My Confession Handbook, Jr.
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My Confession Handbook, Jr.
A Child’s Worry-Free Handbook to the Treasure of the Sacrament of Reconciliation Great for Saints-In-Training, Ages 7 – 10, With the Guidance of Parent or Guardian
Published:
6/12/2015
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
144
Size:
6x9
ISBN:
978-1-49087-664-1
Print Type:
B/W

The goal of My Confession Handbook, Jr. is to help our children, godchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, and friends receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation with peace and joy. It is intended to reduce the fear that sometimes accompanies this sacrament, especially the first time.

My Confession Handbook, Jr. hopes to accomplish this with the following components:

• a personal commitment to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly

• a straight-forward examination of conscience

• 'My Confession Worksheet,' an easy, step-by-step, how-to while in the confessional, including an Act of Contrition

• a family-centered, Daily Examen to help grow in virtue and prepare for regular reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

• a Child's Prayer of Surrender

• a quick and easy go-to of treasured, traditional Catholic prayers

"If I had this book in my formation, I would never have left the sacrament of Reconciliation."

—Patty Geib, Catholic Wife, Mother, and Catechist

"Wow, I love, My Confession Handbook, Jr! The simplicity and language for little ones to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation makes it easy for both parent and child. My favorite, which I believe will transform our family, is the My Daily Examen - for Parent and child. As a former Director of Faith Formation, Youth Minister, Catechist, and parent of three young children, I can’t wait to witness the fruit of this simple and valuable resource."

—Michelle Davis, Catholic wife, mother of three

former DRE, Youth Minister & Catechist

Introduction

Handbook Overview – for Parent and Child

The goal of My Confession Handbook, Jr. is to help our children, godchildren, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, and friends receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation with peace and joy.  It is intended to reduce the fear that sometimes accompanies this sacrament, especially the first time. 

My Confession Handbook, Jr. hopes to accomplish this with the following components:

  • a personal commitment to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly
  • a straight-forward examination of conscience
  • “My Confession Worksheet,”  an easy, step-by-step, how-to while in the confessional, including an Act of Contrition
  • a family-centered, Daily Examen to help grow in virtue and prepare for regular reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • a Child’s Prayer of Surrender
  • a quick and easy go-to of treasured, traditional Catholic prayers

As a family, we value the Sacrament of Reconciliation and fully embrace the Church’s teaching on this powerful and freeing sacrament.   For many, it is an undiscovered gem in the vast treasure chest of our Church.  If we can foster a love for this Sacrament in our children when they are young, they will be stronger in their faith and have a well-formed conscience when they enter the world as an adult. 

If our children are going to be well-formed, virtuous, and obedient to God in their adult years, we will have to guide their souls into a loving relationship with Jesus in their formative years. 

Jesus is love, and He is the King of Mercy.  In their humanity, our children’s human weakness, they will need the assurance that they are loved and forgiven, because they most assuredly will fall, again, and again.  Each time they fall, Jesus will be there in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, waiting with love and mercy, to pick them up and help them to begin again.  Our children will grow, with confidence in Jesus’ mercy and love through this amazing treasure!

As Catholics and children of God, we can approach this powerful sacrament with faith in the words that Jesus shared with St. Faustina.

Daughter, when you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flow down upon your soul and ennoble it. Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself entirely in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace into your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity.

Go, with confidence, and meet Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

How to Use My Confession Handbook, Jr.

Before receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, sit with your child and walk through the “Examination of Conscience.”  (Chapter 2)  Remember that your child is not required to share his or her sins with you.  Next, walk your child through each step in receiving the sacrament. (Chapter 3)   Providing guidance in filling out “My Confession Worksheet” (Chapter 4) will bolster your child’s confidence and prepare him or her to receive the sacrament.   Do not ask to see what your child has written on his or her worksheet.  Tell your child that what he or she has written is something that is between God and the child.  It is secret.  If possible, do this for the first year, or until your child is ready to do this on his or her own.   

Using My Confession Handbook, Jr. should enable your child to enjoy several years of worry-free confession, until he or she is ready for My Confession Handbook, the second book in this series created for saints-in-training, ages ten and older.  

Kristen is married to her best friend and business partner, Nathan. They live in Minnesota where they home-school their seven children. Kristen embraces her vocation of wife and mother as her path to holiness. Writing since 2000 and blogging since 2011, with Nate’s encouragement, Kristen also leads a mother’s group and speaks to women on their path to sainthood through the vocation of wife and mother. This ministry is a passion, but it is secondary to family commitments.

With Nate’s technical expertise, Kristen has two websites, kristen.soleyfamily.com and myconfessioncompanion.com; she blogs at kristen-soley.blogspot.com.

 
 


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