Wednesday, February 18, 2015

EJ's First Reconciliation

Another big milestone in our son's faith happened last Tuesday,  February 10th at St. Joseph Church.  It was his first confession/reconciliation.  His First communion is coming up in May 3rd this year.  Before they could  take their first communion, they need to do the reconciliation.  
EJ was a bit a nervous in going to the priest and confessing his sins.  I told him that I was the same way when I did my first confession.
 For moral support, we all went (as we always do for both of them).
 After he confessed and did the penance given by the priest, there were stations in front of the altar.  The stations have symbolic  things they do to further  explain how important it is to reconcile with God.  The first station is washing the hands to completely clean/wash away the   sins.
 The second station is a prayer then they were given their  reconciliation shiurt.
 The third station is  the light.  They were given  each a light.
 The fourth station is the prayer book.
 The fifth station is a prayer/blessing for the whole family and we were given  a book also.
The last station is the prayer that both parents and the child should recite while kneeling.
 Snacks were served  after the  reconciliation rites.  It gave them time to relax and be with their friends.
 It also gave us the  chance to play catch up with other parents and the teachers.
It was a nice ceremony for our little man.  I can tell he was relieved that he got thru it without passing out lol.

31 comments:

  1. Congrats to your handsome some Sis R on his first reconciliation. My summer babe will have her in the couple of weeks.

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  2. I don't remembered my reconciliation before however, this is one step to be able to received one of the blessed sacrament .

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  3. My son missed doing his this January. It snowed the day it was originally scheduled for and then showed again on the new date. By the time they rescheduled it for a 3rd time, we already had plans and couldn't make it.

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  4. What an important time for your family and for your son. I remember those days!

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  5. Congrats! Its a big moment in all your lives!

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  6. It sounds like your little man did great! I can imagine how daunting it must have been to tell the priest all of his sins.

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    1. Looks like a big rite of passage, but I wonder what sins a kid that young has to confess.

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  7. I'm not Catholic so I don't fully understand the rituals, but congrats to your son! Looks like he had a good time.

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  8. Wow they really do grow up so fast. It's great that they made this such a kid-friendly process.

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  9. I wnt to a Catholic School and i can remember going to confession. I always felt so much better after. Congrats on your upcoming First Communion.

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  10. What a great moments, congrats on this beautiful moment in your life

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  11. Wow, congratulations to your son. This is such a huge milestone for him.

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  12. It can be daunting to verbally admit your sins, but I'm sure confession is also like lifting a weight off your shoulders.

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  13. The first confession is one of the milestones that parents look forward to in a Catholic child's life. Congratulations to your little one on this milestone and I'm sure with you guidance, he'll grow up to be a fine man.

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  14. Congrats! It's wonderful to see families who take their faith seriously and celebrate these special milestones together!

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  15. What a proud moment it is for you to see this happening to your son. Great day for the whole family.

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  16. What a lovely time. Congrats what a great time for your family! So awesome

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  17. Happy first confession/reconciliation! I know that is a bit time for the family! What a wonderful feeling you all must have.

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  18. What a special milestone for your little guys! Congrats!

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  19. A lovely moment for your little guy I'm sure. I hope he enjoys his upcoming communion too.

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  20. My daughter loved having her First Reconciliation last year. Its a great day to celebrate!

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  21. Congrats on this blessed event - handsome young fellow indeed - and beautiful and spiritual photos!

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  22. Family memories like these are great. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  23. Congratulations to your little boy! Reconciliation ceremony is indeed special and memorable. It's heartwarming to see your whole family in attendance!

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  24. That looks like a blessed event for you and your family. I don't know much about this tradition so this is interesting to read.

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  25. Big congrats to him. And lol at your last line, that's how I felt recently when my son was singing on stage...turned out he wasn't at all nervous, it was mom who was nervous for him. ;)

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  26. Congrats to your boy. I'm not familiar with all of this but it was great to read, thank you.

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  27. Omg congrats!!!! I do it know much about this, but I know a lot of work goes into it. Congrats again :)

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  28. Congratulations on such an important day for your family.

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  29. Good for EJ. Our son haven't had his first communion yet. Well, I had my first communion when I was in grade 6. :)

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  30. Awww congratulations to him, in our church we do confirmation when you're 14 years old and holiday communion more of less when you're able to eat as a baby

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