Fat Tuesday Sacramental Prep GIVEAWAY!!

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My husband and I have been preparing our third child for First Reconciliation and First Communion. We always treasure this special year of our children’s lives – when they take time to learn about these two incredible sacraments and prepare to change their lives forever by drawing closer into the life of the Church. There are many wonderful resources out there to help families and religious education programs with sacramental preparation. I’d like to introduce you to two resources that we cherish.

And I’m Giving Them Away!!!


little catechism on the eucharistLittle Catechism on the Eucharist by Fr. Robert Coggi

“This pocket-sized book, with an Imprimatur from Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, first gets to the root of some important questions: What do we believe about the Holy Eucharist? How do we prepare for Holy Communion? What is the correct way to receive Holy Communion? How do we show reverence to the Blessed Sacrament?After improving the reader s understanding of the Holy Eucharist, the book then guides the reader s participation in the Sacrament through the inclusion of a glossary, prayers to recite before the Blessed Sacrament, and a list of Indulgences that can be gained in relation to Eucharistic Devotion.”


a little book about confession for chidlrenA Little Book About Confession for Children by Kendra Tierney

“The Sacrament of Confession is often misunderstood by children and adults alike. While your child is preparing for his first Confession, it’s easy for you both to feel overwhelmed. And even if first Confession was a while ago, perhaps you wish that you and your child had a better understanding of the sacrament A Little Book about Confession for Children explains the hows and whys of going to Confession. It includes step-by-step instructions for preparing and receiving this beautiful sacrament of healing, which draws us into the infinite mercy of God. The book even provides an examination of conscience just for kids. Everything you and your child need to know about the Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Confession) can be found in this informative little book with charming four-color illustrations. Perfect for preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, this little book is sure to be used over and over again.”

I treasure these two books!

Kendra Tierney‘s book was just released and is a true treasure for preparing children for confession. My daughter was surprisingly attentive as my husband read to her from the chapters. And, I really appreciated the examination of conscience, the question and answer section, and the hand front and back flaps as a quick reference for a child in the confessional. I know this book help my daughter truly understand the sacrament and feel more confident her first time in the confessional.

Fr. Coggi’s book is one that I have used for all my children, in preparation for first communion. In a Baltimore Catechism style, the book covers the various points of theology regarding the Eucharist without coming across too heavy or overbearing. The second section is very special – covering the various Eucharistic miracles that have been documented by the Church. The third section covers the saints and the Eucharist.

Together, these two books make a great team for childhood sacramental preparation!

Use the happy Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The winner will be chosen at random at midnight on Fat Tuesday, March 4, 2014! Woohoo!

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  1. says

    Thanks Lauren! And I did get an Imprimatur for the Confession book from Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, but it didn’t arrive in time for the first printing. Just in case anyone is worried about that.

  2. Patty says

    I would love these! Only 1 “baby” left to go through First Reconciliation and First Communion, but wouldn’t hurt any of us to have a lovely “refresher”. And I’m sure my 5th grade Faith Formation Class would benefit as well!! Love you, Lauren!

  3. Elizabeth Dailey says

    My youngest is beginning preparation for receiving the sacraments next year. These books would be a lovely addition for him.

  4. says

    I’m planning to get a copy of each for my daughters who will be preparing for First Reconciliation in the next two years. I also plan to get a copies for our 2nd grade teachers :)

  5. Julie I. says

    My oldest will be preparing for these two sacraments in the upcoming year. These sound like wonderful books for her. In addition, her three younger siblings could also benefit from them as they reach their sacraments. Thank you!

  6. Cheryl says

    I teach the second grade students in our parish religious ed program & this year my oldest is part of that class receiving the sacraments of reconciliation & eucharist for the first time. I would love to have these books to share with my students.

  7. says

    I’d love to win, because they both look like awesome books and would make a great addition to our Catholic children’s book collection….great for my children who haven’t yet received those sacraments and great for those who have.

  8. Lori says

    We have a grandson preparing for these two blessed sacraments. These books would be a great addition and aid in his preparation. Thanks for this opportunity.

  9. Cindy Coleman says

    I know I could really put these books to good use. I teach 3 classes in the PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) at 2 different parishes. My classes are all second grade..they have just received First Reconciliation but I am sure I could use them for class next year. We are now preparing them for First Holy Communion starting in March.

  10. Veronica says

    I am preparing my nephew and neice for both sacrements next year. I would love to have these as we get them ready.

  11. Lauren A says

    I would love these books. My godson is just a short way away from First Reconciliation, and I know he would benefit from these.

  12. Emily says

    we don’t really need these books for our kids for a couple more years. But I’m still thinking they’d be beneficial for me to discuss the sacraments with others.

  13. says

    oooh! I want to win because I have 3 more little ones who will be preparing for this sacrament! Plus I’m teaching 1st Communion/1st Recon- so it looks like this will be a valuable resource! Thanks Lauren for the recommendations. These look amazing.

  14. Amy says

    Hi, Lauren! These books look awesome! They would be great for William this year or his cousins next and could be passed to my godchildren who are also his cousins!

  15. Mary says

    What great resources! I’d love to win! Son #2 is preparing for his 1st Holy Communion this spring. :)

  16. Natalie M Sanchez says

    My husband and I would love these for our goddaughter who will be making her first communion and first confession next year. It would be plenty of time for her to read them and prepare fully.
    Also my husband sponsored our nephew for his first communion in May 2013. Now his brother and he have not been wanting to go to Religious Education classes or mass anymore and his parents are divorced and they don’t go to mass either. It was his brother and his decision to start going to mass again in 2012 and Religious Education classes even though his parents didn’t go. He decided to get his first communion and first confession on his own with the help of my mother-in-law and my husband and I. Recently my husband and I have been trying to get our nephews to go back to mass and their religious education classes. These books would be great for him to remind him of why he is Catholic and the importance of the Eucharist and Reconciliation.

  17. Teresa says

    I love having books that are for a little older than my daughter’s current age so I’m ready when she reaches the next milestone. Plus, they look cool!


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