Public Relations for Reconcilers

Activity Objective

The young people will come to more deeply appreciate God's forgiveness and our call to be reconciled with others.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to describe Penance as the sacrament in which we receive God's grace to turn away from sin.


  • Poster paper (if needed)
  • Pens, markers


  • Invite the young people to brainstorm the benefits of receiving the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Write their answers on the board.
  • Divide the young people into groups of three or four. (This activity may also be done individually.)
  • Have each group design a TV commercial, billboard, or magazine ad encouraging people to be reconciled with others and to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They may want to reword a popular logo or slogan, such as "Reconciliation?when you care enough to give your very best."
  • Direct each group to share their work with the entire group.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Be sure to interact with the groups to monitor appropriate uses of slogans and logos.