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Christmas

Sundays during Christmastime, Year B

by : RCLB

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Year B Lectionary: 14 (Mass at Midnight) Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 (Mass during the Day) Adults: The angels proclaimed the glory of God. How can I proclaim the glory of God to the whole world? Children: The God-child is born. Do I celebrated his birth or do I pay more attention to my presents? Lectionary: 16 Gospel: John...

Posted in: Questions B    

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...

Posted in: Sessions C    

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...

Posted in: Sessions C    

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...

Posted in: Sessions C    

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...

Posted in: Sessions C    

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 21 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 Gospel Summary Jesus came to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. At first John objected and said that it was he, John, who should be baptized by Jesus. Jesus indicated a future baptism when he responded to John saying that it was fitting for John to baptize Jesus. John acquiesced and at the...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Solemnity of the Epiphany, Catechist

by : RCLB

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...

Posted in: Sessions A, Sessions B, Sessions C    

Solemnity of the Epiphany, Primary

by : RCLB

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...

Posted in: Sessions A, Sessions B, Sessions C    

Solemnity of the Epiphany, Intermediate

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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...

Posted in: Sessions A, Sessions B, Sessions C    

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