Sessions A

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 7:21-27 Opening Prayer Let us Pray, Dear God, thank you for loving us and for giving us Jesus. You are the rock in our lives. Help us build our lives on the solid foundation of your love. When troubling storms come, we will be safe. Give us courage and help us always to trust in you. In Jesus’ name we ask this and all things. Amen...

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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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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A, primary

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Primary Session John 9:1-41 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear Jesus, just as you cured the blind man, may we be given new vision this Lent. Help us to live as children of light. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is original and social sin. During the season of Lent we are reminded that Jesus is the...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session, read all the readings. Isaiah 7:10-14, Psalm 40: 7-8, 8-9, 10 and 11 Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading which appealed to you? Was there a word or image that engaged you? Read the Word in...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Dear God, You gave us Mary as a good example. Help us be like her. Help us say “yes.” Help us do what we know is right even when it is hard. Thank you for sending Jesus to help us. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen. Opening Life Reflection Draw a face of each person gathered. Have everyone describe how...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 1:18-24 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s presence in the world through the...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Isaiah 7:10-14 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. God our Father, you give us loving parents who care for us in the best way they can. Thank you for giving us life through them. Guide them as they show us how to follow your ways, and give us patience and humility to respect them and to listen. Help us be open to all that you...

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Nativity of the Lord, A-C, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Readings for Mass at Midnight Isaiah 9:1-6 Ps. 96:1-3, 11-13 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 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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Annunciation of the Lord, Junior High

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Junior High Session Isaiah 7:10-14 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Loving God, You called Mary, a humble servant, to be Jesus’ mother. Help us keep in mind, too, that we are truly humble. Remind us to keep Mary before us as a model of obedience. Like her, help us follow your ways even when it would be easier to do things our own way. As Mary did...

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