All Saints day 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/grades/3/chapters/8
Act of Contrition: page 14
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
Moses’s childhood and calling.
We are beginning Moses’s Life and the ten Commandments.
“Four hundred years ago, the first American colony was settled at Jamestown. Think of how much has changed since then! Four hundred years is a long time, and that’s how long the Hebrew people remained in Egypt after Joseph. Over time a new Pharaoh came to power who did not know Joseph. He made the Hebrew (Jewish people) into slaves. Because the Hebrew population have increased so much, Pharaoh decided every male Hebrew infant should be killed, so slaves would stay weak and afraid. The God began to reveal a plan to deliver his people.” -My Big Book of Catholic Bible stories.
Simple version of Moses’s Life: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/judaism/story-of-moses
Moses fled from Pharaoh’s court because he had killed a Egyptian for mistreating a Hebrew slave. He lived in the wilderness of Sinai as a shepherd of sheep.
What is God’s name?
“Blest Are We” book: page 60
I am the Lord, your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.
You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.
Remember to keep the Sabbath day.
Moses and the Plagues
Moses was instructed by God to go to Pharaoh to free the Jewish(Hebrew) people. Moses had to convince Pharaoh to “Let His People Go!”
We will read about how Moses warned the Egyptians of God’s will to free the Hebrew Slaves. There were 10 Plagues that tormented the Egyptians.
We will learn about the Passover. The Lamb is the sacrifice for the Passover meal. The passover meal allows the Jewish Hebrews to be free.
Jesus celebrated the last supper during the Feast of the Passover. We call Jesus the “Lamb of God.” Is Jesus the sacrifice for our sins? Does Jesus allow us to be free? Free from what?
During Mass we celebrate the Eucharist. The unleavened bread that is offered up. In the Mass there are many prayers and ceremonies that are from the Jewish Passover meal .
“Blest are We” grade 4 page 263 bottom of page: “Eucharist”
More about the Passover (parents): New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia “Pasch or Passover”In class we will look at some Jewish Passover customs, games, Seder plate and Kiddush Cup-
Contrast the first “Passover Covenant” and the “Renewed Covenant” we celebrate at Mass.
Scenes from Moses’ Life:
“Prince of Egypt” by DreamWorks
Israelites as Slaves in Egypt
Moses’ mother saves Moses life by hiding in a basket and floating him downstream.
God speaks to Moses through the Burning Bush
One of the plagues on Egypt is the Hail of Fire
The Last Plague was the Passover. They are saved by the Blood of the Lamb
God leads Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt by a pillar of fire at night
Parting of the Red Sea
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.
To home-schooled students: We are behind in the class work due to fire drills, projects and prayer time…Take time to pray for your loved ones, light a candle of remembrance if you want. We are learning and worshiping our Holy Lord God!