FEBRUARY home lesson
This month our prayer is the Act of Contrition. As we enter the season of Lent, it is a good discipline to acknowledge our sins. Why? Because sin is the reason why Jesus suffered and died. Sin separates us from God and eternal happiness with him in heaven after we die. In our culture today, we have placed so much emphasis on our own self-esteem that we can forget our dignity comes from God and we owe him everything. That is not to say that we should disregard the accomplishments we make by his grace, just that we need to acknowledge He is the source of our gifts and apologize from our heart when we ignore or disobey God.
Here is a VIDEO (add link) that not only will teach the words of the Act of Contrition but the meaning of the prayer. After praying along with the video, press the "Let's Talk" button below to discuss this question together.
2nd-8th graders: Take this QUIZ and see if you know this prayer by heart now.
Virtue of the month: KINDNESS
"Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is doing it, and right is right, even if nobody is doing it."
“Like obedient children … Be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct, for it is written, ‘Be holy because I am holy."
this month's family assignments
Watch Pier Giorgio and Chiara Luce videos.
PIER GIORGIO VIDEO CHIARA LUCE VIDEO
Then read “Diversity of the Saints” and complete the
“Becoming Holy” activity. (already linked in pdf)
Watch this VIDEO “Christ our King” who offers freedom from sin for his Kingdom. Then use this ACTIVITY to explore what the Catechism teaches about Reconciliation.
Learn about Lent together using the FLASH CARDS. Then complete the “All About Lent” CHALLEGE.
Want to make the St. Therese Sacrifice Beads? Click HERE for directions.
Learn about the different forms of prayer we call A.C.T.S. by reading this LINK. Young children should read “Prayer is Talking to God”. Then together answer the discussion questions. (already linked to pdf)
Read about the “Saint in the Spotlight” and then answer the question (already linked in pdf).
Review this month’s vocabulary with this GAME.
Young children may watch “A day in the life of
St. Francis” VIDEO
Young children should read the story about
“The Prodigal Son” and then do the
“Reconciliation Review for Young Children” ACTIVITY.