In A Child's First Penance: Joyful Reconciliation, Fr. Jim Deiters introduces the sacrament by explaining how and why we celebrate the Rite of Reconciliation.
First penitents will listen in as Fr. Jim talks with students about sin, true repentance, and God's unconditional love and forgiveness. As they learn what sin is, they'll discover how their sin affects others and changes their relationship with God. They'll explore the prayers, rituals, and gestures of the rite--and learn why reconciliation is a time for repentance, healing, and joy. Parents will learn how the rite has changed over the years and recognize their essential role in teaching and modeling the faith for their children.
This DVD offers several additional segments, including material that engages adults...
A Child's First Penance will instruct and inspire your First Penitents and their parents--drawing them closer to Christ and the Church where they find forgiveness and reconciliation.
Part 1: For Children: Preparing for Your First Reconciliation;Created to Love and ForgiveWhat Is Sin?How Sin Affects OthersEyelash to Eyelash With God
Part 2: A Tour of the Reconciliation Chapel: A Place of Welcome, Healing, and Prayer
Part 3: For Parents and Adults: Preparing for the Sacrament With Your Child;Your Role As a ParentWhat's on Your Excuse List?What Is Sin?How Our Sins Affect OthersUnderstanding the SacramentAn Examination of Conscience
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