Key Stage 2

"Reconciliation is a “sacrament of healing. Reconciliation makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, involves contrition for our sins, confession of them to a priest, and absolution spoken by the priest in the name of Jesus Christ. In the celebration of the sacrament we acknowledge (confess) God’s holiness and mercy and are reconciled to God and the community of the Church."
Religious Education Curriculum Directory p.24

"There is no limit to God’s grace, nor to God’s mercy and forgiveness when we fail."
Religious Education Curriculum Directory p.24

3.3 Called to change

Learning ABOUT and learning FROM the Catholic Faith

Key Learning Objectives

AT1
In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • know that Jesus called people to change and turn away from sin to receive the love of God;
  • know Jesus’ teaching on sorrow and forgiveness;
  • know that it is not always easy to change and turn away from sin;
  • know about some individuals who changed and turned away from sin;
  • know that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a celebration of God’s love and forgiveness;
  • know and understand an Act of Sorrow;
  • know that Lent is a time to change and that Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.

AT2
In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • reflect on how Jesus calls us to change;
  • identify ways we can change this Lent and make our own Lenten resolutions.
  • understand what it means to say we are sorry;
  • deepen awareness of how forgiveness makes a person whole again.