CHILDREN’S EXAMINATION OF CHRISTIAN LIVING
- Do I disobey on purpose?
- Do I hurt others by: lying; making fun of them; stealing; fighting; inviting them to do wrong; spoiling our world?
- Do I pray each day?
- Do I refuse to help others?
- Do I refuse to share with others?
- Do I use God’s name in anger?
- Do I give up too easily when the going gets tough?
- Have I spoken about someone and ruined his or her reputation?
- Do I make up after a quarrel?
- Do I ask forgiveness of others I have hurt?
- Do I make an effort to make progress in my schoolwork?
- Do I thank God for all His gifts? For myself? For my parents?
- Do I tell my parents the truth even when I might be punished?
- When I displease my parents, do I ask them to forgive me?
- Do I cheat in tests or games at school?
- Do I refuse to help out at home?
- Do I treat everyone kindly, even those who are different from me?
- Do I use the gifts that God has given me for others?
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Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Father will welcome you. Say “Good Morning/Afternoon Father.”
- Make the Sign of the Cross.
- Say: “Bless me Father, for I have sinned.”
“My last Confession was…..
These are my sins….”
- Tell Father your sins. When you are finished say, “That’s all Father.”
- Listen to Father. He will tell you what to do for your Penance. Remember what he tells you!
- Say your Act of Contrition.
An Act of Contrition
I am sorry for my sins
with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong
and failing to do good,
I have sinned against You
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help,
to do penance,
to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
- Say “Thank you Father.”