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Sessions A

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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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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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 Matthew 10:37-42 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, by our baptism we are joined to your Son Jesus Christ. Help us come to know and love Jesus more each day. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Sacrament of Baptism. To begin, invite the children to...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32 Matthew 7:21-27 Opening Prayer Let us Pray, Lord, Giver of all Life, I know that sometimes I try to take the easy way out. When it seems too hard to do the right thing, help me remember the story of the foolish man who built his house on the sand. Let my life be built on the solid rock of your love so...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 Matthew 10:37-42 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, you are the source of all goodness and love. Help us to bring your love into the world. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Sacrament of Baptism. For today's session bring materials to symbolize God,...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32 Matthew 7:21-27 Opening Prayer Let us pray, Lord our God, you give us such treasures in our life. Help us not to focus on the material things you give us. Help us concentrate instead on your generous gifts of strength and courage. Help us always to use your gifts to make good decisions. Like the man who...

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Assumption of the BVM, ABC, Catechist

by : RCLB

Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 1 Corinthians 15:20-26 Luke 1:39-56 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 following Word in Liturgy and...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Hosea 6:3–6 Psalm 50:1, 8, 12–13, 14–15 Romans 4:18–25 Matthew 9:9–13 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 Catholic...

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