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Catholic Religious Education Lesson Plans for Sunday Gospel and Readings
Thank you to Laura Grace, from St. Nicholas Chapel at the Pax River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD for generously sharing her Catholic Religious Education lesson plans and activities.  To share your activities and ideas, email lisa@catholicmom.com with your suggestions.

Reconciliation Activities

 

Activities 

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: For Grades 1 to 8 by Ellen Rossini, page 99). 

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). 

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). 

christusrex.org -http://www.christusrex.org/www1/CDHN/healing.html#RECONCILIATION
The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (Catechism of the Catholic Church).

catecheticalresources.com
http://www.catecheticalresources.com/Downloads/IofG/Gr2/Chap_13.pdf 
Sacrament of Reconciliation Lesson 
http://www.catecheticalresources.com/trsearchform_submit.cfm?&
FromLink=Activity&Grade=OneThree&Subject=Reconciliation
Teacher resources for grade 1 through 3. 
http://www.catecheticalresources.com/trsearchform_submit.cfm?&
FromLink=Activity&Grade=FourSix&Subject=Reconciliation
Teacher resources for grade 4 through 6. 
http://www.catecheticalresources.com/trsearchform_submit.cfm?&
FromLink=Activity&Grade=SevenEight&Subject=Reconciliation
Teacher resources for grade 7 through 8. 
http://www.catecheticalresources.com/trsearchform_submit.cfm?&
FromLink=Activity&Grade=NineTwelve&Subject=Reconciliation
Teacher resources for grade 9 through 12. 

frpat.com
http://frpat.com/reconciliation.htm
Reconciliation Page.  How do I know if I'm ready?  What to say and do, etc.

americancatholic.org
http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sacraments/Reconciliation.asp
Several articles on this topic are listed.

newadvent.org
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11618c.htm
The Sacrament of Penance

catholicplanet.com
http://www.catholicplanet.com/repent/links.htm
Links to articles and resources on Confession, Penance and Forgiveness

stailbe.org
http://www.stailbe.org/Sacrament%20of%20Reconciliation.htm
How to Prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

silk.net
http://www.silk.net/RelEd/reconciliation.htm
Links for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

pacatholic.org
http://www.pacatholic.org/bishops'%20statements/penance.htm
A Guide to the Sacrament of Penance

usccb.org
http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt2sect2chpt2.htm
What Is This Sacrament Called?  Why a Sacrament of Reconciliation after Baptism?

ancient-future.net
http://www.ancient-future.net/reconciliation.html
Reconciliation: The Sacrament of Conversion

brenhamcatholic.org
http://www.brenhamcatholic.org/reconciliation.shtml
Reconciliation info with a free download to print an Examination of Conscience to read and meditate over before you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

mssscrafts.com
http://www.mssscrafts.com/miscellaneous/forgiveness.htm
Forgiveness activities for Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, Songs, etc.
 

kidssundayschool.com
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Objects/1object03.php
Godís 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.
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Objects/1object06.php
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. 

http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Objects/1object24.php
Sin is Gross object lesson.
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Objects/1object26.php
Restored object lesson. 

http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Objects/1object21.php
Object lesson:  A Heart for Jesus 
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Objects/1object28.php
Object lesson:  Donít Sin.
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Objects/1object14.php
Object lesson:  Sin Spoils. 
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Activities/1activity03.php
Free From Evil- Children will look up verses describing various kinds of sin, and will remove those sins taped all over a volunteer.
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Activities/1activity21.php
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. 
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Activities/1activity07.php
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. 
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Stories/1story08.php
Donít Get Hooked story.

sundayschoolnetwork.com
http://sundayschoolnetwork.com/lesson_Godforgivesu.html
Object Lesson: God forgives you and cleanses you.  With cooking activity, games, craft, etc.
http://sundayschoolnetwork.com/sermon_confession.html
Object lesson:  Coming Clean.
http://sundayschoolnetwork.com/sermon_forgiveness.html
Object lesson:  Sin and Forgiveness
http://sundayschoolnetwork.com/sermon_kerosene.html
Object lesson:  A Kerosene Lamp - A Lesson on Sin

 

Crafts 

biblekidsfunzone.com
http://www.biblekidsfunzone.com/crafts/dirforgiveness.html
Forgiveness craft.

daniellesplace.com
http://www.daniellesplace.com/HTML/bible_themes_f_.html#forgiveness
Love is Forgiving cross craft.

kidssundayschool.com
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Crafts/1craft11.php
Seventy Times Seven- How many times should I forgive?  A delightful craft to show how often we should forgive one another.

 

Games 

webelieveweb.com
http://www.webelieveweb.com/documents/downloadables/parish/
grade_5/g5_chapter_16.pdf
Wheel of Reconciliation game.

ldssplash.com
http://www.ldssplash.com/fhe/fhe_lessons/forgiveness.htm
Forgive and Forget

Another version of this activity has been changed into the game below:  http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Activities/1activity07.php


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, ďLetís pretend that you made your confession to the priest and you did your penance.  Now your sins are forgiven.  Letís throw away your sins.Ē 
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
http://www.christiancrafters.com/lesson_Godgrowsu.html
Righteous Vs. Wicked- When you live a righteous life you grow towards God.  When you live a wicked life you move away from God. 

http://www.christiancrafters.com/lesson_Godforgivesu.html
Clean Heart & Repent
Scroll down to these two games.

http://www.christiancrafters.com/game_temptation.html
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.

http://www.christiancrafters.com/game_narrow_way.html
Narrow Way Relay
 

http://www.christiancrafters.com/game_wwjd.html
What Would Jesus Do?

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).

 

Puzzles 

kidssundayschool.com
http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Puzzles/1puzzle27a.php
All Sins Forgiven- A message is revealed in this puzzle.
Solution- http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Puzzles/1puzzle27c.php

webelieveweb.com
http://www.webelieveweb.com/documents/downloadables/
parish/grade_4/g4_chapter_5.pdf
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.

http://www.webelieveweb.com/documents/downloadables/
parish/grade_3/g3_chapter_18.pdf
Reconciliation word search.
 

catecheticalresources.com
http://www.catecheticalresources.com/trsearchform_submit.cfm?
&FromLink=Game&Grade=OneThree&Subject=Reconciliation
Puzzles for grade 1 through 3.

http://www.catecheticalresources.com/trsearchform_submit.cfm?
&FromLink=Game&Grade=FourSix&Subject=Reconciliation
Puzzles for grade 4 through 6.

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

 

Skits 

http://www.kidssundayschool.com/Gradeschool/Skits/1skit05.php
The Fall- A skit that the children can act out.

 


 

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