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Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Matthew 28:16-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. Memorial Acclamation, Eucharistic Prayer. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the Ascension of Jesus. To begin, write the Memorial Acclamation, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again” on a large sheet of...

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Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Intermediate

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session Acts 1:1-11 Matthew 28:16-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear Jesus, you have returned to your Father to prepare a place for us. Help us to continue your mission on earth. In your name we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the Ascension of Jesus. To begin, invite the children to reflect on a time when they...

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Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Junior High

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Acts 1:1-11 Matthew 28:16-20 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, you have entrusted us to continue the work of your son Jesus. Strengthen us with the gift of your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the Ascension of Jesus. To begin, invite the youngsters to reflect...

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Assumption of the BVM, ABC, Catechist

by : RCLB

Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 1 Corinthians 15:20-26 Luke 1:39-56 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...

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Assumption of the BVM, ABC, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Luke 1:39-56 Opening Prayer Let us pray the Hail Mary. 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 focus for today is Mary’s assumption into...

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Assumption of the BVM, ABC, Intermediate

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 Luke 1:39-56 Opening Prayer Let us pray the Hail Mary. 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 focus for...

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Assumption of the BVM, ABC, Junior High

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 Luke 1:39-56 Opening Prayer Let us pray the Hail Mary. 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 focus for...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 587 (Mass during the Day) Read the Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading begins with the story of the birth of John the Baptist. Relatives and friends of his parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, already had a sense that this child was destined for great things. To begin, Elizabeth gave birth well beyond her childbearing...

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Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 543 Read the Gospel: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Luke 2:41-51a Gospel Summary: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Just prior to this passage, in Matthew 1:1-15, we are presented with the genealogy of Jesus. This, of course, includes the lineage of Saint Joseph. Among his ancestors are Jacob, Solomon, David, and Abraham. This is quite a heritage of...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 545 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary In his infancy narrative, Luke has several purposes when he tells of Gabriel's visit to Mary. Luke wants to be clear that the origin of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament. He wants to be sure his audience understands the divine origin of Jesus. Luke reports the announcement of Gabriel...

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