Reconciliation, also called penance and confession, is the act of forgiveness of sins and results in the reconciliation with God.
First Reconciliation will occur a few months before your child receives their First Communion.
Act of Contrition
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In his name, my God, have mercy. Amen