Mass of Our Guardian Angels

Mass honoring Our Guardian Angels

  • For the home school students, please try to go to Mass with your family this week. Please read About The Mass “Blest are We” grade 4 on pages 266-267.

“Blest are We” grade 4 Chapter 2 Praise and Worship pp 37-41.

Since we talked about guardian angels last week, read the following  gospel reading:

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.


Quotes (for Parents):

“Beside each believer stands an angel protector and shepherd leading him to life.”
~St. Basil

“So valuable to heaven is the dignity of the human soul that every member of the human race has a guardian angel from the moment the person begins to be.”
~ St. Jerome

“Everyone of us is entrusted to the care of an angel. That is why we must have a lively and profound devotion to our own Guardian Angel, and why we should often and trustfully repeat the dear prayer we were taught in the days of our childhood. May we never fail in this devotion to the angels! During our earthly pilgrimage we may often run the risk of having to face the natural elements in turmoil, or the wrath of men who may seek to do us harm. But our Guardian Angel is always present. Let us never forget him and always remember to pray to him.”
~ Pope John Paul II

Introductions, Prayers and the Bible

September 25, 2013 : Introductions,  Prayers  and the Bible

Opening prayer and  we say the Act of Contrition in “Blest are We” grade 4 p. 14

“Blest are We” grade 4 p. 270 “How Catholics Live”

Mr. Rios introduces our classroom rules:

  • Love,
  • Honor,
  • Respect

Make name tags:  Place your name on  half sheet of paper, decorate it, Place the virtues on the back.

Prayers: “Blest are We” grade 4 pp.10-12



September 18, 2013 :  Reconciliation

“Blest are We” grade 4 chapter 14 pp.163-166, 168- 169

Fr. Dwight Schlaline visits us today.

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.

We ask for God’s mercy for our wrongs in confession. Fr. Dwight is going to do an out loud confession with Mrs. McGinnis and teach us about reconciliation.

An Examination of Conscience for Children

by Fr. Edward Filardi, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Order of Confession and Act of Contrition: “Blest are We” grade 4 chapter 14 p. 269


September 11, 2013:  Story of Creation

“Blest are We” grade 4 chapter 1 pp.28-30, 32-33

We introduced ourselves:

  • Mr. Rios
  • Mrs. McGinnis
  • Fr. Dwight Schlaline (he visited our class)

We asked Father what he did in his vocation: He helps us get to heaven

  • Penance/Reconciliation/Confession
  • Help people make good discussions
  • Presides at Funerals/Burials
  • Baptisms
  • Marriages
  • Mass
  • Consecrates the Host and Communion
  • Blesses and Prays for people
  • Anointing of the Sick
  • Teaches
  • Visits the Prison, Nursing Homes, Schools

Passed out books/attendance

Opening prayer and  we say the Act of Contrition in “Blest are We” grade 4 p. 14

Creation, Adam and Eve, garden of Eden, beginning of sin

Read to student: Bible: Genesis 1, Genesis 2:1-8,15-25, Genesis 3.