Use the Prodigal Son Review Sheet (Version 2) - a Prep for the Sacrament of Reconciliation to Help Young Catholics Understand the Sacrament of Penance.
The parable of the Return of the Prodigal Son is perhaps one of the most beautiful and memorable stories that our Lord told in the Gospels. It teaches many different things, including the power of love, and how true contrition can bring about reconciliation and restore hope into our lives. This Prodigal Son Review Sheet (Version 2) - a Prep for the Sacrament of Reconciliation helps children to see the link between the parable, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the Act of Contrition prayer. By using visual clues, the Think, Do and Pray prompts, learners can easily reflect on the parable as well as the sacrament of Confession
The Prodigal Son Review Sheet (Version 2) - a Prep for the Sacrament of Reconciliation includes the following content
-The Return of the Prodigal Son parable is presented.
-The five steps to a good confession are reviewed.
-The Act of Contrition prayer is provided.
The text of the prayer featured in this version is as follows.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You.
I detest all my sins because of your just punishments.
But most of all because they offend you, my God,
who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve with the help of Your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
An alternate version of this Prodigal Son Review Sheet - a Prep for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available with a slightly different version of the Act of Contrition prayer.
Theme: Comparing and relating information, Sacrament of Reconciliation
Focus: Prodigal Son, Act of Contrition, Steps to Confession