Sessions C

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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Joseph, Spouse of Mary, Junior High

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Junior High Session 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Opening Prayer Let us Pray. O Lord our God, in a world where promises are often broken, you give us the living promise of Jesus. Mary and Joseph loved each other and you and believed in your promise. Help us be as obedient as Jesus’ parents and say “yes” to you even when it would...

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Immaculate Conception, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session, read all the readings. Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 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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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, 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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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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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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