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Session One: At Home This Week


Dear Parents or Guardians,

Thanks for all that you do! Being a parent requires tons of self-sacrifice.  Most of what you do for your child is seen by no one, and often not even appreciated by your child!  But THANK YOU.  On behalf of the faith community to which you belong--the Catholic Church--thank you!  Because of you--and only because of you--your child will grow up Catholic.

This site has resources to help you better understand your faith, weave it into your daily life, and share it with your child.

This will be a time of tremendous bonding between you and your child. Think of this as a real chance to grow together. Having faith and growing in your faith brings amazing things to your life: forgiveness, generosity, hospitality, a sense of hope, and most of all, a closeness to God. 


Friends, this will last a lifetime! Don't skip this process or cut it short because you're too busy now. All too soon, the time will pass and your children will be beyond your reach.

With Christian love and gratitude 
for ALL that you do,

Donna Kinzie

Sacrament Prepration Ministry

"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.  That times of refreshing may come from the Lord." - Acts 3:19

I want to take a moment to address why Mass is important to us as Catholics.  But I won't tell you - I'll let a Franciscan friar, priest, and YouTube sensation tell you... Check out what Fr. Casey says about "Why go to church?".  It's only 4 minutes.  You have time.  Please watch...

Why Do We Confess?

Why do Catholics confess using the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Here is a five-minute video from our friends at Busted Halo with some answers.

What We Believe

At baptism, our parents and godparents (along with the whole church community) professed the faith that we are now learning about. It’s the same as the Creed we all say at Mass on Sundays. In the prayers to be memorized section on the portal, you will find the Apostles Creed (or you can scan the QR code below for a downloadable version). This would be a good time to help your child begin to memorize that at home.

Learning To Pray

There are many great ways to pray, but memorizing traditional prayers is a great way to start.  For Reconciliation, it will be important for your child to know prayers that might be assigned as penance.

Help your child learn the following prayers. These are all prayers that most Catholics know by heart.  This week, help your child start memorizing them - perhaps practicing and praying them together at bedtime and/or when driving to school.

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