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Wednesday Home Learning- Dragon Class



“Goodness is the harvest that is produced from the seeds that peacemakers plant in peace.” James 3:18


  • 30 minutes of your own reading book
  • Complete the lesson attached below




  • 30 minutes of Times Tables Rockstars- I shall be monitoring your progress!
  • Complete the lesson attached below




Today you are going to be learning about the Penitential Rite, 1 & 2

There are two different ways of celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Rite 1 and Rite 2.

Have a look at the attached photographs.    In Rite 1, individuals will make their Confession to the priest.  Before they do that, they will have prayed and thought carefully about their life, have contrition and want to make a new start.  They will tell the priest their sins and listen carefully to his advice.  

Sometimes Rite 2 of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is used.  This often happens in Advent and Lent when people gather together to prepare for the feasts of Christmas or Easter.  In Rite 2, a number of people come together for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, often with a few priests who have come from neighbouring parishes.  There is a service of prayers and readings, which help people to prepare.  They are then invited to make a personal confession to one of the priests available.  Sometimes schools will have a Penitential Service with the opportunity for confession, Rite 2.  Whatever a person talks to the priest about is in absolute confidence.  They can feel that they are talking to God alone.  When the confessions are finished, the priest invites everyone to thank and praise God for his mercy and forgiveness.

Read the questions below. You may either discuss them with a grown-up or you may jot down your responses.


  • If you have ever been to a service where many people have prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation together, what has been your experience? What did you find helpful?
  • How do you feel when you saw adults going to confession to the different priests?
  • Why do you think it helpful to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
  • What is hard about it and what is good?
  • Which Rite – 1 or 2 do you like best and why?