Sessions A

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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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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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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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, A-C, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session read all the readings. Isaiah 49:1-6 Psalm 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15 Acts 13:22-26 Luke 1:57-66, 80 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 Liturgy...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, A-C, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 1:57-66, 80 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, thank you for reaching out to us with love. Help us to love and follow you. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. John the Baptist was a messenger of God. He helped people get ready for Jesus. To begin,...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, A-C, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session Isaiah 49:1-6 Luke 1:57-66, 80 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Patient God, You invite us to live as your children. Help us respond to your grace in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection Today as we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist we are reminded of the gift of God’s grace. Begin today’s...

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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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