Ordinary Time

Catechist: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Background for Catechists and Teachers To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 24:7-10 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 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 that engages you? Read the following Word in Liturgy and Catholic...

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Primary: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Primary Session Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Creator God, the earth is filled with your blessings. Help us to be thankful for the wonders of your creation. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the belief that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. For today’s session provide blank sheets of...

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Intermediate: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Thank you God for our humanity. Help us to serve others and to live as your children. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the belief that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. For today’s session provide each child with one...

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Junior High: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Creator God, You have formed us in Your own image and likeness. Help us to live as members of Your family. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the belief that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. For today’s session provide...

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 67 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 Gospel Summary The reading today from Matthew’s Gospel takes place early in Jesus’ ministry. Several ideas are clear. First of all, Matthew strived to connect his Gospel for the early Christians to their Jewish heritage. He made several references in his Gospel like the one today in which prophecies of...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 64 Read Sunday’s Gospel: John 1:29-34 Gospel Summary John the Baptist knew Jesus as his cousin, but it is not clear until we read today’s Gospel that John recognized Jesus as the promised Messiah. John called Jesus the “Lamb of God.” We are familiar with the title for Jesus, “Lamb of God,” because we hear it in our Eucharistic prayers during...

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