First Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation is known by many names, including the sacrament of Confession or sacrament of Penance. No matter the name, the sacrament focuses on our need to be healed so that we can experience a restored relationship with God and our neighbor.

Before making their first reconciliation, children are expected to know their basic Catholic prayers.

  • Our Father
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be
  • Act of Contrition
  • Ten Commandments

Often, the priest hearing their confession will give them a penance that includes reciting such prayers.

Ten Commandments – In order to make a proper confession, children should have a good understanding of God’s Law and a grasp on what makes an action sinful. The