Holy Blessings from God

pentecost-fire Pentecost Acts 2:1-11

Holywaterblessing2018 – We are making Holy Water Bottles.

Chapter 9 The Holy Spirit Guides Us p. 110-113

Apostles Creed – animation YouTube video

Grace, Holy Spirit, Life in Christ Quiz:

http://www.bemydisciples.com/grades/3/chapters/17

The Church and Ascension and Pentecost YouTube video

Parents: Commentary on Holy water by Fr. William P. Saunders

“Lord, God Almighty, creator of all life, of body and soul, we ask you to bless this water: as we use it in faith forgive our sins and save us from all illness and the power of evil. Lord, in your mercy give us living water, always springing up as a fountain of salvation; free us, body and soul, from every danger, and admit us to your presence in purity of heart.”

-the Prayer of Blessing of Water in the Sacramentary


(In class,  we did a Works of Mercy relay race. Each team member took a Saint Patrick Bottled water and wrote one of the works of mercy down on the board. Then he /she would pass the bottle 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.)

The Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry;
  • Drink to the thirsty;
  • Clothe the naked;
  • Shelter the homeless;
  • Visit the sick;
  • Visit those in prison;
  • Bury the dead.

hand-out for corporal works of mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are:

  • Teach the ignorant;
  • Help others do what is right;
  • Give advice to the doubtful;
  • Be patient with others;
  • Forgive injuries;
  • Comfort those who suffer;
  • Pray for the living and the dead.

hand-out for spiritual works of mercy

St. Emma’s sisters.

https://www.facebook.com/BenedictineNunsStEmma/

Sacred Heart of Jesus

http://www.catholicmessenger.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CM-kids-Sacred-Heart-June-2016.pdf

http://catholicmom.com/2011/03/05/sacred-heart-of-jesus-lesson-plan/

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Mary Sees Jesus John 20:11-18

Doubting Thomas John 20:19-28

Jesus Forgives Peter John 21:1-19

Travelers to Emmaus Luke 24:13-20, 25-31

The Ascension Luke 24:36-51

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Chapter 20 p. 225-231 The Commissioning of the Disciples

Works of Mercy and Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance or The Sacrament of Reconciliation is scheduled today. (Review: Blest Are We book pages: 164-168 Chapter 14)

Order-of-Confession

As a class we said the Act of Contrition (p.14):

My God,

I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to wrong and failing to do good,
I have sin against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intended, with your help,
to do penance
to sin no more,
and avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God have mercy.

The New Commandment and the Works of Mercy Pages 215-221 Chapter19

(In class,  we did a Works of Mercy relay race. Each team member took a Saint Patrick Bottled water and wrote one of the works of mercy down on the board. Then he /she would pass the bottle 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.)

The Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry;
  • Drink to the thirsty;
  • Clothe the naked;
  • Shelter the homeless;
  • Visit the sick;
  • Visit those in prison;
  • Bury the dead.

hand-out for corporal works of mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are:

  • Teach the ignorant;
  • Help others do what is right;
  • Give advice to the doubtful;
  • Be patient with others;
  • Forgive injuries;
  • Comfort those who suffer;
  • Pray for the living and the dead.

hand-out for spiritual works of mercy

Thank you

feature-quartersThank you for all the donations of candy and quarters for our Lenten offering. The quarters will go to the St. Vincent de Paul society. They support projects for those in need such as emergency food and clothing.

 

Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer — they are about  Doing God’s Will.

Chapter 12 – “Blest Are We” p 141-147

Quiz

http://www.hickorytown.com/ccd4/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/The-Lords-Prayer-Fill-In.pdf

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Jesus is the Savior

http://www.bemydisciples.com/grade/2/chapter/6

Blest Are We book: Chapter 11 Pages 130-133,136-137 part A. The Commandments/the Greatest Commandment pages: 272-273

transfiguration4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration NT Matt 17:1-13. Pharisees question about temple tax: Matt 17:24-27,

Communion of Saints

Gospel Mt 18:1-5, 10

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”

Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Jesus preaches the Kingdom of God…Who is the Kingdom of God?

The Communion of Saints

  • Saints are those people whose love for God is stronger than their love for anyone or anything else.
  • The Church is the Communion of Saints.
  • The Church is the Body of Christ.

The Communion of Saints Quiz: http://www.bemydisciples.com/grade/3/chapter/8

We cut out the prayers on the handouts “Our Prayers”(below) and pasted them to the inside covers of our books and folders. We will refer to them often.

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The Apostles Creed

The Apostles Creed The Nicene Creed
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
On the third day he rose again. and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

A Saint’s life: Joan of Arc

Sermon on the Mount

Jesus teaches the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer on the Mount:

 

Blest are We Chapter 7 p. 88-95

He teaches the “LORD’S PRAYER” or “OUR FATHER”

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Beatitudes

The Commandments and the Beatitudes:

Blest are We Chapter 7 p. 88-95

Beatitudes and meaning – You Tube

Blest are You hymn – YouTube

Beatitude match page

by DAVID HAAS

Blest Are They Lyrics

1. Blest are they, the poor in spirit; theirs is the
kingdom of God. Blest are they, full of sorrow; they
shall be consoled.

Rejoice, and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are
you! Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

2. Blest are they, the lowly ones: they shall inherit the
earth. Blest are they, who hunger and thirst; they shall
have their fill.

Rejoice, and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are
you! Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

3. Blest are they, who show mercy; mercy shall be theirs.
Blest are they, the pure of heart; they shall see God!

Rejoice, and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are
you! Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

4. Blest are they, who seek peace; they are the children
of God. Blest are they who suffer in faith; the glory of
God is theirs.

Rejoice, and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are
you! Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

5. Blest are you, who suffer hate, all because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, yours is the kingdom of God; shine
for all to see.

Rejoice, and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are
you! Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the kingdom of God!

Jesus is ready for His public ministry:

Proclaiming the Kingdom of God! Following the 10 Commandments

Examination of Conscience /10 Commandments
http://www.hickorytown.com/ccd4/2016/11/30/advent-and-reconciliation/

Work Sheets:

TenCommandments-Knowing the Rules

The 10 Commandments Quiz:

Rachel Marie and Jeremiah Got Married

Calling Disciples

Jesus calls the disciples John 1:35-51 and the wedding feast of Cana John 2:1-12.

Chapter 12 in Blest are We book: p 141-148

Fish with ME – youTube

Jesus saw them fishing by the shore of Galilee,

casting out their nets into the sea. 

Simon Peter, Andrew and the sons of Zebedee,.

waiting in their boats so patiently.

And Jesus said,.

Refrain 1. “Oh, come and follow me.  Oh, leave behind your nets. I call you.

“Oh, come and fish with me.  …and your life will not be the same again.

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Wedding Feast of Cana,

Marriage and Holy Orders are Sacraments at the Service of Communion.

Wedding Feast of Cana Quiz: http://www.bemydisciples.com/grade/3/chapter/15

 Blest are We Chapter 13: Sacrament in the Church p.153-160

Find Jesus

Visit our church… We saw the Stations of the Cross, the Tabernacle,the Sanctuary Lamp, the Baptismal Font and the Holy Oils: (Oil of Catechumens which is used to bless and strengthen those preparing for baptism; the Oil of the Sick with which the priest brings Jesus’ strength and healing to those who are joined with the suffering Christ in serious illness; and the Sacred Chrism which is used in celebrating the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders)  We looked behind the sanctuary at the vesting room, at the altar stone under the altar cloth and inside the confessionals.

Baptism in our Church:


We visit the Baptismal Font in the Sanctuary
The Pascal candle and the Sacramental Chrism oils are store in the Ambry—
(the special glass cabinet on the wall).


Holy Water (Symbol of the Holy Spirit)is kept on the left and poured over the catechumenate (person to be baptized) into the basin on the right. The center drain leads right to the ground so the holy water will not be dumped into the septic. The baptized person receives a Candle–“Receive the Light of Christ” and puts on a White Garment–“Putting on Christ”

We will be talking about Baptism of Christ

Gospel Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

The people were filled with expectation,
and all were asking in their hearts
whether John might be the Christ.
John answered them all, saying,
“I am baptizing you with water,
but one mightier than I is coming.
I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”After all the people had been baptized
and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying,
heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him
in bodily form like a dove.
And a voice came from heaven,
“You are my beloved Son;
with you I am well pleased.”

Blest Are We Chapter 6 pp. 78-85 “Baptism”

Luke 2:40-52

Jesus is grown up now. John the Baptist(Jesus’s Cousin) is out baptizing people in the Jordon River. Jesus is baptized.

Mark 1:1-13

http://www.bemydisciples.com/grades/2/chapters/10

 

Confirmation in the Spirit.

Our Baptismal vows are strengthened. Chapter 10 pp.120-124

If we have time we will reenact a baptism in the church

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People we know:

Baptism of David McGinnis


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Life of Jesus:

Jesus spends 40 day in the desert after his baptism.

Luke 4:1-15

Baptism of Jesus Crossword.

Jesus includes us in His family, if we do what God asks of us… That is our Baptismal promises:



V. Do you reject Satan?
R. I do.
V. And all his works?
R. I do.
V. And all his empty promises?
R. I do.
V. Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
R. I do.
V. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
R. I do.
V. Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?
R. I do.
V. God, the all-powerful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and forgiven all our sins. May he also keep us faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever.
R. Amen.

Epiphany 2018


Happy Epiphany! The Three kings visit Baby Jesus. Visit the Manger scene in the church.

WeBelieve Epiphany_Prayer_Service

wisemenThe Gifts of the Kings Puzzle

 

We look at the nativity, talked about the wise men coming from other countries.   The 3 wise men (3 kings) were some of the first people to worship Jesus. They were from different countries and didn’t speak the Hebrew language.  God opened salvation to all peoples not just the Jewish people!

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We had a prayer service for the Epiphany and lit a candle for our intentions (friends and family who may be sick, grieving or rejoicing) We stood in front of the altar near the Tabernacle, Baptism font, and the Ambry (Blest Are We p.120)

A votive candle or prayer candle is a candle, typically white or beeswax yellow, intended to be burnt as a votive offering in an act of Christian prayer

A votive candle or prayer candle is a candle, typically white or beeswax yellow, intended to be burnt as a votive offering in an act of Christian prayer


Presentation of Jesus

Presentation of Jesus in the temple 8 days after his birth. That is when His name was given. There he was greeted by Simeon and Anna.

Luke 2:21-38.

Simeon and Anna Puzzle

After the wise men left, Herod was searching for the Christ child. Mary , Joseph and Jesus flee to Egypt until Herod died…for he wanted the “Baby King” dead.

Flight to Egypt

Matthew2:13-23

We follow Mary and Joseph’s path from Nazareth to Bethlehem and Egypt on our map.
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Birth of Christ

 A long time ago, in the town of Nazareth, lived a young woman named Mary.   She was engaged to be married to Joseph, who was a carpenter.

One day, while Mary was at home, an angel suddenly appeared.  Before Mary could say anything the angel told Mary that she was favored by God, and that God was with her.

Mary was surprised.  She was trying not to be afraid, but she had never seen an angel before.

The angel quickly tried to reassure Mary. “Do not be afraid!” the angel said.  “God has found favor with you.  You will have a baby boy, and are to give him the name Jesus.”

Mary was confused; she was not yet married to Joseph, so how could she have a baby?  The angel thought that this might concern Mary so he said, “The Holy Spirit will perform a miracle, and because of this your baby will be called the Son of God.”

To Mary’s surprise, the angel had more exciting news: “Even your cousin Elizabeth is going to have a son in her old age.  Many thought that she couldn’t have children, but she is already pregnant. Nothing is impossible with God.”

Mary couldn’t believe what she was hearing; she didn’t know what to say.  She realized that she was trembling, and knelt down.  When she was finally able to speak she said, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I hope everything you have said will come true.”

Then the angel disappeared, and Mary was left alone.

Soon after, Joseph found out that Mary was going to have a baby.  Joseph was confused and upset by this, but an angel came to him in a dream and said, “Joseph do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.  The child Mary is going to have is God’s son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.”

When Joseph woke up he remembered what the angel had said.  He knew that everything was okay, and he wasn’t upset anymore.

In those days, the government decided that they should count everyone that lived in that area of the world.  So Joseph had to take Mary to his town of Bethlehem to register.

It took Mary and Joseph a long time to get to Bethlehem.  They didn’t have cars back then, so it probably took them a lot longer to get there.  This was very tiring for Mary because she was soon going to have a baby.

When they reached the town, all the hotels were full and there was nowhere that they could stay.  Finally, someone felt bad for them and offered them a place to stay.

The Bible doesn’t say for sure where they stayed but most people think that they stayed in a small barn where animals were kept.  In any case, doesn’t it seem strange that Jesus, the King of the Jews wasn’t born in a fancy palace or even a hospital?

Mary and Joseph were thankful that they at least had a place to lie down.  It was warm, and there was plenty of straw to lay on.

That night an exciting, wonderful thing happened: Mary and Joseph had a baby!  But this wasn’t just any baby, he was Baby Jesus!  The creator of the whole world, the King of Kings, and the one who would save the world.

The little baby boy fell asleep in Mary’s arms. She wrapped him in cloths and laid him in a manger on some clean straw.

Joseph was searching for a place to stay in Bethlehem…
WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE BIRTH OF CHRIST!

Matthew ch.1. NT: Luke Ch. 1, 2. Birth of John the Baptist, Birth of Christ, Christmas
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Two different interpretation of the Manager Scene:

The Birth of Christ

 

Christmas

page 245 “Blest Are We”

    1. Time to remember: Jesus is the promised Savior, He is the Light of the World!
      We remember Jesus in the Christmas candles and Christmas lights.

      • God promised a savior from the Family of King David, (the Old Testament). David was from Bethlehem. Read the Story of David from “Bible Stories” by Sister Anna Louise
    2. Time to believe: Jesus is the third person in the Trinity and he is God’s Son!
    3. Time to celebrate: Holy Birthday Party!

 

baby-jesusBLESS THE BABY JESUS

Weekend Mass: December 16/17
Parishioners are all asked to bring to one of the Masses on this weekend their statue of the Baby Jesus that is to be placed in their family Nativity crèche. At the end of Mass the priest will extend a blessing over the images of the Infant Christ Child as a sign of Christ’s central place in our homes.