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Year C

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Junior High

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Nehemiah 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10 Luke 1:1-4: 4:14-21   Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, open our hearts to your Holy Word. Guide us and teach us your ways. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection Our main topic for today’s session is sacred scripture. To begin, invite the young people to reflect on...

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Luke 1:1-4: 4:14-21   Opening Prayer Holy God, help us listen to your voice as you speak to us through the scriptures. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The topic of today’s session is sacred scripture. If you have access to a colorfully illustrated Children’s Bible, put it in the center of the room....

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Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Catechists

by : RCLB

To prepare for the session, read all the readings. Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Psalm 29: 1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 Acts 10:34-38 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 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 and Catholic Doctrine...

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Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Intermediate

by : RCLB

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Opening Prayer Let us pray as we have been baptized. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Lord God, in baptism we die with Christ to rise again in him. Strengthen us through your Spirit to walk in the newness of life as your adopted children.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for...

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Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Junior High

by : RCLB

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Opening Prayer Let us pray as we have been baptized. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Creator God, our baptism calls us to take on the mission of Jesus. Help us to live our Baptism. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is Baptism...

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Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Primary

by : RCLB

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, thank you for sharing your life with us at Baptism. Help us to always live as your children. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is Baptism and mission.  Begin by inviting the children to create cards for those who will be baptized, welcoming...

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First Sunday of Advent, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 3 Read: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 Gospel Summary Exactly what will happen with the moon and stars and sun, is not known, but this Gospel makes clear that we will recognize some cosmic change when Jesus returns. The Gospel encourages us to not be afraid but to be ready. Specifically, Jesus told his listeners not to get caught up in the busyness of...

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 6 Read: Luke 3:1-6 Gospel Summary Luke was very thorough in placing the beginning of John the Baptist’s ministry within a historical context. He set John’s ministry in time by telling who the leaders were in the region. John’s role was to prepare the way for Jesus and to proclaim a theme of repentance for those who would follow Jesus. Like a...

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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

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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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