We had the Sacrament of Penance or The Sacrament of Reconciliation today. (Review: Blest Are We book pages: 164-168 Chapter 14)
As a class we said the Act of Contrition (p.14):
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to wrong and failing to do good,
I have sin against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intended, with your help,
to do penance
to sin no more,
and avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God have mercy.
The New Commandment and the Works of Mercy Pages 215-221 Chapter19
(In class, we did a Works of Mercy relay race. Each team member took a Saint Patrick Bottled water and wrote one of the works of mercy down on the board. Then he /she would pass the bottle on to his/her teammate to write a work of mercy on the board. this would continue until all 7 of the works of mercy were on the board.)
The Corporal Works of Mercy
- Feed the hungry;
- Drink to the thirsty;
- Clothe the naked;
- Shelter the homeless;
- Visit the sick;
- Visit those in prison;
- Bury the dead.
The spiritual works of mercy are:
- Teach the ignorant;
- Help others do what is right;
- Give advice to the doubtful;
- Be patient with others;
- Forgive injuries;
- Comfort those who suffer;
- Pray for the living and the dead.
Thank you for all the donations of candy and quarters for our Lenten offering. The candy will be used for special Easter baskets for those can not afford such treats and the quarters will go to the St. Vincent de Paul society. They support projects for those in need such as emergency food and clothing.