Sharelife Week and the Sacrament of Penance

Dear Parents and Guardians,

April 8th -April 12th is Sharelife Week at St. Bernadette’s.  We will be selling Ice Dawgs (chocoate chip cookie and ice cream sandwiches) for $2.00 during the lunch hour.  All proceeds from the sale of the Ice Dawgs will be directed to the Catholic Charity Sharelife.

Father Paul will be celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession for students in Grades 3 to 6 on Tuesday, April 9th at 9:30 am in the multi-purpose room.   Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, the students will prepare with an examination of conscience, which involves reflecting prayerfully on one’s thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins.  Please see the Examination of Conscience for Children below.

An Examination of Conscience for Children

Responsibilities to God:

Have I prayed every day?

Have I prayed my morning prayers and night prayers?
Have I prayed with my parents and family?
Have I been moody and rebellious about praying and going to church on Sunday?
Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me whenever I have been tempted to sin?
Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me do what is right?

Responsibilities to others:

Have I been obedient and respectful to my parents?
Have I lied or been deceitful to them or to others?
Have I been arrogant, stubborn or rebellious?
Have I talked back to parents, teachers or other adults?
Have I pouted and been moody?
Have I been selfish toward my parents, brothers, and sisters,
teachers, or my friends and schoolmates?
Have I gotten angry at them? Have I hit anyone?
Have I held grudges or not forgiven others?
Have I treated other children with respect or have I made fun of them and called them names?
Have I used bad language?
Have I stolen anything? Have I returned it?
Have I performed my responsibilities, such as homework and household chores?
Have I been helpful and affectionate toward my family?
Have I been kind and generous with my friends?

Thank you and wishing you a wonderful Sunday,

Mrs. deHaas