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Author: RCLB

Lectionary for April 2017

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April 2, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent Catechist Background and Preparation Primary Session Intermediate Session Junior High School April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion Catechist Background and Preparation Primary Session Intermediate Session Junior High School April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday Catechist Background and Preparation...

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Assumption of the BVM, ABC, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 1:39-56 Opening Prayer Let us pray the Hail Mary. 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 focus for today is Mary’s assumption into...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32 Psalm 31:2-3, 3-4, 17, 25 Romans 3:21-25, 28 Matthew 7:21-27 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...

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Immaculate Conception, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. God our Creator, Thank you for sending Mary to show us how to obey. Help us say yes right away when we need to help others. Help us show your love to others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Outline each person’s hand on a sheet of paper. Look at the hand and think about ways...

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Immaculate Conception, Junior High

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Junior High Session Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Thank you, O Lord, for giving us Mary as a model of obedience. When we are faced with hard choices, let us look to Mary and her example to be strength for us to make the right decision. Like Mary, help us always be open to your plan and not always push ahead for our own. Help...

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Immaculate Conception, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Lord God, our creator, You filled Mary with grace so that she might be your instrument. With the help of the Holy Spirit, she brought Jesus, your son, into the world so that we might be free from our sins. She obeyed you right away. She said “yes” when you needed her. Like...

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Nativity of the Lord, A-C, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 2:1-14 Opening Prayer Dear God, Thank you for sending Jesus into the world. The shepherds were afraid because they didn't understand at first, but we know that Jesus is your son and our savior. Through Christ Jesus, your son, we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Display items on a table that will help children use their five...

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Lectionary for December 2016

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December 4, 2016 (Second Sunday of Advent) Catechist Background and Preparation Primary Session Intermediate Session Junior High School December 8, 2016 (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary) Catechist Background and Preparation Primary Session Intermediate Session Junior High School December 11, 2016 (Third Sunday of Advent) Catechist...

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Nativity of the Lord, A-C, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Isaiah 9:1-6 Luke 2:14 Opening Prayer Thank you, God, for sending Jesus into the world. He began his human life with poor parents and his first visitors to the crude stable were lowly shepherds. Help us remember the true gift of this Christmas season. Through Christ Jesus, your son, we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Show a one-...

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Nativity of the Lord, A-C, Junior High

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Junior High Session Isaiah 9:1-6 Luke 2:14 Opening Prayer Loving God, you sent Jesus into the world bringing your gift of peace. Help us work to be peacemakers, especially in the areas of our lives where peace is hard to find. Give us courage in difficult times to remember your gift. Through Christ Jesus, your son, we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection...

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