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UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Our Life in Jesus<br />

STUDENT WORKBOOK<br />

GRADE<br />

2<br />

SCHOOL<br />

“But when He comes, the Spirit of Truth,<br />

He will guide you to all truth.”<br />

JOHN 16:13


About Sophia Institute for Teachers<br />

Sophia Institute for Teachers was launched in 2013 by Sophia Institute to renew and rebuild<br />

Catholic culture through service to Catholic education. With the goal of nurturing the spiritual,<br />

moral, and cultural life of souls, and an abiding respect for the role and work of teachers,<br />

we strive to provide materials and programs that are at once enlightening to the mind and<br />

ennobling to the heart; faithful and complete, as well as useful and practical.<br />

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Sophia Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1983.<br />

Excerpts from the English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition,<br />

© 1994, 1997, 2000 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana–United States Catholic Conference, Washington,<br />

D.C. All rights reserved.<br />

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991,<br />

1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C., and are used by permission of<br />

the copyright owner. All rights reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced<br />

in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.<br />

Excerpts from the English translation of Rite of Baptism for Children © 1969, International<br />

Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); excerpts from the English translation<br />

of Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults © 1985, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation<br />

of The Roman Missal © 2010, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Order of<br />

Celebrating Matrimony © 2013, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Order of<br />

Confirmation © 2013, ICEL. All rights reserved.<br />

Unless otherwise noted, images in this book are in the public domain.<br />

This text is pending review for conformity by the Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States<br />

Conference of Catholic Bishops.<br />

© 2022 by Sophia Institute for Teachers. All rights reserved. We thank all copyright holders for<br />

their permission to use their material in this publication. Every attempt was made to secure<br />

permission to reprint any protected material used in this publication. Any omissions or errors<br />

were unintentional, and we will make adjustments immediately upon request.<br />

Printed in the United States of America<br />

Design by Perceptions Design Studio<br />

Cover image: Children approaching Jesus Christ, courtesy<br />

Historical Art Collection (HAC) / Alamy Stock Photo.<br />

Spirit of Truth: Our Life in Jesus <strong>Student</strong> Workbook<br />

ISBN: 978-1-64413-529-7<br />

Second Edition, first printing<br />

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© Sophia Institute for Teachers


Inside This Book<br />

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Lesson 1: God Created All Things out of Love. ......................................... 1<br />

Lesson 2: God Made Us in His Image and Likeness. ...................................11<br />

Lesson 3: God Calls Us to Love Him . .................................................23<br />

Lesson 4: God Is a Trinity of Persons ................................................. 41<br />

Lesson 5: God Speaks to Us Through Prayer .........................................53<br />

Lesson 6: Jesus Is Present in the Sacraments. ...................................... 69<br />

Lesson 7: Jesus Is the Son of God. ...................................................76<br />

Lesson 8: The Incarnation. .......................................................... 84<br />

Lesson 9: Mary and Joseph. ........................................................ 94<br />

Lesson 10: Jesus’ Hidden Life with Mary and Joseph ................................ 105<br />

Lesson 11: Jesus Was Always Obedient to His Father. ................................ 111<br />

Lesson 12: Jesus Proclaimed the Kingdom of God. .................................. 127<br />

Lesson 13: Jesus Called Many Followers . ........................................... 137<br />

Lesson 14: Jesus Taught His Disciples. .............................................. 145<br />

Lesson 15: Jesus Performed Miracles. ............................................... 157<br />

Lesson 16: Jesus Is Our Model of Holiness. .......................................... 174<br />

Lesson 17: God’s Plan for Creation . ................................................. 182<br />

Lesson 18: The Fall and Original Sin ................................................. 189<br />

Lesson 19: Baptism Makes Us Members of the Church. ............................. 198<br />

Lesson 20: Jesus Is Present within Us by Grace. .................................... 208<br />

Lesson 21: Sin is Disobedience to God. .............................................. 216<br />

Lesson 22: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell ............................................ 228<br />

Spirit of Truth Overview<br />

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Lesson 23: Jesus Forgave Sins . .................................................... 239<br />

Lesson 24: God Created Us to Know and Love Him. ................................ 248<br />

Lesson 25: God Loves Us Unconditionally .......................................... 260<br />

Lesson 26: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. ........................ 264<br />

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Lesson 27: How to Make a Good Confession ....................................... 276<br />

Lesson 28: Jesus Suffered and Died on the Cross to Save Us from Sin ............. 284<br />

Lesson 29: Jesus Rose from the Dead on Easter Sunday. .......................... 293<br />

Lesson 30: Jesus Ascended into Heaven. .......................................... 302<br />

Lesson 31: The Paschal Mystery. .....................................................311<br />

Lesson 32: Jesus Sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost .................................. 319<br />

Lesson 33: Jesus Will Come Again to Judge the Living and the Dead. ............. 333<br />

Lesson 34: The Roots of the Eucharist in the Old Testament. ....................... 342<br />

Lesson 35: Jesus Gives Us His Body and Blood in the Eucharist .................... 356<br />

Lesson 36: The Mass Is the Memorial of Christ’s Death ............................ 367<br />

Lesson 37: Jesus And the Priesthood. .............................................. 378<br />

Lesson 38: Holy Communion . ..................................................... 389<br />

Lesson 39: How to Receive Holy Communion ...................................... 393<br />

Lesson 40: Jesus Is Present in His Church, His Mystical Body. ....................... 401<br />

Lesson 41: Jesus Is Present in His Word. ............................................. 415<br />

Lesson 42: Jesus Gave His Mother, Mary, to Us as Our Mother. ..................... 426<br />

Lesson 43: Mary Is the Mother of the Church. ...................................... 442<br />

Appendix A: My First Communion Journal. ........................................ 455<br />

Appendix B: Key Catholic Words. ................................................... 471<br />

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Lesson 1<br />

God Created All<br />

Things Out of Love<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• God is love and created everything that exists — the heavens and<br />

the earth — out of love.<br />

• Everything that God creates is good. God always loves us and will<br />

always forgive us when we seek His forgiveness.<br />

• We can know God’s love from the beauty of creation.<br />

• Human beings are made in God’s image and likeness and are<br />

stewards of creation.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom<br />

come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day<br />

our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those<br />

who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but<br />

deliver us from evil.<br />

God Created All Things Out of Love<br />

1


Lesson 1 • Day 1<br />

The<br />

Creation<br />

of the<br />

World<br />

Creation<br />

of the World<br />

by Mikalojus<br />

Konstantinas<br />

Ciurlionis<br />

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God Creating<br />

the Sun, the Moon,<br />

and the Stars<br />

by Jan Brueghel<br />

the Younger<br />

2<br />

God Created All Things Out of Love


Lesson 1 • Day 1<br />

A Creation Love Letter<br />

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Dear ___________________________________<br />

I love you, and God loves you. We<br />

know this because He created a<br />

beautiful world for us to enjoy.<br />

I have decorated this letter with<br />

my favorite things in creation for<br />

you to enjoy because I love you.<br />

With love,<br />

___________________________________<br />

God Created All Things Out of Love<br />

3


Lesson 1 • Day 2<br />

The Good<br />

Shepherd<br />

by James<br />

Tissot<br />

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4<br />

God Created All Things Out of Love


Lesson 1 • Day 2<br />

Bless the Lord<br />

Directions: Trace the first line below and write “bless the Lord” in<br />

each blank.<br />

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Bless the Lord,<br />

all you works of the Lord.<br />

Praise and exalt him above all forever.<br />

Angels of the Lord, ____________________________________________________________<br />

You heavens, ____________________________________________________________________<br />

All you waters above the heavens,<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

All you hosts of the Lord,<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

Sun and moon, ________________________________________________________________________<br />

Stars of heaven, ______________________________________________________________________<br />

God Created All Things Out of Love<br />

5


Lesson 1 • Day 3<br />

Stewards of Creation<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud.<br />

God made the earth and all the creatures. He made human<br />

beings special. He loves us most of all! God made us in His<br />

own image and likeness. That does not mean that we look like<br />

God. It means that we are like God. No other animal is like<br />

God. Only human beings are made in His image. That is why<br />

God looked at the first people He made and said that they<br />

were very good!<br />

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What does it mean to be made<br />

in God's image and likeness?<br />

1 We have an intellect. The<br />

intellect makes us able to think<br />

and understand ourselves and the<br />

world around us. We are the only<br />

creatures on earth that can know<br />

God and how much He loves us.<br />

2 We have free will.<br />

We can choose freely<br />

what we say and do.<br />

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Lesson 1 • Day 3<br />

3<br />

We have the ability to love. God made<br />

us so that we can love Him and love<br />

each other.<br />

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God has given us a special job.<br />

God made human beings with an intellect,<br />

free will, and the ability to love. This<br />

makes us special. God asked the first people, Adam and Eve,<br />

to take care of His creation. He made them stewards of<br />

creation. A steward is someone who takes care of something.<br />

We are Adam and Eve's children.<br />

God asks us to be stewards of<br />

creation too. We can help Him<br />

with the ongoing work<br />

of creation. We can take<br />

care of the beauty of the<br />

world around us. We can<br />

show our love for others.<br />

When we do these things,<br />

we share in God’s love for<br />

the world.<br />

God Created All Things Out of Love<br />

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Lesson 1 • Day 3<br />

Reading Comprehension <br />

Directions: Trace the circle around all true choices. There can be<br />

more than one correct answer.<br />

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1<br />

What does it mean to be made in<br />

God’s image and likeness?<br />

a. We look like God.<br />

b. We can think, make choices, and love.<br />

c. We are the only creatures that<br />

can know and love God.<br />

2<br />

What does it mean to be a steward?<br />

a. We need to take care of plants and animals.<br />

b. We need to be careful and not wasteful.<br />

c. We are children of Adam and Eve, our first parents.<br />

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Lesson 1 • Day 3<br />

God Is Love Assessment<br />

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct words.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

Image Bible Reason<br />

Creator<br />

Steward<br />

1 God is the<br />

of everything and everyone.<br />

2 We learn about the love God has for us in the<br />

.<br />

God Created All Things Out of Love<br />

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Lesson 1 • Day 3<br />

3<br />

We can help take care of<br />

God’s creation by being a<br />

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.<br />

4 The<br />

is our ability to know God<br />

and understand the world<br />

around us.<br />

5<br />

God made us in His<br />

and likeness.<br />

10<br />

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Lesson 2<br />

God Made Us in His<br />

Image and Likeness<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• God made human beings in His image and likeness.<br />

• To be made in God’s image and likeness means that we possess<br />

an intellect, free will, and a capacity for love.<br />

• God is our Father, and we are His children.<br />

• God invites us to be part of His divine family by entering into a<br />

covenant with the human race.<br />

• To be made in God’s image and likeness also means that we are<br />

made as male and female, equal and different.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy<br />

kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give<br />

us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as<br />

we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into<br />

temptation, but deliver us from evil.<br />

God Made Us in His Image and Likeness<br />

11


Lesson 2 • Day 1<br />

God’s Covenant Family<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about God’s<br />

covenants and becoming part of His family. Then, answer the<br />

questions.<br />

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God loves us. He made us so that He<br />

could love us and we could love Him.<br />

The Bible is a love story between God<br />

and His people.<br />

God planned for us to be part of His family from<br />

the beginning. This family relationship is called a<br />

covenant. A covenant is a solemn agreement between<br />

persons that makes a sacred<br />

and permanent family<br />

relationship. Our mothers<br />

and fathers will always be<br />

our mothers and fathers.<br />

In the same way, nothing<br />

can change that God is our<br />

Father and we are His children.<br />

Throughout history, God made<br />

covenants with His Chosen People.<br />

The Bible tells us about these covenants. The Old<br />

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Lesson 2 • Day 1<br />

Testament tells us about how God<br />

prepared us to be saved from sin.<br />

The New Testament tells us about<br />

how God sent His only Son,<br />

Jesus Christ, into the world.<br />

Jesus freely gave His life for<br />

us on the Cross. He rose from<br />

the dead. Jesus’ sacrifice and<br />

Resurrection saved us all from<br />

sin and death. Through this<br />

greatest act of love, Jesus made<br />

a New Covenant. Now all people<br />

are invited to be God’s children. God<br />

invites us all into eternal life as part of<br />

His covenant family.<br />

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1 The story of the Bible is a story.<br />

2 A establishes a family<br />

relationship.<br />

3 God sent Jesus to us from sin.<br />

God Made Us in His Image and Likenes<br />

13


Lesson 2 • Day 2<br />

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Adam Comes<br />

to Eden<br />

Byzantinestyle<br />

mosaic<br />

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Lesson 2 • Day 2<br />

In God’s Image<br />

Directions: Fill in the green boxes.<br />

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Write the name of the power of the soul that<br />

can think and understand the world and God.<br />

______________________________________<br />

Draw two things that you know about God.<br />

God Made Us in His Image and Likenes<br />

15


Lesson 2 • Day 2<br />

Write the name of the power of the<br />

soul that can make choices.<br />

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______________________________________<br />

Draw a choice that you have<br />

already made today.<br />

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Lesson 2 • Day 2<br />

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Write the name of the power of the soul<br />

that gives and accepts love from others.<br />

______________________________________<br />

Draw a time when you gave love or<br />

accepted love from someone.<br />

God Made Us in His Image and Likenes<br />

17


Lesson 2 • Day 3<br />

Male and Female<br />

Reading Guide<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud. Then,<br />

respond to the questions.<br />

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God made the first man, Adam, from the dust of the<br />

ground. He made a beautiful home for him, the Garden<br />

of Eden. God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden. He<br />

gave Adam the job of caring for the garden.<br />

Draw the<br />

garden of<br />

Eden.<br />

Then God said it was not good that<br />

Adam was alone. God decided to<br />

make a helper for Adam.<br />

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Lesson 2 • Day 3<br />

God made more creatures<br />

God then created all of the wild<br />

animals and birds in the sky. He<br />

brought them to Adam to give<br />

them names. One by one, God<br />

brought the animals to Adam.<br />

And one by one, Adam named<br />

them: a horse, a dog, a bird, a cow.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Draw a<br />

picture of<br />

your favorite<br />

animal.<br />

1 Why did God decide to make a helper for Adam?<br />

God Made Us in His Image and Likenes<br />

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Lesson 2 • Day 3<br />

There were no good helpers for Adam<br />

Adam soon saw that none of the animals were like<br />

him. None of them would make good helpers for<br />

Adam because he was different from<br />

all of the other creatures God had<br />

made. Only Adam was made in God’s<br />

image and likeness. Only he was<br />

able to know and love his Creator.<br />

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You, too,<br />

are made in<br />

God’s image!<br />

Draw a<br />

picture of<br />

yourself.<br />

2 What makes Adam different from the animals?<br />

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Lesson 2 • Day 3<br />

God created Eve<br />

So, God put Adam to sleep. God took a rib from Adam’s<br />

side and made Eve, the first woman. When Adam saw<br />

Eve for the first time, he was filled with joy. He knew,<br />

at long last, that there was another like him! Although<br />

she was different from Adam, Eve was<br />

made in God’s image and likeness<br />

too. This made her a good helper for<br />

Adam and equal in dignity to him.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Draw a<br />

symbol that<br />

represents<br />

how men and<br />

women are<br />

equal and<br />

different.<br />

3 _How was Eve just like Adam and not like the animals?<br />

God Made Us in His Image and Likenes<br />

21


Lesson 2 • Day 3<br />

Adam and Eve became the first family<br />

Adam called Eve "bone of my<br />

bones, and flesh of my flesh" and<br />

gave her the name "woman." They<br />

were soon married and became<br />

the first human family. Their love<br />

for each other became a sign of<br />

God’s love for everyone. Adam<br />

and Eve are our first parents.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Draw a<br />

picture of<br />

your family.<br />

Make sure<br />

to include<br />

God in the<br />

drawing!<br />

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Lesson 3<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus taught us the two Great Commandments: to love God and to<br />

love our neighbor.<br />

• The Great Commandments are a summary of the whole Law of God.<br />

• To love our neighbor means to love everyone we encounter.<br />

• To love God means to love our neighbor, which is a sign of being a<br />

disciple of Christ.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come,<br />

thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily<br />

bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass<br />

against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

23


Lesson 3 • Day 1<br />

The Great Commandments<br />

Directions: Listen to your teacher read from the Bible. Then, fill in<br />

the blanks with the correct answers and draw pictures of each.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

The first Great Commandment teaches us to<br />

love ___________________ first.<br />

Draw a picture<br />

of how you<br />

have loved God<br />

this week.<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 1<br />

The second Great Commandment teaches us to<br />

love our _____________________________ as ourselves.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Draw a picture<br />

of how you<br />

have loved<br />

your neighbor<br />

this week.<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

25


Lesson 3 • Day 1<br />

Loving God and Loving<br />

Our Neighbor<br />

Directions: Read each example and draw a line to who you are<br />

loving when you do this. The first one is done for you.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Praying<br />

Going to Mass on Sunday<br />

Cleaning the kitchen<br />

for your parents<br />

Saying kind things<br />

about someone<br />

Being happy for a friend<br />

who just got a new video<br />

game that you don’t have<br />

GOD<br />

Reading the Bible every day<br />

Telling a friend that he or she<br />

did a good job on something<br />

NEIGHBOR<br />

Helping your elderly<br />

neighbor with<br />

household chores<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

The Good<br />

Samaritan<br />

by Jacapo<br />

Bassano<br />

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God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

Readers Theater<br />

The Parable of the<br />

Good Samaritan<br />

Directions: Act out the Parable of the Good Samaritan according<br />

to the instructions on the following <strong>workbook</strong> pages.<br />

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Roles<br />

Narrator 1 Narrator 2 Narrator 3<br />

Man Priest Samaritan<br />

2 Robbers Levite Innkeeper<br />

Crowd (the rest of the class)<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

The Parable of the Good Samaritan<br />

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Narrator 1<br />

In the Parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus<br />

tells us to love everyone.<br />

Narrator 2<br />

Jesus teaches us that everyone is our<br />

neighbor and that everyone we meet gives us<br />

a chance to love.<br />

Narrator 3<br />

Jesus also teaches us that to love means to<br />

act. We love when we help and serve others.<br />

Crowd<br />

This is the Parable of The Good Samaritan.<br />

Narrator 1<br />

A man was traveling on the road from<br />

Jerusalem to Jericho.<br />

(The Man should walk from one side of the<br />

classroom to the other as if he is traveling.)<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

Narrator 2<br />

He was attacked and badly beaten by robbers<br />

who left him on the side of the road to die.<br />

(The Robbers should “attack” the Man,<br />

and the Man should fall to the ground.<br />

The Robbers should then walk away.)<br />

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Narrator 3<br />

Another traveler, a priest, came along. He saw<br />

the man lying in the road.<br />

(The Priest should walk from one side of<br />

the classroom to the other and stop briefly<br />

when he comes to the Man.)<br />

Priest<br />

Look at this man! I can’t bear to look at him. I<br />

should walk on the other side of the road so I<br />

don’t have to help him.<br />

(The Priest should then walk away.)<br />

Crowd<br />

And the priest passed by.<br />

Narrator 1<br />

Another traveler, a Levite, also noticed the<br />

man lying in the road.<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

(The Levite should walk from one<br />

side of the classroom to the other<br />

and stop briefly when he comes to<br />

the man.)<br />

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Levite<br />

Surely this man will die! I wonder what he did<br />

to deserve that. It’s not my problem, though. I<br />

should walk on the other side of the road.<br />

(The Levite should then walk away.)<br />

Crowd<br />

And the Levite passed by.<br />

Narrator 2<br />

Then a Samaritan traveler came along. Even<br />

though the Samaritans and the Jews were<br />

not friends, he showed mercy to the man.<br />

(The Samaritan should<br />

walk from one side of<br />

the classroom to the<br />

other and stop when he<br />

comes to the man.)<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

31


Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

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Samaritan<br />

Oh, you poor man! Let me help you.<br />

Narrator 3<br />

The Samaritan bandaged the man’s wounds<br />

and helped him up. He took him to an inn and<br />

paid for his care.<br />

(The Samaritan should help the Man to his<br />

feet and walk with him to the other side of the<br />

room. The Samaritan should “hand over” the<br />

Man to the innkeeper.)<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

Samaritan<br />

(to the<br />

Innkeeper)<br />

Here is some money. Please take care of this<br />

man. If you spend more than what I have<br />

given you, I will pay you back when I return.<br />

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Innkeeper<br />

I will do as you say.<br />

Crowd<br />

This is the Parable of<br />

the Good Samaritan.<br />

How can you be a<br />

good neighbor?<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

How Can I Love My Neighbor?<br />

Directions: In each blue circle, draw a picture of how you can<br />

show love for that person. Then write a sentence describing your<br />

drawing.<br />

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How can you show love for<br />

a family member?<br />

Describe your drawing.<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

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How can you show love for<br />

a classmate?<br />

Describe your drawing.<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

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How can you show love<br />

for a stranger?<br />

Describe your drawing.<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 2<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

How can you show love for a<br />

needy person in the<br />

community?<br />

Describe your drawing.<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 3<br />

The Two Great<br />

Commandments<br />

Directions: Fill in the blanks using words from the Word Bank.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

God heart soul<br />

mind<br />

neighbor<br />

Matthew 22:34-40<br />

“You shall love the Lord, your ,<br />

with all your ,<br />

with all your ,<br />

and with all your .<br />

This is the greatest and the first commandment.<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 3<br />

The second is like it: You shall love your<br />

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as yourself. The whole law and the<br />

prophets depend on these two<br />

commandments.”<br />

God Calls Us to Love Him<br />

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Lesson 3 • Day 3<br />

We Are Called to<br />

Love Assessment<br />

Directions: Draw lines to match each question to the correct<br />

answer.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Who taught us the<br />

Great Commandments?<br />

Two Great<br />

Commandments<br />

How many Great<br />

Commandments<br />

are there?<br />

The Good Samaritan<br />

Which parable is an<br />

example of the Great<br />

Commandments?<br />

Jesus<br />

Whom are we<br />

called to love?<br />

A disciple<br />

What is a follower<br />

of Jesus called?<br />

God and our<br />

neighbor<br />

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Lesson 4<br />

God Is a Trinity of Persons<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• The Holy Trinity is three Persons in One God.<br />

• The Persons of the Trinity are distinct from each other but are<br />

each <strong>full</strong>y God.<br />

• The Holy Trinity is a mystery beyond complete human<br />

understanding.<br />

• At Mass we pray to the Holy Trinity.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it<br />

was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end.<br />

Amen.<br />

God Is a Trinity of Persons<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 1<br />

The Two<br />

Trinities<br />

by Bartolomé<br />

Esteban Murillo<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 1<br />

The Holy Trinity<br />

Directions: On the diagram of the Trinity, color the names of the<br />

three Persons of the Trinity green. Color “Is Not” blue. Color “Is”<br />

red to show the love that is shared between the three persons.<br />

Color the name of God yellow to show His glory as God.<br />

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The<br />

Father<br />

IS NOT<br />

The<br />

Son<br />

IS<br />

IS<br />

IS NOT<br />

GOD<br />

IS NOT<br />

IS<br />

The<br />

Holy<br />

Spirit<br />

God Is a Trinity of Person<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

Holy Mass and the Trinity<br />

Directions: First, read along with your teacher these different<br />

prayers we hear and say at Mass. Then, with a pencil underline<br />

the words Father, Son or Jesus, or Holy Spirit. Afterwards, cut<br />

out the parts of the Mass. You will use these later in your My Mass<br />

Book lapbook project.<br />

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Gloria<br />

Sign of<br />

the Cross<br />

In the name of<br />

the Father,<br />

and of the Son,<br />

and of the<br />

Holy Spirit.<br />

Amen.<br />

Glory to God in the<br />

highest,<br />

and on earth peace to<br />

people of good will.<br />

We praise you,<br />

we bless you,<br />

we adore you,<br />

we glorify you,<br />

we give you thanks for<br />

your great glory,<br />

Lord God, heavenly<br />

King,<br />

O God, almighty Father.<br />

Lord Jesus Christ, Only<br />

Begotten Son,<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

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Lord God, Lamb of God,<br />

Son of the Father,<br />

you take away the sins<br />

of the world,<br />

have mercy on us;<br />

you take away the sins<br />

of the world,<br />

receive our prayer;<br />

you are seated at the<br />

right hand of the Father,<br />

have mercy on us.<br />

For you alone are the<br />

Holy One, you alone are<br />

the Lord,<br />

you alone are the Most<br />

High, Jesus Christ, with<br />

the Holy Spirit,<br />

in the glory of God the<br />

Father. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

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Creed<br />

I believe in God, the<br />

Father almighty,<br />

Creator of heaven and<br />

earth,<br />

and in Jesus Christ, his<br />

only Son, our Lord,<br />

who was conceived by<br />

the Holy Spirit,<br />

born of the Virgin Mary,<br />

suffered under Pontius<br />

Pilate,<br />

was crucified, died and<br />

was buried;<br />

he descended into hell;<br />

on the third day he rose<br />

again from the dead;<br />

Elevation<br />

of the<br />

Host<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

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Through him,<br />

and with him,<br />

and in him,<br />

O God, almighty<br />

Father,<br />

in the unity of<br />

the Holy Spirit,<br />

all glory and<br />

honor is yours,<br />

for ever and ever.<br />

Amen.<br />

he ascended into heaven,<br />

and is seated at the right<br />

hand of God the Father<br />

almighty;<br />

from there he will come<br />

to judge the living and<br />

the dead.<br />

I believe in the Holy<br />

Spirit,<br />

the holy catholic Church,<br />

the communion of<br />

saints,<br />

the forgiveness of sins,<br />

the resurrection of the<br />

body,<br />

and life everlasting.<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

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Final<br />

Blessing<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

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May almighty<br />

God bless you,<br />

the Father, and<br />

the Son, and the<br />

Holy Spirit.<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

Parts of the Mass Matching<br />

Directions: Draw lines to match each part of the Mass to the<br />

correct prayers.<br />

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The Parts of the Mass<br />

Introductory<br />

Rites<br />

Liturgy<br />

of the Word<br />

Liturgy<br />

of the<br />

Eucharist<br />

Concluding<br />

Rites<br />

Sign<br />

of the<br />

Cross<br />

Prayers<br />

Final<br />

Blessing<br />

Gloria<br />

Creed<br />

End of the<br />

Eucharistic<br />

Prayer<br />

God Is a Trinity of Person<br />

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Lesson 4 • Day 3<br />

The Holy Trinity True<br />

or False Quiz<br />

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if<br />

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.<br />

1<br />

God is three Persons<br />

in one God.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

2<br />

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Jesus is God the Son,<br />

the Second Person of<br />

the Trinity.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

3 We believe in three gods. True False<br />

4 Trinity means “four in one.” True False<br />

5 There is only one God. True False<br />

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Lesson 5<br />

God Speaks to Us<br />

through Prayer<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Prayer is how we talk to God and listen to Him.<br />

• Jesus said that when people come together to pray using His<br />

name, He is actually with them listening, helping, and praying<br />

with them too.<br />

• Our souls need prayer just as our bodies need food; our souls are<br />

fed by prayer.<br />

• There are many ways to pray: talking to God; using special<br />

prayers we learn; even being silent can be a prayer.<br />

• The greatest way to pray is to participate in the Mass.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom<br />

come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day<br />

our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those<br />

who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but<br />

deliver us from evil.<br />

God Speaks to Us through Prayer<br />

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Lesson 5 • Day 1<br />

Before Prayer, After Prayer<br />

Directions: On the left side of the diagram, write or draw how<br />

you felt before prayer. On the right side, write or draw how you<br />

felt after prayer. In the middle space, write or draw any feelings<br />

you had both before and after prayer.<br />

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Before Prayer<br />

After Prayer<br />

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Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

Types of Prayer<br />

Directions: Listen as your teacher reads aloud about the types of<br />

prayer. Then, write a prayer of your own.<br />

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Prayer is talking with Jesus and listening to Him. We ask<br />

Him questions, tell Him what is on our minds, thank Him for<br />

everything He has done for us, and tell Him we are sorry for<br />

sinning against Him. We also learn to listen for His voice in our<br />

hearts. There are different types of prayer and God wants to hear<br />

all of them that are on our hearts and minds.<br />

1 Blessing and Adoration: We tell God we love Him. We<br />

treat Him like our Father.<br />

2 Petition: We ask God for good things. This includes<br />

asking for forgiveness for our sins.<br />

3 Intercession: We ask God to help others.<br />

4 Thanksgiving: We thank God for the good things He has<br />

given us.<br />

Write a short prayer of your own.<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ________<br />

What type of prayer is it? _________________________________<br />

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Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

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My Mass Book Cover<br />

Directions: Fill in the My Mass Book cover below. Then, cut<br />

it out, decorate it, and glue it on to the back of your lapbook.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

My Mass Book<br />

By<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ____<br />

Year<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ____<br />

My teacher is<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ____


Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

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My Mass Book Headings<br />

Directions: Cut out the headings for your My<br />

Mass Book below and glue them into your My<br />

Mass Book as your teacher shows you.<br />

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Introductory<br />

Rites<br />

Liturgy of<br />

the Word<br />

Liturgy of<br />

the Eucharist<br />

Concluding<br />

Rites


Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

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My Mass Book Pockets<br />

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Directions: Cut out<br />

each pocket as one<br />

piece, fold up the<br />

back (top section),<br />

and fold in the<br />

side tabs. Glue the<br />

pockets to your My<br />

Mass Book.<br />

Glue this area to<br />

your lapbook.<br />

Side tab<br />

Side tab


Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

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Glue this area to<br />

your lapbook.<br />

Side tab<br />

Side tab


Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

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Glue this area to<br />

your lapbook.<br />

Side tab<br />

Side tab


Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

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UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Glue this area to<br />

your lapbook.<br />

Side tab<br />

Side tab


Lesson 5 • Day 2<br />

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Lesson 6<br />

Jesus Is Present in<br />

the Sacraments<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• A Sacrament is a special sign given by Jesus to give us grace.<br />

• In a Sacrament, God uses something physical and from this world<br />

to do something supernatural from Heaven.<br />

• Jesus is present in the Seven Sacraments, especially in the Eucharist.<br />

• Three of the Sacraments are called Sacraments of Initiation:<br />

Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.<br />

• Two of the Sacraments are called Sacraments of Healing: Penance<br />

and Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.<br />

• Two of the Sacraments are called Sacraments at the Service of<br />

Communion (or Sacraments of Service): Holy Matrimony and Holy<br />

Orders.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it<br />

was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end.<br />

Amen.<br />

Jesus Is Present in the Sacraments<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 1<br />

We Meet God in the<br />

Sacraments<br />

Directions: Listen as your teacher reads aloud about the Sacraments.<br />

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God Made All Things<br />

God made everything.<br />

He made what we<br />

can see and what we<br />

cannot see. He made<br />

material things, such<br />

as water, trees, and<br />

our bodies. He also<br />

made spiritual things,<br />

such as our souls, angels, love,<br />

and grace.<br />

We Meet God in What He Has Made<br />

We cannot see God. But we can know Him through<br />

the things He has made. We meet the Holy Trinity in<br />

the things God has made. He uses material things as<br />

symbols of spiritual things.<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 1<br />

Jesus Is Fully God and Fully Man<br />

God the Son came to earth and became man. Jesus is<br />

both God and man. People could see Jesus. They could<br />

hear Him. They could touch Him. When people met<br />

Jesus, they also met God..<br />

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The Sacraments<br />

Jesus gave His Apostles<br />

specials signs of God’s<br />

grace. We call these<br />

signs Sacraments.<br />

The Sacraments<br />

are physical signs of<br />

spiritual things. The<br />

Sacraments are not like<br />

regular signs. They bring about<br />

what they symbolize. And they all give us<br />

God's grace. The water of Baptism really<br />

washes away sin. Bread and wine really<br />

become the Body and Blood of Jesus in the<br />

Eucharist. Jesus is present in the Eucharist.<br />

The Sacraments might not look like much, but<br />

they become a real way that we meet God.<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 1<br />

The Sacraments of Initiation<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud.<br />

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Baptism<br />

Physical<br />

signs used:<br />

• Cleanses us of Original Sin.<br />

• Gives us sanctifying grace.<br />

Sanctifying grace gives us the<br />

gift of God's life in our souls and<br />

helps us to be holy.<br />

water<br />

oil<br />

• Makes us members of God’s Family, the Church.<br />

Confirmation<br />

Physical<br />

signs used:<br />

• Confirms the faith of the<br />

Apostles in our lives.<br />

• Strengthens in us the Gifts of<br />

the Holy Spirit.<br />

• Gives us the grace to bring God to<br />

the whole world.<br />

oil<br />

laying on<br />

of hands<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 1<br />

The Eucharist<br />

Physical<br />

signs used:<br />

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• Is Jesus’ true Body and Blood,<br />

Soul, and Divinity.<br />

• Makes us one with Jesus’<br />

suffering, Death, and<br />

Resurrection.<br />

bread<br />

wine<br />

• Helps us to avoid sin and to show love to our neighbor.<br />

• Unites us with the Virgin Mary, the angels, and the<br />

saints in Heaven.<br />

• Strengthens us in faith and helps us grow in holiness.<br />

A Prayer for Visiting<br />

Jesus in the Tabernacle<br />

Dear Jesus, I love you. I offer up to You<br />

my soul and heart. Help me to stay<br />

close to you in all I do or hear or say<br />

and in all my work and play. Amen.<br />

Jesus Is Present in the Sacraments<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 2<br />

My Home Now and<br />

My Home in Heaven<br />

Directions: On the left, draw what your home looks like now.<br />

On the right side, draw how you imagine Heaven. Use Jesus’<br />

words from John 14:1-4 to guide you.<br />

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My Home Now<br />

z What does it look like?<br />

z Who lives there?<br />

z Who comes to visit?<br />

My Home in Heaven<br />

z What will it look like?<br />

z Who lives there?<br />

z Who would visit?<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 3<br />

Sacraments at the<br />

Service of Communion<br />

True or False Quiz<br />

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if<br />

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.<br />

1 Holy Matrimony is<br />

not a Sacrament.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

2<br />

Only men can become<br />

priests.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

3<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

A Bishop will administer<br />

the Sacrament of Holy<br />

Orders for priests.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

4<br />

The Sacrament of<br />

Matrimony can be broken.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

5<br />

An ordained priest is marked<br />

and set apart by God.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

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Lesson 7<br />

Jesus Is the Son of God<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity and has always<br />

existed.<br />

• Jesus is eternally begotten — not made. He is of one being, or<br />

consubstantial, with the Father.<br />

• Jesus is called the only Son of God because He is God the Son from<br />

all eternity.<br />

• At a particular moment in time, the Son of God took on true<br />

human nature.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it<br />

was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 7 • Day 1<br />

The Holy<br />

Trinity<br />

by<br />

Jan Cornelisz<br />

Vermeyen<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Jesus Is the Son of God<br />

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Lesson 7 • Day 1<br />

Jesus in the<br />

Nicene Creed<br />

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,<br />

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the Only Begotten Son of God,<br />

born of the Father before all ages.<br />

God from God,<br />

Light from Light,<br />

Picture of God the<br />

Father and God the Son,<br />

and the earth<br />

true God from true God,<br />

begotten, not made, consubstantial<br />

with the Father;<br />

through him all things<br />

were made.<br />

For us men and for our salvation<br />

he came down from heaven,<br />

and by the Holy Spirit<br />

was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,<br />

and became man.<br />

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Lesson 7 • Day 1<br />

The Son of God Fillin-the-Blank<br />

Directions: Trace a circle around each<br />

correct answer to fill in the blanks.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 Tob e g e tm e a n s ___ _ .<br />

to become the father of<br />

to come from<br />

2 The first Person of the Holy Trinity is God the<br />

_________________________________________ _.<br />

Father Son Holy Spirit<br />

3 The second Person of the Holy Trinity is God the<br />

_________________________________________ _.<br />

Father Son Holy Spirit<br />

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4 The third Person of the Holy Trinity is God the<br />

_______________________________________________ _.<br />

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Father Son Holy Spirit<br />

5 _______________________________________________ _ m e a n sw i t h o u tb e g i n n i n go re n d .<br />

forever temporary eternal<br />

6 J e s u st a u g h tu st h a tH ei st h e _.<br />

love Spirit Son<br />

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Lesson 7 • Day 2<br />

God from God<br />

Directions: Draw a picture of God the Father and God the Son.<br />

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• In your drawing of God the Father, show what you have<br />

learned about Him that makes Him His own unique Person.<br />

• In your drawing of God the Son, show what you have learned<br />

about Him that makes Him His own unique Person.<br />

Now, choose six letters from the word<br />

CONSUBSTANTIAL to complete the word below.<br />

God the Father and God the Son are<br />

CONSUBSTANTIAL, which means they are<br />

“of one S ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ C E.”<br />

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Lesson 7 • Day 3<br />

Love One Another<br />

Directions: Because God first loved us and gave us the gift of His<br />

eternal Son, we must love one another. Answer the questions<br />

below about how you can love today.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 What are two ways I can love my family today?<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

2 What are two ways I can love my classmates today?<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

3 What are two ways I can love God today?<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 7 • Day 3<br />

Nicene Creed Fill-in-the-Blank<br />

Directions: Find the correct words from the word bank to fill in<br />

the blanks. You may look back at pg. 78 for help.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

consubstantial<br />

Begotten<br />

Man<br />

Father<br />

made<br />

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,<br />

t h eO n l y ________________________________ _S o no fG o d ,<br />

b o r no ft h e ___________________________ _b e f o r ea l la g e s .<br />

God from God, Light from Light,<br />

true God from true God,<br />

begotten, not made,<br />

_____________________________________________________ _w i t ht h eFa t h e r ;<br />

t h r o u g hh i ma l lt h i n g sw e r e _ .<br />

For us men and for our salvation<br />

he came down from heaven,<br />

and by the Holy Spirit<br />

was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,<br />

a n db e c a m e _________________________ _ .<br />

Jesus Is the Son of God<br />

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Lesson 8<br />

The Incarnation<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• The Incarnation is the essential teaching of the Christian Faith<br />

that the Son of God assumed a human nature to accomplish our<br />

salvation.<br />

• Jesus, the Son of God, is the Word of God made flesh.<br />

• Jesus was born of a woman, Mary, by the power of the Holy<br />

Spirit.<br />

• Jesus assumed a human nature for four reasons: to save us from<br />

sin by reconciling us with God; so that we might know God’s<br />

love; to be our model of holiness; and to make us sharers in God’s<br />

divine life.<br />

• Jesus is <strong>full</strong>y God and <strong>full</strong>y man.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead<br />

all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 1<br />

Images and Words<br />

Directions: Describe one of these pictures to your teacher using<br />

as much detail as possible.<br />

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The Incarnation<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 1<br />

In the Beginning<br />

Directions: Listen to your teacher read these two passages from<br />

the Bible. Underline with the same color the words that are the<br />

same from both passages.<br />

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Genesis 1:1–3<br />

In the beginning, when God created the<br />

heavens and the earth — and the earth was<br />

without form or shape, with darkness<br />

over the abyss and a mighty<br />

wind sweeping over the<br />

waters — Then God said: Let<br />

there be light, and there was<br />

light.<br />

John 1:1–3<br />

In the beginning was the Word,<br />

and the Word was with God,<br />

and the Word was God. He was<br />

in the beginning with God. All<br />

things came to be through him, and<br />

without him nothing came to be.<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 1<br />

Through Him All<br />

Things Were Made<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Draw a picture of God<br />

creating all things.<br />

Write a sentence describing your drawing.<br />

___________________ _ _<br />

___________________ _ _<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 2<br />

God’s Promise<br />

Directions: Read along with your teacher. Identify the pictures in<br />

the story.<br />

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and chose to disobey . The lied<br />

to them. They were tempted to sin.<br />

The said, “Did really tell you not to eat from<br />

the (fruit) of any of the trees in the garden?”<br />

But had not said this. had told and<br />

not to eat the fruit from one special<br />

. If<br />

they did, they would die. The<br />

lied to them: “You<br />

certainly will not die!”<br />

So, and ate the from the . Their<br />

bodies did not die right away. Instead, because<br />

they disobeyed<br />

and sinned, they would die a<br />

spiritual death. They chose to turn away from ,<br />

who alone gives life.<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 2<br />

Even so, still loved and . He<br />

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promised to save them from their sin. He promised<br />

to save them from death!<br />

said to the<br />

that someday a descendant<br />

of would come to defeat the . He would<br />

win a victory over the power of sin and death. This<br />

promise was Good News! The best news!<br />

We call this promise of<br />

’s the protoevangelium,<br />

which means “first gospel.” We know that the<br />

descendant of would be ’s own Son, .<br />

sent<br />

to be with us to fulfill His promise<br />

and save us from sin.<br />

The Incarnation<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 2<br />

The Adoration of<br />

the Shepherds<br />

by<br />

Gerard van<br />

Honthorst<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 3<br />

Four Reasons for<br />

the Incarnation<br />

Directions: Follow along as your<br />

teacher reads about the reasons for<br />

the Incarnation. Then, choose from<br />

the Work Bank one answer for each<br />

question.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Word Bank<br />

Love Holy Family Sin<br />

The Incarnation is when God the Father sent His only Son<br />

to earth. Jesus was <strong>full</strong>y human and <strong>full</strong>y God.<br />

There are four reasons for the Incarnation.<br />

1 To save us from sin.<br />

Jesus died on the Cross and rose from the dead. He<br />

gave His life to take away our sins and free us from<br />

death. God had promised Adam and Eve He would<br />

send Jesus to accomplish this plan. Jesus died and<br />

r o s ea g a i nt os a v eu sf r o m _.<br />

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2 To show us God’s love.<br />

God loves us so much that He gave His only Son to us.<br />

Jesus showed us God’s love for us. His Death on the<br />

C r o s sw a st h eg r e a t e s tg i fto f _—t h eg i ft<br />

of salvation!<br />

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3 To show us how to be holy.<br />

Jesus showed us how to live a<br />

_l i f e .H el o v e d<br />

God, and He loved other<br />

people. He taught us how to<br />

love like Him. And He showed<br />

us how to sacrifice for God and<br />

for others.<br />

4 To make us share in the divine life.<br />

The Son of God became one of us so we could be<br />

children of God. God wants us to share His life with<br />

us. Christ’s Death on the Cross and His Resurrection<br />

make it possible for us to be children of God and part<br />

o fH i s ______________________________.<br />

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Lesson 8 • Day 3<br />

The Incarnation and Me<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Choose one of the reasons for the<br />

Incarnation. Draw a picture of<br />

Jesus completing that<br />

reason for you.<br />

Write a prayer thanking God for becoming<br />

human and saving us from sin.<br />

___________________ _ _<br />

___________________ _ _<br />

___________________ _ _<br />

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Lesson 9<br />

Mary and Joseph<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Mary is the Mother of God.<br />

• Mary’s yes to God played an instrumental role in our salvation<br />

and is an example of obedience to God for all of us.<br />

• Mary was conceived without the stain of Original Sin (the<br />

Immaculate Conception) and remained sinless throughout her<br />

life.<br />

• Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven at the end of her<br />

earthly life.<br />

• St. Joseph was Jesus’ earthly foster father. He lovingly cared for<br />

and protected his wife and her Son.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Hail, Mary, <strong>full</strong> of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou<br />

among women and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy<br />

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of<br />

our death. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 1<br />

Annunciation<br />

by<br />

Juan de<br />

Flandes<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Mary and Joseph<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 1<br />

Saying Yes to God<br />

Directions: Create a list of ways in which, like<br />

Mary, we can say yes to God in our own lives.<br />

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__________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 1<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Mary, the Mother of God<br />

Mary and Joseph<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 1<br />

The Rosary<br />

Directions: Write the following prayers next to the correct<br />

beads on the Rosary diagram:<br />

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the Apostles’ Creed<br />

the Our Father<br />

the Hail Mary<br />

the Glory Be<br />

the Hail Holy Queen<br />

the Fatima Prayer<br />

8 _________________________________________<br />

7 _________________________________________<br />

6 _________________________________________<br />

9 _________________________________________<br />

4 _________________________________________<br />

5 _________________________________________<br />

3 _________________________________________<br />

2 _________________________________________<br />

1 _________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 2<br />

The Immaculate Conception<br />

and the Assumption<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about God’s<br />

plan for Mary.<br />

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Mary was a young woman when the angel Gabriel<br />

came to speak to her. He told her that God had chosen<br />

her to be the mother of His Son, Jesus.<br />

Gabriel greeted Mary in a very<br />

special way. He said, “Hail Mary,<br />

<strong>full</strong> of grace! The Lord is with<br />

you.”<br />

Grace is the free gift of<br />

God’s love and life in<br />

our souls. Grace is the<br />

opposite of sin. When<br />

we sin, we disobey God<br />

and turn away from<br />

His grace. But Mary<br />

had no sin. Gabriel said<br />

that Mary was <strong>full</strong> of<br />

grace. She was <strong>full</strong> of<br />

Mary and Joseph<br />

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God’s life in her soul. She always obeyed God and never<br />

turned away from His grace.<br />

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God prepared Mary to be the mother of Jesus. He<br />

kept her free of sin from the beginning of her life in<br />

her mother’s womb. We call this the Immaculate<br />

Conception. It means she was Holy all her life. God<br />

made Mary the perfect mother for Jesus.<br />

Jesus loved His mother, Mary. He took care of her in<br />

a very special way. When it was time for the end of<br />

her life, Jesus brought her to Heaven to be with Him.<br />

She was taken into Heaven body and soul. We call this<br />

moment the Assumption. Now, Mary reigns as Queen<br />

of Heaven with her Son, Jesus the King.<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 2<br />

Mary’s Special Role<br />

Directions: Fill in the blanks below using the correct words from<br />

the word bank.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Word Bank<br />

Sin Holy Assumption Gabriel<br />

Obeyed Grace Life<br />

1 Th ea n g e l _c a m et os p e a kt oM a r y.<br />

2 He greeted her by saying, “Hail Mary, <strong>full</strong> of<br />

__ _.Th eL o r di sw i t hy o u ! ”<br />

3 G r a c ei st h ef r e e l yg i v e ng i fto fG o d ’s ________________<br />

within us.<br />

4 We are in a state of grace when we do not ________________.<br />

5 Mary was <strong>full</strong> of God’s life within Her because she always<br />

_______________ God and never turned away from His grace.<br />

6 Mary was always ____________________ during her life.<br />

7 The ______________________________ was when God brought<br />

Mary to Heaven, body and soul, at the end of her life.<br />

Mary and Joseph<br />

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Immaculate Mary<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing.<br />

You reign now in Heaven with Jesus our King.<br />

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Maria!<br />

In Heaven the blessed your glory proclaim;<br />

On earth we your children invoke your sweet name.<br />

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Maria!<br />

We pray for our Mother, the Church upon earth,<br />

And bless, Holy Mary, the land of our birth.<br />

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Maria!<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 3<br />

Rest on the Flight<br />

into Egypt by<br />

Luc-Olivier<br />

Merson<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Mary and Joseph<br />

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Lesson 9 • Day 3<br />

St. Joseph, Guardian<br />

of the Holy Family<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 10<br />

Jesus’ Hidden Life with<br />

Mary and Joseph<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• • The Gospels are silent about large portions of Jesus’ life; this<br />

suggests that much of His life was ordinary. The Gospels present<br />

Him as the child of Joseph and Mary and, later, as a young man<br />

practicing the trade of a carpenter.<br />

• • We learn from Jesus’ example that God wants to enter our<br />

ordinary lives and make them extraordinary.<br />

• • God calls us to invite Jesus into our everyday lives.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Blessed Joseph, be with us this day. Just as you protected and<br />

loved Mary, and cared for Jesus as your son, watch over and<br />

protect the Church, the family of God. Be with us in our trials and<br />

pray for us so that we may grow in holiness and, after our death,<br />

have eternal joy in Heaven. Amen.<br />

Jesus’ Hidden Life with Mary and Joseph<br />

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Lesson 10 • Day 1<br />

Ordinary and Extraordinary<br />

Directions: Read the list of ordinary and extraordinary things.<br />

Draw rectangles around everything you think is ordinary. Circle<br />

everything you think is extraordinary.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Going on a hike<br />

Your baby brother<br />

or sister is born<br />

Riding on the subway<br />

Finding a dinosaur bone<br />

Reading a book<br />

Telling the truth<br />

Riding on an airplane<br />

An eagle catching a rabbit<br />

Beating a video game<br />

A man and woman<br />

getting married<br />

A basketball game<br />

Police sirens<br />

A thunderstorm<br />

Being a cashier in a store<br />

Being an explorer<br />

Opening Christmas presents<br />

A carpenter building a shelf<br />

An author writing a book<br />

Taking out the trash<br />

Playing with toys<br />

Building a fort<br />

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Lesson 10 • Day 1<br />

The Life of Christ<br />

Directions: Follow along with your teacher as you discuss the<br />

different periods of Jesus’ life. Write one important thing from<br />

each part of His life.<br />

Infancy and<br />

Childhood<br />

Hidden Years<br />

Public<br />

Ministry<br />

Birth<br />

12-year-old<br />

Jesus in the<br />

temple<br />

Wedding<br />

at Cana<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Ascension<br />

Death and<br />

Resurrection<br />

Infancy __________________________________ _<br />

Childhood ____________________________ _<br />

Hidden Years ______________________ _<br />

Public Ministry _________________ _<br />

Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection, and His Ascension<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 10 • Day 2<br />

Practicing the Presence of God<br />

Directions: Read the list of events that may happen in our lives.<br />

Then, trace a circle around the events that you think God wants<br />

to share with us.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

When we are playing<br />

When we are joyful<br />

When we are lonely<br />

When we are doing<br />

our schoolwork<br />

When we are talking<br />

to a friend<br />

When we are doing<br />

our chores<br />

When we are<br />

praying at Mass<br />

When we are trying<br />

our hardest<br />

When we make a<br />

big mistake<br />

When we are bored<br />

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Lesson 10 • Day 3<br />

A Scene from Jesus’ Life<br />

Directions: Draw a picture of the daily life of Jesus.<br />

Include Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in your drawing.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 10 • Day 3<br />

Jesus’ Hidden Life and My Life<br />

Directions: Circle the answer that best completes each question.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 The hidden years of<br />

Christ were…<br />

a When Jesus was<br />

grown up and<br />

preaching the Gospel.<br />

b When Jesus was a<br />

baby.<br />

c The years that Jesus<br />

lived an “ordinary”<br />

life with Mary and St.<br />

Joseph.<br />

2 Ordinary means…<br />

a Random<br />

b Common<br />

c Strange<br />

3 Because Jesus obeyed<br />

His parents…<br />

a We should not obey<br />

our parents.<br />

b We should obey our<br />

parents.<br />

c It does not matter<br />

what we do.<br />

4 Extraordinary means…<br />

a Simple<br />

b Perfect<br />

c Amazing<br />

5 Our souls breathe<br />

when we…<br />

a Get new things<br />

b Make lots of money<br />

c Pray<br />

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Lesson 11<br />

Jesus Was Always<br />

Obedient to His Father<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus was obedient to His earthly parents, Mary and Joseph.<br />

• Jesus was obedient to His Father in Heaven, even to death on the<br />

Cross.<br />

• God rewards us with good things when we are obedient to Him.<br />

• The Fourth Commandment teaches us to be obedient to our<br />

parents and to God.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Dear Lord Jesus, you were perfectly obedient to your Father<br />

in Heaven and to your earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. Your<br />

obedience allowed God’s will to be done here on earth and brought<br />

about our salvation from sin. Help me to be always obedient to<br />

the will of our Father and to my parents and to all those whom<br />

God has placed in authority in my life, so that your glory may be<br />

known throughout the world. Amen.<br />

Jesus Was Always Obedient to His Father<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 1<br />

The Holy<br />

Family with<br />

the Little Bird<br />

by<br />

Bartolomé<br />

Esteban Perez<br />

Murillo<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 1<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Childhood<br />

of Christ<br />

by<br />

Gerrit van<br />

Honthorst<br />

Jesus Was Always Obedient to His Father<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 1<br />

Mary’s Yes to God<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher<br />

reads about Mary's yes to God. Then, fill in<br />

the blanks.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Luke 1:26–38<br />

In the sixth month, the angel<br />

Gabriel was sent from God to a<br />

town of Galilee called Nazareth, to<br />

a virgin betrothed to a man named<br />

Joseph, of the house of David, and the<br />

virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her,<br />

he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”<br />

But she was greatly troubled at what was said and<br />

pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then<br />

the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you<br />

have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive<br />

in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name<br />

him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of<br />

the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the<br />

throne of David his father, and he will rule over the<br />

house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there<br />

will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can<br />

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this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And<br />

the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will<br />

come upon you, and the power of the Most High will<br />

overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will<br />

be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth,<br />

your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age,<br />

and this is the sixth month for her who was called<br />

barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary<br />

said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May<br />

it be done to me according to your word.” Then the<br />

angel departed from her.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 1<br />

1 Th ea n g e lG a b r i e lg r e e t e dM a r y : “ H a i l _________<br />

o n e !Th e _i sw i t hy o u . ”<br />

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2 A tfi r s t ,M a r yw a sg r e a t l y _________<br />

by the angel’s greeting.<br />

3 Th ea n g e lG a b r i e ls a i dt oh e r : “ D on o tb e _______. "<br />

4 What message did the angel Gabriel give to Mary from<br />

God?<br />

• “ Yo uw i l lb e a ra _ ,a n dy o us h a l ln a m e<br />

h i m _. "<br />

• “ H ew i l lb e _a n dw i l lb ec a l l e d<br />

S o no ft h e _. "<br />

• “ H ew i l l _o v e rt h eh o u s eo f<br />

Ja c o b _,a n do fh i s<br />

_t h e r ew i l lb en oe n d . ”<br />

5 Mary answered the angel Gabriel’s message: “Behold, I am<br />

t h e _ o ft h eL o r d .M a yi tb ed o n et o<br />

m ea c c o r d i n gt oy o u r _ . ”<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 1<br />

Joseph’s Yes to God<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about Joseph's yes<br />

to God. Then, fill in the blanks.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Matthew 1:18–24<br />

Now this is how the birth of<br />

Jesus Christ came about.<br />

When his mother Mary was<br />

betrothed to Joseph, but<br />

before they lived together,<br />

she was found with child<br />

through the holy Spirit.<br />

Joseph her husband, since<br />

he was a righteous man, yet<br />

unwilling to expose her to shame,<br />

decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his<br />

intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared<br />

to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do<br />

not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.<br />

For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been<br />

conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to<br />

name him Jesus, because he will save his people from<br />

their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord<br />

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had said through the prophet:<br />

“Behold, the virgin shall be<br />

with child and bear a son,<br />

and they shall name him<br />

Emmanuel,” which means<br />

“God is with us.” When Joseph<br />

awoke, he did as the angel of<br />

the Lord had commanded him<br />

and took his wife into his home.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 Joseph’s wife, Mary, was found to be with child by the<br />

________ _ .<br />

2 The angel of the Lord said to Joseph in a dream: “Do not be<br />

________ _ . ”<br />

3 The angel also said to Joseph: “You are to name him<br />

________ _ . ”<br />

4 The prophet Isaiah said: “They shall name him<br />

________ _ , ”w h i c hm e a n s<br />

“ ______ _i sw i t hu s . ”<br />

5 When Joseph woke from his dream, he did as the angel of<br />

t h eL o r d _h i m .<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 2<br />

Jesus in the Temple<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about Jesus in<br />

the Temple. Then, circle the best answer to each question. Finally,<br />

write an answer to the reflection question.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Luke 2:41–52<br />

Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast<br />

of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they<br />

went up according to festival custom. After they<br />

had completed its days, as they were returning, the<br />

boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his<br />

parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the<br />

caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked<br />

him among their relatives and<br />

acquaintances, but not finding<br />

him, they returned to<br />

Jerusalem to look for<br />

him. After three days<br />

they found him in the<br />

temple, sitting in the<br />

midst of the teachers,<br />

listening to them<br />

and asking them<br />

for<br />

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questions, and all who<br />

heard him were astounded<br />

at his understanding and<br />

his answers. When his<br />

parents saw him, they<br />

were astonished, and his<br />

mother said to him, “Son,<br />

why have you done this to<br />

us? Your father and I have been<br />

looking for you with great anxiety.”<br />

And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me?<br />

Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”<br />

But they did not understand what he said to them.<br />

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He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and<br />

was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these<br />

things in her heart. And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom<br />

and age and favor before God and man.<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 2<br />

Answer the questions with a partner.<br />

1 How old was Jesus in this story?<br />

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a. 33 b. 5 c. 12<br />

2 Where did Jesus and His parents go?<br />

a. Jerusalem b. New York City c. Samaria<br />

3 Where did Mary and Joseph find Jesus?<br />

a. On the playground. b. In the Temple. c. At home.<br />

4 What was Jesus doing with the teachers?<br />

a. Asking questions.<br />

b. Teaching them.<br />

c. Hiding with them.<br />

5 What did Jesus do when He came to Nazareth with His<br />

family?<br />

a. He studied hard.<br />

b. He went back to Jerusalem.<br />

c. He was obedient to His parents.<br />

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1 How can I be more obedient to my parents?<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

2 How can I be more obedient to God?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 3<br />

San Damiano Cross<br />

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Lesson 11 • Day 3<br />

Thank You Card<br />

Dear Mom and Dad,<br />

Thank you for . . .<br />

____________________ _<br />

____________________ _<br />

Thank you for always . . .<br />

_ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _<br />

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ _<br />

I love you because . . .<br />

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _<br />

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _<br />

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I promise to always be obedient<br />

to you and to honor you.<br />

Love, __ __ __ __ __ __________________________<br />

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Thank<br />

You!<br />

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Lesson 12<br />

Jesus Proclaimed the<br />

Kingdom of God<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• The Kingdom of God is the reign of God over all things.<br />

• The central message of Jesus’ public ministry was the<br />

proclamation of the Kingdom.<br />

• Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God through parables.<br />

• We are called to enter the Kingdom of God as disciples of Jesus.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Heavenly Father, open our ears, our minds, and our hearts to<br />

understand your Word today. Help us to understand your heavenly<br />

kingdom and guide us so we may enter into its promises. We ask<br />

all these things in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 12 • Day 1<br />

The Parable of the<br />

Sower and the Seeds<br />

Directions: Read the parable of the sower and the seeds from<br />

Matthew 13:1-8. Draw a picture of each scene from the story.<br />

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On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the<br />

sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into<br />

a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the<br />

shore. And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:<br />

“A sower went out to sow.<br />

Draw a sower going out<br />

to his field to plant his<br />

seeds.<br />

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...And as he sowed, some<br />

seed fell on the path,<br />

and birds came and<br />

ate it up.<br />

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Draw the seeds that<br />

fell on the path and<br />

were eaten by birds.<br />

...Some fell on rocky ground,<br />

where it had little soil. It<br />

sprang up at once because<br />

the soil was not deep, and<br />

when the sun rose it was<br />

scorched, and it withered<br />

for lack of roots.<br />

Draw the seeds that fell on<br />

rocky ground and were scorched<br />

by the sun.<br />

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...Some seed fell among<br />

thorns, and the thorns<br />

grew up and choked it.<br />

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Draw the seeds that fell<br />

among thorns and were<br />

choked.<br />

...But some seed fell on rich<br />

soil, and produced fruit,<br />

a hundred or sixty or<br />

thirtyfold.<br />

Draw the seeds that fell<br />

on rich soil and produced<br />

fruit.<br />

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Lesson 12 • Day 2<br />

Kingdom of Heaven Yard Sale<br />

Directions: Imagine the men in the parable had a yard sale<br />

together. Make a list of everything they sold so they could possess<br />

the field of treasure and the pearl of great price!<br />

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Yard Sale: Everything Must Go!<br />

1 _<br />

2 _<br />

3 _<br />

4 _<br />

5 _<br />

6 _<br />

7 _<br />

8 _<br />

9 _<br />

10 _<br />

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Lesson 12 • Day 3<br />

To Be a Disciple<br />

Directions: Circle everything in the list below that you think a<br />

person needs to be a disciple of Christ.<br />

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A car<br />

A house<br />

A big family<br />

A lot of clothes<br />

A good job<br />

Trust in God<br />

Faith in Jesus<br />

Perfect knowledge<br />

of Scripture<br />

Piles of money<br />

A pet<br />

Love for Jesus<br />

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Lesson 12 • Day 3<br />

What Did Jesus Say?<br />

Directions: Listen to your teacher read about what Jesus said<br />

about the Kingdom of Heaven. Then fill in the blanks.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

Repent Jesus’ disciples Kingdom Sinner Heaven<br />

1 Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is at hand.<br />

__ _a n db e l i e v ei nt h eG o s p e l . ”<br />

2 Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the<br />

__ _o fH e a v e n .<br />

3 Jesus said, “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will<br />

draw everyone to myself.” Who will He draw to the Kingdom<br />

o fH e a v e n ? _ .<br />

4 Jesus said, “I tell you, in just the same way there will be<br />

m o r ej o yi nh e a v e no v e ro n e ______________<br />

who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who<br />

have no need of repentance.”<br />

5 Jesus said, “I say to you, many will come from the east and<br />

the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at<br />

t h eb a n q u e ti nt h ek i n g d o mo f ___________. "<br />

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Lesson 12 • Day 3<br />

God’s Kingdom Invitation<br />

Directions: Address the invitation below to a friend or family<br />

member and sign your name. Then, color and decorate the<br />

invitation.<br />

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Dear _ ,<br />

You are invited to follow Jesus<br />

Christ with me, share the Good<br />

News, and make disciples of all<br />

nations!<br />

Love, _<br />

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Lesson 13<br />

Jesus Called Many Followers<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus had many disciples, and He calls each of us to be His<br />

disciple.<br />

• The Apostles were the first bishops and began the line of<br />

apostolic succession. St. Peter has a place of primacy among the<br />

Apostles.<br />

• The worldwide Church is led by the pope and is organized into<br />

dioceses (led by bishops) and parishes (led by pastors and priests).<br />

• We worship as a community in our parishes.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Jesus, I want to answer your call and become one of your disciples.<br />

I want to follow wherever you lead me. Help me not to be afraid to<br />

say yes to what you ask of me. Amen.<br />

Pray an Our Father and a Glory Be.<br />

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Lesson 13 • Day 1<br />

The Call of the Apostles<br />

Directions: Draw a picture of Jesus calling the Apostles<br />

to follow Him, as you imagined during the prayer activity.<br />

Then write a brief prayer, asking Jesus to help you to<br />

be like the Apostles and say yes to following Him.<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 13 • Day 2<br />

Jesus Sends Us the<br />

Holy Spirit<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads<br />

about Jesus sending His Holy Spirit.<br />

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Jesus wants everyone to be His<br />

disciple. He told His Apostles<br />

to go out to the whole world<br />

and make disciples. He told<br />

them to Baptize people.<br />

He told them to teach<br />

everyone what He had<br />

taught them. And Jesus<br />

gave His Apostles the<br />

power to carry out this<br />

mission.<br />

Jesus appeared to His Apostles<br />

after He rose from the dead. He<br />

breathed on them and said, “receive the holy<br />

Spirit.” (John 20: 22).<br />

When God made Adam, He breathed the breath of<br />

life into him. The breath of God is the Holy Spirit. The<br />

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Holy Spirit filled Adam with life. And the Holy Spirit<br />

filled the Apostles too. The Holy Spirit gave them the<br />

strength to go out and tell the world about Jesus.<br />

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The Apostles did as Jesus asked them. They told people<br />

how much Jesus loves them. They told people how<br />

much Jesus wants everyone to be in Heaven with Him.<br />

All kinds of people were baptized and became members<br />

of the Church.<br />

Jesus has gone back to His Father in Heaven. But He<br />

did not leave us alone. Jesus promised that He would<br />

be with us until the end of time. Jesus is with us when<br />

we are baptized and receive the Holy Spirit. He is with<br />

us when we pray. And He is with us in a special way<br />

when we receive Him in the Eucharist.<br />

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Lesson 13 • Day 2<br />

Jesus Sends<br />

His Apostles to<br />

Make Disciples<br />

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Directions: Follow along as your<br />

teacher reads aloud about how<br />

Jesus sent the Apostles to make<br />

disciples. Then, fill in the blanks.<br />

1 J e s u st o l dH i sA p o s t l e st og oo u tt ot h e _______________<br />

a n dm a k e _.<br />

2 After Jesus rose from the dead, what did Jesus breathe upon<br />

t h eA p o s t l e s ? _____________<br />

3 J e s u sp r o m i s e dt ob ew i t hu su n t i l _______________<br />

___ ______________.<br />

4 What is one special way that Jesus is with us today?<br />

___ _______________<br />

5 H o wa r ey o uad i s c i p l eo fJ e s u s ? _<br />

___ ______________<br />

___ ______________<br />

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Lesson 13 • Day 3<br />

Apostolic Succession<br />

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the<br />

correct answer from the Word Bank.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

Teachers<br />

Pope<br />

Church<br />

St. Peter<br />

Apostles<br />

Priest<br />

Bishop<br />

Parish<br />

Sacraments<br />

Salvation<br />

1 J e s u sf o u n d e dt h eC a t h o l i c _d u r i n g<br />

His earthly life.<br />

2 J e s u sg a v et h eTw e l v e _ t h em i s s i o n<br />

of leading the Church.<br />

3 A _______ _ i st h el e a d e ro fad i o c e s e ,w h i c h<br />

is a geographic area of the Church.<br />

4 B i s h o p sa r et h em a i n _ o ft h eC a t h o l i c<br />

Faith.<br />

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5 B i s h o p sm a k et h e _ a v a i l a b l et ot h e<br />

people of their diocese.<br />

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6 All of the world’s bishops continue Jesus’ mission, which is<br />

t h e _ o fa l ls o u l s .<br />

7 Th e _ i st h el e a d e ro ft h ew h o l e<br />

Catholic Church on earth.<br />

8 Th ep o p ei st h es u c c e s s o ro f _.<br />

9 A _ i sal o c a lc o m m u n i t yo fC a t h o l i c s .<br />

10 A _ i sac o - w o r k e rw i t hh i sb i s h o p .H e<br />

preaches the Gospel and makes the Sacraments available to<br />

the people.<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 2<br />

My Diocese and Parish<br />

Directions: Answer the questions about your<br />

diocese and parish.<br />

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1 Who is the pope?<br />

___________ _<br />

2 What is the name of your diocese?<br />

________________________________________________________<br />

3 What is the name of your parish?<br />

________________________________________________________<br />

4 W h oi sy o u rb i s h o p ? _______<br />

5 Is there more than one bishop in your diocese? If yes, what<br />

are their names?<br />

___________ _ _________<br />

___________ _ _________<br />

6 W h oi sy o u rp a s t o r ? ________<br />

7 Who are the other priests at your parish?<br />

___________ _ _________<br />

___________ _ _________<br />

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Lesson 14<br />

Jesus Taught His Disciples<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• The most well-known and essential of Jesus’ teachings was the<br />

Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus delivered the Beatitudes.<br />

• Jesus often taught using parables, especially when teaching<br />

about the Kingdom of Heaven.<br />

• Jesus taught us to show mercy to one another with the Corporal<br />

Works of Mercy.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

For those who are poor in spirit, we ask God’s blessing.<br />

For those who mourn and whose hearts are saddened, we ask<br />

God’s blessing.<br />

For those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, we ask God’s<br />

blessing.<br />

For the poor and the lonely, we ask God’s blessing.<br />

For those who are persecuted for the Faith, we ask God’s blessing.<br />

For those who protect us, we ask God’s blessing.<br />

For any and all those who need our prayers, we ask God’s blessing.<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 1<br />

The Sermon of<br />

the Beatitudes<br />

by<br />

James<br />

Tissot<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 1<br />

The Beatitudes<br />

Directions: Listen to your teacher tell you about the Beatitudes.<br />

Then, draw a picture of each Beatitude.<br />

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Blessed are<br />

the poor in<br />

spirit, for<br />

theirs is the<br />

kingdom<br />

of heaven.<br />

Blessed are<br />

they who<br />

mourn, for<br />

they will be<br />

comforted.<br />

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Blessed are<br />

the meek,<br />

for they<br />

will inherit<br />

the land.<br />

Blessed are<br />

they who<br />

hunger and<br />

thirst for<br />

righteousness,<br />

for they will<br />

be satisfied.<br />

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Blessed<br />

are the<br />

merciful,<br />

for they<br />

will be<br />

shown<br />

mercy.<br />

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Blessed are<br />

the clean of<br />

heart, for<br />

they will<br />

see God.<br />

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Blessed<br />

are the<br />

peacemakers,<br />

for they will<br />

be called<br />

children<br />

of God.<br />

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Blessed are<br />

they who are<br />

persecuted<br />

for the sake of<br />

righteousness,<br />

for theirs is<br />

the kingdom<br />

of heaven.<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 2<br />

The Beatitudes Matching<br />

Directions: Draw lines to match the Beatitudes in the left column with the<br />

actions in the right column. The first one has been done as an example.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Blessed are . . .<br />

. . . the poor in spirit, for theirs<br />

is the kingdom of heaven.<br />

. . . they who mourn, for<br />

they will be comforted.<br />

. . . the meek, for they<br />

will inherit the land.<br />

. . . they who hunger and<br />

thirst for righteousness,<br />

for they will be satisfied.<br />

. . . the merciful, for they<br />

will be shown mercy.<br />

. . . the clean of heart, for<br />

they will see God.<br />

. . . the peacemakers, for they<br />

will be called children of God.<br />

. . . they who are persecuted for<br />

the sake of righteousness, for<br />

theirs is the kingdom of heaven.<br />

Patiently praying every<br />

day for your best friend.<br />

Being sad when a close<br />

friend moves away.<br />

Treating others the way<br />

you want to be treated.<br />

Asking a classmate for<br />

forgiveness when you<br />

have hurt their feelings.<br />

Saving your allowance<br />

to put in the collection<br />

basket at Mass.<br />

Doing the right thing<br />

when tempted to do<br />

something wrong.<br />

Living the way God asks<br />

us to live, even if we are<br />

made fun of for doing so.<br />

Forgiving a classmate<br />

who made fun of you.<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 2<br />

Jesus Teaches Us<br />

the Beatitudes<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

What is one way that you can live out the<br />

Beatitude you chose in your life today?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 3<br />

Teresa of Calcutta<br />

Who is she? And how does she live<br />

with them?, people wondered about<br />

Mother Teresa.<br />

India<br />

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The little nun in the white and blue habit lived in<br />

the dirty streets of Calcutta, India, with the poorest<br />

and sickest people in the world. People there were<br />

dying every day. There were terrible smells. There was<br />

sadness in the air. This was a place<br />

nobody wanted to be.<br />

So why are you here?, they<br />

asked her.<br />

The little nun just smiled.<br />

Jesus made it very clear, she<br />

said: Whatever you do for<br />

the least of my brethren, you<br />

do for me.<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 3<br />

Mother Teresa spent the rest<br />

of her life with people<br />

nobody could help very<br />

much and people nobody<br />

loved — with the least of<br />

our brethren.<br />

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And then, over time,<br />

something remarkable<br />

happened. Everybody<br />

wanted to spend time with<br />

her.<br />

Kings, princes, politicians, and movie<br />

stars. Priests, bishops, teachers, parents, and children.<br />

Everyone wanted to meet Mother Teresa.<br />

But they did not have to meet her to know her<br />

face. Her picture was printed in newspapers and<br />

books. Her beautiful face came to<br />

be known and loved by people<br />

everywhere. They could see<br />

Saint Mother Teresa Cathedral Prishtina<br />

(color corrected). Image credit: Arianit.<br />

License: Creative Commons Attribution-<br />

Share Alike 4.0 International.<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 3<br />

Jesus in her face. They could see His love sparkling in<br />

her eyes.<br />

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As Mother Teresa grew older — as her skin wrinkled<br />

and faded and her body hunched over — we could see<br />

Jesus in her even better. Her eyes became more sparkly<br />

and her smile sweeter.<br />

Today, there are more than 4,000 women who have<br />

chosen to live like St. Teresa of Calcutta. They serve the<br />

poorest and sickest people in the world.<br />

But really, they are serving Jesus.<br />

And He makes them beautiful too.<br />

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Lesson 14 • Day 3<br />

St. Teresa of Calcutta<br />

Fill-in-the-Blank<br />

Directions: After listening to the story of St. Teresa of Calcutta, fill<br />

in the blanks below.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 Mother Teresa was a little nun in a _<br />

and _ habit.<br />

2 Mother Teresa lived in the dirty streets of _<br />

with the _ and _<br />

people in the world.<br />

3 People wondered “Why are you here?” She answered them:<br />

“ _ made it very clear. ‘Whatever you do<br />

for the _ of my brethren, you do for<br />

_ .' "<br />

4 Everyone could see _ in the face of<br />

Mother Teresa.<br />

5 Today, more than __________ ___________________________________________ women have<br />

chosen to live like St. Teresa of Calcutta.<br />

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Lesson 15<br />

Jesus Performed Miracles<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• God has power over all things.<br />

• Jesus’ miracles invited people to believe in Him, showed the<br />

power of God, and were signs of the Kingdom of God.<br />

• There are four basic types of miracles: miracles of supply,<br />

miracles of nature, miracles of healing, and supernatural<br />

miracles.<br />

• The miracle of the large catch of fish from the story of the call<br />

of Simon Peter invites us to “put out into the deep” and, by our<br />

faith in Jesus, to bring about miracles in our own lives.<br />

• Christ’s Resurrection is the greatest miracle of all, and it<br />

foreshadows our own eternal life with God in Heaven.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Dear Lord Jesus, show me your great love for me, and fill me with<br />

Your Holy Spirit. I love you, Jesus. I praise you, Jesus. I thank you,<br />

Jesus. Help me to follow you every day of my life. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 15 • Day 1<br />

The Miracles of Jesus<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about the miracles<br />

of Jesus. Then, answer the focus questions.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Jesus performed many signs and wonders during His<br />

public ministry. Jesus’ miracles showed us that He is God<br />

and that He has the power to save us.<br />

We call Jesus’ signs and wonders<br />

miracles. A miracle is an act of<br />

God that shows His power over<br />

all things.<br />

A miracle has three parts:<br />

1 It is an amazing event<br />

seen by others.<br />

2 It cannot be naturally<br />

explained.<br />

3 It is the result of God’s<br />

action.<br />

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Lesson 15 • Day 1<br />

The Four Types of Miracles<br />

There are four different types of miracles Jesus performed in<br />

the Gospels:<br />

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Miracles of Supply: Jesus created something<br />

out of little or nothing, or made one thing<br />

become something else. When Jesus<br />

changed water to wine or multiplied five<br />

loaves and two fish to feed five thousand<br />

people, He performed a miracle of supply.<br />

Miracles of Healing: Jesus cured sick people<br />

and those with physical handicaps like<br />

blindness. He even raised people from<br />

the dead! When Jesus gave sight to the<br />

blind man and healed the man who was<br />

crippled, He performed a miracle of healing.<br />

Miracles of Nature: Jesus controlled nature,<br />

including storms, plants, and the sea. When<br />

Jesus calmed the storm and walked on<br />

water, He performed a miracle of nature.<br />

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Miracles of the Supernatural: Jesus<br />

commanded demons to leave. This is<br />

called exorcism. Demons are angels<br />

who have turned away from God. When<br />

Jesus commanded demons to leave, He<br />

perfomed a miracle of the supernatural.<br />

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1 What is a miracle?<br />

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2 Why did Jesus perform miracles?<br />

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3 What are the three parts of a miracle?<br />

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4 What are miracles of supply?<br />

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5 What are miracles of healing?<br />

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6 What are miracles of nature?<br />

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _ _<br />

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7 What are miracles of the supernatural?<br />

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Jesus' Miracles Matching<br />

Directions: Match the picture of the miracle to the kind of<br />

miracle it is. Then, answer the question.<br />

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Miracle of...<br />

1<br />

Healing<br />

2<br />

Supply<br />

3<br />

The Supernatural<br />

4<br />

Nature<br />

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If you could perform one type of miracle, which would it be?<br />

Why?<br />

_<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

Draw the miracle<br />

you would perform.<br />

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Lesson 15 • Day 2<br />

The Call of Simon Peter<br />

Directions: Read the story of the call of Simon the fisherman.<br />

Then answer the focus questions.<br />

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Luke 5:1-11<br />

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening<br />

to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of<br />

Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake;<br />

the fishermen had disembarked and were washing<br />

their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one<br />

belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short<br />

distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught<br />

the crowds from the boat.<br />

After he had finished<br />

speaking, he said to<br />

Simon, “Put out<br />

into deep water<br />

and lower your<br />

nets for a catch.”<br />

Simon said in<br />

reply, “Master, we<br />

have worked hard<br />

all night and have<br />

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caught nothing, but at your command I<br />

will lower the nets.” When they had<br />

done this, they caught a great<br />

number of fish and their nets<br />

were tearing. They signaled<br />

to their partners in the other<br />

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boat to come to help them.<br />

They came and filled both boats<br />

so that they were in danger of<br />

sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he<br />

fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Depart from me,<br />

Lord, for I am a sinful man.” For astonishment at the<br />

catch of fish they had made seized him<br />

and all those with him, and likewise<br />

James and John, the sons of<br />

Zebedee, who were partners of<br />

Simon. Jesus said to Simon,<br />

“Do not be afraid; from now<br />

on you will be catching men.”<br />

When they brought their<br />

boats to the shore, they left<br />

everything and followed him.<br />

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1 What was Jesus doing at the beginning of this story?<br />

_<br />

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_<br />

2 What did Jesus tell Simon Peter to do?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

3 What happened when they put their nets out again?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

4 What type of miracle do you think this is an example of?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Put Out into the Deep<br />

Jesus commanded the Apostles to “put out into the deep.” He told<br />

them to have faith in Him and do more. From their faith, Jesus<br />

brought about a miracle. He can do the same in our lives.<br />

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Lesson 15 • Day 2<br />

Fish Cutouts<br />

Directions: Write your responses to your teacher's prompts on<br />

the fish below. Then, cut out the fish and glue them into the deep<br />

water on the Put out into the Deep worksheet.<br />

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Lesson 15 • Day 3<br />

The Resurrection<br />

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The Greatest Miracle<br />

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Lesson 16<br />

Jesus Is Our Model<br />

of Holiness<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus is our model of holiness.<br />

• Jesus invites us to become His disciples and to follow Him by<br />

imitating His example, praying as He prays, and serving as He<br />

serves.<br />

• With the Our Father, Jesus taught us how to pray and what to<br />

pray for.<br />

• Jesus asks us to love as He loves, even our enemies; He asks us to<br />

be neighbors even to those farthest away from us; and He asks<br />

us to love children and the poor as we love Christ Himself.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Dear Lord Jesus, help me to follow you, in everything that I do.<br />

Help me to see your example and take up my cross daily so that I<br />

can be with you in Heaven. Amen.<br />

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Christ Washing the<br />

Disciple's Feet<br />

by<br />

Dirck van<br />

Baburen<br />

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Lesson 16 • Day 1<br />

Be Like Jesus<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads the list of ways<br />

Jesus leads us. Then, choose two ways to imitate Jesus and for<br />

each, draw a picture of yourself imitating Jesus. Write the ways<br />

of imitating Jesus you chose on the lines.<br />

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• Jesus loved those who<br />

hated Him.<br />

• Jesus served the poor.<br />

• Jesus told others about<br />

God's love.<br />

Ways Jesus Leads Us<br />

• Jesus cared for the sick.<br />

• Jesus forgave others.<br />

• Jesus did not give into<br />

temptation to sin.<br />

Draw a picture of yourself<br />

imitating Jesus.<br />

1<br />

Jesus...<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Draw a picture of yourself<br />

imitating Jesus.<br />

2<br />

Jesus...<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Follow Jesus<br />

Directions: Help the disciples<br />

follow Jesus through the maze.<br />

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Lesson 16 • Day 3<br />

Works of Mercy Matching<br />

Directions: Draw lines between the dots to match each Work of<br />

Mercy with its correct example.<br />

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Corporal Works of Mercy<br />

1. Bury the dead<br />

Donate clothes from your<br />

closet to those in need<br />

2. Visit the imprisoned<br />

Make and deliver cards to<br />

the children in a hospital<br />

3. Visit the sick<br />

Attend the funeral of<br />

someone who has died<br />

4. Give drink to the thirsty<br />

Send greeting cards to<br />

those in the local prison<br />

5. Shelter the homeless<br />

Help at a soup kitchen<br />

with your family<br />

6. Clothe the naked<br />

Collect change in a jar<br />

and give it to the poor<br />

7. Feed the hungry<br />

Do not waste water; use<br />

only as much as you need<br />

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Spiritual Works of Mercy<br />

1. Admonish sinners<br />

(Correct someone who<br />

is doing wrong and<br />

help him do right)<br />

Pray for your family and<br />

the souls in Purgatory<br />

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2. Instruct the ignorant<br />

(Teach those who<br />

do not understand)<br />

Tell someone, "I<br />

forgive you."<br />

3. Counsel the doubtful<br />

(Give good advice<br />

to people who need<br />

help believing)<br />

Pray for someone<br />

who has hurt you<br />

4. Bear wrongs patiently<br />

Encourage someone<br />

doing a difficult task<br />

5. Forgive offenses willingly<br />

Help a classmate<br />

with homework<br />

6. Comfort the sorrowful<br />

Tell someone to<br />

stop gossiping<br />

7. Pray for the living and the dead<br />

Give someone<br />

who is sad a hug<br />

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Lesson 16 • Day 3<br />

Bearing My Crosses<br />

Directions: Take a few moments to think about the crosses you<br />

face in your own life. Write them in the cross shapes below. Then,<br />

choose a few people (such as family members, friends, public<br />

figures, and so forth) for whom to offer up these crosses.<br />

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My Crosses<br />

I offer up these<br />

crosses as a prayer for:<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 17<br />

God’s Plan for Creation<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• God calls all human beings to share in His divine life.<br />

• “God created everything for man; but man in turn was created<br />

to serve and love God and to offer all creation back to Him” (CCC<br />

358).<br />

• “The first man was not only created good, but was also<br />

established in friendship with his Creator, and in harmony with<br />

himself and with the creation around him, in a state that would<br />

be surpassed only by the glory of the new creation in Christ”<br />

(CCC 374).<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Praise the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with joy. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 17 • Day 1<br />

Boulevard Montmartre,<br />

Spring<br />

by<br />

Camille<br />

Pissarro<br />

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Boulevard Montmartre,<br />

Spring Discussion Questions<br />

Directions: Take some time to quietly look at the art. Then discuss<br />

the questions with your class.<br />

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1 _What words come to mind when you look at this painting?<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

2 Where does your eye go first when you look at it?<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

3 A boulevard is a wide street. Montmartre is a neighborhood<br />

in the city of Paris, France. Find Paris on a map.<br />

4 What is happening in this painting?<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

5 Does this look like a peaceful scene, or a disorderly one?<br />

Explain.<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

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6 What rules can you tell that people are following?<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

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7 What would happen if people stopped following those rules?<br />

How would this scene look different?<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

8 Would you call what is happening in this scene just or<br />

unjust? Why?<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 17 • Day 2<br />

Adam and Eve and God’s<br />

Plan for Creation<br />

Directions: Read the essay. Then, discuss it with your class.<br />

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God created the world and everything in it. He made<br />

the first human beings, Adam and Eve, out of love.<br />

God made them stewards of His creation. He asked<br />

them to take care of the world. When we take care of<br />

His creation, we show God that we love Him.<br />

Adam and Eve lived in the Garden<br />

of Eden. They enjoyed perfect<br />

friendship with God. They were<br />

in harmony with each other<br />

and the rest of creation. They<br />

never got sick and were<br />

never in pain or sad. The<br />

animals had plenty of food<br />

and did not eat each other.<br />

Everything was balanced<br />

and ordered. We call this time<br />

of peace Original Justice.<br />

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God created human beings in His image and likeness.<br />

That means that He gave us:<br />

• intellect (the ability to reason and understand)<br />

• free will (the ability to make choices)<br />

• the ability to love<br />

During the time of Original Justice, Adam and Eve’s<br />

souls worked the way God made them to work. They<br />

could think as they should. They made good choices.<br />

And, they loved God and each other.<br />

These three gifts also came with a special<br />

responsibility: to listen to and obey God.<br />

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Lesson 17 • Day 2<br />

Using Our Abilities<br />

Directions: Answer the following questions in your own words.<br />

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1 How do I know who God is?<br />

_<br />

2 How can I show God that I love Him?<br />

_<br />

3 How can I show my family that I love them?<br />

_<br />

4 How can I share God’s love with others?<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 18<br />

The Fall and Original Sin<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Our original parents, Adam and Eve, were the first to sin.<br />

• The first sin of Adam and Eve was a result of the lies and<br />

temptation of the Devil.<br />

• The first sin of Adam and Eve caused them to lose the grace of<br />

Original Justice.<br />

• The stain of the Original Sin is transmitted to all generations of<br />

human beings.<br />

• God did not stop loving Adam and Eve even though they sinned.<br />

From the beginning, He promised salvation and called the<br />

human race back to Himself.<br />

• God’s Son, Jesus Christ, sacrificed Himself on the Cross and<br />

rose from the dead on the third day to fulfill God’s promise of<br />

salvation.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Dear Lord, help us to know and choose the good. When we choose<br />

the good, we choose you, whom we should love above all else.<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 18 • Day 1<br />

Genesis 2 Listening Guide<br />

Directions: Listen and answer the questions as your teacher<br />

reads aloud.<br />

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1 This passage is about something that happened after God<br />

created the first man, Adam. Where did God take the man<br />

and settle him?<br />

_<br />

2 What job did God give to the man?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

3 What did God tell the man he was free to eat?<br />

_<br />

4 What did God tell the man he could not eat?<br />

_<br />

5 What reason did God give to Adam for why he could not<br />

eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?<br />

_<br />

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Genesis 3 Listening Guide<br />

Directions: Listen and answer the questions as your teacher<br />

reads aloud.<br />

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1 The word cunning means “good at getting what one<br />

wants by tricking others or by lying.” Which animal was<br />

the most cunning of all the animals God made?<br />

_<br />

2 What did the serpent ask the woman?<br />

_<br />

3 What did God really say Adam and Eve must not do in<br />

the garden?<br />

_<br />

4 What did Eve do after the serpent lied to her?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

5 Recall the job that God gave Adam (to guard and protect<br />

the garden and everything in it). Do you think Adam<br />

shares the blame for eating the fruit and disobeying God?<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 18 • Day 2<br />

Original Justice and<br />

God’s Friendship<br />

Directions: Read about Original Sin and answer the questions.<br />

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The Book of Genesis tells the story<br />

of the first man and woman —<br />

Adam and Eve. They disobeyed<br />

God and sinned. A sin is<br />

something that we say, do,<br />

think, or fail to do that does<br />

not love God, our neighbor, or<br />

ourselves, as God has taught us.<br />

Because Adam and Eve disobeyed<br />

God, they failed to love Him. They<br />

were no longer in perfect friendship with<br />

Him. They lost the grace of Original Justice.<br />

The first sin of Adam and Eve was not just a sin for<br />

them. It wounded all people born after them. It made<br />

us weak and more likely to sin. We call this wounded<br />

nature Original Sin. We are all born with Original Sin.<br />

The effect of Original Sin that makes us more likely to<br />

sin is called concupiscence.<br />

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Lesson 18 • Day 2<br />

We must resist sin in our daily lives. But we cannot do<br />

it on our own. We must ask Jesus to help us and to save<br />

us from sin. In the Sacrament of Baptism, Jesus washes<br />

away the stain of Original Sin and forgives all sins we<br />

have committed. He makes our souls clean again.<br />

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1 What is sin?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

2 What is Original Sin?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

3 How can we resist sin and<br />

make good choices?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 18 • Day 2<br />

Temptation<br />

of Christ<br />

12th<br />

century<br />

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Lesson 18 • Day 2<br />

Adam and Eve and<br />

the Fall Matching<br />

Directions: Match each word or phrase with its definition by<br />

writing the correct letter on the line.<br />

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Word and Phrases<br />

A Original Justice B Baptism C Original Sin<br />

D Adam and Eve E Concupiscence F Sin<br />

___________________<br />

___________________<br />

___________________<br />

___________________<br />

___________________<br />

___________________<br />

1 The effect of Original Sin that makes us more<br />

likely to sin.<br />

2 An offense against God that we commit on<br />

purpose.<br />

3 The first man and woman.<br />

4 The first sin of Adam and Eve.<br />

5 All of creation in perfect harmony with God<br />

and each other.<br />

6 The Sacrament that washes away the stain of<br />

Original Sin.<br />

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Lesson 18 • Day 3<br />

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Annunciation<br />

by<br />

Bl. Fra<br />

Angelico<br />

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Lesson 18 • Day 3<br />

My Gospel Message<br />

Directions: On the lines below, write a sentence or two that<br />

describes the Gospel, or Good News. In other words, what is<br />

the Good News we celebrate as followers of Jesus Christ?<br />

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The Good News is…<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 19<br />

Baptism Makes Us<br />

Members of the Church<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Baptism is the first Sacrament we receive and is the first of the<br />

Sacraments of Initiation.<br />

• Baptism is necessary for salvation from sin.<br />

• Baptism forgives all sin, even Original Sin, gives us new life in<br />

Christ, makes us children of God, makes us members of the<br />

Church, and imprints an indelible spiritual mark on our souls.<br />

• There are certain rights and responsibilities that come with<br />

being made a member of the Church.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it<br />

was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end.<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 19 • Day 1<br />

The Baptism<br />

of Christ<br />

by<br />

Juan Fernández<br />

Navarrete<br />

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Lesson 19 • Day 1<br />

The Sacrament of Baptism<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about the<br />

Sacrament of Baptism.<br />

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All living things need water to live. Without<br />

water, they will die.<br />

Water is also important to our spiritual life. When<br />

we are baptized, the priest pours water on our head.<br />

He says, “I baptize you in the name of the Father,<br />

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”<br />

The Sacrament of Baptism washes away our sins, including<br />

Original Sin. Sin hurts or destroys our friendship with God.<br />

Jesus died on the Cross and rose from the dead to save us<br />

from sin. We receive this salvation when we are baptized. We<br />

need to be baptized to be saved from sin.<br />

Baptism gives us new life. It places the<br />

Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Baptism<br />

makes us members of the Church<br />

and children of God. Baptism also<br />

gives us a permanent mark, or seal,<br />

on our soul. This mark means that<br />

we belong to God forever.<br />

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Lesson 19 • Day 1<br />

1 What do living things need to live?<br />

a Water<br />

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b Pizza<br />

c Money<br />

2 In whose names does the priest baptize?<br />

a Father<br />

b Father, Son<br />

c Father, Son, and Holy Spirit<br />

3 Jesus died on the Cross to save us from ___________ ?<br />

a Sin<br />

b Too much work<br />

c Temptation<br />

4 Which of these is NOT an effect of Baptism?<br />

a We are made children of God.<br />

b We will never sin<br />

c We are made members of the Church.<br />

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Lesson 19 • Day 1<br />

Birthday and Baptism Date<br />

Directions: Fill in as much of the information below as you<br />

are able. If you do not know the date of your baptism, ask your<br />

parents to help you fill it in when you go home.<br />

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My name is<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __<br />

I am _________________________ years old.<br />

I was born on<br />

_______________________ ___________________ , ____________________ __<br />

(Month) (Day) (Year)<br />

I was baptized on<br />

________________________ ___________________ , ____________________ __<br />

(Month) (Day) (Year)<br />

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Lesson 19 • Day 2<br />

Symbols of Baptism<br />

Directions: Read about and color the picture of each symbol of<br />

Baptism. Then, fill in the blanks.<br />

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Sign of the Cross<br />

The Sign of the Cross is made<br />

on the person to be baptized.<br />

It begins the celebration of the<br />

Sacrament. It symbolizes our<br />

salvation that Jesus won for us<br />

on the Cross.<br />

Holy Water<br />

The priest blesses the water and asks the<br />

Holy Spirit to come upon it. He pours<br />

water over the person while saying, “I<br />

baptize you in the name of the Father,<br />

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”<br />

The holy water symbolizes the washing<br />

away of sin.<br />

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Lesson 19 • Day 2<br />

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Chrism<br />

Chrism is a holy oil blessed by a bishop. The person being<br />

baptized is anointed with chrism twice. This symbolizes saying<br />

no to sin and Satan and becoming like Jesus in His mission.<br />

1 The Sign of the Cross symbolizes our _<br />

that Jesus won for us on the Cross.<br />

2 The holy water symbolizes the washing away of<br />

___________________________________________ .<br />

3 Chrism symbolizes _<br />

_______________________________________________ __ .<br />

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Summary of the<br />

Sacrament of Baptism<br />

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if<br />

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.<br />

1<br />

Baptism forgives all sins<br />

except for Original Sin.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

2<br />

We become members of the<br />

Church when we are baptized.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

3<br />

Baptism makes us children of<br />

God.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

4<br />

We are anointed once with<br />

holy oil at our Baptism.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

5<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

We do not need to be baptized<br />

in order to be saved from sin.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

6<br />

As baptized members of the<br />

Church, we must obey the<br />

leaders of the Church.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

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Lesson 20<br />

Jesus Is Present<br />

Within Us by Grace<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Grace is the free undeserved help that God gives us to respond<br />

to His Call. Through grace we become adopted sons and<br />

daughters and share in His Divine Life.<br />

• There are two kinds of grace: sanctifying grace and actual grace.<br />

• As a gift from God, grace requires a response from us: we must<br />

use the grace He gives us to love and serve Him and others.<br />

• The saints give us examples of how to use the graces given to<br />

them to glorify God.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord, give to us this day the<br />

grace we need to know You, to love You, and to serve You so that<br />

we can be with You always in the eternal life that awaits us in<br />

Heaven. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 20 • Day 1<br />

Vine and Branches<br />

Directions: Trace the Bible verse below, and draw<br />

your good deeds in the grapes bubbles.<br />

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I am the vine, and you<br />

are the branches.<br />

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Lesson 20 • Day 1<br />

Growing in Grace<br />

Directions: Color blue the stones that are things that help<br />

us grow in grace.<br />

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Pray<br />

the<br />

Rosary<br />

Stay mad<br />

at someone<br />

who really<br />

deserves it<br />

Ask for extra<br />

presents for<br />

Christmas<br />

Go to<br />

Reconciliation<br />

Say<br />

mean<br />

things to<br />

someone<br />

Make<br />

people<br />

laugh during<br />

religion<br />

class<br />

Give up<br />

things that<br />

lead to sin<br />

Live<br />

the<br />

teachings<br />

of Jesus<br />

Watch TV<br />

or use your<br />

tablet with<br />

your free<br />

time<br />

Read<br />

the Bible<br />

Help<br />

people in<br />

need<br />

Learn<br />

about the<br />

saints<br />

Skip Mass<br />

on Sundays<br />

Receive the<br />

Eucharist<br />

Keep secrets<br />

from your<br />

family<br />

Be friends only<br />

with the people<br />

you like<br />

Make your<br />

brother or sister<br />

do your chores<br />

for you<br />

Make<br />

fun of<br />

someone<br />

Act<br />

disrespect<strong>full</strong>y<br />

Disobey your<br />

parents<br />

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Lesson 20 • Day 1<br />

Types of Grace<br />

Directions: God sends us grace to help us choose the right thing<br />

and fills our souls with His life. For each situation, choose whether<br />

it is an example of sanctifying or actual grace and trace the circle<br />

of the correct answer.<br />

1<br />

2<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

You remember to say<br />

morning prayers.<br />

You receive the Holy<br />

Eucharist at Mass.<br />

Actual<br />

Actual<br />

Sanctifying<br />

Sanctifying<br />

3<br />

You turn off your show<br />

right away when your<br />

screen time is over.<br />

4<br />

You are forgiven of your<br />

sins in the Sacrament of<br />

Reconciliation.<br />

Actual<br />

Actual<br />

Sanctifying<br />

Sanctifying<br />

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Lesson 20 • Day 2<br />

Jesus Teaches Us to Be<br />

Open to God’s Gifts<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about Jesus<br />

and the children. Then, answer the question.<br />

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One day, Jesus was teaching a large crowd. Many<br />

children were in the crowd because they wanted to see<br />

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Jesus too. They wanted to be closer to Jesus, but<br />

the adults wouldn’t let them through.<br />

Jesus’ Apostles told the children,<br />

“Move back!” But when Jesus saw<br />

this, He became very unhappy.<br />

He looked at the children and<br />

said, “Move up!”<br />

They moved past the<br />

standing people, the<br />

kneeling people,<br />

and the sitting<br />

people — all the<br />

way up to the<br />

front!<br />

Jesus took the<br />

hand of a little girl


Lesson 20 • Day 2<br />

and said to the crowd, “Do you see this little girl? If you<br />

want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, then all of you<br />

need to be just like her!” The crowd was very surprised<br />

to hear this! They wondered what Jesus could mean.<br />

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In order to receive God’s gifts of grace, we need to<br />

have trust and we need to have love. We need to have<br />

a heart that is open to God. We need to believe that God<br />

can do anything.<br />

Jesus knew this, and now so do you!<br />

I will welcome Jesus<br />

into my heart by:<br />

___________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 20 • Day 3<br />

My Gifts and Talents<br />

Directions: Draw a picture of a gift or talent you have in each<br />

green square. Then, write a sentence or two explaining how you<br />

can use those gifts and talents to serve God.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

How can you use this gift<br />

or talent to serve God?<br />

____________________________________<br />

____________________________________<br />

____________________________________<br />

____________________________________<br />

How can you use this gift<br />

or talent to serve God?<br />

____________________________________<br />

____________________________________<br />

____________________________________<br />

____________________________________<br />

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Lesson 20 • Day 3<br />

St. Francis Xavier<br />

St. Francis Xavier went to Japan and told the people about<br />

God's love for them. Because of St. Francis Xavier, many<br />

Japanese people came to know Jesus.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Japan<br />

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Lesson 21<br />

Sin Is Disobedience to God<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Sin is something that we say, do, think, or fail to do that does not<br />

love God, our neighbor, or ourselves, as God has taught us.<br />

• All sin comes from pride.<br />

• There are two types of sin: venial and mortal.<br />

• Venial sin wounds our relationship with God.<br />

• Mortal sin is a grave violation of God’s law that severs our<br />

relationship with Him.<br />

• God gave us the Ten Commandments to teach us how to love<br />

God and our neighbor.<br />

• Breaking any of the Ten Commandments is a grave matter.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Lord Jesus, protect us from the wounds of sin. Show us how to be<br />

holy, and to live as you live. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 1<br />

Two Kinds of Sin<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about the two<br />

kinds of sin. Then, fill in the correct answers using the word bank.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

God loves us. He created us so that we<br />

can love Him and love each other. God<br />

will never force us to love Him back.<br />

He gave us free will. We are free<br />

to make our own choices. We can<br />

choose to love God. We can choose<br />

to love our neighbor. Sadly, we can<br />

also choose not love God or our neighbor.<br />

When we choose not to love God or our neighbor, we sin.<br />

All sins are bad. But some sins are worse than others.<br />

• Venial Sins are less serious sins. They hurt our relationship<br />

with God. Bad habits can lead to venial sins. Committing<br />

venial sins often leads to worse sins.<br />

• Mortal Sins are serious sins. There are three conditions for<br />

a mortal sin:<br />

1. It is seriously wrong.<br />

2. We know it is seriously wrong.<br />

3. We choose to do it anyway.<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 1<br />

Mortal sin rejects God’s love. Mortal sin destroys sanctifying<br />

grace in our souls. It cuts us off from God’s life. Souls that die<br />

in mortal sin are separated from God forever. We must confess<br />

mortal sins in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to<br />

be forgiven.<br />

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Remember, we choose to sin. God does not want us to sin. We<br />

are responsible for our sins.<br />

Directions: Fill in the correct answers using the word bank.<br />

Word Bank<br />

habits venial sin responsible love Mortal sin<br />

1 Less serious sin is called _.<br />

2 Our bad _ often lead us to<br />

venial sin.<br />

3 _ destroys God's grace in<br />

our souls.<br />

4 Mortal sin rejects God’s _.<br />

5 We are _ for our sins.<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 1<br />

The Ten<br />

Commandments of Love<br />

Directions: Complete the activity with your teacher.<br />

Decide if each Commandment teaches us about loving<br />

God or our neighbor and circle your answer.<br />

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1<br />

I am the Lord your<br />

God: you shall not have<br />

strange gods before me.<br />

2<br />

You shall not take<br />

the name of the Lord<br />

your God in vain.<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 1<br />

3<br />

Remember to keep<br />

holy the Lord’s day.<br />

4<br />

Honor your father<br />

and mother.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

5<br />

You shall not kill.<br />

6<br />

You shall not<br />

commit adultery.<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 1<br />

7<br />

You shall not steal.<br />

8<br />

You shall not bear<br />

false witness against<br />

your neighbor.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

9<br />

You shall not covet<br />

your neighbor’s wife.<br />

10<br />

You shall not covet<br />

your neighbor’s goods.<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

This Commandment<br />

is about loving:<br />

(circle one)<br />

God<br />

our neighbor<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 2<br />

The Conditions for Mortal Sin<br />

Directions: Read the information about mortal sin below. Then,<br />

fill in the boxes.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

All sins are bad, but some are worse than others. Less<br />

serious sins are called venial sins. Venial sins usually<br />

come from bad habits. They are wrong, but they are not<br />

done out of hatred, and do not result in serious harm.<br />

They weaken our relationship with God. Many venial<br />

sins can lead us to commit worse sins.<br />

What is Mortal Sin?<br />

Sins that are very serious are called mortal sins. We<br />

commit mortal sin when:<br />

• it involves a serious,<br />

or grave, matter,<br />

• we know that it is<br />

seriously wrong,<br />

• and we freely<br />

choose to do it<br />

anyways.<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 2<br />

How do we know that<br />

something is a serious,<br />

or grave, matter? We<br />

know because God<br />

told us! Anything that<br />

breaks one of the Ten<br />

Commandments is a<br />

serious matter.<br />

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What Are the Effects of Mortal Sin?<br />

Mortal sin causes serious harm. When we commit<br />

mortal sin, we willingly turn away from God. We reject<br />

Him and his life within us. God’s life within us is called<br />

sanctifying grace.<br />

To restore God’s life within us, we must confess any<br />

mortal sins we have committed in the Sacrament<br />

of Penance and Reconciliation. In this Sacrament,<br />

Jesus forgives us our sins through the priest. Jesus<br />

waits for us with open arms to come to Him with our<br />

sin. He wants to give us His loving mercy and take<br />

away our sins.<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 2<br />

Directions: Fill in the boxes below with the three conditions for a<br />

mortal sin. Then, color the picture.<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 2<br />

Venial and Mortal<br />

Sin Check-in<br />

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if<br />

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.<br />

1<br />

Venial sin is more serious<br />

the mortal sin.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

2<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

We commit mortal sin when<br />

we know something is<br />

seriously wrong but we do it<br />

anyway.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

3<br />

There are some serious sins<br />

Jesus will not forgive.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

4<br />

We can accidentally commit a<br />

mortal sin.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

5<br />

Breaking any of the Ten<br />

Commandments is a serious<br />

matter.<br />

True<br />

False<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 3<br />

The Good<br />

Shepherd<br />

by<br />

Bernhard<br />

Plockhorst<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 21 • Day 3<br />

The Good Shepherd<br />

Coloring Page<br />

Directions: Color the picture of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 22<br />

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• After death, our souls are sent to one of three states of being:<br />

Heaven, Purgatory, or Hell.<br />

• In Heaven, souls live forever with the Blessed Trinity, the Virgin<br />

Mary, and all the angels and saints.<br />

• In Purgatory, souls are purified so they can enter Heaven.<br />

• Hell is where those who freely chose to reject God’s love and<br />

mercy are separated from Him forever.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Eternal Father, we pray for all the holy souls in Purgatory, and for<br />

all sinners everywhere. Have mercy on us all. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 1<br />

Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about Heaven,<br />

Purgatory, and Hell.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

After we die, our souls will go to either Heaven,<br />

Purgatory, or Hell. These are not physical places.<br />

You cannot find them on a map. They are states of<br />

being. That is, they are ways of existing based on our<br />

relationship with God in life.<br />

• Heaven is where those who die in<br />

God’s grace and friendship go<br />

after death. It is a place of<br />

eternal happiness with<br />

God. In Heaven, all<br />

the angels and saints<br />

glorify God forever.<br />

In Heaven, we will<br />

see God face-to-face.<br />

This is called the<br />

Beatific Vision.<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 1<br />

• In Purgatory, souls are purified. They are cleaned<br />

of the effects of sin so they can enter Heaven.<br />

Purgatory is a place of hopeful suffering. Souls in<br />

Purgatory suffer to have unconfessed venial sins<br />

forgiven. Souls also suffer to remove the effects of<br />

mortal sin committed in life. All souls in Purgatory<br />

will go to Heaven after they have been purified.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

• Hell is where those who die in a state of mortal<br />

sin go after death. These souls have freely chosen<br />

to reject God. The main punishment in Hell is that<br />

these souls will be separated from God forever.<br />

There is no hope in Hell. Jesus and the Church<br />

teach that Hell exists and that it will last forever.<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 1<br />

The Rich Man in Hell<br />

and the Poor Lazarus in<br />

Abraham’s Lap<br />

by Hans<br />

Leonhard<br />

Schäufelein<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 1<br />

The Choices We Make<br />

Directions: Following God’s law, and following Christ, is a choice<br />

we must make every day. Read the scenarios below. Circle the<br />

choices that follow God’s law and Christ’s example.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 When a man walking in front of you drops his wallet <strong>full</strong><br />

of cash…<br />

a You take all the money for yourself.<br />

b You pick it up, run after him and return it to him.<br />

2 When your friend has lost her lunch money,<br />

and she has nothing to eat…<br />

a You shrug and eat your lunch in<br />

front of her.<br />

b You share your own lunch<br />

with her.<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 1<br />

3 When your mom asks you to clean your room and make<br />

your bed…<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

a You do what she asks right away.<br />

b You ignore her until she asks again, then tell her you<br />

will get to it later.<br />

4 When you are walking home from school, you see an<br />

elderly woman trying to unload heavy groceries from her<br />

car…<br />

a You offer to help her carry it.<br />

b You walk past her and think, “someone else can help<br />

her.”<br />

5 When you find out that your little brother accidentally<br />

broke one of your toys…<br />

a You tell him that you forgive him.<br />

b You break one of his toys to get even.<br />

6 When you yelled at your friend because you were mad<br />

that you lost to him in a game…<br />

a You never talk to him again.<br />

b You apologize to him and ask him to forgive you.<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 1<br />

Prayer<br />

Reflections<br />

Directions: Read and answer the<br />

reflection questions below as you<br />

consider what it means to be a friend<br />

of God.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 How do you want to be<br />

treated by your friends?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

2 How do you treat your friends?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

3 Being God's friend means we follow His laws. What is an<br />

example of God's law that we can follow every day?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 2<br />

Blessed Are the Clean of Heart<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud. Then, on<br />

your own paper, write a prayer asking Jesus to help you have a<br />

clean heart because you want to one day be with Him in Heaven.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Jesus said, “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will<br />

see God” (Matthew 5:8).<br />

God is perfectly true, good, and beautiful. To be with God<br />

in Heaven, we also must be pure.<br />

We must also try to be pure of heart here on earth! The<br />

Penitential Act at Holy Mass helps us to be sorry<br />

for our sins. And we should not receive Holy<br />

Communion until we have first confessed<br />

our sins in the Sacrament of Penance and<br />

Reconciliation.<br />

Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is the perfect<br />

example of being clean of heart. God<br />

preserved her from the stain of Original<br />

Sin from the moment of her conception.<br />

To be the Mother of God and to carry<br />

Jesus in her womb, Mary had to be<br />

free from sin.<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 2<br />

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Lesson 22 • Day 3<br />

Prayer Card<br />

Directions: Write in the missing words to the Prayer for the Dead.<br />

Then, color and decorate the prayer card.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

E t e r n a l ____ _g r a n t<br />

u n t ot h e m ,O _ ;a n d<br />

l e tp e r p e t u a l _s h i n e<br />

u p o nt h e m .M a yt h e y _<br />

i n ___ _ .<br />

Amen.<br />

“For just as in ADAM all DIE,<br />

so too in CHRIST shall all be<br />

brought to LIFE.”<br />

— 1 Corinthians 15:22<br />

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Lesson 6 • Day 3<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 23<br />

Jesus Forgave Sins<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus’ ministry of the forgiveness of sins continues today.<br />

• Jesus came to heal our bodies and our souls.<br />

• Jesus gave His Apostles authority to heal as He healed and to<br />

forgive sins as He forgave sins.<br />

• Sin is any thought, word, or action that hurts our relationship<br />

with God.<br />

• Sin is a burden that God wants to lift from us through His gift of<br />

forgiveness.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing<br />

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly<br />

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to<br />

love as I should. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 1<br />

The Holy Spirit and the Church<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

The Baptism<br />

of Christ<br />

by Verrocchio<br />

Representation<br />

of the Pentecost<br />

Stained-glass<br />

window<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 1<br />

From Jesus to the Apostles,<br />

from the Apostles to Today<br />

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Jesus teaching the Apostles<br />

St. Peter, Apostles,<br />

and first Pope<br />

Holy Spirit<br />

Popes and bishops<br />

throughout the<br />

Church’s history<br />

Authority<br />

Forgiveness<br />

Bishop of<br />

your diocese<br />

of Sins<br />

Local priests Local priests Local priests Local priests<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 2<br />

Body and Soul<br />

Directions: Read each sentence. Then put an X under “Body” if it is<br />

something you feel mostly in your body. Put an X under “Soul” if it<br />

is something you feel mostly in your soul.<br />

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Body<br />

Soul<br />

1 You forgot to eat breakfast this morning,<br />

and it is almost lunch time.<br />

2 You eat your favorite dessert after dinner.<br />

3 Your best friend moves to a new state.<br />

4 You get a bad grade on a test.<br />

5 You wake up with a stomachache.<br />

6 Your parents surprise you with a present.<br />

7 You tell a lie and feel bad about it.<br />

8 A picture you drew wins a special award.<br />

9<br />

10<br />

On a cold day, you stay inside under your<br />

favorite blanket.<br />

After an argument with a friend, you both<br />

make up and become good friends again.<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 3<br />

St. Ambrose and<br />

St. Augustine<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about St. Ambrose<br />

and St. Augustine.<br />

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Long ago, a holy man named<br />

Ambrose lived in Milan, in Italy.<br />

Ambrose was famous for his<br />

goodness and his love for<br />

Jesus. One day Milan needed<br />

a new bishop. The people<br />

shouted that Ambrose should<br />

be the bishop. The problem<br />

was that Ambrose was not<br />

a priest. He had never had his<br />

First Communion. He was not even<br />

baptized! But Ambrose loved Jesus<br />

so much that he agreed to be made bishop. He was<br />

baptized. He received his First Communion. He was<br />

made a priest. After that, he was made a bishop. Then,<br />

he went on to become one of the great saints of the<br />

Church.<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 3<br />

One day, a man named Augustine<br />

heard Bishop Ambrose preach.<br />

Augustine lived a sinful life. He<br />

was very moved by the words<br />

of Ambrose. He decided to<br />

change his life and follow<br />

Jesus. St. Ambrose welcomed<br />

Augustine with great love.<br />

He taught Augustine about<br />

Christianity and baptized<br />

him. Eventually Augustine also<br />

became a bishop and a saint. Even<br />

today the Church still learns from the<br />

books St. Augustine wrote.<br />

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The Church continues Jesus’ work of forgiving sins.<br />

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation helps<br />

people remove sin from their lives. Both St. Ambrose<br />

and St. Augustine continued the work of Jesus and the<br />

Apostles. They taught about Jesus and forgave the sins<br />

of the people through the Sacrament of Penance and<br />

Reconciliation.<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 3<br />

Saint Ambrose<br />

Coloring Page<br />

Italy<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 3<br />

The Gift of Forgiveness<br />

Directions: Answer each question.<br />

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1 Jesus gave the power to forgive sins to the Apostles. The<br />

Apostles passed that power to the bishops and priests<br />

who took their place. How do you think a priest feels<br />

when he shares the power to forgive sins with Jesus?<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________<br />

2 Jesus met a man who was paralyzed.<br />

First, Jesus forgave the man’s sins.<br />

Then, Jesus healed the man so he<br />

could walk again. Which do you<br />

think was more important: that<br />

Jesus forgave his sins or that<br />

Jesus healed his body? Why?<br />

________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 23 • Day 3<br />

3 Sin can make us feel sad and guilty. God wants us to<br />

experience His mercy and forgiveness in this life. He<br />

wants us to feel His help when we don’t make good<br />

choices. What would you say to thank Jesus for<br />

the gift of His forgiveness?<br />

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_________________________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________ ________<br />

______________________________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________________________<br />

____________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 24<br />

God Created Us to<br />

Know and Love Him<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• God gave us free will.<br />

• Choosing good and avoiding evil make us into the person God<br />

made us to be and helps us to live happy lives.<br />

• Choosing evil brings sadness to our lives and to the lives of the<br />

people around us.<br />

• God helps us to know what is right and wrong so that we can<br />

use our freedom well.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Almighty God, help us to remember all that you have done for<br />

us. Thank you for making us free. We hope to use our freedom to<br />

choose your will, because your ways are the ways of life and love.<br />

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

Would You Ever?<br />

Directions: Think of something that you really want and would<br />

treasure if you had. Then, for each action below, put a check<br />

the box if you would do it to get your treasure, or put an in the<br />

box if you would not.<br />

in<br />

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To get your treasure, would you...<br />

1 ... do 1,000 jumping jacks?<br />

2 ... spend all your money?<br />

3 ... climb a really tall tree?<br />

4 ... eat a disgusting food?<br />

5 ... do extra homework assignments?<br />

6 ... kiss a frog?<br />

7 ... roll around in dirt?<br />

8 ... give up your favorite food for a month?<br />

9 ... give up your favorite toy?<br />

10 ... give up your life and die?<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

Consequences<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud the choices<br />

below. For each choice, write what you think the consequence<br />

would be in the space provided.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Choice<br />

Consequences<br />

1<br />

You did not<br />

pack any lunch<br />

to bring to<br />

school.<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

2<br />

You ate all your<br />

candy at once.<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

Choice<br />

Consequences<br />

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3<br />

You cleaned<br />

your room<br />

without being<br />

asked to.<br />

__________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

4<br />

You left the<br />

refrigerator<br />

door open all<br />

night.<br />

__________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

5<br />

You cheated<br />

on a test.<br />

__________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

Choice<br />

6<br />

You lied to your<br />

parents about<br />

where you<br />

had been all<br />

afternoon.<br />

Consequences<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

7<br />

You did extra<br />

chores around<br />

the house<br />

without being<br />

asked.<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

8<br />

You stayed home<br />

and prayed a<br />

Rosary with your<br />

family instead<br />

of going to a<br />

friend’s house.<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

Choice<br />

Consequences<br />

9<br />

You stole a<br />

candy bar from<br />

the corner<br />

store.<br />

__________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

10<br />

You refused to<br />

go to morning<br />

Mass with your<br />

family and<br />

instead stayed<br />

home in bed.<br />

__________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________<br />

______________________________<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

Holy Mass Prayers<br />

Directions: First, read along with your teacher these different<br />

prayers we hear and say at Mass. Then, cut them out and place<br />

them in your My Mass Book lapbook for the next time you attend<br />

Mass.<br />

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Confiteor<br />

I confess to almighty God<br />

and to you, my<br />

brothers and sisters,<br />

that I have greatly sinned<br />

in my thoughts and<br />

in my words,<br />

in what I have done,<br />

and in what I have<br />

failed to do;<br />

through my fault,<br />

through my fault,<br />

through my most<br />

grievous fault;<br />

therefore I ask blessed<br />

Mary ever-Virgin,<br />

all the Angels and Saints,<br />

and you, my brothers<br />

and sisters,<br />

to pray for me to the<br />

Lord our God.<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 1<br />

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Kyrie<br />

Lord Have Mercy<br />

Lord Have Mercy<br />

Lord Have Mercy<br />

Christ Have Mercy<br />

Christ Have Mercy<br />

Lord Have Mercy<br />

Lord Have Mercy<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 2<br />

My Gold Coins<br />

Directions: List the gifts and talents<br />

God has given you in your life, like the<br />

gold coins in the parable. Then, choose<br />

two and write about how you can use<br />

them to honor God and love others.<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

How can I use my gifts and talents to honor God and<br />

love others?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 3<br />

Yes to God!<br />

Directions: List three ways you can say yes to God and share His<br />

love with others. Then, draw a picture of yourself sharing God’s<br />

love with someone.<br />

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1 What are three talents God has given me?<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

2 How can I use my talents to say yes to God and share His<br />

love with...<br />

My parents:<br />

My friends:<br />

Others:<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _______<br />

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Lesson 24 • Day 3<br />

Draw a picture of a way you can bring<br />

your talents and blessings together in a<br />

way that helps others.<br />

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This is myyes to God!<br />

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Lesson 25<br />

God Loves Us<br />

Unconditionally<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Even when we sin, God will always welcome us back if we are<br />

sorry and want to turn our lives toward Him again.<br />

• God shows His mercy in many ways, but most power<strong>full</strong>y in the<br />

forgiveness of sins.<br />

• The Act of Contrition helps us to express our sorrow to God for<br />

our sins.<br />

• Jesus taught us to forgive those who have hurt us.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing<br />

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly<br />

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to<br />

love as I should. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 25 • Day 1<br />

Divine Mercy<br />

Color the picture.<br />

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Sunday after Easter ~ Divine Mercy<br />

Jesus, I trust in you<br />

God Loves Us Unconditionally<br />

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Lesson 25 • Day 2<br />

Act of Contrition<br />

Directions: Trace the three parts of saying we are sorry<br />

for our sins. Then, circle the parts of the Act of Contrition<br />

that correspond to each part of saying we are sorry.<br />

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I am sorry for my sins.<br />

I will stay away from sin.<br />

Because of all that<br />

Jesus has done for me.<br />

O my God,<br />

I am sorry for my sins.<br />

In choosing to sin,<br />

And failing to do good,<br />

I have sinned against you<br />

and your Church.<br />

I firmly intend,<br />

With the help of your Son,<br />

To make up for my sins,<br />

And to love as I should.<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 25 • Day 3<br />

Peter and Jesus<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads from the Bible<br />

about Peter talking with Jesus after His Resurrection.<br />

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When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon<br />

Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than<br />

these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love<br />

you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”<br />

He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John,<br />

do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know<br />

that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”<br />

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do<br />

you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to<br />

him a third time, “Do you love me?” and<br />

he said to him, “Lord, you know<br />

everything; you know that I<br />

love you.” [Jesus] said to him,<br />

“Feed my sheep. …And<br />

when he had said this,<br />

he said to him, “Follow<br />

me.” (John 21:15-19)<br />

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Lesson 26<br />

The Sacrament of Penance<br />

and Reconciliation<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• When we sin, we disobey God and fail to love Him and each<br />

other, and we reject His love.<br />

• God will always welcome us back and forgive our sins if we are<br />

truly sorry for them.<br />

• Jesus established the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation<br />

so that we could receive God’s forgiveness.<br />

• There are four parts to the Sacrament of Penance and<br />

Reconciliation: contrition, confession, penance, and absolution.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing<br />

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly<br />

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to<br />

love as I should. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 1<br />

Lost<br />

Directions: Write about or draw a picture of a time you lost<br />

something that was very important to you.<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 1<br />

Have I Walked<br />

with God Today?<br />

Directions: List five things you have<br />

done so far today. Then, for each<br />

activity you have listed, think<br />

about whether or not you did<br />

anything you are not proud of<br />

during that time. Keep the things<br />

you are not proud of in your heart.<br />

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1 _<br />

2 _<br />

3 _<br />

4 _<br />

5 _<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 2<br />

The Sacrament of Penance<br />

and Reconciliation<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about the<br />

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Then, answer the questions.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

God loves each one of us. He wants to be a Father to us. Sadly,<br />

we often sin and turn away from Him. Jesus gave us the<br />

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to help us become<br />

the Father's children again. In this Sacraments, God forgives<br />

our sins and repairs our relationship with Him and His Church.<br />

Reconciliation means to repair a hurt relationship<br />

and make it like new again. In the Sacrament<br />

of Penance and Reconciliation, we tell God<br />

that we are sorry for our sins<br />

and want to make up for them.<br />

We are given God’s forgiveness and<br />

our friendship with Him is made<br />

new!<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 2<br />

The Four Parts of the Sacrament of<br />

Penance and Reconciliation<br />

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation has four parts:<br />

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1 Contrition: Contrition means being sorry for our<br />

sins and making the choice not to sin again.<br />

2 Confession: Confession means telling all of our<br />

sins to a priest. In this Sacrament, the priest acts in<br />

the place of Jesus Himself. When we confess to a<br />

priest, we are really confessing to God. We are<br />

telling Him we are sorry for disobeying Him and<br />

hurting our relationship with Him and His Church.<br />

3 Penance: After we confess our sins, the priest will<br />

give us something to do to make up for our sins.<br />

and help repair or relationship with God, His<br />

Church, and those whom we may have hurt by our<br />

sin. Often our penance is a prayer to say. We must<br />

do our penance as soon as we can.<br />

4 Absolution: The priest prays a special prayer and,<br />

with the authority of Jesus Himself, absolves, or<br />

forgives, our sins.<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 2<br />

The Effects of the<br />

Sacrament of Penance<br />

and Reconciliation<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

After we have been<br />

forgiven in the<br />

Sacrament of Penance<br />

and Reconciliation, we<br />

are completely free of sin.<br />

There is no sin on our souls!<br />

In order to show God our thanks<br />

for His great gift of forgiveness and<br />

love, we must do all we can to avoid sinning again.<br />

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation does<br />

other good things for us as well. Our consciences are<br />

made stronger. Our conscience is the voice of God<br />

within our hearts that helps us know right and wrong.<br />

The Sacrament also makes it easier for us to forgive<br />

others who have hurt us. When we are shown mercy, it<br />

helps us to show mercy to others.<br />

Remember, you never have to be scared to go to<br />

confession. God already knows our sins. God rejoices<br />

when sinners repent, and He will never give up on us.<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 2<br />

1 Why do we need the Sacrament of Penance and<br />

Reconciliation?<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

2 What does reconciliation mean?<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

3 What are the four parts of this Sacrament?<br />

_____________ ____________________________________________________ ____<br />

_____________ ____________________________________________________ ____<br />

4 What is the name for "being sorry for our sins"?<br />

______________________________________________________________________ _____<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 2<br />

6 Whom is the priest acting in the place of?<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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7 Penance is important because _<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

8 During Absolution, we are _<br />

__________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 3<br />

Symbols of the<br />

Sacrament of Penance<br />

and Reconciliation<br />

Directions: Read about each symbol of the Sacrament of Penance<br />

and Reconciliation. Then, draw each symbol and write a short<br />

explanation of your drawing.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Keys<br />

A single key or a pair of crossed keys. Jesus told St. Peter: “I<br />

will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever<br />

you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you<br />

loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 3<br />

Purple Stole<br />

A long, thin strip of cloth that a priest wears over his shoulders.<br />

Purple is the liturgical color of sorrow and repentance.<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

A Raised Hand<br />

The priest holds his right hand over your head as he absolves<br />

you of your sins in the person of Christ.<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_____________________________________________________________ _______<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 3<br />

The Cross<br />

The priest makes the Sign of the Cross over you as he closes<br />

the Prayer of Absolution, “And I absolve you from your sins in<br />

the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

My Symbol for Penance and Reconciliation<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 26 • Day 3<br />

My Act of Contrition<br />

Directions: First, read through the Act of Contrition you have been<br />

praying with your class. Then, write your own Act of Contrition in<br />

your own words. It must have the following three parts:<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 You must say you are sorry for your sins.<br />

2 You must say that you know you have sinned and need<br />

God’s mercy.<br />

3 You must say you want to do better with God’s help.<br />

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin,<br />

and failing to do good, I have sinned against you and<br />

your Church. I firmly intend, with the help of your Son,<br />

to make up for my sins, and to love as I should. Amen.<br />

My Act of Contrition<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ___<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ___<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ___<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ___<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ___<br />

_______________________________________________________________________ ___<br />

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Lesson 27<br />

How to Make a<br />

Good Confession<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• God always invites us to know His love and mercy and wants to<br />

forgive our sins.<br />

• During His earthly life, Jesus established a practical way for us<br />

to receive God’s forgiveness — the Sacrament of Penance and<br />

Reconciliation.<br />

• An Examination of Conscience helps us to think about how we<br />

have sinned so that we may prepare to make a good Confession.<br />

• The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is a great gift from<br />

God.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing<br />

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly<br />

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to<br />

love as I should. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 27 • Day 1<br />

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St. Peter Weeping<br />

before the Virgin<br />

by<br />

Guercino<br />

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Lesson 27 • Day 1<br />

The Four Parts of Penance and<br />

Reconciliation Fill-in-the-Blank<br />

Directions: Circle the correct word that fills in each blank. Fill in<br />

the blanks with the best words.<br />

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Contrition<br />

1 Contrition means _ for your sins.<br />

anger sadness sorrow<br />

2 We should be sorry for our sins because we _<br />

God and His Church and know that we have let<br />

Him down.<br />

love hate fear<br />

3 We pray a(n) _ of<br />

Contrition to tell God that we are<br />

sorry for our sins.<br />

prayer act list<br />

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4 An Examination of _ helps us to<br />

think care<strong>full</strong>y about how we have sinned.<br />

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conscience sin contrition<br />

Confession<br />

5 Confession means telling our sins to a _<br />

who acts in the place of Jesus Himself.<br />

friend priest nun<br />

6 The priest reconciles us to both God and His _.<br />

Church saints Commandments<br />

7 We should confess _ of the sins we can<br />

remember.<br />

some all three<br />

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8 We will not be forgiven our _<br />

sins if we purposely do not confess them.<br />

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venial<br />

mortal<br />

9 The _ of Confession<br />

means that the priest will not tell<br />

anyone what we have confessed.<br />

secret seal prayer<br />

Penance<br />

1 Penance is an act the priest gives us to make up for our<br />

_ .<br />

sorrow kindness sin<br />

2 Doing an act of penance helps make us spiritually<br />

_ .<br />

sick weak healthy<br />

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3 We should do our _ soon after<br />

receiving the Sacrament.<br />

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penance confession contrition<br />

Absolution<br />

4 Absolution is the act of the priest in which he<br />

and His Church.<br />

_ our sins in the name of Jesus<br />

forgets punishes forgives<br />

5 It is not the priest who forgives us, but rather<br />

_ Himself.<br />

Jesus Moses the Pope<br />

6 Even if our sin is very bad, once our sin has been<br />

_ , we do not have to confess it again.<br />

forgiven hidden written down<br />

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Lesson 27 • Day 2<br />

An Examination of<br />

Conscience for Children<br />

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Responsibilities to God<br />

• Have I prayed every day?<br />

• Have I prayed my morning prayers and<br />

night prayers?<br />

• Have I prayed with my parents and<br />

family?<br />

• Have I been moody and rebellious about<br />

praying and going to church on Sunday?<br />

• Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me whenever I have<br />

been tempted to sin?<br />

• Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me do what is right?<br />

Responsibilities to others<br />

• Have I been obedient and respectful to my parents?<br />

• Have I lied or been deceitful to them or to others?<br />

• Have I been arrogant, stubborn, or rebellious?<br />

• Have I talked back to parents, teachers, or other adults?<br />

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• Have I pouted and been moody?<br />

• Have I been selfish toward my parents, my brothers and<br />

sisters, my teachers, or my friends and schoolmates?<br />

• Have I gotten angry at them? Have I hit anyone?<br />

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• Have I held grudges or not forgiven others?<br />

• Have I treated other children with respect, or have I made<br />

fun of them and called them names?<br />

• Have I used bad language?<br />

• Have I stolen anything? Have I returned it?<br />

• Have I performed my responsibilities,<br />

such as homework and household<br />

chores?<br />

• Have I been helpful and<br />

affectionate toward my<br />

family?<br />

• Have I been kind and<br />

generous with my<br />

friends?<br />

© Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap.<br />

This resource may be reproduced<br />

and distributed free of charge<br />

by permission of the author.<br />

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Lesson 28<br />

Jesus Died on the Cross<br />

to Save Us from Sin<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• All people have sinned and are in need of salvation.<br />

• God sent His Son into the world to save us from sin by His Death<br />

and Resurrection.<br />

• Jesus suffered, died, and was buried. He rose from the dead on<br />

the third day.<br />

• Jesus calls us to take up our own crosses and follow in His own<br />

example of redemptive suffering.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Teacher: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.<br />

<strong>Student</strong>s: Because, by your holy Cross, you have redeemed the<br />

world.<br />

All: Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart<br />

and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense<br />

and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out your holy and true<br />

command. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 1<br />

What Our Lord Saw<br />

from the Cross<br />

by James<br />

Tissot<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 2<br />

Were You There When<br />

They Crucified My Lord?<br />

Directions: Use the lyrics below to sing along with the song.<br />

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Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there<br />

when they crucified my Lord?<br />

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.<br />

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?<br />

Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? Were you<br />

there when they nailed Him to the tree?<br />

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were<br />

you there when they nailed Him to the tree?<br />

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? Were<br />

you there when they laid Him in the tomb?<br />

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble,<br />

tremble, tremble. Were you there when they<br />

laid Him in the tomb?<br />

Were you there when He rose up from the<br />

dead? Were you there when He rose up<br />

from the dead?<br />

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble,<br />

tremble, tremble. Were you there when He<br />

rose up from the dead?<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 2<br />

Christ’s Passion in Sacred Art<br />

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Last<br />

Supper<br />

by Jacopo Bassano<br />

“When the hour<br />

came, he took his<br />

place at table with<br />

the apostles.”<br />

Luke 22:14<br />

The Agony<br />

in the<br />

Garden<br />

by El Greco<br />

“Then going out,<br />

he went, as was<br />

his custom, to the<br />

Mount of Olives,<br />

and the disciples<br />

followed him.”<br />

Luke 22:39<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 2<br />

The Taking<br />

of Christ<br />

by Caravaggio<br />

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While he was still<br />

speaking, a crowd<br />

approached and in<br />

front was one of the<br />

Twelve, a man named<br />

Judas. He went up to<br />

Jesus to kiss him.<br />

Luke 22:47<br />

St. Peter’s<br />

Denial<br />

by Rembrandt<br />

After arresting him<br />

they led him away<br />

and took him into<br />

the house of the<br />

high priest; Peter<br />

was following at a<br />

distance.<br />

Luke 22:54<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 2<br />

Christ before<br />

Caiaphas<br />

by Matthias Storm<br />

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When day came the<br />

council of elders of<br />

the people met, both<br />

chief priests and<br />

scribes, and they<br />

brought him before<br />

their Sanhedrin.<br />

Luke 22:66<br />

Christ<br />

before Pilate<br />

by Mihaly<br />

Munkacsy<br />

Then the whole<br />

assembly of them<br />

arose and brought<br />

him before Pilate.<br />

Luke 23:1<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 2<br />

Christ Carrying<br />

the Cross<br />

by Titian<br />

As they led him away<br />

they took hold of a certain<br />

Simon, a Cyrenian, who<br />

was coming in from the<br />

country; and after laying<br />

the cross on him, they made<br />

him carry it behind Jesus.<br />

Luke 23:26<br />

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Jesus Being<br />

Crucified<br />

by William Brassey Hole<br />

When they came to the<br />

place called the Skull,<br />

they crucified him and the<br />

criminals there.<br />

Luke 23:33<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 2<br />

Christ and the<br />

Good Thief<br />

by Titian<br />

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Now one of the criminals<br />

hanging there reviled<br />

Jesus, saying, "Are you<br />

not the Messiah? Save<br />

yourself and us.”<br />

Luke 23:39<br />

Christ Crucified<br />

by Diego Valazquez<br />

It was now about noon and<br />

darkness came over the<br />

whole land until three in<br />

the afternoon because of an<br />

eclipse of the sun.<br />

Luke 23:44-45<br />

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Lesson 28 • Day 2<br />

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The<br />

Entombment<br />

of Christ<br />

by Caravaggio<br />

Now there was<br />

a virtuous and<br />

righteous man named<br />

Joseph who, though<br />

he was a member of<br />

the council, had not<br />

consented to their<br />

plan of action.<br />

Luke 23:50-51<br />

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Lesson 29<br />

Jesus Rose from the<br />

Dead on Easter Sunday<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• The Resurrection of Jesus is a real, historical event with many<br />

eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ.<br />

• The Risen Christ is truly Jesus; His body still bears the marks<br />

of His Passion, yet He has been changed and now possesses a<br />

glorified body, filled with the Holy Spirit and showing forth the<br />

<strong>full</strong> power of God.<br />

• The Resurrection opens the way for us to new life and restores<br />

us to God’s grace and friendship.<br />

• The Resurrection promises our own resurrection at the end of<br />

time.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!<br />

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!<br />

Who did once upon the Cross, Alleluia!<br />

Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!<br />

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Lesson 29 • Day 1<br />

Jesus Christ Is<br />

Risen Today<br />

Directions: Sing along with the<br />

hymn using the lyrics below.<br />

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Jesus Christ is risen today,<br />

Alleluia!<br />

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!<br />

Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!<br />

Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!<br />

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!<br />

Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!<br />

Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!<br />

Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!<br />

But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!<br />

Our salvation hath procured, Alleluia!<br />

Now above the sky He's king, Alleluia!<br />

Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!<br />

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Lesson 29 • Day 1<br />

Good News Bumper Sticker<br />

Directions: Write a sentence describing the Good News of our Faith. Then,<br />

color and decorate your bumper sticker. Cut it out to display.<br />

___________________________________<br />

___________________________________<br />

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Lesson 29 • Day 2<br />

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The Incredulity<br />

of Saint Thomas<br />

by<br />

Caravaggio<br />

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Lesson 29 • Day 2<br />

The Risen Jesus<br />

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct answers from the<br />

word bank.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

All things Saw Risen Truth<br />

Faith Final Glorified Ghost<br />

1 The Apostles had a hard time believing that Jesus had<br />

___________ _ f r o mt h ed e a d .<br />

2 The experience of all human beings is that death is<br />

___________ _.<br />

3 Jesus showed during His public ministry that He had power<br />

o v e r _ —e v e nl i f ea n dd e a t h .<br />

4 Jesus’ friends didn’t believe He had risen until they<br />

___________ _H i mw i t ht h e i ro w ne y e s .<br />

5 Even though we can be sure that Jesus rose from the dead,<br />

w es t i l ln e e d _t ob e l i e v ei nH i m .<br />

6 O u rf a i t hi sr o o t e di n _.<br />

7 Th eR i s e nJ e s u si sr e a l l yJ e s u s ,n o ta _____.<br />

8 Th eR i s e nJ e s u sh a sa _ b o d y.<br />

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Lesson 29 • Day 3<br />

Why Did Jesus Rise<br />

from the Dead?<br />

Directions: Read about why Jesus rose from the dead. Then,<br />

answer the questions.<br />

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Jesus’ Resurrection was the greatest of miracles.<br />

Three days before His Resurrection, Jesus<br />

suffered and died on the Cross. His<br />

body was placed in a tomb.<br />

On the third day, Jesus rose from the<br />

dead. The Risen Jesus has a glorified<br />

body — all of the power of God is<br />

revealed in Him.<br />

But why did Jesus rise from the dead? Here are five<br />

reasons:<br />

• To prove that He is God. Only God has the power<br />

to give life.<br />

• To defeat death. Jesus’ Resurrection won a great<br />

victory over death. Death no longer holds power<br />

over us. Jesus opened the doors to Heaven for us.<br />

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• To keep all of God’s promises. From the<br />

beginning, God had promised to save us from sin.<br />

Jesus’ Resurrection saved us from sin.<br />

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• To give us God’s grace. By grace — the free gift<br />

of God’s life within us — we are able to live in<br />

friendship with God as sons and daughters.<br />

• To preview for us our own resurrection. We<br />

believe that, at the end of time, we will be made like<br />

the Risen Jesus. We will live forever<br />

with God in a new heavens<br />

and a new earth. Then,<br />

there will be no pain,<br />

no suffering, no sin,<br />

and no death.<br />

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Lesson 29 • Day 3<br />

1 What happened three days after Jesus died?<br />

_<br />

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2 What does it mean that the Risen Jesus was glorified?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

3 Who has the power to give life?<br />

_<br />

4 What did Jesus open to us by His Resurrection from the dead?<br />

_<br />

5 Because of grace, how are we now able to live?<br />

_<br />

6 What do we believe we will be like at the end of time?<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 30<br />

Jesus Ascended into Heaven<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• After spending 40 days with His disciples, teaching them about<br />

the Kingdom, Jesus ascended into Heaven.<br />

• The Ascension is a historical event.<br />

• Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father and will come<br />

again.<br />

• Christ’s entry into Heaven gives us access to the “Father’s house”<br />

in Heaven.<br />

• Christ’s Ascension signifies the inauguration of the Messiah’s<br />

Kingdom.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Dear Jesus, your Death, Resurrection, and Ascension opened the<br />

gates of Heaven for me. Help me to do your Father’s will so that I<br />

too may earn a place beside you in Heaven. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 30 • Day 1<br />

Ascension Eyewitness<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Directions: Imagine you are one of the<br />

Apostles who saw Jesus ascend into Heaven.<br />

Now, write a note to a friend explaining what<br />

happened. What did you see? How did you feel<br />

when you saw Jesus leave? Why?<br />

Dear ____________________________,<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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The Ascension<br />

by<br />

Francesco<br />

Camilo<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Lesson 30 • Day 2<br />

My Father’s House<br />

Directions: Jesus compared Heaven to His Father’s house, which<br />

has many rooms. He has prepared a room for each of us in His<br />

Father’s house. Answer the reflection questions below.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 Describe your home. What do you like best about it? Why?<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

2 Jesus says that Heaven, His Father’s house, is our true home.<br />

Why do you think Jesus compared Heaven to a house?<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

3 Describe what you think Heaven will be like.<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

______________________________________________________________________ __________<br />

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Lesson 30 • Day 3<br />

The Ascension and<br />

the Final Age<br />

Directions: Read about the Ascension.<br />

Then, answer the questions.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

When Jesus ascended into Heaven, He<br />

opened the doors of Heaven to us.<br />

He invites us to live as He taught<br />

us so that after we die, we<br />

can be in Heaven with Him.<br />

He has promised us eternal life<br />

if we live holy lives and ask<br />

for God’s forgiveness for our<br />

sins. Jesus’ Ascension shows us<br />

the way and gives us hope for<br />

Heaven.<br />

The Final Age<br />

Jesus’ Ascension is the<br />

beginning of the Final<br />

Age. The Final Age is the<br />

days and years before the<br />

end of time. We are in the<br />

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Lesson 30 • Day 3<br />

Final Age now. During this Final Age, God is working to<br />

make His love and mercy known throughout the world.<br />

Then, at the end of time, Jesus will return in all His glory to<br />

fulfill God’s reign over all things.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 What did Jesus do for us when He Ascended into Heaven?<br />

___________________________________________________________________________________<br />

2 What do we call the days and years before the end of time?<br />

___________________________________________________________________________________<br />

3 What is happening in the Final Age?<br />

___________________________________________________________________________________<br />

___________________________________________________________________________________<br />

4 When will Jesus return?<br />

___________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 30 • Day 3<br />

Proofs of Jesus’ Love<br />

Directions: On each strip below, write an important fact you<br />

believe the world needs to know about Jesus and His love for us.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and became man.<br />

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Lesson 31<br />

The Paschal Mystery<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• The Paschal Mystery is Christ’s work of redemption, through His<br />

Passion, Death, and Resurrection, which saved us from sin and<br />

death for new life as sons and daughters of God.<br />

• At every Mass we proclaim the Paschal Mystery in a prayer<br />

called the Memorial Acclamation.<br />

• We experience the Paschal Mystery in our everyday lives.<br />

Christ’s Resurrection teaches us that our life is not only sin,<br />

suffering, and death. There is a new, greater life beyond these!<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you. Because by your Holy<br />

Cross and Resurrection, you have redeemed the world. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 31 • Day 1<br />

Seasons Begin and End<br />

Directions: Draw a picture of each of the four seasons.<br />

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Spring<br />

Summer<br />

Winter<br />

Autumn<br />

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Lesson 31 • Day 1<br />

The Liturgical Calendar<br />

Directions: Label and color the liturgical seasons: Advent (purple),<br />

Christmas (white), Ordinary Time (two separate sections, both<br />

green), Lent (purple), Triduum (red), and Easter (white).<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

The Paschal Mystery<br />

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Lesson 31 • Day 1<br />

The Paschal Mystery<br />

Word Search<br />

Directions: Find and circle the words in the<br />

word search. Words may be vertical or horizontal.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Ascension<br />

Cross<br />

Death<br />

Faith<br />

Word List<br />

Free<br />

Jesus<br />

Memorial<br />

Mystery<br />

Paschal<br />

Passion<br />

Resurrection<br />

Savior<br />

P A S S I O N F R E E B<br />

T M E M O R I A L X W M<br />

F D A S C E N S I O N C<br />

A E M Y S T E R Y O Q R<br />

I A N G P A S C H A L O<br />

T T A A C C J E S U S S<br />

H H B S A V I O R O N S<br />

R E S U R R E C T I O N<br />

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Lesson 31 • Day 2<br />

The Memorial<br />

Acclamation Code<br />

Directions: Use the key to decode the words the priest says at<br />

Mass to introduce the Memorial Acclamation. Then, color the<br />

picture.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12<br />

Z O Y J D R Q X L U C I K<br />

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25<br />

H B T F V P A G N E S W M<br />

____________ ____________________________ ________ ____________________<br />

15 13 22 25 2 23 15 22 5 2 1 16 16 19 11 15 13<br />

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Lesson 31 • Day 2<br />

The Memorial Acclamation<br />

Directions: Read along with your teacher the different forms of the<br />

Memorial Acclamation that may be prayed at Mass. Then, cut them<br />

out and put them in your My Mass Book lapbook in the Liturgy of<br />

the Eucharist section for the next time you attend Mass.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

The Memorial Acclamation<br />

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Lesson 31 • Day 2<br />

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Option 1: We<br />

proclaim your<br />

Death, O Lord,<br />

and profess your<br />

Resurrection, until<br />

you come again.<br />

Option 2: When<br />

we eat this Bread<br />

and drink this Cup,<br />

we proclaim your<br />

Death, O Lord, until<br />

you come again.<br />

Option 3: Save us,<br />

Savior of the world,<br />

for by your Cross<br />

and Resurrection<br />

you have set us free.<br />

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Lesson 32<br />

Jesus Sent the Holy<br />

Spirit at Pentecost<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit after His Ascension to<br />

teach us, to remind us of all that Christ said to us, and to bear<br />

witness to Him.<br />

• The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles on Pentecost, 50<br />

days after Jesus’ Resurrection.<br />

• We receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit at our Baptism, which is<br />

confirmed and completed in the Sacrament of Confirmation,<br />

perpetuating the grace of Pentecost in the Church and<br />

emboldening the faithful to profess faith in Jesus Christ to all<br />

the world.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in<br />

them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be<br />

created, and you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by<br />

the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful,<br />

grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever<br />

enjoy His consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.<br />

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Holy Spirit<br />

at Pentecost<br />

St. James the<br />

Greater Catholic<br />

Church<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 1<br />

Symbols of the Holy Spirit<br />

Directions: Read about the different symbols of the Holy Spirit.<br />

Then, draw your own version of each symbol.<br />

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A dove<br />

The Spirit of God came down upon Jesus<br />

at His baptism like a dove.<br />

Fire or tongues of fire<br />

God’s Spirit often appears in fire,<br />

which is a symbol of power and might.<br />

A tongue of fire is another way of<br />

describing the shape of a flame.<br />

Wind<br />

On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled the<br />

room where the Apostles had gathered.<br />

There was a sound of a rushing wind. The<br />

original Greek and Hebrew words for<br />

spirit also mean wind. The Latin spiritus<br />

means “breath” or “wind.”<br />

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Water<br />

We are given the Holy Spirit at our<br />

Baptism. Water is poured over our heads<br />

three times, and the minister says, “I<br />

baptize you in the name of the Father,<br />

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”<br />

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A cloud<br />

God led His people in the Old Testament<br />

by appearing in a cloud. His Spirit was<br />

in the cloud, leading and guiding His<br />

people, and protecting them.<br />

Anointing with oil<br />

In Baptism and in Confirmation, holy oil<br />

is put on our foreheads to show that we<br />

have been given the Holy Spirit.<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 1<br />

Holy Spirit Seek and Find<br />

Directions: Find the symbols of the Holy Spirit and other images<br />

hidden in the picture. Circle and color the images as you find them.<br />

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Items to Find<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 2<br />

The Story of Pentecost<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about the first<br />

Pentecost.<br />

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Jesus commanded the Apostles to tell<br />

the whole world about Him.<br />

He promised to send<br />

the Holy Spirit to help<br />

them in this mission.<br />

After Jesus ascended to<br />

Heaven, the Apostles<br />

and Mary waited for the<br />

Holy Spirit to come. The<br />

Apostles were afraid, so<br />

they hid in the upper room<br />

together.<br />

Ten days after the Ascension, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit<br />

down from Heaven:<br />

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they<br />

were all in one place together. And suddenly<br />

there came from the sky a noise like a strong<br />

driving wind, and it filled the entire house in<br />

which they were. Then there appeared to them<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 2<br />

tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest<br />

on each one of them. And they were all filled with<br />

the holy Spirit and began to speak in different<br />

tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.<br />

(Acts 2:1–4)<br />

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On that day, many people were in Jerusalem. They were<br />

there for a special Jewish celebration called Pentecost.<br />

They came from different countries and spoke many<br />

different languages.<br />

The Holy Spirit gave the Apostles the courage to go out<br />

and preach the Gospel message. He also gave them the<br />

ability to speak the different languages of the people.<br />

The Apostles began to teach about Jesus. The people<br />

heard St. Peter and the other Apostles speak in their<br />

own languages all at the same time!<br />

The Apostles began teaching about Jesus and baptizing<br />

new Christians. The Apostles baptized almost 3,000<br />

people that day!<br />

Today, the Church still celebrates Pentecost. We call it<br />

the birthday of the Church because it was when the<br />

Good News began to be shared with all people.<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 2<br />

Pentecost<br />

Directions: Listen to the story of Pentecost while you color the picture.<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 2<br />

Tongues of Fire Headband<br />

Directions: Color and cut out the tongue of fire. Then, using<br />

construction paper, cut out a strip of paper to use as a headband<br />

by attaching the two ends with a stapler or glue. Attach your<br />

tongue of fire to the headband using glue or a stapler.<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 3<br />

Birthday Card for the Church<br />

Directions: Cut out<br />

the card. Next, fold<br />

along the dotted lines<br />

on the back, tuck the<br />

popup toward the<br />

inside, then fold the<br />

paper in half to make<br />

a card.<br />

_____________________ _<br />

_____________________ _<br />

_____________________ _<br />

_____________________ _<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_ _<br />

_<br />

_ _<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_ _<br />

_<br />

_ _<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 3<br />

Gifts of the Holy Spirit<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about the<br />

Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Match each gift to its correct description.<br />

Then, answer the reflection question.<br />

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Understanding<br />

Helps us to know right from<br />

wrong and to avoid sin in order<br />

to get to Heaven one day.<br />

Wisdom<br />

Fear of<br />

the Lord<br />

Counsel<br />

Helps us to know when we<br />

sin and when we need help.<br />

Helps us to know God’s plan<br />

for us and know the Truth.<br />

Helps us to know that God is God<br />

and we are not. It also helps us<br />

to be amazed by God’s greatness<br />

and to know His goodness.<br />

Fortitude<br />

Helps us to stand up for and<br />

defend the Catholic Faith.<br />

Piety<br />

Helps us to know and<br />

follow God’s will for us.<br />

Knowledge<br />

Helps us to worship God<br />

because we love Him.<br />

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Lesson 32 • Day 3<br />

Which gift would you like to use better in your life? Why?<br />

Write it in the gift box below.<br />

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Gift: _<br />

Why?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 33<br />

Jesus Will Come Again to<br />

Judge the Living and the Dead<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• All people have sinned and are in need of salvation.<br />

• God sent His Son into the world to save us from sin by His Death<br />

and Resurrection.<br />

• Jesus suffered, died, and was buried. He rose from the dead on<br />

the third day.<br />

• Jesus calls us to take up our own crosses and follow in His own<br />

example of redemptive suffering.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Teacher: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.<br />

<strong>Student</strong>s: Because, by your holy Cross, you have redeemed the<br />

world.<br />

All: Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart<br />

and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense<br />

and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out your holy and true<br />

command. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 33 • Day 1<br />

Love as Jesus Loves<br />

Directions: Jesus commanded us to love as He loves us. List three<br />

ways you have learned that Jesus loves us.<br />

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Jesus loves us by . . .<br />

1 _<br />

_<br />

2 _<br />

_<br />

3 _<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 33 • Day 1<br />

Judgment<br />

Directions: Read or follow along as your teachers reads aloud<br />

about the Particular and Last Judgments.<br />

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Everyone who lives will die. Death,<br />

however, is not the end. We believe in a<br />

life after death.<br />

The Particular Judgment<br />

Each of us will be judged by God<br />

when we die. This judgment is<br />

called the Particular Judgment.<br />

God will judge how well we have<br />

loved Him and others during our lives.<br />

If we have loved God and others as we should, our souls<br />

will enter Heaven. There, we will be with God. Some<br />

souls may go to Purgatory before they enter Heaven.<br />

There, they will be purified of the effects of sin.<br />

If we have failed to love, our souls will be sent to Hell.<br />

These souls have chosen to live without God.<br />

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Lesson 33 • Day 1<br />

The Last Judgment<br />

Jesus will return in glory at the end of time. Then, we<br />

will be judged a final time. Jesus will reveal to all how<br />

the good we have done or failed to do has affected<br />

everyone and everything. Nothing will be hidden from<br />

the light of Christ. This judgment is called the Last<br />

Judgment or Final Judgment.<br />

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Those who have failed to love and serve the Lord<br />

and rejected His mercy will be separated<br />

from God forever.<br />

Those who have loved and served<br />

the Lord will be invited into<br />

eternal life with God in a New<br />

Heavens and a New Earth.<br />

In this mysterious new<br />

creation, there will be no<br />

suffering, sadness, or pain.<br />

We will enjoy a perfect<br />

relationship of joy and<br />

love with God and with<br />

each other.<br />

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Lesson 33 • Day 1<br />

Judgment Fill-in-the-Blank<br />

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct answer from the<br />

word bank.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

Heaven Purgatory Life Particular<br />

Earth Hell Loved Last<br />

1 Death is not the end. We believe in a _<br />

after death.<br />

2 The _ Judgment happens after we die.<br />

3 God will judge how well we have _<br />

Him and others during our lives.<br />

4 If we have loved God and others as we should, our souls<br />

will enter _.<br />

5 Some souls will need to be purified of sin in<br />

_.<br />

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6 If we have failed to love, our<br />

souls will be sent to<br />

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_.<br />

7 The _<br />

Judgment will happen at<br />

the end of time.<br />

8 There will be no suffering,<br />

sadness, or pain in the New<br />

Heavens and New<br />

_.<br />

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Lesson 33 • Day 1<br />

A Prayer for Help<br />

Directions: Write a prayer to Jesus to ask for His help to live the<br />

life that He asks you to live so that you can be invited into Heaven.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Dear Jesus,<br />

Help me to __________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________<br />

Amen.<br />

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Lesson 33 • Day 2<br />

Old vs. New<br />

Directions: God will make all things new at the end of time.<br />

Imagine what each thing below would be like made new. Then,<br />

answer the questions and complete the activity.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

What would this<br />

plant be like if it<br />

were made new<br />

again?<br />

__________________ ____________________________________ _<br />

__________________ ____________________________________ _<br />

__________________ ____________________________________ _<br />

__________________ ____________________________________ _<br />

Draw a picture of what it<br />

would be like new.<br />

What would these<br />

sneakers be like if they<br />

were made new again?<br />

Draw a picture of what they<br />

would be like new.<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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What would you be like if<br />

you were made new again?<br />

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_<br />

What would this city be like if<br />

it were made new again?<br />

____________________________________________________ _<br />

____________________________________________________ _<br />

____________________________________________________ _<br />

____________________________________________________ _<br />

Draw a picture of what it<br />

would be like new.<br />

Draw a picture of yourself<br />

made new.<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 34<br />

The Roots of the Eucharist<br />

in the Old Testament<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Ancient people offered animal sacrifices to praise God, to thank<br />

God, to mark new beginnings, and to show sorrow for their sins.<br />

• Jesus is the Lamb of God, who offered Himself as a sacrifice to pay<br />

the price for our sins.<br />

• Jesus’ Death and Resurrection are a new Passover, which brought<br />

about salvation from sin and death.<br />

• Bread has always been an important part of the story of our salvation.<br />

• Jesus taught us that He is the Bread of Life and then gave Himself<br />

to us in the Eucharist.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.<br />

Body of Christ, save me.<br />

Blood of Christ, fill me.<br />

Water from the side of Christ,<br />

wash me.<br />

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.<br />

O good Jesus, hear me.<br />

Within your wounds, conceal me.<br />

All:<br />

Do not permit me to be parted<br />

from you.<br />

From the evil foe, protect me.<br />

At the hour of my death, call me.<br />

And bid me come to you,<br />

to praise you with all your saints<br />

forever and ever. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 1<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

The Sacrificial<br />

Lamb<br />

by<br />

Josefa de<br />

Ayala<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 1<br />

Reasons for Sacrifice<br />

Directions: Read about the reasons for sacrifice. Then, circle the<br />

correct answers to the questions.<br />

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A sacrifice is the act of freely giving something<br />

up and offering it to God. For example, we<br />

might give up eating candy during Lent.<br />

In the Old Testament, people offered<br />

animal sacrifices to God. Lambs were<br />

a favorite animal for sacrifice. A lamb<br />

follows and obeys its shepherd. Its<br />

white color has always been a symbol of<br />

innocence. In the Old Testament, animal<br />

sacrifices were made to mark important<br />

moments in people’s lives.<br />

There were four main reasons for animal sacrifice.<br />

1 To praise God: The sacrifice gave back to God<br />

what was His because He is Good.<br />

2 To thank God: The sacrifice gave back to God what<br />

He had given us as a gift of thanks.<br />

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3 To begin something new: The sacrifice was a<br />

symbol of a new covenant being made.<br />

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4 To show sorrow for sins: This was the most<br />

common reason for sacrifice. The price for sin is<br />

death. It is a price too much for anyone to pay. The<br />

animal was sacrificed to pay part of the price. An<br />

animal sacrifice is not enough, however, to pay the<br />

<strong>full</strong> price for sin.<br />

We do not offer animal sacrifices today. But, we still<br />

praise God. We still give Him thanks. We still celebrate<br />

new beginnings. We still show sorrow for our sin.<br />

And we still use symbols and traditions during these<br />

important moments.<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 1<br />

1 What did people in the Old Testament offer as sacrifice<br />

to God?<br />

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a Candy<br />

b Money<br />

c Animals<br />

2 What kind of animal was a favorite for sacrifice?<br />

a A dog<br />

b A lamb<br />

c A chicken<br />

3 Which kind of sacrifice was made because God is good?<br />

a Praise<br />

b Sorrow for sin<br />

c To begin something new<br />

4 Which kind of sacrifice was made as a symbol of a new<br />

covenant?<br />

a Praise<br />

b To begin something new<br />

c Thanks<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 1<br />

The Lamb of God at Mass<br />

Directions: Cut out the prayer and put it in your Mass lapbook<br />

in the section on the Liturgy of the Eucharist.<br />

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The Lamb<br />

of God<br />

Agnus Dei<br />

Lamb of God, who<br />

takes away the<br />

sins of the world,<br />

have mercy on us.<br />

Lamb of God, who<br />

takes away the<br />

sins of the world,<br />

have mercy on us.<br />

Lamb of God, who<br />

takes away the<br />

sins of the world,<br />

grant us peace.<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 1<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 2<br />

Passover<br />

Directions: Read about the feast of Passover. Then, answer the<br />

questions.<br />

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The People of Israel had been slaves<br />

in Egypt for over 400 years. They<br />

always prayed that God would<br />

free them.<br />

Finally, God sent Moses to<br />

free them. Moses asked the<br />

Pharaoh — the ruler of the<br />

Egyptians — to let the Israelites<br />

go free. Pharaoh refused.<br />

The Nine Plagues<br />

Then, God sent nine plagues into<br />

Egypt as a sign of His power. A plague<br />

is something that causes great pain or destruction<br />

to many people. For example, God turned the Nile River<br />

to blood. He sent swarms of frogs and insects. All the<br />

Egyptians’ livestock were killed. And, all of Egypt was<br />

covered in darkness.<br />

But Pharaoh still refused to let God’s People go.<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 2<br />

The Tenth Plague<br />

Finally, God said<br />

He would send<br />

a tenth and final<br />

plague: the death<br />

of all the firstborn<br />

sons in Egypt. To<br />

save the Israelites<br />

from the plague, God<br />

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commanded them to<br />

sacrifice a lamb. He<br />

told them to make a<br />

special meal. During<br />

this meal they had to<br />

eat the roasted meat of the<br />

lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs, and<br />

drink wine. Most importantly, they had to mark<br />

the top of their doors with the blood of the<br />

sacrificed lamb as a sign. When the final plague<br />

came, God would pass over the houses marked<br />

with the blood of the lamb. It is for this reason<br />

that the memorial feast is called the Passover.<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 2<br />

1 How long had Israel been enslaved in Egypt?<br />

a 1,000 years<br />

b 400 years<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

c 10 years<br />

2 Whom did God send to free His People in Egypt?<br />

a Abraham<br />

b John the Baptist<br />

c Moses<br />

3 What did the Israelites have to sacrifice?<br />

a A lamb<br />

b A horse<br />

c A camel<br />

4 What do we call the memorial of God saving His People<br />

from slavery in Egypt?<br />

a Baptism<br />

b Passover<br />

c Christmas<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 2<br />

The Lamb of God Crossword<br />

Directions: Complete the crossword puzzle using the clues on the<br />

next page.<br />

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1<br />

2 3<br />

4 5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<br />

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Across<br />

2 The celebration of God saving His people from the final<br />

plague in Egypt.<br />

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5 Signs sent by God to show His power to Egypt.<br />

7 The people of God who were slaves in Egypt.<br />

9 J e s u si st h e ______________ _w h o s es a c r i fi c eo nt h eC r o s s<br />

freed us from sin and spiritual death.<br />

Down<br />

1 Part of the Passover meal shared by the Israelites was to<br />

e a tu n l e a v e n e d ______ _.<br />

3 The man God sent to free His people from slavery in<br />

Egypt.<br />

4 “To become one with again.”<br />

5 The leader of Egypt.<br />

6 Th eI s r a e l i t e sh a dt os p r e a dt h e _o fa<br />

sacrificed lamb on their doorposts.<br />

8 To give something up freely and willingly.<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 3<br />

Kinds of Bread<br />

Directions: Look at the pictures below and answer the questions.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 What kind of bread is this?<br />

________________________<br />

2 How can you eat this bread?<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

1 What kind of bread is this?<br />

________________________<br />

2 How can you eat this bread?<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 34 • Day 3<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 What kind of bread is this?<br />

_______________________________<br />

2 How can you eat this bread?<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

1 What kind of bread is this?<br />

_______________________________<br />

2 How can you eat this bread?<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 35<br />

Jesus Gives Us His Body<br />

and Blood in the Eucharist<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes<br />

foreshadows the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.<br />

• Jesus taught us that He is the Bread of Life and that we must eat<br />

His Body and Blood to have eternal life.<br />

• Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper as a memorial of<br />

His Death and Resurrection, and He commanded His Apostles to<br />

celebrate it until His return.<br />

• Jesus transformed that Old Testament offering of bread into the<br />

sacrificial meal of the New Covenant.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.<br />

Body of Christ, save me.<br />

Blood of Christ, fill me.<br />

Water from the side of Christ,<br />

wash me.<br />

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.<br />

O good Jesus, hear me.<br />

Within your wounds, conceal me.<br />

All:<br />

Do not permit me to be parted<br />

from you.<br />

From the evil foe, protect me.<br />

At the hour of my death, call me.<br />

And bid me come to you,<br />

to praise you with all your saints<br />

forever and ever. Amen.<br />

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Feeding the Five<br />

Thousand<br />

by<br />

Marten van<br />

Valckenborch<br />

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What Did Jesus Do?<br />

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the<br />

correct words from the word bank to<br />

describe what Jesus did during the<br />

miracle of the loaves and the fishes.<br />

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Word Bank<br />

Blessing Disciples Bread<br />

Broke<br />

Crowd<br />

Jesus . . .<br />

1 Took the _.<br />

2 Said the _.<br />

3 _ the bread.<br />

4 Gave the bread to His _.<br />

The Disciples . . .<br />

5 Gave the bread to the _.<br />

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Loaves and Fish<br />

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Lesson 35 • Day 2<br />

What Is the Eucharist?<br />

Directions: Read about the Eucharist. Then, answer the questions.<br />

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Soon you will receive the Eucharist for the first time at<br />

your First Communion!<br />

The Eucharist is the real Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.<br />

Gifts of bread and wine are changed into Jesus’ Body and<br />

Blood at every Mass.<br />

The Eucharist still looks, feels, tastes, and smells like bread<br />

and wine. Even so, it is no longer bread and wine. It has<br />

become the real Body and Blood of Jesus.<br />

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Jesus gave His Apostles the power to change<br />

the bread and wine into the Eucharist at<br />

the Last Supper. Bishops and priests<br />

continue the work of the Apostles<br />

today. They too have been given the<br />

power to change the bread and wine<br />

into the Eucharist.<br />

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At Mass, Jesus works through the<br />

bishop or priest to change the<br />

bread and wine into His Body<br />

and Blood. They say the words of<br />

consecration. These are the same<br />

words Jesus said at the Last Supper:<br />

• “This is my body.”<br />

• “This is my blood.”<br />

When we receive the Eucharist, we receive Jesus Himself.<br />

Jesus told us to eat His Body and drink His Blood so we<br />

can go to Heaven and be with God forever.<br />

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1 The Eucharist is the real _ and<br />

_ of Jesus.<br />

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2 What is changed into Jesus’ Body at Mass?<br />

a Wine<br />

b Bread<br />

c An apple<br />

3 What is changed at Mass into Jesus’ Blood?<br />

a Wine<br />

b Bread<br />

c An apple<br />

4 Jesus gave the _ the power to<br />

change bread and wine into the Eucharist.<br />

5 Jesus told us to receive the Eucharist so we can… .<br />

a Grow up strong.<br />

b Go to Heaven.<br />

c Never be sad.<br />

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Lesson 35 • Day 3<br />

The Last<br />

Supper<br />

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Lesson 36<br />

The Mass Is the Memorial<br />

of Christ’s Death<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• The Mass is the memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross and His<br />

Resurrection from the dead.<br />

• At every Mass, the events of our salvation are made present to us<br />

on the altar in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and we are<br />

invited take part in this memorial of our salvation.<br />

• The Mass has two parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of<br />

the Eucharist.<br />

• All the faithful are called to <strong>full</strong>y, actively, and consciously<br />

participate in the liturgy.<br />

• Christ’s true presence in the Eucharist, Body and Blood, Soul and<br />

Divinity, is called the Real Presence.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.<br />

Body of Christ, save me.<br />

Blood of Christ, fill me.<br />

Water from the side of Christ,<br />

wash me.<br />

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.<br />

O good Jesus, hear me.<br />

Within your wounds, conceal me.<br />

All:<br />

Do not permit me to be parted<br />

from you.<br />

From the evil foe, protect me.<br />

At the hour of my death, call me.<br />

And bid me come to you,<br />

to praise you with all your saints<br />

forever and ever. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 36 • Day 1<br />

Liturgy of the Word<br />

Directions: Read about the Liturgy of the Word.<br />

The Liturgy of the Word is the second<br />

part of the Mass. During this time,<br />

we hear the Word of God read<br />

aloud from Scripture. We also<br />

pray together as God’s people.<br />

The Liturgy of the Word has<br />

different parts.<br />

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Sunday Masses have four<br />

readings from Scripture:<br />

1 The First Reading: Usually a<br />

Scripture reading from the Old Testament. The Old<br />

Testament is about preparing for the coming of Christ<br />

and our salvation.<br />

2 The Responsorial Psalm: A psalm is a song meant to<br />

be sung in worship. There are 150 psalms in the Old<br />

Testament. At Mass, the song leader invites us to sing a<br />

line from a psalm together as a Church.<br />

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3 The Second Reading: A reading from the New Testament,<br />

other than the Gospels. These writings tell us about the<br />

beginning of the Church.<br />

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4 The Gospel: A reading from one of the four Gospels in<br />

the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. The<br />

Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life. They are the most<br />

important part of the Liturgy of the Word.<br />

The Readings from Scripture are followed by the Homily,<br />

Profession of Faith, and Responsorial Psalm:<br />

1 The Homily: After the Gospel, the priest teaches us about<br />

the readings and invites us to follow Jesus.<br />

2 The Profession of Faith: After the homily, we stand and<br />

typically pray the Nicene Creed together as a Church.<br />

The Nicene Creed is a prayer that states what we believe<br />

as Catholics.<br />

3 The Prayer of the Faithful: We pray together as a Church<br />

for our needs and the needs of the world.<br />

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Lesson 36 • Day 1<br />

Liturgy of the Word Matching<br />

Directions: Draw lines to match the parts of the Liturgy of the<br />

Word to their definitions.<br />

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1. First Reading<br />

A story from Jesus’ life<br />

2. Responsorial Psalm<br />

We pray for our needs and<br />

the needs of the world<br />

3. Second Reading<br />

A reading from the<br />

Old Testament<br />

4. Gospel<br />

A prayer that states<br />

what we believe<br />

5. Homily<br />

A song from the Old<br />

Testament sung in worship.<br />

6. Profession of Faith<br />

A reading from the<br />

New Testament about<br />

the early Church<br />

7. Prayer of the Faithful<br />

A teaching from the priest<br />

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Lesson 36 • Day 2<br />

Adoration of<br />

the Lamb<br />

by<br />

Jan van<br />

Eyck<br />

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Lesson 36 • Day 3<br />

Liturgy of the Eucharist<br />

Directions: Read about the Liturgy of the Eucharist.<br />

The Liturgy of the Eucharist is the third part of the Mass.<br />

During this time, the priest, by the power of the Holy Spirit,<br />

changes the bread and wine into Jesus’ Body and Blood. Then,<br />

we receive Jesus in the Eucharist.<br />

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The Liturgy of the Eucharist has different parts.<br />

1 The Offertory: Gifts of bread and wine are brought to the<br />

altar. We give money to help the Church and the poor. The<br />

priest prepares the altar and prays over the gifts. We offer<br />

our own prayers to God.<br />

2 The Eucharistic Prayer: The priest prays a prayer of<br />

thanksgiving and asks the Father to send His Holy Spirit<br />

to bless the bread and the wine. Then, the priest repeats<br />

the words of Jesus at the Last Supper. The bread and wine<br />

become the Body and Blood of Christ. We kneel during<br />

parts of the Eucharistic Prayer to show our reverence.<br />

3 Holy, Holy, Holy: We praise God together as a Church. We<br />

use the same words that the people prayed when Jesus<br />

came into Jerusalem before He was crucified.<br />

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4 The Mystery of Faith: We pray as a Church that we<br />

believe the Eucharist is a memorial of Christ’s suffering<br />

and Death.<br />

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5 The Lord’s Prayer: The Church prays the Our Father<br />

together.<br />

6 The Sign of Peace: The priest offers us the peace of the<br />

Lord. We offer others a sign of peace.<br />

7 Lamb of God: We pray together for the<br />

mercy and peace of Christ.<br />

8 Holy Communion:<br />

We go to the altar<br />

to receive the<br />

Eucharist. This<br />

moment is the<br />

highest point of<br />

our Christian<br />

worship.<br />

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Lesson 36 • Day 3<br />

Liturgy of the Eucharist Matching<br />

Directions: Draw lines to match the parts of the Liturgy of the<br />

Eucharist to their definitions.<br />

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1. Offertory<br />

We receive the Eucharist.<br />

2. Eucharistic Prayer<br />

We pray the prayer<br />

Jesus taught us.<br />

3. Holy, Holy, Holy<br />

We state that we believe the<br />

Eucharist is a memorial of<br />

Christ’s suffering and death.<br />

4. Mystery of Faith<br />

The Church praises<br />

God together.<br />

5. Lord’s Prayer<br />

We pray for the mercy<br />

and peace of Christ.<br />

6. Sign of Peace<br />

Gifts of bread and wine<br />

are taken to the altar.<br />

7. Lamb of God<br />

The priest prays special<br />

prayers and repeats the words<br />

of Jesus at the Last Supper.<br />

8. Holy Communion<br />

We offer each other<br />

a sign of peace.<br />

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Lesson 36 • Day 3<br />

Jesus Is Present in<br />

the Eucharist<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about how Jesus is<br />

with us in the Eucharist.<br />

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Jesus changed bread and wine<br />

into His Body and Blood at<br />

the Last Supper. He told His<br />

Apostles to celebrate the<br />

Eucharist as a memorial of<br />

His sacrifice. The Apostles did as<br />

He said. The bishops and priests after<br />

the Apostles have continued to do so for almost 2,000 years.<br />

Every Mass today is like the Last Supper. Jesus works<br />

through the priest to change bread and wine into His Body<br />

and Blood in the Eucharist. The bread and wine are no<br />

longer bread and wine. They truly become the Body and<br />

Blood of Jesus Christ. This change is a miracle!<br />

The word Eucharist means “thanksgiving.” When we receive<br />

the Eucharist, we thank Jesus for all that He has given us.<br />

We thank Him for his justice and His mercy. We thank Him<br />

for the gift of salvation.<br />

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Lesson 36 • Day 3<br />

The Real Presence<br />

Directions: Listen to your teacher talk about Jesus’ Real Presence<br />

in the Eucharist. Then, answer the questions.<br />

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1 Jesus gave us the Eucharist at the _.<br />

a Last Supper<br />

b Wedding at Cana<br />

2 At Mass, bread and wine<br />

are changed into the _<br />

of Jesus.<br />

a Hands and Feet<br />

b Body and Blood<br />

3 The Eucharist is the _ Presence of Christ.<br />

a Pretend<br />

b Real<br />

4 The Eucharist is food for our souls, not just our bodies.<br />

a True<br />

b False<br />

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5 The Eucharist is just a symbol.<br />

a True<br />

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b False<br />

6 The Eucharist still looks, tastes, and feels like bread and<br />

wine.<br />

a True<br />

b False<br />

7 The word Eucharist means _.<br />

a Jesus Christ<br />

b Thanksgiving<br />

8 Why do you think it is important that Jesus gave us His<br />

Body and Blood to eat and drink?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 37<br />

At Every Mass, the Priest<br />

Acts in the Person of Christ<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus’ miracle at the Wedding at Cana was His first miracle and<br />

foreshadowed the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.<br />

• At the Last Supper, Jesus changed bread and wine into His Body<br />

and Blood, Soul and Divinity — the Eucharist.<br />

• Jesus instituted the priesthood at the Last Supper, giving the<br />

Apostles — and the bishops and priests after them — the authority<br />

to change bread and wine into His Body and Blood by the power of<br />

the Holy Spirit.<br />

• Transubstantiation is the theological term used to describe the<br />

miraculous change of the gifts of bread and wine into Jesus’ Body<br />

and Blood.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.<br />

Body of Christ, save me.<br />

Blood of Christ, fill me.<br />

Water from the side of Christ,<br />

wash me.<br />

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.<br />

O good Jesus, hear me.<br />

Within your wounds, conceal me.<br />

All:<br />

Do not permit me to be parted<br />

from you.<br />

From the evil foe, protect me.<br />

At the hour of my death, call me.<br />

And bid me come to you,<br />

to praise you with all your saints<br />

forever and ever. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 37 • Day 1<br />

The Wedding<br />

at Cana<br />

Stained-Glass<br />

Window<br />

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Lesson 37 • Day 1<br />

Jesus’ First Miracle<br />

Directions: Read about Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding at<br />

Cana. Then, answer the questions.<br />

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Remember the story of Adam and Eve. After they<br />

sinned, God promised to send a Savior — the<br />

Messiah — to save them from sin.<br />

Jesus performed His first miracle at the Wedding at<br />

Cana. This miracle showed everyone that He is the<br />

Messiah God promised.<br />

Jesus changed water to wine. No one else can do<br />

that. But, Jesus can. His first miracle showed<br />

that He is God and has power over<br />

everything.<br />

Jesus’ first miracle is a sign of<br />

the Kingdom of God. The Bible<br />

tells us that the Kingdom of<br />

God is like a feast with a<br />

lot of food and wine.<br />

When Jesus changed<br />

water to wine, He<br />

made the best wine<br />

of the feast!<br />

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The Bible tells us that the<br />

Kingdom of God is like a wedding<br />

<strong>full</strong> of joy and love. Husbands and<br />

wives love each other. Jesus loves<br />

us so much that He died for us.<br />

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Jesus began His public ministry with<br />

a miracle to tell the world that He is the<br />

Messiah.<br />

He also ended His public ministry with a miracle. At the<br />

Last Supper, He changed bread and wine into His Body<br />

and Blood. Then, He died on the Cross to save us from sin.<br />

Jesus did what He promised He would do.<br />

1 God promised to send a _.<br />

a Book b Messiah c Friend<br />

2 Jesus changed water to _.<br />

a Milk b Soda c Wine<br />

3 Jesus has power over all things because He is God.<br />

a True<br />

b False<br />

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4 The kingdom of God is like a _ with a lot of<br />

food and wine.<br />

a Feast b Store c Table<br />

5 The kingdom of God is like a _ <strong>full</strong> of joy and love.<br />

a<br />

Baseball<br />

game<br />

b School<br />

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c Wedding<br />

6 What did Jesus do that He promised He would?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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The Last Supper I Spy<br />

Directions: Find, circle, and label all of the following in the<br />

painting on the next page:<br />

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1 Jesus<br />

2 the Eucharist<br />

3 the chalice<br />

8 the Apostle who is<br />

pointing to Jesus<br />

9 the Apostle who is<br />

kneeling<br />

10 a small bowl<br />

4 a loaf of bread<br />

11 a knife<br />

5 a bottle of wine<br />

6 a plate<br />

12 a large bowl (or<br />

bucket) used for<br />

washing feet<br />

7 a halo<br />

13 a large jar of water<br />

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The Eucharist and<br />

the Priesthood<br />

Directions: Read about the Eucharist and the priesthood. Then,<br />

answer the questions.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Jesus gave us the gift of the Eucharist at the Last<br />

Supper. He changed bread and wine into His Body and<br />

Blood. He said a blessing. He gave the bread and wine<br />

to His Apostles. Then, He said, “This is my Body,” and<br />

“This is my Blood.” When Jesus said this, the bread and<br />

wine were no longer bread and wine. They became His<br />

real Body and Blood.<br />

Jesus told His Apostles to always offer the Eucharist.<br />

He gave them the power to change the bread and<br />

wine into His Body and Blood. He made His<br />

Apostles the first priests and bishops.<br />

Bishops and priests continue to<br />

offer the Eucharist today. Like the<br />

Apostles, they have been given the<br />

power to change the bread and<br />

wine into the Eucharist.<br />

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Lesson 37 • Day 2<br />

During Mass, the bishop or priest prays for the blessing of<br />

the Holy Spirit. Then, he says the words of Consecration.<br />

These are the same words Jesus said at the Last Supper.<br />

The priest acts in the Person of Jesus Christ — in Persona<br />

Christi in Latin. That means Jesus works through the<br />

priest to change the bread and wine into the Eucharist.<br />

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The Eucharist is a great miracle! Jesus gives us His own<br />

Body and Blood in the Eucharist so that He can be with<br />

us and bring us to eternal life.<br />

1 What power did Jesus give to the Apostles at the Last<br />

Supper? _<br />

_<br />

2 In Persona Christi means _.<br />

a Christ is a Priest<br />

b In the Person of Christ<br />

c The Lord be with you<br />

3 Why is the Eucharist a great miracle?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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The Last Supper<br />

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Lesson 37 • Day 3<br />

Transubstantiation<br />

Directions: Trace the words below and color the picture.<br />

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substance<br />

accidentals<br />

transubstantiation<br />

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Lesson 38<br />

Holy Communion<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Receiving Holy Communion strengthens our union with Christ.<br />

• Just as the food we eat becomes a part of us to nourish us and give<br />

us life and health, so too does the Eucharist make us a part of Christ<br />

and give us spiritual life.<br />

• The Eucharist unites us more closely to the Church and makes us<br />

more <strong>full</strong>y members of the one Body of Christ.<br />

• We are able to worship Christ our Lord outside of the Mass in<br />

Eucharistic Adoration.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.<br />

Body of Christ, save me.<br />

Blood of Christ, fill me.<br />

Water from the side of Christ,<br />

wash me.<br />

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.<br />

O good Jesus, hear me.<br />

Within your wounds, conceal me.<br />

All:<br />

Do not permit me to be parted<br />

from you.<br />

From the evil foe, protect me.<br />

At the hour of my death, call me.<br />

And bid me come to you,<br />

to praise you with all your saints<br />

forever and ever. Amen.<br />

Holy Communion<br />

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Lesson 38 • Day 1<br />

Spiritual Exercises<br />

Directions: Decide whether each thing below helps your<br />

relationship with Jesus or hurts it and trace a circle around your<br />

choice. Then, for each thing that hurts your relationship with Jesus,<br />

rewrite the statement so that it is something that helps your<br />

relationship with Jesus.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 Going to Mass on Sunday. Helps Hurts<br />

_________ ___________________________________ _ _<br />

2 Receiving the Sacrament of<br />

Penance and Reconciliation.<br />

Helps<br />

Hurts<br />

_________ ___________________________________ _ _<br />

3 Praying before you go to bed. Helps Hurts<br />

_________ ___________________________________ _ _<br />

4 Giving gently used clothing<br />

to a homeless shelter.<br />

Helps<br />

Hurts<br />

_________ ___________________________________ _ _<br />

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5 Making fun of a classmate. Helps Hurts<br />

__ ____________________________________ _ _<br />

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6 Disobeying your parents. Helps Hurts<br />

__ ____________________________________ _ _<br />

7 Swearing or using other<br />

bad language.<br />

Helps<br />

Hurts<br />

__ ____________________________________ _ _<br />

8 Receiving the Eucharist. Helps Hurts<br />

__ ____________________________________ _ _<br />

9 Lying to a teacher about why<br />

your homework isn’t finished.<br />

Helps<br />

Hurts<br />

__ ____________________________________ _ _<br />

10 Reading the Bible every day. Helps Hurts<br />

__ ____________________________________ _ _<br />

Holy Communion<br />

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Lesson 38 • Day 3<br />

Adoration<br />

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Lesson 39<br />

How to Receive<br />

Holy Communion<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus Christ is present to us, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, in<br />

the Holy Eucharist, which we receive at Mass.<br />

• We must be prepared to receive Holy Communion at Mass and to<br />

better understand the mystery of Christ’s presence to us in the<br />

Eucharist.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.<br />

Body of Christ, save me.<br />

Blood of Christ, fill me.<br />

Water from the side of Christ,<br />

wash me.<br />

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.<br />

O good Jesus, hear me.<br />

Within your wounds, conceal me.<br />

All:<br />

Do not permit me to be parted<br />

from you.<br />

From the evil foe, protect me.<br />

At the hour of my death, call me.<br />

And bid me come to you,<br />

to praise you with all your saints<br />

forever and ever. Amen.<br />

How to Receive Holy Communion<br />

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Lesson 39 • Day 1<br />

Guide for Receiving<br />

Holy Communion<br />

Before going to Mass . . .<br />

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Read or listen to the readings from Scripture for that<br />

day, especially the Gospel. The Church asks us to<br />

prepare for Mass in this way. Then, when we hear the<br />

readings proclaimed at Mass, we are familiar with<br />

the stories. We are better able to think about what<br />

God is trying to say to us in our own lives.<br />

Make sure that you have not eaten for at least an<br />

hour before receiving Communion. This is called a<br />

Eucharistic fast.<br />

Make sure you are free of any mortal sin. If you<br />

know you have committed serious sin, go to the<br />

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to receive<br />

God’s forgiveness before going to Mass.<br />

Think of a special intention to pray for during Mass:<br />

someone you know who has recently died, a loved<br />

one who is sick, thanksgiving to God for something<br />

good in your life, and so forth.<br />

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Go to Mass with your family.<br />

Go to Mass with your family. While at Mass, try to keep your thoughts<br />

focused on the mystery you are encountering. Let the beauty of the<br />

sacred music fill your heart.<br />

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Remember to:<br />

• Pray, listen, sing, and respond with the congregation. Being silent<br />

is also an important way to be with God and hear His voice, and<br />

the Mass is no exception! There is a reason for everything we do<br />

at Mass. If you do not know the reasons, ask your parents, parish<br />

priest, or teacher.<br />

• During the offertory, when the gifts of bread and wine are brought to<br />

the altar, pray that your own gifts and talents may be offered to God<br />

as a gift to Him, along with the bread and wine.<br />

• During the Eucharistic Prayers, pay attention and show respect<br />

and reverence.<br />

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Lesson 39 • Day 1<br />

Steps for receiving Holy Communion:<br />

Step 1 When it is time to receive Communion,<br />

process to the altar with your hands folded<br />

in front of you. Remain prayerful as you<br />

approach the altar.<br />

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Step 2<br />

Step 3<br />

When it is your turn to receive Communion<br />

(or right before your turn) make a gesture of<br />

reverence for the Real Presence of Christ in<br />

the Eucharist. A deep bow at the waist is<br />

recommended, but some may choose to<br />

genuflect or to receive Communion while<br />

kneeling.<br />

The priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister<br />

of Holy Communion will hold up a<br />

Communion Host in front of you and say:<br />

“The Body of Christ.” You respond: “Amen.”<br />

“Amen” means “I believe.” At this moment, you<br />

are telling Jesus that you believe in His Real<br />

Presence in the Eucharist being given to you.<br />

Step 4 Receive the Communion Host. The ordinary<br />

way to receive Communion is on your tongue.<br />

You may also receive Communion in your<br />

hand.<br />

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Lesson 39 • Day 1<br />

If you choose to receive Communion on your tongue:<br />

Keep your hands folded in front of you. Tilt your head<br />

slightly upward, and open your mouth. Put out<br />

your tongue far enough for the priest, deacon, or<br />

extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to place<br />

the Communion Host on your tongue. Then, bring your<br />

tongue and the Communion Host into your mouth.<br />

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If you choose to receive Communion in your hand:<br />

• First, be sure your hands are clean. Remember, you<br />

will be holding in your hands the Body of Christ.<br />

If your hands are not clean, it is better to receive<br />

Communion on your tongue.<br />

• Place your dominant hand underneath your less<br />

dominant hand to make a bowl or vessel for the<br />

Communion Host to be placed.<br />

• If you are right-handed: Place your left hand on top of your right<br />

hand.<br />

• If you are left-handed: Place your right hand on top of your left<br />

hand.<br />

• Respect<strong>full</strong>y extend your cupped hands out and slightly upward<br />

toward the priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister so that he<br />

or she is able to place the Communion Host in your hands. Never<br />

reach out to take the Host.<br />

• After you have been given the Communion Host, immediately place<br />

the Host in your mouth using the bottom hand.<br />

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Lesson 39 • Day 1<br />

Step 5<br />

Step to the side of the priest or<br />

extraordinary minister and, while still facing<br />

the altar, make the Sign of the Cross.<br />

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Important Note<br />

Always immediately eat the entire Communion Host given<br />

to you. Do not take it back to your seat. Do not put it in your<br />

pocket. Do not save it for later.<br />

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Steps for receiving the Precious Blood<br />

Step 1<br />

If you choose to do so, stand in line to<br />

receive the Precious Blood of Christ. When it<br />

is your turn to receive the Precious Blood (or<br />

immediately before your turn) make a<br />

gesture of reverence for the Real Presence of<br />

Christ in His Precious Blood. A deep bow at<br />

the waist is recommended.<br />

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Step 2<br />

Step 3<br />

The priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister<br />

of Holy Communion will hold a chalice or<br />

cup out to you and say: “The Blood of<br />

Christ.” You respond: “Amen.” Take the<br />

chalice or cup with both hands. Bring the<br />

chalice or cup to your mouth and take a<br />

small sip of the Precious Blood of Christ,<br />

being very careful not to spill any.<br />

Step to the side of the priest, deacon, or<br />

extraordinary minister and, while still facing<br />

the altar, make the Sign of the Cross.<br />

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Lesson 39 • Day 1<br />

After receiving Holy Communion<br />

• Reverently return to your seat and kneel in prayer. It is<br />

good to remain kneeling until the sacred vessels have been<br />

purified and any remaining consecrated Communion Hosts<br />

have been placed in the tabernacle. While praying, think<br />

about what you have just received: Holy Communion, the<br />

Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Real Presence of Our<br />

Lord and Savior. He now dwells within you. Thank Him for<br />

this great gift of love.<br />

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• Respect<strong>full</strong>y and <strong>full</strong>y participate in the remaining<br />

prayers, responses, and songs of the Mass. Then, at the<br />

end of Mass, the priest will say, “Go in peace to love and<br />

serve the Lord.” Everyone responds: "Thanks be to God."<br />

Jesus Christ has just fed you with His Body and Blood and<br />

now dwells within you. Rejoice and be glad!<br />

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Lesson 40<br />

Jesus Is Present in His<br />

Church, His Mystical Body<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• The Church is an enduring sign of salvation and is the very<br />

instrument of our salvation.<br />

• The Church seeks to gather all persons together for the sake of<br />

their salvation and to be part of God’s Kingdom as one people,<br />

one Body of Christ.<br />

• The Church can be understood as the family of God, the People<br />

of God, and the Body of Christ.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in<br />

them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be<br />

created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 1<br />

The Divine<br />

Mercy<br />

by<br />

Eugeniusz<br />

Kazimirowski<br />

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The Church Continues<br />

Jesus’ Mission<br />

Directions: Read the information below. Then, answer the<br />

questions that follow.<br />

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Jesus’ mission on earth is the salvation of<br />

all souls. He gave to His Apostles His<br />

same mission. The Church shares<br />

Jesus’ mission: the salvation of<br />

souls.<br />

Jesus carried out His<br />

mission in three roles, or<br />

offices: Priest, Prophet, and<br />

King. The Church has these<br />

roles too:<br />

• Priest: Priests help people<br />

become holy. The Church<br />

helps her members become<br />

holy. The Church is holy because<br />

God is holy. The Church gives us God’s<br />

grace in the Sacraments.<br />

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• Prophet: Prophets teach others about God. The<br />

Church preaches the Good News of Salvation and<br />

teaches about the Catholic Faith.<br />

• King: Kings lead their people. They govern. The<br />

Church leads through service, like Jesus did. He<br />

gave His Apostles the authority to lead. Their<br />

successors — the bishops — continue to do this in<br />

the Church today.<br />

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Jesus invites each of us to share His mission too. When<br />

we are baptized, we are given a share in the three<br />

offices of Christ. We are priests, prophets, and kings in<br />

our homes, families, parishes, and communities!<br />

• Priest: God wants us to be holy. We can be holy by<br />

receiving the Sacraments. He also wants us to share<br />

His love with others.<br />

• Prophet: God wants us to spread the Good News of<br />

Salvation and tell others about Jesus. He wants us<br />

to learn from our parents and pray together.<br />

• King: God wants us to serve others, as Jesus did. He<br />

wants families to serve each other. And, He wants<br />

each of us to govern ourselves well by doing good<br />

and avoiding sin.<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 1<br />

1 What was Jesus’ mission on earth? How did He<br />

accomplish His mission?<br />

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_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

2<br />

What are the three ways the Church carries out the<br />

mission of Christ?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 1<br />

Role Matching<br />

Directions: Write on the lines whether each is an example of the<br />

role of priest, prophet, or king.<br />

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1 Governing the Church: _<br />

2 Raising children with love: _<br />

3 Offering the Sacrifice of the Mass: _<br />

4 Preserving the Church’s teachings: _<br />

5 Teaching others about Jesus: _<br />

6 Sacrificing for one’s family: _<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 1<br />

The Body of Christ<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about how the<br />

Church is the Body of Christ.<br />

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A body is made of many parts. A human body has feet,<br />

hands, legs, arms, a belly, shoulders, and a neck. It has<br />

a head with eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears, and hair. It has<br />

inside organs too, such as a heart and lungs.<br />

Even though a body is made of many parts, it is still one<br />

body. All the parts together make up the whole body.<br />

Each part is important. Without<br />

the foot, the body could not<br />

walk. Without the eye, the<br />

body could not see. It is also<br />

true that the body is<br />

more than just<br />

one part. It<br />

needs all its<br />

parts acting<br />

together to<br />

work the way<br />

it should!<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 1<br />

The Church is the Body of Christ. All the members of<br />

the Church make up one body. We are one Body of<br />

Christ. Just as each part of a body does something<br />

different, so too does each of us. Some of us are good<br />

teachers. Some of us are artists. Some of us can sing.<br />

Some of us are good at helping others. Just as a body<br />

needs feet to walk and eyes to see, so too does the<br />

Church need each one of us.<br />

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We are the hands and feet of the<br />

Body of Christ. Jesus is the Head.<br />

He directs us and shows us the<br />

way to go. We move and put<br />

into action what He commands.<br />

As His hands and feet, we share<br />

His love with others. We make<br />

Jesus present in the world around us<br />

as His Body, the Church.<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 2<br />

Members of the Body<br />

Directions: For each example of an activity below, draw a picture<br />

of the part of the body that you would use to do the activity.<br />

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1<br />

Walking to<br />

school<br />

2<br />

Playing the<br />

piano<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 2<br />

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3<br />

Eating a<br />

sandwich<br />

4<br />

Kneeling<br />

at church<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 2<br />

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5<br />

Reading a<br />

book<br />

6<br />

Listening to<br />

music<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 3<br />

The People of God<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about how the<br />

Church is the People of God.<br />

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The Church is more than just a building.<br />

The Church is the Body of Christ. We<br />

are members of the Body of Christ.<br />

We are the hands and feet of Jesus in<br />

the world.<br />

The Church is also the People of God. We<br />

are the People of God. As God’s People, we can know that:<br />

• We are chosen by God. We belong to Him.<br />

• We are called out to be God’s chosen people. The word<br />

Church comes from the Greek word ekkalein, which<br />

means “to call out.”<br />

• The People of God is like a family. God is our Father. We are<br />

His sons and daughters. This means that we have dignity<br />

and freedom.<br />

• As God’s People, we are given a special share in Jesus’<br />

mission of salvation. He calls us to share His love with the<br />

whole world!<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 3<br />

The Church Is the<br />

People of God<br />

Directions: Draw people together in the pews (make sure that you<br />

draw yourself!). Draw a priest at the altar.<br />

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Lesson 40 • Day 3<br />

Christ in the World<br />

Directions: Trace the sentence. Then, draw a picture of yourself being<br />

Christ in the world somewhere other than in a church building.<br />

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The Church Is the<br />

People of God and the<br />

Body of Christ.<br />

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Lesson 41<br />

Jesus Is Present in His Word<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• The Bible is the story of God’s people from Creation through the<br />

beginning of the Church.<br />

• The Old Testament tells the story of how God prepared for the<br />

coming of His Son, Jesus.<br />

• The New Testament tells the story of Jesus and the early<br />

Church.<br />

• The writers of the Bible wrote the different books with the help<br />

of the Holy Spirit.<br />

• Jesus is the Word of God in whom God has said all He needs to<br />

say for the sake of our salvation.<br />

• The Word of God is proclaimed at Mass in the Liturgy of the Word.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Lord Jesus, we know you are present in your Word. Open our<br />

hearts and minds to what you have to say to us. Amen.<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 1<br />

The Old and New Testaments<br />

Directions: Cut<br />

out each picture<br />

of a Bible story<br />

and glue it to<br />

where it is found<br />

in the Bible,<br />

either in the<br />

Old Testament<br />

or the New<br />

Testament.<br />

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The Old<br />

Testament<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 1<br />

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The New<br />

Testament<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 2<br />

My Favorite Books<br />

Directions: Fill in the information about two of your favorite books.<br />

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1<br />

Book Title:<br />

_<br />

Author (if you know):<br />

_<br />

A brief summary of the story:<br />

_<br />

_<br />

Why you like it:<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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2<br />

Book Title:<br />

_<br />

Author (if you know):<br />

_<br />

A brief summary of the story:<br />

_<br />

_<br />

Why you like it:<br />

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _<br />

_<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 2<br />

The Bible Is the Word of God<br />

Directions: Read about how the Bible is the Word of God (or<br />

follow along as your teacher reads aloud). Then, answer the<br />

questions.<br />

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The Bible is the written Word of God. God inspired<br />

human writers to write what He wanted us to<br />

know about salvation.<br />

The Bible has two parts: the<br />

Old Testament and the New<br />

Testament. The Old Testament<br />

has 46 books. The New<br />

Testament has 27 books.<br />

Together, the whole Bible has<br />

73 books.<br />

God speaks to us in these holy<br />

books. He tells us about Himself.<br />

He tells us about how much He<br />

loves us. And He tells us about how<br />

He has saved us from sin.<br />

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In the Old Testament:<br />

• we learn about the Old Covenant, how God made<br />

Himself known to us before the birth of Jesus;<br />

• God revealed Himself to the Chosen People;<br />

• God prepared us for the coming of His Son, Jesus<br />

Christ and the gift of salvation;<br />

• we see signs and symbols pointing to Jesus’ coming.<br />

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In the New Testament:<br />

• we meet in the Gospels the Word of God Himself,<br />

Jesus Christ;<br />

• we learn about the beginning of the Church, guided<br />

by the Holy Spirit.<br />

The four Gospels are especially important because:<br />

• they tell us about the New Covenant in Jesus<br />

Christ;<br />

• they tell us about Jesus’ life, Passion, Death, and<br />

Resurrection.<br />

Both the Old and New Testaments are important to our<br />

Catholic Faith. Both tell us about God’s love for us. That<br />

is why we hear the Old and New Testaments read at<br />

every Mass.<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 2<br />

1 The two parts of the Bible are…<br />

a The Old and New Testaments<br />

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b The Gospels and the Prophets<br />

2 The Old Testament tells us about…<br />

a Jesus’ life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection<br />

b The beginning of the Church<br />

c How God revealed Himself to the Chosen People<br />

3 The New Testament tells us about…<br />

a Jesus’ life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection<br />

b The Old Covenant<br />

c How God revealed Himself to the Chosen People<br />

4 Why are both the Old and New Testaments important?<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 2<br />

The Living Word<br />

Directions: Listen as your teacher reads the following<br />

passage aloud. Then, draw a picture of how you imagine<br />

the “living Word of God.” Then, trace the words below.<br />

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Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper<br />

than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between<br />

soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern<br />

reflections and thoughts of the heart. — Hebrews 4:12<br />

The Living Word of God<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 3<br />

Bible Verses<br />

Directions: Listen as your teacher<br />

reads aloud the Bible citations. Then,<br />

do your best to write them below.<br />

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Example<br />

_ _ : _– _<br />

Book Chapter Verse(s)<br />

1 _ _ : _<br />

2 _ _ : _– _<br />

3 _ _ : _<br />

4 _ _ : _– _<br />

5 _ _ : _<br />

6 _ _ : _<br />

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Lesson 41 • Day 3<br />

Our<br />

Responses<br />

Directions: Trace the<br />

responses that we say after<br />

the readings at Mass.<br />

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The First and<br />

Second Readings<br />

Lector: The Word of the Lord<br />

Our Response: Thanks be to God.<br />

Thanks be to God.<br />

The Gospel<br />

Priest or Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.<br />

Our Response: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.<br />

Praise to You, Lord<br />

Jesus Christ.<br />

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Lesson 42<br />

Jesus Gave His Mother,<br />

Mary, to Us as Our Mother<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Jesus gave His mother, Mary, to us as our mother.<br />

• Mary was born without Original Sin so that she could become<br />

the Mother of God.<br />

• Mary is the greatest example of how to follow Jesus; she is the<br />

greatest of all the saints.<br />

• Mary’s whole life points to her Son, Jesus.<br />

• The Rosary is one of the greatest prayers of the Church and<br />

helps us grow closer to Jesus.<br />

• Marian apparitions, such as those at Guadalupe, Lourdes, and<br />

Fatima, are events in which the Church has said that Mary<br />

brought the message of her Son, Jesus, to people who lived<br />

after her.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Each day in this lesson begins with praying part of the Rosary.<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 1<br />

Behold, Your Mother<br />

Directions: Read the information below. Then, answer the<br />

questions that follow.<br />

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The Gospels call St. John the disciple<br />

whom Jesus loved. St. John and<br />

Mary, Jesus’ mother, came<br />

to Him while He was on<br />

the Cross. Jesus said to<br />

St. John, “Behold, your<br />

Mother.” He gave the<br />

Blessed Virgin Mary to<br />

St. John as his mother. He<br />

also gave her to all of us as<br />

our mother. We can ask for<br />

her to pray for us, just as we<br />

like to ask our own parents for<br />

help. We can learn from her example,<br />

just as we learn from our parents. She protects<br />

us, just as our parents protect us. Mary shows us how<br />

to grow closer to Her Son, Jesus. Everything she did in<br />

her life points us to Jesus.<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 1<br />

1 St. John took Mary into his home. How can you bring<br />

Mary into your home too?<br />

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______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

2<br />

If you could meet Mary, what would you ask her about<br />

Jesus?<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

______________________________________________________________________ ______<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 1<br />

Our Lady of Guadalupe<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teachers reads the story of Our<br />

Lady of Guadalupe. Then, answer the question that follows and<br />

color the picture.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

More than 500 years ago, in a town in Mexico called<br />

Guadalupe, there lived a man named Juan Diego. Juan<br />

was a Christian, but many people in Mexico did not yet<br />

know who Jesus was.<br />

One morning, Juan Diego saw the Virgin<br />

Mary standing on a hill. Mary asked<br />

Juan Diego to tell the bishop<br />

that she wanted a chapel<br />

built on the hill.<br />

Juan Diego ran to the<br />

bishop to tell him<br />

about this message<br />

from Mary. But<br />

the bishop did<br />

not believe<br />

Juan<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 1<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Diego. The bishop told Juan Diego to ask Mary for a<br />

sign. Mary told Juan Diego as he walked home that<br />

she would show him a sign the next day.<br />

But the next day, Juan Diego had to care for his sick<br />

uncle. He went to get a doctor and tried to avoid seeing<br />

Mary. Mary appeared to Juan Diego anyway. She told<br />

him he should always ask her for help. “Am I not here,”<br />

she said, “I who am your mother?”<br />

Mary told Juan Diego to pick flowers and bring them<br />

to the bishop. Juan Diego did not think he would<br />

find flowers, because it was winter. But God worked a<br />

miracle, and Juan found flowers growing on the hill! He<br />

gathered them in his tilma — a simple type of cloak —<br />

and brought them to the bishop.<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 1<br />

When Juan Diego presented the flowers to the bishop,<br />

another miracle happened: on Juan Diego’s tilma, there<br />

was a beautiful image of Mary, pregnant with Jesus,<br />

and praying. Because of this sign, the bishop knew that<br />

Juan Diego had told the truth. He built a chapel on the<br />

hill, just as Mary asked.<br />

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Because of the miracle in Guadalupe, millions of people<br />

learned about Jesus. You can visit the miraculous<br />

image on Juan Diego’s tilma today in the Basilica of Our<br />

Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The image is Mary’s<br />

way of helping us to remember Jesus, her Son. She<br />

wants us to trust Jesus and know that we can always<br />

trust her.<br />

What did Our Lady say to Juan Diego when he tried to avoid<br />

meeting her?<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Our Lady of Guadalupe<br />

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Mexico<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 2<br />

Our Lady of Lourdes<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads the story. Then,<br />

answer the question that follows.<br />

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St. Bernadette Soubirous (“SOO-be-roo”) was<br />

born in 1844 and lived in Lourdes, France.<br />

Bernadette was a very humble girl.<br />

In school, she had a hard time<br />

learning. No one thought that<br />

she was very smart, and her<br />

family was very poor.<br />

One day, when<br />

Bernadette was 14, she<br />

was gathering firewood<br />

by a cave. The cave was<br />

cold, dark, and muddy.<br />

Suddenly, a beautiful<br />

lady appeared to<br />

Bernadette. The lady asked<br />

Bernadette to visit her several<br />

more times. Even though the lady did not give her name,<br />

many people who heard Bernadette’s story believed her<br />

and knew that it had to be Mary, the Mother of God.<br />

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Mary’s message was simple: she wanted people to pray<br />

for sinners and stop sinning. One day, the lady asked<br />

Bernadette to dig in the muddy ground and to eat some<br />

herbs. She did what the lady had asked, and a spring of<br />

water began to form in the area. Soon, sick people came<br />

and drank from the spring, and many of them were<br />

healed!<br />

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Then the lady, who was Mary, said “I am the<br />

Immaculate Conception.” This title means that Mary<br />

was always without sin, even in her mother’s womb.<br />

She did not carry the sin of Adam and Eve. Even though<br />

this happened a long time ago, the spring is<br />

still there today. Many people have<br />

experienced miracles of healing<br />

there. St. Bernadette said<br />

that it was not the water<br />

that healed them<br />

but the great faith<br />

in Jesus that the<br />

people brought<br />

with them there.<br />

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We can learn much from St. Bernadette’s example. She<br />

was young, like you. She was very humble. She was<br />

very honest. She trusted Jesus and Mary with her<br />

whole heart.<br />

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1 What did Our Lady ask St. Bernadette and the whole<br />

world to do?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

2 What did Our Lady call herself when she appeared to<br />

St. Bernadette?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Our Lady of Lourdes<br />

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France<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 3<br />

Our Lady of Fatima<br />

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads the story. Then,<br />

answer the question that follows.<br />

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In 1917, the world was at war. People were very scared,<br />

and there was much suffering and hardship. In Fatima,<br />

Portugal, three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta, and<br />

Francisco, worked hard every day taking care of their<br />

sheep. One day, in a field near their homes, a woman<br />

dressed in white and holding a Rosary appeared and said<br />

to them, “Fear not. I am from Heaven.” She told them she<br />

wanted people to turn to Jesus, to turn away from sin<br />

because it offends God, and to pray the Rosary so the<br />

war could be over.<br />

The Lady appeared to them many times over the coming<br />

weeks. She promised a great miracle would happen<br />

at her last appearance. Many people heard the story.<br />

Some believed the children. Some did not. On the<br />

day of Mary’s last appearance, 70,000 people came to<br />

see the miracle she had promised! Our Lady told the<br />

children: “I am Our Lady of the Rosary. I have come to<br />

exhort [or urge] the faithful to change their lives and to<br />

stop offending the Lord by their sins. He is already too<br />

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much offended. If men amend their ways, the war will<br />

soon end.” Our Lady also taught about the need to do<br />

penance, which is to do acts of goodness, love, and selfsacrifice<br />

to make up for our sins.<br />

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The crowds could not see or hear Our Lady speak, but<br />

they soon witnessed a great miracle: the sun began to<br />

dance around in the sky and to come toward the earth!<br />

It had been pouring rain, but the rain stopped during<br />

the miracle and the ground dried up. Mary<br />

taught us something very special<br />

about how we can<br />

change the world<br />

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with our prayers. She showed us that the Rosary is more<br />

powerful than any weapon.<br />

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At Fatima, Our Lady asked that a special prayer be said at<br />

the end of each decade of the Rosary: “O my Jesus, forgive<br />

us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to<br />

Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.” The<br />

prayer is a reminder that Jesus wants to help us all to get<br />

to Heaven and that His love for us is very strong.<br />

1 What did Our Lady call herself when she appeared to<br />

Lucia, Jacinta, and Francesco?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

2 What did Our Lady tell the shepherd children that she<br />

had come to do?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 3<br />

Our Lady of Fatima<br />

Portugal<br />

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Lesson 42 • Day 3<br />

My Favorite Apparition<br />

Directions: Answer the questions below.<br />

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1 Which is your favorite Marian apparition that you<br />

learned about? Why?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

2 Whom did Our Lady appear to in your favorite<br />

apparition? What did she say?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

3 What prayer would you ask Mary to take to Jesus today?<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

_____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 43<br />

Mary Is the Mother<br />

of the Church<br />

PARENT OVERVIEW<br />

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Learning Goals<br />

• Mary is the model of all Christians.<br />

• The Joyful mysteries of the Rosary show us how Mary<br />

responded to God’s call throughout her life.<br />

• Like Mary, we can keep important moments in our hearts to<br />

discern how they can help us become the person God wants us<br />

to be.<br />

This Week's Family Prayer<br />

Each day in this lesson begins with praying part of the Rosary.<br />

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Lesson 43 • Day 1<br />

Who Taught<br />

Me To…?<br />

Directions: Fill in the chart with<br />

information about the person(s)<br />

who taught you things you know.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Something I know<br />

Who taught me this<br />

How to tie my shoes<br />

How to do chores<br />

How to brush my teeth<br />

How to say prayers<br />

Something else you know how to do:<br />

Something else you know how to do:<br />

Something else you know how to do:<br />

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Lesson 43 • Day 1<br />

The Wedding at Cana<br />

Directions: Read John 2:1–11. Then, answer the questions.<br />

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On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in<br />

Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and<br />

his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When<br />

the wine ran short, the mother of<br />

Jesus said to him, “They have<br />

no wine.” [And] Jesus said<br />

to her, “Woman, how does<br />

your concern affect me? My<br />

hour has not yet come.”<br />

His mother said to the<br />

servers, “Do whatever<br />

he tells you.” Now<br />

there were six stone<br />

water jars there for<br />

Jewish ceremonial<br />

washings, each<br />

holding twenty<br />

to thirty gallons.<br />

Jesus told them,<br />

“Fill the<br />

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jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then<br />

he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the<br />

headwaiter.” So they took it. And when the headwaiter<br />

tasted the water that had become wine, without<br />

knowing where it came from (although the servers<br />

who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called<br />

the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good<br />

wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an<br />

inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”<br />

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in<br />

Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began<br />

to believe in him.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

1 What concern did Mary bring to Jesus?<br />

a The roof was leaking.<br />

b<br />

The wine had run out.<br />

c The food had run out.<br />

2 What did Mary tell the servants to do?<br />

a Wash the dishes.<br />

b Quit for the day.<br />

c Do what Jesus told them.<br />

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3 According to the Gospel, why did Jesus perform this<br />

miracle?<br />

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a To reveal His glory and begin His ministry.<br />

b To begin a career in the wine trade.<br />

c To hide His glory from His disciples.<br />

Mary tells us we should do what Jesus says. Think about<br />

what you have learned about Jesus this year. What are<br />

three things you have learned that Jesus has told us to do?<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

_<br />

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Do Whatever He Tells You<br />

Directions: Cut out Jesus’ commands to us on the<br />

next page and glue them inside the jar.<br />

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Lesson 43 • Day 1<br />

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Love others as we love ourselves<br />

Love God above all things<br />

Follow His commandments<br />

Receive the Eucharist<br />

Believe in the Gospel<br />

Care for the needs of others<br />

Repent of our sins<br />

Pray always<br />

In what other ways can we follow Mary’s<br />

advice to “Do whatever He tells you”?<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

____________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 43 • Day 2<br />

The Magnificat<br />

Directions: Read Mary’s prayer to the Lord.<br />

Then, answer the questions.<br />

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My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;<br />

my spirit rejoices in God my savior.<br />

For He has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;<br />

behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.<br />

The Mighty One has done great things for me,<br />

and holy is His name.<br />

1 What great things has God done for you?<br />

______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

2 How can you proclaim the greatness of the Lord?<br />

______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Lesson 43 • Day 3<br />

In Her Heart<br />

Directions: Draw a picture inside the heart of one of the<br />

stories your teacher told you about Mary (the visit of the<br />

shepherds or the finding of the boy Jesus in the Temple).<br />

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Lesson 43 • Day 3<br />

Treasured Moments<br />

Directions: Follow the steps below.<br />

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1 Write a sentence or two describing one important<br />

moment from this school year:<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

2 Reflect on that important moment in prayer. Here are<br />

some questions to think about before you pray.<br />

• How has God made Himself known to me?<br />

• How do I feel about this important moment?<br />

• How have I loved God?<br />

• How have I loved others?<br />

• How has this important moment helped me grow?<br />

3 What might God be telling me through this important<br />

event?<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

_______________________________________________________________________________<br />

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My First<br />

Communion Journal<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />

(Your Name)


My First Communion Journal<br />

I Wonder…<br />

Soon you will receive your First Holy Communion.<br />

The Eucharist is a great gift that Jesus gives<br />

to us. On the lines below, write about three<br />

things that you wonder about the Eucharist<br />

and receiving Holy Communion at Mass.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

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The Lamb of God<br />

Jesus is the Lamb of God. He sacrificed Himself<br />

on the Cross to save us from sin. He has set us<br />

free! Think about Jesus’ sacrifice. On the lines<br />

below, answer the following question:<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

What does Jesus’ sacrifice on<br />

the Cross mean to you?<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

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The Bread of Life<br />

Write about what you have learned about<br />

the importance of bread in the story of<br />

salvation. Then, color the picture.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________<br />

______________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

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The Living Bread<br />

First, complete the sentences.<br />

Then, color the picture of Jesus and the Eucharist.<br />

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This is my<br />

____________________________.<br />

This is my<br />

___________________________________.<br />

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I Remember<br />

Write about or draw a picture of a special memory<br />

of a time you spent with your family. Describe<br />

who you were with, where you were, and what<br />

happened. Why is this memory special to you?<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

__________________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________________<br />

__________________________________________________________________________<br />

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My First Communion Journal<br />

Calendar<br />

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

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Water To Wine<br />

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At the Wedding at<br />

Cana, the servants<br />

had jars of water.<br />

They gave them to Jesus and He<br />

changed the water into wine.<br />

In our own lives, our gifts and<br />

talents are like the jars of water. Just like the<br />

servants, we give them to Jesus. And Jesus can<br />

take what we gave Him and create miracles. He<br />

can use our gifts to make good things happen!<br />

Write about your own gifts and talents and<br />

how you can use them for Jesus. Then, color<br />

the picture of the Wedding at Cana.<br />

What are three gifts and talents that you have?<br />

________________________________________________________________________ _<br />

__________________________________________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________________________________________<br />

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How can you use each gift or talent for Jesus?<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Body and Blood,<br />

Soul and Divinity<br />

Draw what the gifts of bread and wine look like before<br />

and after transubstantiation. Then, draw what the<br />

bread and wine actually are after transubstantiation.<br />

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Before Transubstantiation<br />

After Transubstantiation<br />

What do the bread and wine become<br />

after transubstantiation?<br />

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Real Presence<br />

Write a letter to Jesus telling Him that you believe<br />

in His Real Presence in the Eucharist. Tell Him<br />

about how much you are looking forward to<br />

receiving Him in the Eucharist for the first time<br />

and thank Him for His great gift of Himself.<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

Dear Jesus,<br />

Love,<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

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Why do I want to<br />

receive my First<br />

Holy Communion?<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

________________________________________________________________________<br />

Draw yourself receiving your First Holy Communion.<br />

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My First Communion<br />

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The date of my First Communion<br />

_________________________________________<br />

The name of the Church<br />

_________________________________________<br />

The name of the priest who celebrated<br />

my First Communion Mass<br />

_________________________________________<br />

Who in my family was present<br />

at my First Communion?<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

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My First Communion Journal<br />

UNEDITED PROOF<br />

How did I celebrate my First Communion?<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

What was it like to receive<br />

Communion for the first time?<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

What was my favorite part about<br />

my First Communion?<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

_________________________________________<br />

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Invitation to Mass<br />

Create an invitation to Mass. Include the name of your church,<br />

the Mass times, and two reasons why Mass is so special.<br />

Illustrate the back of the invitation with drawings of the Mass.<br />

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D e a r __________________________ _ ,<br />

Please join me at Mass at<br />

_______________________________________ _, _.<br />

(Church name and time)<br />

I hope you can come because the Mass is<br />

___________________________________ _.<br />

I love it because<br />

___________________________________ _<br />

_______________________________________ _.<br />

With the love of Jesus,<br />

______________________________________ _<br />

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Appendix B<br />

Key Catholic Words<br />

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Absolution: Absolution is a special prayer the<br />

priest says in the Sacrament of Penance and<br />

Reconciliation that absolves, or forgives, our<br />

sins with the authority of Jesus. (Lesson 26)<br />

Accidentals: Accidentals are characteristics<br />

of a thing that can change without changing<br />

the thing itself such as colors, shape, smell,<br />

taste. (Lesson 37)<br />

Act of Contrition: The Act of Contrition is a<br />

prayer telling God we are sorry for our sins, we<br />

need His help to do better next time, and to<br />

remember that Jesus died to save us from sin.<br />

(Lesson 25)<br />

Actual Grace: Actual grace is spiritual help<br />

from God in each moment of our lives to<br />

choose what is good and avoid what is evil.<br />

(Lesson 20)<br />

Advocate: An advocate is someone who<br />

speaks on behalf of someone else to help them.<br />

(Lesson 32)<br />

Alleluia: Alleluia means “praise God” or “praise<br />

the Lord” and is a joyful exclamation of praise<br />

and worship to God. (Lesson 29)<br />

Annunciation: The Annunciation is the event<br />

in which the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary<br />

to announce that she would be the Mother of<br />

Jesus. (Lesson 9)<br />

Apostle: An Apostle is one who is sent. Jesus<br />

called twelve men to be His Apostles. (Lesson 13)<br />

Apostolic Succession: Apostolic Succession<br />

is the handing on of authority from the<br />

Apostles to their successors, the bishops,<br />

through the laying on of hands. (Lesson 13)<br />

Ascension: The Ascension is the historical<br />

event in which Jesus went up, or ascended, into<br />

Heaven in His glorified body 40 days after His<br />

Resurrection. (Lesson 30)<br />

Assumption: The Assumption is the event in<br />

which Mary was assumed, or taken up, into<br />

Heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly<br />

life. Mary is now in Heaven with her Son,<br />

crowned Queen of Heaven and seated at His<br />

right hand. (Lesson 9)<br />

Authority: Authority is the ability and power<br />

to do something. (Lesson 23)<br />

Baptism: Baptism is the first sacrament<br />

of Initiation that makes us members of the<br />

Church, forgives our sins, and gives us new life<br />

in Christ. The celebration of Baptism involves<br />

being immersed in water or having water<br />

poured over one’s head in the name of the Holy<br />

Trinity. (Lesson 19)<br />

Beatific Vision: The Beatific Vision is when<br />

we will see God face-to-face as He is in Heaven.<br />

(Lesson 22)<br />

Beatitudes: The Beatitudes are Jesus’<br />

teachings in the Sermon on the Mount about<br />

how to live our lives on earth so that we can be<br />

perfectly happy in Heaven. (Lesson 14)<br />

Begotten: To be begotten is to have been<br />

brought into existence by a father. (Lesson 7)<br />

Bible: The Bible is the written Word of God, the<br />

record of His revelation of Himself. Also called<br />

Sacred Scripture. (Lesson 41)<br />

Glossary<br />

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Bishop: A bishop is typically the leader of a<br />

diocese and a main teacher of the Catholic<br />

faith. He makes the Sacraments available to the<br />

people of his diocese. He is a successor to the<br />

Apostles. (Lesson 13)<br />

Blasphemy: Blasphemy is something we say,<br />

think, or do that is insulting to God, His Church,<br />

or people or things dedicated to God. (Lesson 3)<br />

Blessing and Adoration: Blessing and<br />

adoration is the form of prayer in which we tell<br />

God that we love Him because He is God our<br />

Father and we are His children. (Lesson 5)<br />

Body: The body is the physical part of who we<br />

are. (Lesson 23)<br />

Conscience: Conscience is a judgment of<br />

reason by which we recognize right and wrong.<br />

It is the voice of God speaking within us that<br />

guides us to do good and avoid evil. (Lesson 26)<br />

Consubstantial: Consubstantial means “of<br />

the same substance.” (Lesson 7)<br />

Contrition: Contrition is sorrow for our<br />

sins and making the choice to not sin again.<br />

(Lesson 26)<br />

Corporal Works of Mercy: The Corporal<br />

Works of Mercy are actions Jesus taught us to<br />

show great kindness to people in their bodily<br />

needs, such as giving them food, clothing, and<br />

shelter. (Lesson 14)<br />

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Bread of Life: The Bread of Life is a title for the<br />

Body and Blood of Jesus Christ given to us as<br />

spiritual food in the Eucharist. (Lesson 35)<br />

Chalice: A chalice is a special cup to be used at<br />

a special feast. (Lesson 35)<br />

Chrism: Chrism is a blessed and perfumed oil<br />

that is used to anoint a person at their Baptism<br />

and when they receive the Sacrament of<br />

Confirmation. (Lesson 19)<br />

Commandment: A commandment is a rule or<br />

law that God gave to His people to learn to love<br />

Him and to love each other. (Lesson 3)<br />

Concupiscence: Concupiscence is the effect<br />

of Original Sin that makes us more likely to sin.<br />

(Lesson 18)<br />

Confession: Confession is the part of the<br />

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation when<br />

we tell all our sins to a priest, who acts in the<br />

place of Christ. (Lesson 26)<br />

Confiteor: The Confiteor is a prayer that can<br />

be said during the Penitential Act during Mass<br />

in which we confess our general sinfulness.<br />

(Lesson 24)<br />

Covenant: A covenant is a solemn agreement<br />

between persons that makes a sacred and<br />

permanent family relationship. (Lesson 2)<br />

Creator: Creator is the name for God that tells<br />

us that He made all that exists out of nothing.<br />

(Lesson 4)<br />

Cunning: To be cunning is to be good at<br />

getting what one wants by tricking others or by<br />

lying. (Lesson 18)<br />

Custom: A custom is a tradition, or something<br />

that a person or a group of people do<br />

frequently as an habitual practice. (Lesson 10)<br />

Diocese: A diocese is a group of parishes<br />

within a specific geographic area led by a<br />

bishop. (Lesson 13)<br />

Disciple: A disciple is a student or follower.<br />

Jesus had many disciples. (Lesson 3)<br />

Divine Mercy: Divine Mercy is the infinite<br />

loving kindness and forgiveness of God.<br />

(Lesson 25)<br />

Ecumenical Council: An ecumenical council<br />

is a meeting of all the world’s bishops together<br />

in union with the pope. (Lesson 7)<br />

Enmity: Enmity means “hatred.” (Lesson 18)<br />

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Eternal: To be eternal is to be without<br />

beginning or end. (Lesson 7)<br />

Eucharist: The Eucharist is The Sacrament<br />

in which we receive the Body and Blood, Soul<br />

and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ under<br />

the appearances of bread and wine. The<br />

Eucharist is the source and summit of our<br />

Christian life. It is spiritual food for the soul.<br />

It is not merely a symbol; it is Jesus’ true flesh<br />

and blood. (Lesson 34)<br />

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic<br />

Adoration is a special kind of prayer in which<br />

we worship our Lord in His Real Presence<br />

in the Eucharist displayed in a monstrance.<br />

(Lesson 38)<br />

Eucharistic Fast: The Eucharistic fast is when<br />

we do not eat or drink anything at least an<br />

hour before receiving the Eucharist. (Lesson 39)<br />

Examination of Conscience: An<br />

Examination of Conscience is a list of<br />

statements or questions that help us to identify<br />

and confess all our sins. (Lesson 25)<br />

Exorcism: An exorcism is one of the types<br />

of miracles that Jesus performed in which He<br />

cast out demons that had possessed people.<br />

(Lesson 15)<br />

Extraordinary: Extraordinary means amazing,<br />

wonderful, unusual, or out of the ordinary.<br />

(Lesson 10)<br />

Fiat: Fiat is the Latin word for “Let it be done.”<br />

Mary’s yes to God is her fiat. (Lesson 9)<br />

Final Age: The Final Age is the days and years<br />

before the end of time, beginning with Jesus’<br />

Ascension into Heaven. (Lesson 30)<br />

Free Will: Free Will is the power of the soul that<br />

make choices and acts upon them. (Lesson 1)<br />

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Gifts of the Holy<br />

Spirit are characteristics of Jesus given to us at<br />

our Baptism and strengthened in Confirmation<br />

to help us become more like Jesus and listen to<br />

the Holy Spirit. They are wisdom, knowledge,<br />

understanding, counsel, fortitude, piety, and<br />

fear of the Lord. (Lesson 32)<br />

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Gospel: Gospel means “good news.” (Lesson 18)<br />

Grace: Grace is the free gift of God’s love and<br />

life in our souls that is given to us by the Holy<br />

Spirit. (Lesson 9)<br />

Heaven: Heaven is where those who die in<br />

God’s grace and friendship go after death. It is<br />

a place of eternal happiness with God together<br />

with the angels and saints. (Lesson 22)<br />

Hell: Hell is where those who die in a state of<br />

mortal sin go after death. Those who have freely<br />

chosen to reject God’s love and mercy will<br />

be separated from Him forever. The primary<br />

punishment in Hell is the eternal separation<br />

from God. (Lesson 22)<br />

Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the third Person<br />

of the Holy Trinity. He makes us holy and<br />

guides us to become more like Jesus. (Lesson 23)<br />

Holy Trinity: The Holy Trinity is the Christian<br />

mystery revealed to us by God that He is three<br />

Persons in One God: God the Father, God the<br />

Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Lesson 4)<br />

Holy Water: Holy Water is water that has<br />

been blessed by a priest. It reminds us of our<br />

Baptism, bestows certain graces, and helps us<br />

on our way to Heaven. (Lesson 19)<br />

Immaculate Conception: The Immaculate<br />

Conception is the truth that, from the<br />

beginning of her life, the Virgin Mary was<br />

saved from all sin, including Original Sin. Mary<br />

was prepared by God to be a holy vessel for our<br />

salvation. (Lesson 9)<br />

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Imperfect Happiness: Imperfect happiness<br />

is the kind of happiness that we can know<br />

during our earthly lives. This happiness does<br />

not last and may go away over time. (Lesson 14)<br />

Incarnation: The Incarnation is the fact that<br />

the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Son<br />

of God, assumed a human nature in the Person<br />

of Jesus Christ. (Lesson 8)<br />

Inspiration: Inspiration is the process by which<br />

the human authors of Scripture were guided by<br />

the Holy Spirit to write the truth God wanted<br />

known for our salvation. (Lesson 41)<br />

Intellect: The intellect is the power of our soul<br />

that thinks and understands things. (Lesson 1)<br />

Intercession: Intercession is the form of<br />

prayer in which we ask God to help others.<br />

(Lesson 5)<br />

Introductory Rites: The Introductory Rites<br />

are the beginning parts of the Mass that<br />

include the entrance of the priest, opening<br />

greeting and prayers, the Penitential Acts, the<br />

singing of the Gloria (on Sundays and Holy<br />

Days of Obligation), and the Collect. (Lesson 4)<br />

Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: The Joyful<br />

Mysteries of the Rosary are important events<br />

in the lives of Mary and Jesus that we reflect<br />

upon while praying the Rosary. (Lesson 43)<br />

Justice: Justice is the will or desire to give to<br />

God and man what is due to them. (Lesson 17)<br />

Kingdom: A kingdom is a place where a king<br />

rules, or reigns. (Lesson 12)<br />

Kingdom of Heaven (Kingdom of God): The<br />

Kingdom of Heaven, or Kingdom of God, is<br />

God’s reign or rule over all things. (Lesson 12)<br />

Kyrie: The Kyrie is a prayer during the<br />

Penitential Act during Mass in which we ask<br />

for Christ’s mercy. (Lesson 24)<br />

Lamb of God: Lamb of God is a title given to<br />

Jesus that describes His sacrifice to free us<br />

from sin. In the Old Testament, a lamb was<br />

sacrificed for the temporary forgiveness of sin.<br />

Jesus’ sacrifice makes the forgiveness of sin<br />

possible for everyone for all time. (Lesson 34)<br />

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Last Judgment: The Last Judgment happens<br />

at the end of time when Jesus returns in glory.<br />

The light of Christ will reveal how the good we<br />

have done or failed to do has affected everyone<br />

and everything. (Lesson 33)<br />

Last Supper: The Last Supper is the final meal<br />

Jesus shared with His Apostles. There, Jesus<br />

changed bread and wine into His Body and<br />

Blood to eat in the Eucharist and commanded<br />

His Apostles to do the same in memory of Him.<br />

(Lesson 35)<br />

Lectio Divina: Lectio Divina is an ancient form<br />

of praying with Scripture that is a slow and<br />

thoughtful encounter with the Word of God. It<br />

is Latin for “divine reading.” (Lesson 28)<br />

Liturgical Calendar: The liturgical calendar<br />

is the cycle of liturgical seasons during<br />

one calendar year, which includes Advent,<br />

Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Triduum, and<br />

Easter. (Lesson 31)<br />

Liturgy: Liturgy is the “public work” of the<br />

Church. The liturgy is our public worship as<br />

Christians. (Lesson 36)<br />

Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Liturgy of the<br />

Eucharist is the third part of the Mass, in<br />

which we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus<br />

Christ in the Eucharist. (Lesson 4)<br />

Liturgy of the Word: The Liturgy of the Word<br />

is the second part of the Mass, in which we<br />

receive the written Word of God. (Lesson 4)<br />

Love: Love is wanting and choosing what is<br />

good for someone else. (Lesson 2)<br />

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Manna: Manna is the mysterious “bread from<br />

Heaven” that God provided to the Israelites as<br />

they wandered the desert for 40 years.<br />

(Lesson 34)<br />

Marian Apparitions: Marian apparitions are<br />

places and times when Mary appeared to bring<br />

the message of her Son, Jesus, after the she was<br />

assumed into Heaven. (Lesson 42)<br />

Mass: The Mass is the liturgical celebration<br />

and memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross<br />

and His Resurrection from the dead. (Lesson 36)<br />

Meek: To be meek is to be patient, quiet, and<br />

gentle. (Lesson 14)<br />

Memorial: A memorial is a way of remembering<br />

and celebrating the past. (Lesson 36)<br />

Memorial Acclamation: The Memorial<br />

Acclamation is the proclamation of the Paschal<br />

Mystery in prayer at every Mass. (Lesson 31)<br />

Mercy: Mercy is loving kindness and<br />

forgiveness shown to others. (Lesson 14)<br />

Mother of God (Theotokos): Mother of God<br />

(Theotokos) is a title for Mary that describes<br />

her motherhood of Jesus, who is <strong>full</strong>y man<br />

and <strong>full</strong>y God. Theotokos is a Greek word that<br />

means “Mother of God.” (Lesson 9)<br />

Mourn: To mourn is to show sadness over the<br />

loss of something or someone. (Lesson 14)<br />

Mystery: A mystery is a truth about God<br />

we can come to know only with God’s help.<br />

(Lesson 4)<br />

New Heavens and the New Earth: The New<br />

Heavens and the New Earth refers to the<br />

renewal and transformation of all things at the<br />

end of time when we will be united <strong>full</strong>y with<br />

God without sin, suffering, or death. (Lesson 33)<br />

New Testament: The New Testament is the<br />

27 books of the Bible that appear after the Old<br />

Testament. They tell the story of Jesus’ life,<br />

teachings, Passion, Death, Resurrection, and<br />

Ascension and the beginning of His Church<br />

guided by the Holy Spirit. (Lesson 41)<br />

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Miracle: A miracle is a supernatural act of God<br />

that demonstrates His power over all things.<br />

(Lesson 15)<br />

Missal: A missal is a book containing all the<br />

prayers, responses, and instructions for the<br />

congregation at Mass. (Lesson 5)<br />

Monstrance: A monstrance is a special,<br />

ornate vessel made to hold the Eucharist so<br />

that we may look at it and worship our Lord in<br />

Adoration. (Lesson 38)<br />

Mortal Sin: Mortal Sin is serious sin that we<br />

freely choose to commit even though we know<br />

it is wrong. It destroys sanctifying grace in our<br />

souls and is a rejection of God’s love. (Lesson 21)<br />

Nicene Creed: The Nicene Creed is the<br />

profession of faith typically said at Sunday<br />

Mass. In the Creed, we profess belief in the<br />

Holy Trinity and in the one, holy, catholic, and<br />

apostolic Church. (Lesson 7)<br />

Obey: To obey is to follow the direction of<br />

someone who has authority over us. (Lesson 11)<br />

Old Testament: The Old Testament is the first<br />

46 books of the Bible. They tell the story of how<br />

God revealed Himself to us in Salvation History<br />

to prepare us for His Son to come into the<br />

world. (Lesson 41)<br />

Ordinary: Ordinary means common, usual, or<br />

typical. (Lesson 10)<br />

Original Justice: Original Justice was the<br />

state of perfect relationship with God and each<br />

other in which Adam and Eve lived before the<br />

Fall. (Lesson 17)<br />

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Original Sin: Original Sin is the wounded<br />

human nature that every person is born into<br />

because of the first sin of Adam and Eve.<br />

(Lesson 18)<br />

Our Father: The Our Father is the prayer given<br />

to us by Christ when He taught us to pray in<br />

the Gospels. (Lesson 16)<br />

Parable: A parable is a short story that uses<br />

familiar things to help explain something<br />

in a way that is easier for us to understand.<br />

(Lesson 12)<br />

Parish: A parish is a local community of<br />

Christian people, led by a pastor, who receives<br />

the Sacraments and all of God’s gifts —<br />

everything we need to know, love, and serve<br />

God. (Lesson 13)<br />

Particular Judgment: The Particular<br />

Judgment happens at our death when we<br />

will be judged according to how we loved and<br />

served God and our neighbor as Jesus taught<br />

us. (Lesson 33)<br />

Paschal Mystery: The Paschal Mystery refers<br />

to the suffering, Death, Resurrection, and<br />

Ascension of Jesus. (Lesson 31)<br />

Penitential Rite: The Penitential Rite is the<br />

part of the Introductory Rites of the Mass<br />

where we acknowledge our sinfulness and ask<br />

for God’s forgiveness and infinite mercy as well<br />

as for the prayers of Mary, the saints, and each<br />

other. (Lesson 24)<br />

Pentecost: Pentecost is a special feast day in<br />

the Church, 50 days after Jesus’ Resurrection,<br />

that celebrates the day Jesus fulfilled His<br />

promise to send the Holy Spirit. (Lesson 32)<br />

People of God: The People of God is another<br />

name for the Church. It describes how God<br />

has called us out to share His life with us, so<br />

that we can be His sons and daughters. As the<br />

People of God, we are called to spread His name<br />

and do His works in the world. (Lesson 40)<br />

Perfect Happiness: Perfect happiness is the<br />

kind of happiness we will only know when we<br />

are in Heaven with God. This happiness will last<br />

forever. (Lesson 14)<br />

Person: A person is a unique individual who<br />

can know and love. (Lesson 4)<br />

Petition: Petition is the form of prayer in<br />

which we ask God for good things. (Lesson 5)<br />

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Passover: Passover was an important Jewish<br />

feast that celebrates God’s freeing of the<br />

Israelites from slavery in Egypt. (Lesson 34)<br />

Pastor: A pastor is a priest who leads and cares<br />

for a parish. (Lesson 13)<br />

Peacemaker: A peacemaker is a person who<br />

treats others the way he or she would want to<br />

be treated, with humility, gentleness, patience,<br />

and loving kindness. (Lesson 14)<br />

Penance: A penance is an act the priest<br />

gives us during the Sacrament of Penance<br />

and Reconciliation to help us repair our<br />

relationship with God, His Church, and those<br />

whom we may have hurt by our sin. (Lesson 26)<br />

Pharisees: The Pharisees were religious<br />

leaders in Jesus’ time. Many Pharisees were<br />

enemies of Jesus. (Lesson 3)<br />

Pope: The pope is the Bishop of Rome and the<br />

successor to St. Peter as the head of the Church<br />

on earth. (Lesson 13)<br />

Prayer: Prayer is the way we speak to God and<br />

listen for His voice. (Lesson 5)<br />

Pride: Pride is the belief that what we want is<br />

better than what God wants for us. It is at the<br />

root of all sin. (Lesson 21)<br />

Priest: A priest is a co-worker with his bishop.<br />

He preaches the Gospel of Christ and makes<br />

the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist,<br />

available to the People of God. (Lesson 13)<br />

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Protoevangelium: Protoevangelium means<br />

“first gospel.” In Genesis 3:15 God promised to<br />

send a Savior to crush the head of the serpent<br />

and defeat sin and death. (Lesson 8)<br />

Purgatory: Purgatory is where those who<br />

die in God’s grace and friendship, but who still<br />

need to be purified from the effects of mortal<br />

sin on their souls, go after death. (Lesson 22)<br />

Real Presence: The Real Presence refers to the<br />

truth that Jesus is <strong>full</strong>y and entirely present in<br />

the Eucharist, under the humble appearance of<br />

bread and wine. (Lesson 36)<br />

Reconciliation: Reconciliation means to<br />

repair a hurt relationship and make it like new<br />

again. (Lesson 26)<br />

Redeem: To redeem is to free someone from<br />

something that burdens or harms him. Jesus<br />

freed us from sin by His sacrifice on the Cross.<br />

(Lesson 29)<br />

Repent: To repent is to be sorry and ask for<br />

forgiveness. (Lesson 26)<br />

Resurrection: Resurrection is the act of<br />

coming back to life. (Lesson 29)<br />

Resurrection: The Resurrection is when Jesus<br />

rose from the dead on the third day after His<br />

Death on the Cross. (Lesson 15)<br />

Righteousness: Righteousness is the quality<br />

of fairness and justice. (Lesson 14)<br />

Rosary: The Rosary is a special prayer said<br />

with a chain of beads during which we reflect<br />

on the important events in the lives of Jesus<br />

and Mary. (Lesson 9)<br />

Sacrament: A sacrament is a sign of God’s<br />

grace that gives the grace that it signifies. The<br />

seven Sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation,<br />

Holy Eucharist, Penance and Reconciliation,<br />

Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Holy<br />

Matrimony. (Lesson 19)<br />

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation:<br />

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation<br />

is the sacrament in which we confess our sins<br />

when we are truly sorry for them and receive<br />

forgiveness from God through a priest. This<br />

sacrament reunites us with God and His<br />

Church and fills us with sanctifying grace.<br />

(Lesson 21)<br />

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Sacraments at the Service of Communion:<br />

The Sacraments at the Service of Communion<br />

are the Sacraments we receive to help other get<br />

to Heaven and build up the People of God. They<br />

are Holy Orders and Matrimony. (Lesson 6)<br />

Sacraments of Healing: The Sacraments<br />

of Healing are the sacraments where Jesus<br />

makes our souls healthy again. They are the<br />

Sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation and<br />

Anointing of the Sick. (Lesson 6)<br />

Sacraments of Initiation: The Sacraments<br />

of Initiation are the Sacraments that bring us<br />

into Christ’s Church on earth and strengthen<br />

us for Heaven. They are Baptism, Confirmation,<br />

Holy Eucharist. (Lesson 6)<br />

Sacrifice: To sacrifice is to give something up<br />

freely and willingly. (Lesson 34)<br />

Salvation History: Salvation History is the<br />

story of God’s love and mercy revealed to us<br />

throughout human history. (Lesson 41)<br />

Samaritans: The Samaritans were people<br />

living in Israel during the time of Jesus who<br />

were not friends with the Jewish people.<br />

(Lesson 3)<br />

Sanctifier: The Sanctifier is a title for the<br />

Holy Spirit because He makes all things holy.<br />

(Lesson 4)<br />

Sanctify: To sanctify is to make holy.<br />

(Lesson 40)<br />

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Sanctifying grace: Sanctifying grace is the<br />

free gift of God’s love and life in our souls that<br />

is given to us by the Holy Spirit through the<br />

sacraments. (Lesson 20)<br />

Savior: A savior is someone who saves, or<br />

rescues, someone from danger. Jesus is our<br />

Savior because He saves us from sin and death.<br />

(Lesson 4)<br />

Seal of Confession: The Seal of Confession<br />

is the obligation of priests in the Sacrament<br />

of Penance and Reconciliation to keep secret<br />

everything confessed to them. (Lesson 27)<br />

Sermon on the Mount: The Sermon on the<br />

Mount is Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of<br />

Heaven, presented to a large crowd of disciples,<br />

during which He gave us the Beatitudes.<br />

(Lesson 14)<br />

Sin: A sin is something that we say, do, think, or<br />

fail to do that does not love God, our neighbor,<br />

or ourselves, as God has taught us. (Lesson 18)<br />

Son of God: The Son of God is the Second<br />

Person of the Holy Trinity, Jesus Christ, Son of<br />

the Father. He is God Himself. (Lesson 7)<br />

Soul: The soul is the spiritual part of who we<br />

are that gives our bodies life. It allows us to<br />

communicate with God. Our soul lives on even<br />

when our body dies. (Lesson 23)<br />

Spiritual Works of Mercy: The Spiritual<br />

Works of Mercy are actions Jesus taught us to<br />

help love our neighbor by meeting his or her<br />

spiritual needs, such as offering forgiveness,<br />

comfort, and prayer. (Lesson 16)<br />

Steward: A steward is person who takes care<br />

of something for someone else. (Lesson 1)<br />

Stole: A stole is a long thin strip of cloth<br />

that a priest wears over his shoulders while<br />

performing His priestly duties. (Lesson 26)<br />

Substance: Substance is what a thing is.<br />

(Lesson 7)<br />

Symbol: A symbol is something that stands<br />

for or represents something else. (Lesson 19)<br />

Temptation: A temptation is something that<br />

attracts or lures a person to sin. (Lesson 18)<br />

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Ten Commandments: The Ten<br />

Commandments are God’s Law given to Moses<br />

in the Old Testament. Breaking one of these<br />

Commandments is a serious sin. (Lesson 21)<br />

Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving is the form of<br />

prayer in which we thank God for the good<br />

things He has given us. (Lesson 5)<br />

Transubstantiation: Transubstantiation is<br />

the change that occurs when the priest says<br />

the words of consecration; the bread and wine<br />

change in substance into the Body and Blood,<br />

Soul and Divinity of Jesus. (Lesson 37)<br />

Twelve Apostles: The Twelve Apostles were<br />

the twelve men whom Jesus called to follow<br />

Him during His earthly life and who continued<br />

His work after His Death and Resurrection.<br />

Jesus gave them the authority to teach, heal,<br />

and forgive sins in His name. (Lesson 23)<br />

Venial Sin: Venial Sin is less serious sin that<br />

hurts our relationship with God but does not<br />

destroy it. (Lesson 21)<br />

Virtue: Virtue is the habit of doing what is<br />

good. (Lesson 10)<br />

Witness: A witness is someone who sees<br />

something happen and tells others about what<br />

he saw. (Lesson 30)<br />

Word of God: The Word of God is a title<br />

for Jesus Christ, who is the <strong>full</strong>ness of God’s<br />

revelation of Himself. (Lesson 8)<br />

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