Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sacrament of Reconciliation






Sacrament of Reconciliation

4catholiceducators.com- Resources for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

christusrex.org- The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

americancatholic.org- Several articles on this topic are listed

newadvent.org- The Sacrament of Penance

catholicplanet.com- Links to articles and resources on Confession, Penance and Forgiveness

ancient-future.net- Reconciliation: The Sacrament of Conversion

ewtn.com- Sacrament of Penance: Examination of Conscience

usccb.org- Examinations of Conscience

scborromeo.org- Guide for Examination of Conscience for Confession of Sins




Lessons:

For younger students:

Lesson 6- Actual Sin (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 30-34).

Lesson 29- Penance (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 139-143).

Lesson 30- Contrition (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 144-148).

Lesson 31- Confession (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 149-152).

Lesson 32- How To Make A Good Confession (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 153-158).

Reconciliation Lesson- (For those who have not done First Holy Communion)



For older students:

Lesson 6- Actual Sin (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 39-45).

Lesson 29- Penance (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 184-188).

Lesson 30-Contrition (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 189-195).

Lesson 31-Confession (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 196- 201).

Lesson 32-How to Make a Good Confession (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 202-205).



Object Lessons:

kidssundayschool.com- God’s Forgiveness
This Object Talk will help demonstrate the power of God's forgiveness over our sins, and how the Holy Spirit can melt away the barriers that keeps us from Him.

kidssundayschool.com- Sins Revealed
This Object Talk will help kids see that you can not hide sin or pretend something never happened, because every sin is revealed in the end.

kidssundayschool.com- Sin is Gross
A bubble bath has no effect on sin, it's only Jesus that can make you truly clean.

kidssundayschool.com- Restored
Jesus makes gems out of wrecks.

kidssundayschool.com- A Heart for Jesus
The Holy Spirit can reach our heart no matter how much we may have sinned.

kidssundayschool.com- Don’t Sin
The burden of sin makes it hard to walk the narrow path.

kidssundayschool.com- Sin Spoils
A little bit of mold can ruin a sandwich. Likewise, without Jesus, even a little bit of sin can keep us out of heaven.

sundayschoolnetwork.com- God forgives you and cleanses you
With cooking activity, games, craft, etc.

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Coming Clean

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Sin and Forgiveness

sundayschoolnetwork.com- A Kerosene Lamp
A Lesson on Sin



Activities:

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- A pictograph poster for your child to practice with. There is also a PDF file and a PowerPoint Presentation of it.

kidssundayschool.com- Free From Evil
Children will look up verses describing various kinds of sin, and will remove those sins taped all over a volunteer.

kidssundayschool.com- Old Enough to Know
Children use colors and words to help discover the change that takes place when they become aware of sin in their life.

kidssundayschool.com- Who is Without Sin
After taking balled-up pieces of paper and pretending to stone a sinner, the children will compare judging others to having sin in their own lives.

kidssundayschool.com- Don’t Get Hooked
Story about a young fish finds that sin comes with a high price.



Coloring:

christ-image-jesus.blogspot.com- Sacrament of reconciliation coloring pages and clipart pictures for children

biblekids.eu- several Sacrament of Reconciliation coloring pages



Crafts & Lapbooks:

stbrigidsacademy.blogspot.com- Reconciliation Lapbook

catholicicing.com- Reconciliation Craft for Catholic Kids

kidssundayschool.com- Seventy Times Seven
How many times should I forgive? A delightful craft to show how often we should forgive one another.


Introduce craft: How well do you know the Ten Commandments? Let’s find out.

crayola.com- Ten Commandments Tablets



Games:

books.google.com- Five in a Row
This game will help children to discover that when Jesus forgives them, their sins are forgotten. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 125).


sadlierreligion.com- Wheel of Reconciliation (Grade 5)
Distribute the activity sheets. Read the directions aloud. Using a paper clip and the tip of a pen or pencil, demonstrate how to make the spinner for the game. Encourage the students to use their We Believe texts to help them write their questions for the "Wheel of Reconciliation" game. Give the students time to complete the each part of the "wheel" with a question about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Then, have students work with a partner to play the game. Partners should exchange "wheels" and take turns by "spinning" and recording their answers. When all questions have been answered on each "wheel" ask the partners to use their We Believe texts to help score and tally each others' answers. Correct answers are worth one point.

ldssplash.com- Forgive and Forget


Throw Away Your Sins Game- This is for younger students to understand that their sins are forgiven.

Need: 1 trashcan, a piece of paper for each child, and 1 chair.

Directions: Give each child a piece of paper. Have the children think of a recent time that they sinned, such as telling a lie about their homework, arguing with their parents, or a time they were disobedient, etc. Next, have them think of how many times they sinned during the past week. Remind them of all the things that may be considered a sin, and have them write the number down on the piece of paper. Tell the children, “Let’s pretend that you made your confession to the priest and you did your penance. Now your sins are forgiven. Let’s throw away your sins.”

Put a trashcan against a wall. Have the children line up behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to the basket). One by one, have them throw their sins into a trashcan that is a few feet away.

christiancrafters.com- Righteous Vs. Wicked (scroll down to this game near the bottom of the page)
When you live a righteous life you grow towards God. When you live a wicked life you move away from God.

christiancrafters.com- Clean Heart & Repent (scroll down to these two games near bottom of the page)

christiancrafters.com- Temptation Island
Through various fun games, activities, and group Bible discussions, participants will learn that temptation is from Satan and can lead to sin. Participants will also learn how to receive God's power to resist Satan's temptations. Event lasts approximately 3.5 hours. For grades 5 and up.

christiancrafters.com- Narrow Way Relay

christiancrafters.com- What Would Jesus Do?

teacherspayteachers.com- Reconciliation Matching Game
This is a matching game that can be used to prepare for the sacrament of First Reconciliation/Penance. It uses all vocabulary words that are associated with the sacrament. Can be used in Catholic school classes, Religious Education, and Home School preparation.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments the sin broke.



Puzzles:

sadlierreligion.com- Reconciliation (word search) Grade 3

thatresourcesite.com- Sacrament of Reconciliation (word search)


sadlierreligion.com-Code Puzzle (Grade 4)
Use the code below to complete the sentence below. Then unscramble the letters in the circles to answer the questions at the bottom of the page.
Answers:
1. Jesus tells us about God's forgiveness and love.
2. We receive God's forgiveness in the sacrament of reconciliation.
3. We celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
4. Reconciliation brings peace and unity.

What do we call the person seeking forgiveness in the sacrament of Reconciliation? penitent

kidssundayschool.com- All Sins Forgiven
A message is revealed in this puzzle. Solution

blestarewe.com- Seeking Forgiveness (crossword)

The Conscience: God’s Voice Within- Using the following clues, complete the puzzle below. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 68).



Worksheets:

kidssundayschool.com- All Sins Forgiven (A message is revealed in this puzzle.) Solution

blestarewe.com- Seeking Forgiveness (crossword)

100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: For Grades 1 to 8 by Ellen Rossini, page 68- The Conscience: God’s Voice Within- Using the following clues, complete the puzzle below.

A Scriptural Examination of Conscience- In this exercise, you will make your own guide for an examination of conscience base on some key Scriptures. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 99).

sacredhearthouston.org- Worksheets for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Click on the activities to download and print.

catecheticalresources.com- Reconciliation (worksheets)

thegomom.com- Test your knowledge of the Sacrament of Baptism, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Parts of the Holy Mass.

catholicdos.org- Reconciliation: A Sacrament of Healing & Forgiveness (Matching Worksheet)

thedivinemercy.org- Reconciliation: Shower for the Soul

sdc.me.uk- Reconciliation



This worksheet is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.

Reconciliation Worksheet- Follow the directions and fill in the blanks to find out what the message says below.





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