Sessions A

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Proverbs 31:10–13, 19–20, 30–31 Psalm 128:1–2, 3, 4–5 1 Thessalonians 5:1–6 Matthew 25:14–30 [or (short form) 25:14–15, 19–21] 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...

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 22:15-21 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God who created us, Thank you for giving us minds to learn about you and hearts to love you. You are the one true God. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Today’s session focuses on God’s message, “I am the Lord, there is no other.” For this session bring...

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Matthew 25:14-30 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, help us to discover the gifts and abilities that you have given us. Guide us so that we may use our gifts to help others. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is stewardship. To begin, provide boxes, wrapping paper, scissors, tape,...

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Isaiah 55:6-9 Matthew 20:1-16 Opening Prayer Let us pray. God of kindness and mercy, when we go astray, you always welcome us back to you. Help us to remember your unconditional love. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the sacrament of Penance. To begin, invite the children...

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session Isaiah 55:6-9 Matthew 20:1-16 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Generous God, you are kind and merciful and your love is everlasting. Help us to trust in your constant love. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection On a large sheet of poster paper draw two paths. Mark one path “God’s way” and mark the second...

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Ezekiel 18:25–28 Psalm 25:4–5, 6–7, 8–9 Philippians 2:1–11 [or (short form) 2:1–5] Matthew 21:28–32 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...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Ezekiel 33:7–9 Psalm 95:1–2, 6–7, 8–9 Romans 13:8–10 Matthew 18:15–20 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 following Word...

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 21:28-32 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Thank you God, for your love and guidance. Help us to make choices that show our love for you. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is moral decision-making. To begin, write three clues to help the children name a famous person on a...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 18:15-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, thank you for always forgiving us and making us new. Help us to change and grow to be all you want us to be. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is conversion. To begin, place pieces of pottery on a table in the center of the...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Ezekiel 33:7-9 Matthew 18:15-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, when we choose to do wrong, you call us back to you. Thank you for making our hearts clean again. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is conversion. On a table place an empty coffee can or plastic bottle,...

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