I have two kiddos receiving their First Penance and First Communion this year! (Plus one receiving her Confirmation! It's a busy year!) My 4th and 5th born were blessed to receive First Confession this past Saturday! It was a wonderful time! While Joshua (age 9) acted like an old pro and just walked into the confessional without looking back, Elizabeth (age 8) needed a lot of sweet talking and hugs to calm her fears. But she came skipping out of the confessional with a grin on her face that just beamed and stretched for one ear to the other!!
So for a special treat I made white cupcakes with white icing to symbolize their clean souls! I added a topper to each cupcake like this:
Please join us!
Or you could make stickers for those kids who have just made a Reconciliation to wear!!
Stickers for the kids who have received Reconciliation could be nice for any age! Teachers could give them to the kids who choose to go to confession in the time allowed during school! Perhaps his could add a bit of "advertising" to the other kids who choose not to go?!?! ;-)
Okay just for fun I had to add this:
We all had a good laugh when Elizabeth added the "Clean Soul" sticker to my new white shoes! It was a fun word play; clean soul and clean sole! ;-D