Session two - Called by name
'I will make you fishers of people'
Our children are preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Eucharist is also called Holy Communion. Reconciliation is also sometimes called Confession. It gives us a chance to say sorry for the things we have done wrong and to be reminded of God's forgiveness.
Our children will choose a saint's name at Confirmation. A saint is someone who is recognised by the Church as having led a good life and so can serve as a powerful example for our children to follow.
Saint Peter is famous for denying Jesus at the crucifixion of Jesus. But Jesus forgave him and trusted Him to lead His Church. St Peter knew Jesus' forgiveness and tried to follow Jesus faithfully from that point onward.
When we are sorry for our sins, Jesus is ready to forgive us.
Saints were people just like us. They wanted to live a good life for Jesus. They are people especially close to God but they shared our struggles too.
Saints are like friends we ask to help us because they are so close to Jesus. Not all saints are famous or priests and nuns. Some people live good lives in secret, but God sees their love for Him and for others. They are saints too.