumber! Thank you for such excellent content that we can share with the families we serve (and in my case, the leaders I serve) And I love the analogy of how much God loves to fix things…especially our relationship with God! Keep these videos coming!
Thanks, Kelly! I’m not a real plumber, but “I play one on TV!” 😉