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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Sts. Peter and Paul, A-C, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Acts 12:1-11 Matthew 16:13-19 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, bless our Church family. Help us to love and support one another. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Papacy and Collegiality. Begin with a “getting to know you” ice breaker. On a sheet of white paper have...

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Sts. Peter and Paul, A-C, Junior High

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Junior High Session Acts 12:1-11 Matthew 16:13-19 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Lord Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life. Help us to know and follow you. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Papacy and Collegiality. To begin, divide into small groups of four or five. Invite the youngsters...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, A-C, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session read all the readings. Isaiah 49:1-6 Psalm 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15 Acts 13:22-26 Luke 1:57-66, 80 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 Liturgy...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, A-C, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 1:57-66, 80 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, thank you for reaching out to us with love. Help us to love and follow you. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. John the Baptist was a messenger of God. He helped people get ready for Jesus. To begin,...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, A-C, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Isaiah 49:1-6 Luke 1:57-66, 80 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Patient God, You invite us to live as your children. Help us respond to your grace in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Today as we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist we are reminded of the gift of God’s grace. Begin today’s...

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