We talked about the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) a Mexican Celebration of all the souls that died. They set up an “altar” with a statue of Mary, flowers, and pictures of loved ones that have passed. We did the prayer service above and each student remembered someone from his or her family that has died.
Handout for Halloween, All Saints and All Souls Days:
Last week we talked about Noah and the flood, Abram and Sarah and their son Issac.
God made a covenant(a sacred promise) with Noah:
Genesis 9:15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and every living creature—every mortal being—so that the waters will never again become a flood to destroy every mortal being.
God made a covenant with Abram and changed his name to Abraham:
Genesis 17:5 No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I am making you the father of a multitude of nations.
Genesis17:7 I will maintain my covenant between me and you and your descendants after you throughout the ages as an everlasting covenant, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you…. and I will be their God.
“I will be your God if you will be my people”
God still makes that covenant with us today.
Abraham’s son, Issac married Rebbecca. The had two sons Esau and Jacob. Esau was a hunter and good cook, Jacob was a Shepherd of Sheep. Jacob inherited the land and rights of his father Isaac.
Jacob, (also known as “Israel”), had 12 sons. They would be the 12 tribes of the nation Israel.
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Asher
Old Testament and the story of Joseph.
Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him and did a horrible thing to Joseph. But, God used this misfortune to save the nation of Israel from starvation many years later.
Examples of Mass from The Ordination to the Order of the Priesthood of Donald Haugh Bender, Jr. and Ryan Patrick Fischer. This took place on June 6, 2015 at St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, PA. It is a great way for the students look at our Harrisburg Diocese Cathedral and see our Bishop Gainer.
Liturgy of the Word
Profession of Faith
Prayer of the Faithful
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Preparation of the Altar and Gifts
The Lord’s Prayer
Sign of Peace
Breaking of the Bread
Review: Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, Gospels, Epistles.
Because there is sin in the world, we live on earth and someday we will die. But God provides us a way to save ourselves/our souls. In the Old Testament, they sacrificed an animal or food on an altar for a person’s sins. In the New Testament, Jesus is our sacrifice on the cross. We also offer the ”sacrifice of the Mass” for the forgiveness of sins.
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
(In class, we did a Works of Mercy relay race. Each team member wrote one of the works of mercy down on the board. Then he /she would pass the marker on to his/her teammate to write a work of mercy on the board. this would continue until all 7 of the works of mercy were on the board.)