The mercy of Christ is expressly shared in the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance (sometimes referred to as Reconciliation) with those who wish to follow Christ the Good Shepherd. Faith is a living relationship with God that requires, as any relationship, communication with God to remain healthy. Prayer is the way that children can best communicate with God, and when sin is committed, children use prayer to attend to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and seek forgiveness. The inspiration of the Holy Spirit assists young people in understanding the reality of sin and accepting God‟s invitation to be reconciled. It is our calling to impress upon our young people the personal concern and love that God has for us. The parish community, as well as their family and friends, are to help them by word and example to grow and become witnesses of the Gospel. The Diocese of Dallas, in union with the whole Church, wishes to help our young people and their families to treasure the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation) as an integral part of their lives. It is the purpose of these guidelines to assist each pastor and parish in their particular needs. Click Here
Sacramental Preparation Materials (Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts)
Pflaum Publishing Group
Our Sunday Visitor
Saint Mary's Press
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Director, Lay Formation and Family Ministries
Associate Director, Lay Formation and Family Ministries