Sunday School Updates–2020-2021–Week Six- “Preparing for First Reconciliation”

“Lord, you are good and forgiving,

most merciful to all who call on you.

LORD, hear my prayer;

listen to my cry for help.”  Psalm 86


For Parents to Teach to Their Children

Dear Parents, Last school year ended abruptly in March for Religious Education at my church, with the Pandemic. We made it through February, with the Family Monthly Class. Children received the sacrament of  Reconciliation for the first time, in December, and First Holy Communion in July.  We now have a new model for the Religious Education thanks to ZOOM! Our Communion class is taught at home, by parents, with monthly support from teachers, via ZOOM. Since this is the beginning class this coming week, the focus is on polishing up our prayers. I want to focus on several vocabulary words that need clarification for the children. After all, we want the children to have comprehension of the prayers and what they mean. (I am curious to hear what the younger students have to say about the word,”Hail!”) Please go over these words and their meanings, with your children. Thanks! Connie Goldin

Here are the vocabulary words and phrases for this week:

“Glory be”  “ in heaven”  “hallowed”  “daily bread”  “temptation”  “deliver us” “evil”  “Hail, Mary”  “Grace”  “Fruit of Thy womb”  “guardian”


Our Art Gallery

Grapes and Wheat–Our Eucharist Feast

Our Prayer Review–The Basics!

1. The Sign of the Cross.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

2. The Lord’s Prayer, or Our Father. (Given to us by Jesus, when he taught followers how to pray.)
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

3. Glory Be to the Father
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

4. The Hail Mary.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

5. To the Guardian Angel
Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.  Amen.

6. Grace Before Meals 
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Beginning to Prepare for First Confession–“An Act of Reconciliation”

“Forgive Me, Father…”  The Process of Reconciliation

Our Readings–Excerpts from MagnifiKid! By Lisa Reno

October 11, 2020 Vol. 17. Part II. Section 3. Page 3

“God is inviting you!”

“A King sends out invitations to the wedding reception of his son. Some ignore the invitation. Some say they are too busy. Some attack the king’s servants! The parable is speaking about God the Father, who invites every human person to believe in Jesus. How many people are still ignoring the invitation? How many are still too busy for God?”

“Thank the Lord for your meals”

“Do you or your family say grace, a prayer before meals that asks God to bless the food he has given us? You can sing or simply say the following words before you begin eating: Lord, bless this meal and those who prepared it, and give bread and joy to those who don’t have any. Amen.”

MagnifiKid! October 11, 2020


Our Art Project–Think Purple! The Color of Reconciliation & Watercolor Grapes

This is a simple art project that only requires watercolors and watercolor paper. If you buy any art supply this school year, buy a large pad of watercolor paper. It’s strong, durable and doesn’t tear when wet. You can use watercolor paper for many other types of art projects.



Suggested Homework Activities–Week Six

Please focus on the “basic” prayers; and read “An Act of Reconciliation” out loud, daily, to enhance memorization.

Begin to discuss “The Liturgical Colors” with your child–Violet (purple), Red, Rose, Green and Gold/White.