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We invite you to learn, pray, and live our faith with your children at home!


Each week, we will offer you an easy lesson based on the Sunday Gospel. You and your children are encouraged to find the story in the Bible and engage in the activities. You can use the online format below, your own Bible or The Catholic Children's Bible from our First Sacraments program. 

 

Thank you for sharing your faith with your family!

During Lent, we encourage you to follow this family-friendly Children's Station of the Cross.

March 7, 2021 - Third Sunday of Lent

Jesus Drives Moneychangers from the Temple

 

The Big Idea: Jesus shows that it is important to respect God and His Church.

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Read Bible passage: John 2:13-25    Catholic Children's Bible, page 1651

It was almost time for the Passover Festival, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. There in the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons, and also the moneychangers sitting at their tables. 
 

So he made a whip from cords and drove all the animals out of the Temple, both the sheep and the cattle; he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and scattered their coins; and he ordered those who sold the pigeons, “Take them out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that the scripture says, “My devotion to your house, O God, burns in me like a fire.”
 

The Jewish authorities came back at him with a question, “What miracle can you perform to show us that you have the right to do this?”
 

Jesus answered, “Tear down this Temple, and in three days I will build it again.”
 

“Are you going to build it again in three days?” they asked him. “It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple!”
 

But the temple Jesus was speaking about was his body. So when he was raised from death, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and what Jesus had said.
 

While Jesus was in Jerusalem during the Passover Festival, many believed in him as they saw the miracles he performed. But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew them all. There was no need for anyone to tell him about them, because he himself knew what was in their hearts.

 

Good New Translation, Copyright  1992 by American Bible Society

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Did You Know?

 

OLL Church was built 65 years ago. Churches are holy places where people pray and worship. Our church has many beautiful things inside that help us to honor God: candles, stained glass windows, statues of Mary and Joseph, and a large crucifix of Jesus. We act in ways that show respect when we are in church: genuflecting at a pew, making the Sign of the Cross, kneeling, and bowing before we receive Communion.


In the today’s Bible story, there were animals and moneychangers in the Temple. The Temple is the holy place in Jerusalem where the Jewish people worshiped God. Jesus was angry because they were not respecting their holy place.
 

Pray

 

Dear Jesus, help me to always show respect for you, especially when I am in a church. 

Discuss & Do

 

Name three ways you can show respect when you are inside church (hints: voice, clothing, paying attention, praying, not talking, etc.). What are you going to do more of the next time we go to church? Draw a picture of you and your family respecting God in Church.

March 14, 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

Jesus Offers Eternal Life

 

The Big Idea: Everyone who believes in Jesus can live happily with God forever.

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Read Bible passage: John 3:14-21    Catholic Children's Bible, page 1656

As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.


Those who believe in the Son are not judged; but those who do not believe have already been judged, because they have not believed in God’s only Son.
 

This is how the judgment works: the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil. Those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up. But those who do what is true come to the light in order that the light may show that what they did was in obedience to God.

 

Good New Translation, Copyright  1992 by American Bible Society

Did You Know?

 

That the verse ... “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life” is one of the most famous in the Bible? Sometimes you can see the Bible verse on billboards on the highway or even in a sports stadium. 
God’s only son is Jesus, and Jesus said that he will come back to bring his followers to God’s house. God’s house is in heaven, a place that is full of joy where you and I can live with him forever.

Pray

 

Dear Jesus, thank you for loving us so much. You came to save us when we have done wrong. I am sorry for my mistakes and want to be your friend. Please come into my heart, so I can follow you and live in your goodness forever. Amen.

Discuss & Do

 

Find your favorite stuffed animal and bring it to where you are sitting. Then, on a piece of blank paper, draw and color a picture of what it would be like in heaven. Show your drawing to your stuffed animal and your mom and dad and talk to them about it. 

March 21, 2021 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jesus Talks About His Upcoming Death

 

The Big Idea: To serve Jesus, we must follow Him.

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Read Bible passage: John 12:20-33    Catholic Children's Bible, page 1683-1684

Some Greeks were among those who had gone to Jerusalem to worship during the festival. They went to Philip (he was from Bethsaida in Galilee) and said, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.”


Philip went and told Andrew, and the two of them went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has now come for the Son of Man to receive great glory. I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains. Those who love their own life will lose it; those who hate their own life in this world will keep it for life eternal. Whoever wants to serve me must follow me, so that my servant will be with me where I am. And my Father will honor anyone who serves me.


“Now my heart is troubled—and what shall I say? Shall I say, ‘Father, do not let this hour come upon me’? But that is why I came—so that I might go through this hour of suffering. Father, bring glory to your name!”


Then a voice spoke from heaven, “I have brought glory to it, and I will do so again.”
 

The crowd standing there heard the voice, and some of them said it was thunder, while others said, “An angel spoke to him!”
 

But Jesus said to them, “It was not for my sake that this voice spoke, but for yours. Now is the time for this world to be judged; now the ruler of this world will be overthrown. When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to me.” (In saying this he indicated the kind of death he was going to suffer.)

 

Good New Translation, Copyright  1992 by American Bible Society

Did You Know?

 

Jesus tells us in the Bible passage that whoever wants to serve him must follow him. This means doing what Jesus wants us to do. This also means sometimes we have to do things we do not want to do, but it will help ourselves or someone else and make the world better.

Pray

 

Dear Jesus, help me to do the things you want me to do whether I want to do them or not. 

Discuss & Do


This week, do one thing that you do not want to do, but you know God wants you to do it. This could be helping your parents with a chore, cleaning up your room, putting in more effort on your homework, being nice to a sibling, or something else. By serving others, you serve Jesus. What are you going to do?

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