Sessions A

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A, Catechist

by : RCLB

Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session read all the readings: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading that appealed to you? Was there a word or image that stood out to you? Read the Word in...

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The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Matthew 17:1-9 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, Thank you for loving us so much that you sent Jesus to help us know you better. Thank you for showing us who you are and how much you love us. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Invite the children to think of a time when someone they know shared a really good secret or good news. Be...

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The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A, Intermediate

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Matthew 17:1-9 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear Jesus, Thank you for helping us to know your Father. Help us know you better, so we can know your Father better. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Invite the children to think of a time when they learned exciting news about someone who is important to them. Invite them...

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The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Matthew 17:1-9 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, Thank you for sending Jesus to reveal your love for us and your plan for the world. Help us to know Jesus better so we can know you better. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Invite the young people to each share one statement that is a little known fact about...

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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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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Matthew 10:26-33 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, thank you for always caring for us and loving us. Help us to care for others. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is persecution and suffering. To begin, invite the children to create notes of encouragement for people who are in the...

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Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Acts 1:1-11 Matthew 28:16-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear Jesus, you have returned to your Father to prepare a place for us. Help us to continue your mission on earth. In your name we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the Ascension of Jesus. To begin, invite the children to reflect on a time when they...

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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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Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Junior High

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Acts 1:1-11 Matthew 28:16-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, you have entrusted us to continue the work of your son Jesus. Strengthen us with the gift of your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the Ascension of Jesus. To begin, invite the youngsters to reflect...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Jeremiah 20:10-13 Matthew 10:26-33 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, calm our fears as we face the challenges of following your son Jesus. Help us to always trust in your goodness. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is persecution and suffering. To begin, write on one half of a...

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