First Communion Session 2 Resources

Additional resources coming soon for revised Prep At-Home!

Confession

Explain that when we are baptized, our souls are free of sin. Using WASHABLE MARKERS, ask your child to scribble and write SIN all over the heart while he or she lists everyday sins we commit.
Next, explain that sin causes 'messiness' in our hearts and our lives. Remind them that Sin causes us to feel far away from God. Sin hurts our friendship with Jesus.
The bowl represents the sacrament of confession and the water represents Jesus. Jesus is always waiting patiently for us to return to Him...
Give your Heart to Jesus: As you place the messy heart in the water, tell them that Jesus invites us to Confession to cleanse us of our sins.
When we confess our sins to Jesus, through the priest, our sins are washed away, they are completely gone! Grace in our soul is restored, just like the day we were baptised.
**BIBLE STORIES**

Watch these short Bible Story videos to help reinforce Jesus' message of LOVE, COMPASSION & MERCY.

The Story of Zacchaeus – Luke 19:1- 10

This story illustrates how Jesus’ message of Love & Mercy and His salvation was intended for everyone—even an outcast.

The Parable of the Lost Sheep – Luke 15:17

In this parable, Jesus compares God to a shepherd and a sinner to the sheep. Just as the shepherd rejoices on finding his lost sheep, so God rejoices whenever we turn to him for forgiveness after wandering from him through our sin. 

The Prodigal Son – Luke 15:11-32

Just as the father celebrates the homecoming of his lost son, God also rejoices when we confess our sins and our return to him.

The Unforgiving Servant – Matt. 18:21-35

In this parable, Jesus tells us to keep on forgiving and to have mercy on others.  He forgives us all the time for small and big things so why wouldn’t we forgive others just the same.  It’s not always easy but it’s what God wants us to do!

Jesus Heals the Paralytic – Mark 2:1-12

Jesus knew what this man needed most because He knew what was in his heart. Jesus knew that being paralyzed was difficult but it was even worse not to be forgiven.

Please watch this video with your child

This is a great video for kids, teens & adults! Very simple but accurate, it walks you through the Sacrament of Confession that will stick with you…
Reconciliation – PARENT RESOURCES
Visit the Reconciliation page of our website for more resources! Click on the image below….
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