This was formerly known as Confession. Preparation for the first celebration of this sacrament occurs in during the Church's Season of Lent when the Church looks at the need for forgiveness as part of our preparation for Easter. A child has to understand the need to say 'sorry' and mean it and begin to understand that his/her actions affect others. If you know of someone who has a child of this age and wishes to be prepared for this sacrament, encourage the parents to contact the Parish.