Year C

Intermediate: Presentation of the Lord

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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

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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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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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Lectionary: 524 Read the Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel we read that Mary and Joseph honored God’s law by taking Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem in order to present him to the Lord. There we encounter Simeon, a man of great faith who believed in God’s promise that he would see the Christ of the Lord before he died. We are also...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session: Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Jesus our Light, the gift of your saving love is for all people. Help us to follow the light of your love. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s universal gift of salvation. To begin, light a candle and place it...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Junior High

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Junior High Session: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Jesus our Light, guide us on our journey of faith. Help us to be light for others. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s universal gift of salvation. To begin, invite the young people to map out their own journey...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Catechist

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Background and Preparation   To prepare for this session read all the readings. Isaiah 60:1–6 Psalm 72:1–2, 7–8, 10–11, 12–13 Ephesians 3:2–3, 5–6 Matthew 2:1–12 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading that appealed to you? Was there a word or image that engaged you? Read the Word in...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Primary

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Primary Session: Matthew 2:1-12 Opening Prayer Let us pray. God of Light, may we shine with love like the star of Bethlehem. Thank you for the best gift of all, the gift of your Son, Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s universal gift of salvation. To begin, provide stars cut out of...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 20 Read the Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Gospel Summary The Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, asking the whereabouts of the newborn king of the Jews. Herod was troubled by this news of the birth, as was all of Jerusalem. He sent the Magi to Bethlehem to search for the child, asking that they bring the child to him so that he could do the...

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