Baptism and Confirmation

Baptism in Christ. review what we talked about last week. Chapter 6 pp. 78, 80-81

Review: 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”

Confirmation in the Spirit. Our Baptismal vows are strengthened. Chapter 10 pp.120-124

Life of Jesus:

Jesus spends 40 day in the desert after his baptism. DVD Overview NT: Overview of the shepherds and Wise men at Bethlehem, presentation in the temple, flee to Egypt, return to Nazareth,12- year-old Jesus is lost: He is teaching in the temple! Jesus grows up and is baptized. Baptism in Jordan,  Baptism of Jesus Crossword.


Tour the church

We said a special prayer for our loved ones, and lit a candle for them.  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.


Inside the Church

Inside Church instructions


Advent Wreath

Christmas pp. 215-216
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.
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!
We watched part of the movie “The Nativity.” I think it gave a visual idea of what it really was like for Joseph and Mary. I narrated the movie as it progressed so that the students could put the events from the bible into context.
We stopped just as Joseph was searching for a place to stay in Bethlehem…

Advent and CCD Penance Service

Advent CCD Penance Service Advent wreath & prayer,

**Sunday, December 8, 2013 Children giving to Children: 9 am and 11am Masses Bring a wrapped gift (with a tag indicating what it is) to give to another child that is in need.

Advent-Prayers1 Advent-prayers2

Online_Advent_Tree idea for home.

Advent pp. 213-214
Advent—a celebration of the three comings of Christ:
1. History – Birth of Jesus 2007 years ago.
2. Present – Mystery-
a. In our families, in our church, in our teachers, etc.
b. In Sacraments through the Holy Spirit: Eucharist, Reconciliation, Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony and Holy Orders
3. Future—Majesty- The second coming at the end of time as a King
(referenced in the Book of Revelations)
Jesus’ comings in history, mystery, and majesty!