Sessions A

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

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Primary Session Matthew 18:21-35 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, thank you for your forgiving love. Help us to be forgiving too. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is forgiveness. To begin, brainstorm with the children ways that people show forgiveness. Provide blank sheets of white paper...

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

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Intermediate Session Sirach 27:30-28:7 Matthew 18:21-35 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Forgiving God, we ask your forgiveness for the times we have hurt you and one another. Thank you for loving us and calling us to love each other. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is forgiveness. To begin write...

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

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Junior High Session Sirach 27:30-28:7 Matthew 18:21-35 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Forgiving God, you are compassionate and understanding. Help us to be more understanding and tolerant of one another. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is forgiveness. To begin, write down two situations on index...

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, ABC, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38 Philippians 2:6-11 John 3:13-17 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...

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, ABC, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:13-17 Opening Prayer Let us Pray, Eternal God, You showed us your great love by giving your only and beloved Son for us. You sent Jesus to us, knowing he would die on the cross. Through his death on the cross and his rising again to be with you, we know that we will also rejoice triumphantly with you one day....

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, ABC, Junior High

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Junior High Session Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:13-17 Opening Prayer Let us Pray, Eternal God and Father, You gave your Son for us. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead so that we could be free of sin. Because you love us so much, we will be lifted up with Christ. Until that day help us live in obedience as Jesus did. When suffering comes, let us...

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, ABC, Primary

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Primary Session John 3:13-17 Opening Prayer Let us Pray, Loving God, You want us to live with you forever. Because you love us so much, you sent Jesus to die for us. From his death on the cross and his rising up to you, he freed us from our sins. Someday we will rise up to you, too. Thank you for loving us so much. Help us live obediently on earth. Let...

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

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Isaiah 55:6–9 Psalm 145:2–3, 8–9, 17–18 Philippians 1:20–24, 27 Matthew 20:1–16 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...

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

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Primary Session Matthew 20:1-16 Opening Prayer Let us pray. God of kindness and love, you created us and we belong to you. Help us to live as your children. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Sacrament of Penance. To begin, place a large bowl of water on a table in the center of the room....

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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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