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Faith Formation Resources

Resources for Child Formation

Seven Frequently Asked Questions About Children and the Sacrament of Reconciliation – English
A resource for teachers, catechists and parents of children in grades 1-8

How to Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation Card - English
Small quantities of these cards are available for parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee – Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org

Resources for Youth Ministry

Examination of Conscience for High School Youth – English
Examination of Conscience for High School Youth – Spanish
Examination of conscience designed as a group reflection to help teens prepare for confession

How to Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation Card - English
Small quantities of these cards are available for parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee – contact Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org

Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy Card – English
Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy Card - Spanish
Small quantities of these cards are available for parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee – contact Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org
 
The Sacrament of Mercy: A Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation by Joshua A. Dieterich
This resource is designed to help youth groups, religious education programs, and Catholic high school teachers prepare their students to understand and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 
 
The “Full” version is 28 pages, contains 2 sessions and is suited for religious education programs and other groups where meeting time is limited. The “Expanded” version is 55 pages, 4 sessions and is designed for Youth Ministry or Catholic Schools where time is more available. The “Expanded” edition is also designed to help teachers & catechists at all levels who are interested in going deeper into the importance of the sacrament of confession/penance/reconciliation with their students, and helping them be more prepared to receive the sacrament.
 
Catholic school teachers, Directors of Religious Education, youth ministers and others in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can contact Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org to receive a free version of this resource that may be copied and distributed amongst their catechists and volunteers as needed. Parishes outside of the archdiocese can preview and purchase the resource at: http://store.pastoralplanning.com/saofmetereto.html.
 
Youth Ministry Resource: Confession by Christopher Stefanick
This guide contains information for about a one hour session with high school students. It includes a skit/icebreaker, Lectio Divina experience, catechetical teaching on Confession, teen testimony and small group discussion. Parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can contact Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org to receive a copy of this resource.

Confession: Questions and Answers About the Sacrament by Fr. Martin Pable, OFM Cap.
A small 16 page booklet that contains information on how the sacrament has changed, why Catholics confess to a priest and steps to a good confession. Published by Creative Communications: www.creativecommunications.com  or 800-325-9414.

 

Resources for Adults

How to Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation Card - English
Small quantities of these cards are available for parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee – contact Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org

Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy Card – English
Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy Card - Spanish
Small quantities of these cards are available for parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee – contact Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org

How to Pray Before the Blessed Sacrament - English
Small quantities of these cards are available for parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee – contact Rosalita Villa, villar@archmil.org
 

Personal Encounter with Jesus Christ: The Sacrament of Reconciliation – An 8 panel brochure that contains information about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, an examination of conscience based on the Ten Commandments and an examination of conscience based on the Beatitudes  (For a PDF of the brochure in English and in Spanish). Produced by the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate - info@rosaryea.org or (414) 570-4389.

Encounter with Mercy: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Sacrament of Reconciliation by Circle Media and Rosary Evangelization Apostolate - A small booklet (approximately 60 pages) containing stories about people's experience with confession, information on examining one's conscience, how to go to confession and things you can expect from confession. Produced by the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate - info@rosaryea.org or (414) 570-4389.

Confession: Questions and Answers About the Sacrament by Fr. Martin Pable, OFM Cap.
A small 16 page booklet that contains information on how the sacrament has changed, why Catholics confess to a priest and steps to a good confession. Published by Creative Communications: www.creativecommunications.com  or 800-325-9414.

Christ Have Mercy Parish Retreat – Bill Huebsch from Pastoral Planning has developed a retreat which can be used by parishes during the season of Lent or any other time of the year. This retreat and training materials are available in English and Spanish. 

 

Examinations of Conscience


•    For Children Using the Lord’s Prayer – Archdiocese of Milwaukee
•    For Children Using the 10 Commandments – Archdiocese of Milwaukee
•    For Children Using the Beatitudes (Mt 5:3-11) – Archdiocese of Milwaukee
•    For High School Youth – Archdiocese of Milwaukee
•    A Guide to Reconciliation for Young Teens - Diocese of Bridgeport
•    A Guide to Reconciliation for Teens (age 14 and above) - Diocese of Bridgeport
•    For Adults Using the Ten Commandments – Rosary Evangelization Apostolate
•    For Adult Using the Beatitudes – Rosary Evangelization Apostolate
•    For Parents - Our Sunday Visitor

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