Sessions A

Mother of God, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Numbers 6:22-27 Ps. 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Is there a particular reading that appeals to you? Is there a word or image that engages you? Read the following Word in Liturgy...

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Mother of God, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 2:16-21 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Thank you, God, for giving us the example of Mary, the mother of your son. Help us be like her and believe all that you say. Through Jesus we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Create a vignette where a child ends up in trouble because he broke a rule. An example might be getting lost in a crowd...

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Mother of God, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Numbers 6:22-27 Luke 2:16-21 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, You chose Mary to be the mother of your Son. She trusted and obeyed you. Help us to be like her. Through Jesus we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Draw ten circles on a long sheet of shelf paper. Have children write a word or phrase or draw a picture that tells...

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Mother of God, Junior High

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Junior High Session Numbers 6:22-27 Luke 2:16-21 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, you blessed Mary in a special way to be the mother of your son, Jesus. Help us be like Mary in our faith and obedience. Through Jesus we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Give each student a piece of clay and have him/her shape one of the characters in the nativity...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A, primary

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Primary Session John 9:1-41 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear Jesus, just as you cured the blind man, may we be given new vision this Lent. Help us to live as children of light. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is original and social sin. During the season of Lent we are reminded that Jesus is the...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session, read all the readings. Isaiah 7:10-14, Psalm 40: 7-8, 8-9, 10 and 11 Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading which appealed to you? Was there a word or image that engaged you? Read the Word in...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Dear God, You gave us Mary as a good example. Help us be like her. Help us say “yes.” Help us do what we know is right even when it is hard. Thank you for sending Jesus to help us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. Opening Life Reflection Draw a face of each person gathered. Have everyone describe how...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Isaiah 7:10-14 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. God our Father, you give us loving parents who care for us in the best way they can. Thank you for giving us life through them. Guide them as they show us how to follow your ways, and give us patience and humility to respect them and to listen. Help us be open to all that you...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 1:18-24 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s presence in the world through the...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Junior High

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Junior High Session Isaiah 7:10-14 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Loving God, You called Mary, a humble servant, to be Jesus’ mother. Help us keep in mind, too, that we are truly humble. Remind us to keep Mary before us as a model of obedience. Like her, help us follow your ways even when it would be easier to do things our own way. As Mary did...

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