Parish Resources

First Holy Communion and Reconciliation

"Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them."

John 6:56

Full Programmes


There’s never been anything like BLESSED in the Catholic world for children. With world-class animation, workbooks that are works of art, and catechist-friendly leader guides, First Communion and First Reconciliation prep finally meets children where they are and leads them, step-by-step, to where God is calling them to be.

Signs of Grace

Created by the trusted theologians and award-winning film studio at the Augustine Institute, Signs of Grace is the only comprehensive sacramental preparation program for children that includes a thorough family faith formation component.

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Christchurch Diocesan Programme

This programme was developed by the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch to prepare children to receive their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. 



Children talk about the Gospel story of God our loving Father (Luke15:11-24) as they prepare for Reconciliation.

A step by step guide to Reconciliation for Children

The Liturgical Institute has produced a series of short videos on elements of the Catholic Mass. This will be helpful for you and parents to understand the words and gestures of the Mass. 

Elements of the Catholic Mass

An children’s story on the value of the Catholic Mass


Examination of Conscience for Children aged 7-9

A step by step guide to Reconciliation

This resource goes with the video above entitled “A step by step guide to Reconciliation for children”.

Our Family Prepares series

These booklets present  family-based preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation.


This UK site provides free print lesson plans, power points and other resources.

Joe Paprock’s Catechist’s Journey

If you have the time a search of this site does provide materials and ideas. For children and their parents/cargivers. You can sign up for a free monthly online newsletter, Catholic Faith Formation.

Faith Journey

Faith Journey a NZ site has a copy of Dunedin’s sacramental programme

Called to his Supper

Designed for use in the classroom or at home. Fun and insightful activities help children learn about the Eucharist and their call to be the body of Christ.

Together at One Altar

Some simple online resources focussing on the Mass. This Australian resource provides formation and helps the children become more fully active in the celebration of the Eucharist. It is liturgically focused.