Wednesday 24th June
Morning children! Welcome to a new day of learning. I hope you are all safe and well. Are you enjoying the nice weather? Try and get up a little earlier each morning and get your school work out of the way. Then you have more time to do the things you enjoy. Today, you have activities to complete in maths, English and RE. In RE you will learn about The Sacrament of Reconciliation (those who have made their First Communion will know all about it.) In English you will reread the poem Hero Dad and then use the poem frame to write about someone in your family or a friend of yours. Please explain why they are a hero to you. Remember to use your best handwriting. See you tomorrow for our next live lesson.
Enjoy your day!
One of the more formal ways of saying sorry to God is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is sometimes called Confession or Penance. It is in this Sacrament that Christians celebrate God’s love and mercy. It helps them to think about their lives and how they are following Jesus and it gives them the opportunity to make a new start.
Watch the short video clip. Then look and read Church Story 3 pages 64-65, and pages 66-67 and discuss the four questions (WHO WILL BE THERE? WHAT WILL YOU SEE? WHAT WILL YOU HEAR? WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING?) The word penitent means the person who is saying sorry. The word absolution means forgiveness.
There are three steps to a making new start:
To recognise and admit purposeful wrongdoing.
To say sorry and ask forgiveness for the wrongdoing and really mean it.
To make up in some way for the hurt and harm caused.
Answer these questions orally:
How does the Sacrament of Reconciliation help people?
How would you prepare to celebrate this Sacrament?
How do you think you could make up for any hurt and harm caused?
What difference might this Sacrament make to the one who receives it?
Make a glossary of the key words and phrases with definitions.