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


Each week, we 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!

For suggestions on how to adapt our weekly lessons to the age of your child, click on their age group.

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May 16, 2021 - Ascension of the Lord

Jesus Is Taken Up to Heaven

 

The Big Idea: Jesus is still with us, even though he went to heaven.

 Learn

 

Read Bible passage: Mark 16:15-20    Catholic Children's Bible, page 1566

He said to them, “Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all people. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. Believers will be given the power to perform miracles: they will drive out demons in my name; they will speak in strange tongues; if they pick up snakes or drink any poison, they will not be harmed; they will place their hands on sick people, and these will get well.”


After the Lord Jesus had talked with them, he was taken up to heaven and sat at the right side of God. The disciples went and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and proved that their preaching was true by the miracles that were performed.

 

Good New Translation, Copyright  1992 by American Bible Society

 Did You Know?

 

The Bible story today talks about the Ascension, when Jesus rose from the earth and went up to heaven. “Ascension” means “going up”. Before Jesus left, he knew what God’s plans were and was preparing his disciples. They followed Jesus’ instructions. Even though Jesus is no longer walking around on the earth, he is very much with us now and in the future wherever we go.

 Pray

 

Good and gracious God, thank you for sending you son, Jesus, to us. We know that he has returned to heaven. Every day, help us follow his instructions and live like he did. Bless us and our families as we praise him with great joy! Amen.

 Discuss & Do


What are some things that exist even if we cannot see them(germs, wi-fi, food inside our bodies)? Ask your mom or dad to talk to you about how Jesus is here and has does amazing things in their lives even if they could not see him.  If you like crafts, here is a fun easy one about Jesus ascending in the clouds


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May 23, 2021 - Pentecost Sunday

The Disciples Receive the Holy Spirit


The Big Idea: Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit to help us in our lives.

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Read Bible passage: John 20:19-23   Catholic Children's Bible, page 1704

It was late that Sunday evening, and the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities. Then Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

 

Good New Translation, Copyright  1992 by American Bible Society

 Did You Know?

 

After Jesus went to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to his followers, also called disciples, in the form of wind and fire and filled them with courage and faith. This day is called Pentecost which happens 50 days after Easter. Did you know that the Holy Spirit is like the wind? We cannot see him, but we know that he is there because we can see his power in our lives. He comforts us when we are sad, helps us when we do not know what to do, and shows us good things God has for us.

 Pray

 

Thank you, Holy Spirit, for all of the blessings you give us. Fill us with your power and love. Help us to listen to your voice and follow Jesus every day. Amen

 Discuss & Do

 

Create a simple obstacle course in your home or backyard. Blindfold someone and ask them to find their way across the room or yard by listening to your instructions to turn right, take two steps, etc. The blindfolded one has to listen carefully or s/he will bump into things. After you are done, talk to your mom or dad about how difficult this was for the blindfolded person and how they need the right instructions. This week, how you are going to listen to the Holy Spirit’s voice to get the right instructions to follow Jesus? 

 

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May 30, 2021 - The Most Holy Trinity

One God in Three Divine Persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

 

The Big Idea: Jesus wants us to help others know him.

 Learn

 

Read Bible passage: Matthew 28:16-20    Catholic Children's Bible, page 1520

The eleven disciples went to the hill in Galilee where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him, even though some of them doubted. Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

Good New Translation, Copyright  1992 by American Bible Society

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  Did You Know?

 

In the Bible story above, Jesus gave his followers, called disciples, special instructions on what to do before he was about to leave and go to heaven. Jesus wanted them to bring other people to him by teaching them. Like what Jesus told his disciples, he wants us to bring other people to him too. Of course, we cannot bring them to him physically in person, but we can help others know how wonderful Jesus is. We do this by talking about him, learning about him, making good choices, and showing his love to other people.

 Pray

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 Discuss & Do

 

Can you think of someone who has taught you about Jesus? Was it your mom or dad? A grandparent? Teacher? Someone else? This week, choose one of them, write a special card and thank them for teaching you something about Jesus. Then, hand it to them in person or have your mom or dad send it to them. That is one way you can share his love with others.

 

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