Sessions C

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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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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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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Joseph, Spouse of Mary, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Romans 4:13, 16-18 Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a (1st Option) The Word in Liturgy As you read these scriptures, pay attention to the things that make you wonder. What questions arise for you? Do you hear something new today in these words? Read...

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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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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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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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Joseph, Spouse of Mary, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Lord God, You have a plan for us, but we don’t always look for your direction. Help us be patient, open and quiet enough to hear you. Guide us to respond to your will with a “yes” just like Mary and Joseph did. Help us look to them for strength to do...

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