Sessions A

Easter Sunday, Year A, catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Acts 10:34, 37–43 Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23 Colossians 3:1–4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6–8 John 20:1–9 Spend a few minutes reflecting of what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading that appealed to you? Was there a word or image that engaged you...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Exodus 17:3–7 Psalm 95: 1–2, 6–7, 8–9 Romans 5:1–2, 5–8 John 4:5–42 [or (short form) 4:5–15, 19–26, 39, 40–42] Spend a few minutes reflecting of what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading that appealed to you? Was there a word or image that...

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Easter Sunday, Year A, intermediate

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session Acts 10:34, 37-43 John 20:1-9 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, you raised Jesus from death to new life. We joyfully give you thanks and praise. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the resurrection of Jesus. Provide each child with glue, a paper circle and five flower...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year A, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Exodus 17:3-7 John 4:5-42   Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, thank you for the gift of faith. Help us to grow in our love for you each day. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The image for today is water. To begin, create a small potted garden with the children that can be placed in their...

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Easter Sunday, Year A, junior high

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Junior High Session Acts 10:34, 37-43 John 20:1-9 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, you make all things new in Christ. Thank you for the gift of everlasting life. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the resurrection of Jesus. To begin, invite the youngsters to think of a person who has...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session Exodus 17:3-7 John 4:5-42   Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, we thirst for you. Lead us to the eternal springs of your love. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The image for today is water. Begin by inviting the youngsters to reflect on what the image of water means to them. Discuss: Why...

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Easter Sunday, Year A, primary

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 Primary Session John 20:1-9 Opening Prayer Let us pray. God of life, thank for raising Jesus from death to new life. Help us remember all the gifts of life that you have given us. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The focus for today is the resurrection of Jesus. Begin by inviting the children to color Easter...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session John 4:5-42   Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, thank you for helping us to grow. Help us to grow in faith. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The image for today’s session is water. Invite the children to make a collage of living things. Provide pictures from used cards or magazines, glue,...

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Acts 2:42–47 Psalm 118:2–4, 13–15, 22–24 1 Peter 1:3–9 John 20:19–31 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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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A, catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. 1 Samuel 16:1, 6–7, 10–13 Psalm 23:1–3, 3–4, 5, 6 Ephesians 5:8–14 John 9:1–41 [or (short form) 9:1, 6–9, 13–17, 34–38 Spend a few minutes reflecting of what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading that appealed to you? Was there a word or...

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