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Week beginning 6.7.20


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1. Do ‘look/say/cover/write/check’ to practise each word.

2. Note your mistakes and re – write. You could use coloured writing, pyramid writing and other strategies you have learned to help you.

3. Write each word in a different sentence. Make your sentences as interesting as you can.

4. Avoid starting each sentence in the same way.


Click the link below for this week's tasks.


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LEARNING FOCUS 5: Absolution.


When we do something wrong and then later feel sorry about it, we want to make up for it in some way.  This is a sign that we will try to do better in the future.  The priest gives the person a penance to fulfil.  Sometimes it is a prayer to say or sometimes the priest might ask the person to do something extra.  Then, after the person prays an Act of Sorrow, the priest raises his hands as a sign of God’s love and says the words of forgiveness and absolution.  He asks God to forgive and absolve the person from their sins. To be absolved of sin means to be free from sin.  Those sins are no longer part of your life.  This is what the priest says:


I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


This sacrament is a special way to experience God’s love and peace.  The person usually stays in church or in a quiet place to say their penance, if it is a prayer.  They will thank God for this opportunity to experience his love and forgiveness and promise to try to do better.




  1. What does it mean to be absolved?
  2. Why does the priest raise his hands?
  3. Who does the priest ask to forgive and absolve their sins?
  4. Why do you think there is a choice for the priest to give a prayer or an action for the penance?




  • Discuss the kind of penance that might be helpful to someone who has received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Outline your reasons and the possible effect it might have on the person.
  • Reflect on some of the ways you wish to do better.  Compose a prayer about this and the help/support you seek from the Holy Spirit.

LEARNING FOCUS 6:               Bridge building in the Christian community


One day when Pope John Paul II was blessing all the people in the crowded Square of St. Peter’s in Rome, one man in the crowd fired his gun and the bullet hit the Pope in the stomach.  Immediately, his car gathered speed to take him away and his bodyguard took care of his wounds.  He was rushed to hospital and everybody thought he would die.  Luckily, he didn’t die and he lived to carry on his life and good works.

One day, he decided he would go to the prison where the assassin was being held.  He wanted to show he had forgiven this man for what he had done.  The two men made peace with one another.  Much later when the Pope died, the man was seen at his funeral.

Display the reading from St. Paul.  Discuss the meanings of the words in the first sentence with the children.


Read the following words of St. Paul to the people living in Colossae:


As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.  Put up with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive one another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.   Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, that is why you belong to the Christian family.  And always be thankful.          Colossians 3: 12-15.




  1. Did anything impress you in this story?
  2. Which of the words in St. Paul would you think describes the Pope’s action?
  3. What are the reconciliation words that St. Paul mentions?
  4. How did St. John Paul II build a bridge?
  5. How does St. Paul suggest we can build bridges when we fail in Jesus’ commandment?
  6. If you have fallen out with a good friend what could you do to reach out to them, to build a bridge towards them?




  • Use the chart activity to explore the words of St. Paul.


Word in the Scripture


How this is lived out





  • Write a story about a person who reached out to another to ‘build a bridge’, outlining why you think they did this.

Write a postcard or text to a friend saying why you are friends and how you might continue this friendship in the future.  Use some of the Scripture used in this topic.

Click on the link above for a fun art activity



Click on the image and Jack will teach you how to cook beautiful bruschetta for lunch