FIRST COMMUNION AT-HOME LESSON - Preparation for Reconciliation

posted Apr 23, 2020, 1:23 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jul 23, 2020, 9:57 AM ]
This week, we emailed the next lesson for our First Communion students to complete at home, based on the First Communion outline.
We are skipping Lesson #10, since that would have been simply a review of the Mass and responses.  Your child should already know about the parts of the Mass, the responses, and what we do in each part.  If needed, they can review their Mass Book.

The next lesson your child needs to complete is Lesson #11: Preparation for Reconciliation
Your child will need their purple "Reconciliation Book" to complete the lesson.  As before, we have recorded a video of this lesson for your child to watch:

Lesson #11 (Preparation for Reconciliation)
Video link was sent via email.  Please email the Religious Education Office if you did not receive it.
Please have your child watch the video lesson as they review pages 7 to 11 in their Reconciliation Book.  

  • Please pay particular attention to pages 10 and 11, as these pages outline the steps your child will need to know in Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Pages 7 and 8 go through the process of the Examination of Conscience, which your child will need to do prior to doing their First Reconciliation.
There is no assessment for this lesson, as they have already been evaluated previously on the Rite of Reconciliation.  However, we would like each student to complete a short reflection as they prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation.  They may use their Reconciliation books and the video lesson to complete their responses.
Reflection for Lesson #11:  Link was sent via email.  Please email the Religious Education Office if you did not receive it. 

**The above reflection needs to be completed by Monday, May 4th.**

This lesson would have taken place this week before your child’s celebration of Reconciliation.  However, the First Reconciliation of your child has been postponed, and we will let you know of the new date as soon as it is confirmed with the office.  So for now, your child needs to complete this lesson so that they are prepared and ready to celebrate Reconciliation when the time comes.

With regards to the First Communion Masses, a decision has not yet been made, as the parish office is taking it week by week and also awaiting any direction from the Archdiocese of Miami with regards to the celebration of the sacraments.  Once we receive any new information, we will immediately let you know via email.
The situation with the coronavirus has definitely affected us in many ways, and we sincerely appreciate your support and cooperation in assisting your child with their religious education and to foster some time together in prayer and reflection as a family.  We are confident that it has been a blessing to help your child with their religious education lessons and to share your faith with them as their primary catechist. 
  • We share with you a resource we received with ideas and ways you can continue to share your faith with your families and to foster the faith of your children.  Please email us if you did not receive it.
In the coming days, we will also be sending a separate email with the results of the assessments and evaluation, after all students have completed any pending assignments

We continue praying for the safety and well-being of all our families.