When you're teaching about the sacrament of Penance, you can supplement catechism class with Ten Commandments coloring pages.
The pictures can really help children remember Who we sin against, and help them make the associations necessary to remember the Commandments all their lives.
I love the image of Jesus teaching in the Temple with Mary and Joseph watching Him. It's a great reminder of the Fourth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother.
A great symbol of the Catholic Ten Commandments is the two stone tablets with the first three Commandments on the first one and the other seven on the other.
The first three Commandments are related to God and the other seven are related to His Creation, people first and things last.
Use the board to show the Commandments in this division, the three for God on the left and the other seven on people, ideas and goods on the right. Simply use Roman Numerals as symbols.
Click the links below to jump to each Commandment:
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The Second Commandment is: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."
Every knee shall bend at the Holy Name of Jesus.
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See our Holy Family and religious Ten Commandments coloring pages that are related to the Fourth Commandment of God:
The Sixth Commandment is "Thou shalt not commit adultery."
Teach about Mary Magdalene becoming a great saint after she practiced the virtue of purity.
Teach your children the importance of telling the truth with the Eighth Commandment. Pontius Pilate did not know Truth and there were evil consequences. You can tell his story when you're explaining how important it is to only tell the truth and act accordingly.
Saint Mary Magdalen is a great example of being able to stay away from the sins against the 6th and the 9th Commandments.
Zacchaeus is a good example of converting away from coveting other people's goods.
The main part of any Catholic catechism is the Catholic Ten Commandments. The Catholic catechism is simple if you look at it this way:
There is a hierarchy, too. The lower the number, the more important the Commandment.
This is why abortion is a worse sin than socialism; abortion breaks the Fifth and the main principle of socialism breaks the Seventh and the Tenth, etc.
The Golden Rule is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The Golden Rule Bible Verse: Matthew 7: 12
Learning the Commandments, the Act of Contrition, and the other prayers is the best preparation for first Confession, too. Use our Ten Commandments coloring pages when teaching about the sacrament of Penance.
Learn more about the specifically Catholic Ten Commandments versus the Protestant version here:
The Commandments are also included as printable worksheets in both our Saint Anne's helper First Communion and Confirmation catechism audios, booklets, and worksheets.
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Use these printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, or Sunday school lesson. ~Mary Fifer