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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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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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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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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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Joseph, Spouse of Mary, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Dear God, Mary and Joseph both said “yes” to you and obeyed you. Help us do what you want us to do. We want to show other people that Jesus is with us, but we need your help. Let our actions and words tell about Jesus. In Your Son’s name we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Create a...

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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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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, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Readings for Mass at Midnight Isaiah 9:1-6 Ps. 96:1-3, 11-13 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 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, 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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Lectionary for July 2016

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July 3, 2016 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 102 (Year C) Catechist Background and Preparation Primary Session Intermediate Session Junior High School July 10, 2016 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 105 (Year C) Catechist Background and Preparation Primary Session Intermediate Session Junior High School July 17, 2016...

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