Sessions A

Lectionary for December 2019

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December 1, 2019First Sunday of Advent, Year A Catechist Background and PreparationPrimary SessionIntermediate SessionJunior High School December 8, 2019(Second Sunday of Advent) Catechist Background and PreparationPrimary SessionIntermediate SessionJunior High School December 9, 2019(Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary) Catechist Background...

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The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A, Primary

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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

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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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The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A, Catechist

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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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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 9:36-10:8 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, thank you for giving us the Church. Help us live together as members of your Church family. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the mystery of the Church. To begin write the word “Church” vertically down the side of a large sheet of...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Exodus 19:2-6 Matthew 9:36-10:8 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, may your Church always be a sign of your love in the world. Help us to bring your healing and compassion to others. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the mystery of the Church. To begin, divide the group into...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session Exodus 19:2-6 Matthew 9:36-10:8 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, as members of our Church family, help us to love and serve you together. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the mystery of the Church. To begin, write the word Church on a sheet of poster paper and brainstorm with...

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Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47:2–3, 6–7, 8–9 Ephesians 1:17–23 Matthew 28:16–20 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 Word in Liturgy and...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Jeremiah 20:10–13 Psalm 69:8–10, 14, 17, 33–35 Romans 5:12–15 Matthew 10:26–33 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 that engages you? Read the Word in Liturgy and...

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