Partnering with Parents
Either of these prayer rituals could be incorporated into parish Mass or a gathering with parents, sponsors and candidates. Blessing by parents, especially laying on of hands, could be exceptionally powerful.
Confirmation Covenant (signed by candidate and parents and presented to the Pastor at a special weekend Mass)
About 2 weeks prior to the First Reconciliation liturgies, we ask families to attend a Parent/Child Gathering which is highly interactive, mainly between parent and child. Below are handouts which describe some of the activities for these gatherings:
First Reconciliation Liturgy
Click below to link to intergenerational resources from Loyola Press.
Click here to link to parent newsletters you can download, print, or link to.
View graphic of prayer card available from Paraclete Press:
Click here to view/print.
From Celebrating Catholic Rites & Rituals in Religion Class
Authors: Kathy Chateau and Paula Miller
Published by Twenty-Third Publications