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Immaculate Conception, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. God our Creator, Thank you for sending Mary to show us how to obey. Help us say yes right away when we need to help others. Help us show your love to others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Outline each person’s hand on a sheet of paper. Look at the hand and think about ways...

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Immaculate Conception, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Lord God, our creator, You filled Mary with grace so that she might be your instrument. With the help of the Holy Spirit, she brought Jesus, your son, into the world so that we might be free from our sins. She obeyed you right away. She said “yes” when you needed her. Like...

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Immaculate Conception, Junior High

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Junior High Session Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer Let us Pray. Thank you, O Lord, for giving us Mary as a model of obedience. When we are faced with hard choices, let us look to Mary and her example to be strength for us to make the right decision. Like Mary, help us always be open to your plan and not always push ahead for our own. Help...

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Mother of God, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Numbers 6:22-27 Ps. 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 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 word or image that engages you? Read the following Word in Liturgy...

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Mother of God, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 2:16-21 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Thank you, God, for giving us the example of Mary, the mother of your son. Help us be like her and believe all that you say. Through Jesus we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Create a vignette where a child ends up in trouble because he broke a rule. An example might be getting lost in a crowd...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, A-C, Junior High

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Junior High Session Isaiah 49:1-6 Luke 1:57-66, 80 Opening Prayer Let us pray. God of Grace, You reach out to us with persistence and love. Make us your servants. Open our hearts so that we may receive your grace. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Today we focus on the birth of John the Baptist and his response to God’s...

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Sts. Peter and Paul, A-C, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Acts 12:1-11 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18 Matthew 16:13-19 The Word in Liturgy As you read these scriptures, pay attention to the things that make you wonder. What questions arise for you? Do you hear something new today in these words? Read the Word in Liturgy and...

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Sts. Peter and Paul, A-C, Primary

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Primary Session Matthew 16:13-19 Opening Prayer Let us pray the Lord’s Prayer as members of God’s family. Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into...

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Sts. Peter and Paul, A-C, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Acts 12:1-11 Matthew 16:13-19 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, bless our Church family. Help us to love and support one another. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Papacy and Collegiality. Begin with a “getting to know you” ice breaker. On a sheet of white paper have...

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Sts. Peter and Paul, A-C, Junior High

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Junior High Session Acts 12:1-11 Matthew 16:13-19 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Lord Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life. Help us to know and follow you. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Papacy and Collegiality. To begin, divide into small groups of four or five. Invite the youngsters...

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