Objective: In the Sacrament of Confession and Reconciliation, the faithful are absolved of sins committed after baptism and restored to the Christian community. This exciting course helps prepare the catechumen for the Sacrament of First Confession and Reconciliation. Students will find the videos easy to understand, with clear, concise, and helpful explanations of important concepts. 

This course is a Supplement to your parish-based catechetical program.

Developed under the direction of Deacon Frederick Bartels, these classes carefully teach the basics of Catholic Confession and are appropriate for young adults and adults already confirmed.

Students will learn what confession is, why it is important, and how we are to prepare to make a good confession. 

At the end of this course, students will not only be better prepared for their first confession, but they will also be prepared to study in preparation for their first Holy Communion. 

There are 11 Mobile-friendly video lessons in this class with study guides, quizzes, and additional resources. A final examination concludes the course of study. 

A 'Certificate of Completion' will be awarded to students who pass the course. 


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Course curriculum

  • 01

    An Introduction to First Confession and Reconciliation with Certificate of Completion

    • An Introduction to First Confession and Reconciliation with Certificate of Completion

  • 02

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 1 - Creation

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 1 - Creation - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 1 - Creation - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 1 - Creation - QUIZ

  • 03

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 2 - God Loves You!

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 2 - God Loves You! - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 2 - God Loves You! - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 2 - God Loves You! - QUIZ

  • 04

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 3 - God's Plan

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 3 - God's Plan - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 3 - God's Plan - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 3 - God's Plan - QUIZ

  • 05

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 4 - Jesus Comes to Save Us

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 4 - Jesus Comes to Save Us - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 4 - Jesus Comes to Save Us - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 4 - Jesus Comes to Save Us - QUIZ

  • 06

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 5 - Your Church

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 5 - Your Church - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 5 - Your Church - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 5 - Your Church - QUIZ

  • 07

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 6 - The Sacraments

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 6 - The Sacraments - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 6 - The Sacraments - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 6 - The Sacraments - QUIZ

  • 08

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 7 - Baptism

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 7 - Baptism - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 7 - Baptism - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 7 - Baptism - QUIZ

  • 09

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 8 - What is Sin?

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 8 - What is Sin? - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 8 - What is Sin? - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 8 - What is Sin? - QUIZ

  • 10

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 9 - Conscience

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 9 - Conscience - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 9 - Conscience - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 9 - Conscience - QUIZ

  • 11

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 10 - Jesus Forgives Us

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 10 - Jesus Forgives Us - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 10 - Jesus Forgives Us - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 10 - Jesus Forgives Us - QUIZ

  • 12

    First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 11 - Making a Good Confession

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 11 - Making a Good Confession - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 11 - Making a Good Confession - VIDEO

    • First Confession and Reconciliation - Lesson 11 - Making a Good Confession - QUIZ

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Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education