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By his death on the cross, Jesus Christ redeemed man from sin. The Sacrament of Reconciliation restores life to the soul through forgiveness of our sins after baptism. Through Reconciliation, we come to God to receive healing in our lives and in our relationships.

When preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the starting point is exploring the child’s own relationships. The children reflect on their own family and friendship experiences, the happy and the hurtful times. We explore the rituals of making up or ‘reconciliation’ and the ways of making peace again when things go wrong.

From this starting point, we then look at the wider church family. We reflect on the Gospel’s insights of a God who seeks out those who feel hurt or are the cause of hurt in others and we explore the elements of the Rite of Reconciliation.

The children celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with their families at a special ceremony in our church.

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