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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 9:36-10:8 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, thank you for giving us the Church. Help us live together as members of your Church family. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the mystery of the Church. To begin write the word “Church” vertically down the side of a large sheet of...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Hosea 6:3-6 Matthew 9:9-13 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, thank you for the gift of grace that helps us to live as your children. Help us to live our faith at home, in school, and with our friends. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is grace. To begin, provide objects from...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 10:37-42 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, we are thankful that we belong to your Church. Help us to live as members of your family. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Sacrament of Baptism. Explain to the children that the Sacrament of Baptism welcomes us as members...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. 2 Kings 4:8 - 11, 14 - 16 Psalm 89:2 - 3, 16 - 17, 18 - 19 Romans 6:3 - 4, 8 - 11 Matthew 10:37 - 42 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...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Jeremiah 20:10-13 Matthew 10:26-33 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, we trust that you never leave us alone in our suffering. Help us reach out to others who need help. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is persecution and suffering. Provide newspapers, newsmagazines and scissors....

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Exodus 19:2-6 Matthew 9:36-10:8 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, may your Church always be a sign of your love in the world. Help us to bring your healing and compassion to others. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the mystery of the Church. To begin, divide the group into...

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Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 28:16-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. Memorial Acclamation, Eucharistic Prayer. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the Ascension of Jesus. To begin, write the Memorial Acclamation, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again” on a large sheet of...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 Matthew 10:37-42 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, you are the source of all goodness and love. Help us to bring your love into the world. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Sacrament of Baptism. For today's session bring materials to symbolize God,...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32 Matthew 7:21-27 Opening Prayer Let us pray, Lord our God, you give us such treasures in our life. Help us not to focus on the material things you give us. Help us concentrate instead on your generous gifts of strength and courage. Help us always to use your gifts to make good decisions. Like the man who...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32 Matthew 7:21-27 Opening Prayer Let us Pray, Lord, Giver of all Life, I know that sometimes I try to take the easy way out. When it seems too hard to do the right thing, help me remember the story of the foolish man who built his house on the sand. Let my life be built on the solid rock of your love so...

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