Photo provided by CINDY WAGNER -- Students prepare for Reconciliation – Eighth-graders at Holy Ghost Catholic School in Hammond spend time last month meeting with second-grade students to help prepare them for their first Reconciliation. Eighth-grade students, from left, Nick Orlando and Mia Milton use dirt to explain the process to second-graders Brynn Rodrigue and Alaina Pitzer. The eighth-graders told the younger students that the dirt represented their sins. The big clumps are the big sins, and small grains are the smaller sins. Mia and Nick then wiped the dirt into a hole in the concrete to explain how sins are washed away by God during Reconciliation.