Through preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation, it is reasonable to expect that a childĀ has come to know, in an age-appropriate way:

  • The difference between right and wrong
  • Accidents and mistakes are not sins
  • When we deliberately choose to do what is wrong and turn away from God, we sin
  • God is loving and merciful
  • God will always forgive us if we are truly sorry and ask for forgiveness
  • Jesus' sacrifice has given us the sacrament of Reconciliation
  • We must be willing to forgive others just as God forgives us