posted Jan 26, 2020, 1:44 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 26, 2020, 1:45 PM ]
As we informed all our First Communion classes this past week, we will be doing the evaluations next class for the material in the “Things to Learn – Part III” handout given to your child and emailed to you at the beginning of January.  The handout contains the Rite of Reconciliation, which your child will be celebrating before receiving his/her First Communion, along with the Act of Contrition.  The material was also reviewed in class this week in preparation for next week's evaluation.
  • (If you need a copy of the handout, it is available on the “First Communion Page” of our website.)
We will be seeing if each student has learned the steps in going to Confession (Reconciliation).  We will be asking them to go through the words and actions of the Rite of Reconciliation with us as if they were doing their First Reconciliation.  The evaluation will basically be a practice of going to confession.  This is to ensure that they will know what to say and do when they celebrate their First Reconciliation with one of our parish priests.
As previously stated, we are asking for your help by going over the Rite together with your child.  We strongly recommend practicing the steps of Reconciliation together with your child at home.  This is the best way for them to learn the Rite of Reconciliation!
In addition, we will be doing a second evaluation on the “Act of Contrition.”  The Act of Contrition is prayed during Reconciliation and, therefore, each child must know this prayer.  Please make sure to review (and pray) the Act of Contrition with your child.
Thank you, and God bless you.