Framework Booklet Checklist for The Sacraments of Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

Framework Booklet Checklist for 

The Sacraments of Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

As a parent you are the first teacher of passing on the faith to your child, following is a list of prayers and teachings that every Catholic child should know when being presented for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The prayers and teachings are categorized as “Prayers and Teachings You and Your Child Must Know”; these prayers and teachings need to be memorized and your child must be able to recite them when asked. 

And “Prayers and Teachings You and Your Child Should Be Strongly Aware of”, these two categories should be very familiar to your child. They do not have to be memorized verbatim but they should be able to hold an age appropriate conversation about them.

It is important that your child should first, have a level of competency appropriate to their age in order to receive the Sacraments. 

 

Prayers You and Your Child Must Know: 

(Your child  must be able to recite these from memory in English or Spanish)

 

____The Sign of the Cross – (“Say” and “Do” Correctly)

____Our Father                         ____Hail Mary                       

____The Apostle’s Creed        ____Glory Be

____ How to say The Rosary w/ Fatima Prayer

____Act of Contrition  

 

Teachings You and Your Child Must Know: 

(Your child must be able to recite these from memory in English or Spanish)

 

____The Doctrine of Grace: Sanctifying Grace/Actual Grace

 

  • What is Grace?
  • How did man lose grace?
  • How did we get it back?
  • Now how do we lose grace on our own?
  • How can we get it back?
  • How should we always receive the Eucharist?

 

____The Seven Sacraments (in order)

____The Mysteries of the Rosary

____The Ten Commandments (in order)

____Steps to a Good Confession

  • Practice of Confession
    • Regular Daily Examination of Conscience
      • Precepts of the Church
    • Know the Steps to making a “Good” Confession
    • Know How to go to Confession

Teachings You and  Your Child Should Be Strongly Aware Of

“Prayers and Teachings You and Your Child Should Be Strongly Aware Of”, these two categories should be very familiar to your child. They do not have to be memorized verbatim but they should be able to hold an age appropriate conversation about them

____The Creed

  • The Trinitarian Structure: Three Persons, One God
    • God the Father
    • God the Son (Jesus)
      • Becomes Man
    • God the Holy Spirit

 

  • Four marks of the Church
    • One 
    • Holy 
    • Catholic
    • Apostolic

 

____Prayer

 

  • Theological Virtues: Theological Virtues are not covered in their own chapter in this book but are a common theme throughout the entirety of this book

 

  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Charity

 

  • Mary
    • Our Mother
    • The Intercessor

 

____Precepts of the Church

 

____Corporal Works of Mercy

 

____Spiritual Works of Mercy

 

____Holy Days of Obligation

 

____The Order of the Mass & Responses

 

Prayers You and Your Child Should Be Strongly Aware of:

(Your child does not have to have these memorized but should have good knowledge of what they are and would be a good daily habit to get into)

 

____Morning Offering ____Before & After Meal Prayers

 

____St. Michael Prayer ____Guardian Angel Prayer

____Angelus ____Fatima Reparation Prayer

 

Revised 7/20/2020)