Examinations of Conscience for Kids

  Before you celebrate the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation with your kids, help them to prepare by coaching them through an examination of conscience. Here are some tips, resources, and several examinations of conscience to choose from.   Before … Read More

An Examination of Conscience for the Whole Family

  This examination of conscience is taken from The Catholic Family Book of Prayers.   This brief examination of conscience, loosely based on the Ten Commandments, may be used in preparation for receiving the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, or … Read More

Preparing for First Reconciliation When Your Child Has Special Needs

  The Church says that “Catholics with disabilities have a right to participate in the sacraments.” But when your child is intellectually disabled, how do you make that happen?   by Susan Windley-Daoust   When my husband and I first met … Read More

3 New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Your Family’s Spiritual Life: Confession, Scripture, and Saints

New Year’s resolutions aren’t exactly a Christian thing, but maybe they should be. Here are three powerful resolutions for improving your family’s spiritual life this year. New Year’s resolutions aren’t exactly a Christian thing, but maybe they should be. Our … Read More

Kids, Confession, and Coming Out of Hiding

  My kids don’t like going to confession. That’s okay…I understand their desire to hide from God. But together we’re learning about the wonderful things when we step out from behind the proverbial “bush” into God’s merciful light.   by … Read More

Celebrating Reconciliation with Kids: 9 Ways to Get Into the Habit

  The sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation gets a bad rap, with many people steering clear because they think it’s all about guilt and punishment, when actually the emphasis is on mercy, forgiveness, and healing. Here’s how to help your family … Read More