During Lent, second graders make their first confession.
The liturgical service will be on (2018 to be determined). This service begins similarly to Mass; there is a processional hymn, readings, a homily, and intercessions. After the service the children will line up for confession. There will be three or four priests stationed in different private areas of the church: the confessional, the sacristy, and the doorway between the church (St. Joseph’s side) and the school.
The Way to Go to Confession
In the Confessional
After I Leave the Confessional
I go back to my pew and kneel in church and say the penance father asked me to say. If he asked me to do something for my penance, then I thank God in church and ask His help to do better. I will do the penance Father gave me as soon as I can.
Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.