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Our Life in Jesus

STUDENT WORKBOOK

GRADE

2

SCHOOL

“But when He comes, the Spirit of Truth,

He will guide you to all truth.”

JOHN 16:13


About Sophia Institute for Teachers

Sophia Institute for Teachers was launched in 2013 by Sophia Institute to renew and rebuild

Catholic culture through service to Catholic education. With the goal of nurturing the spiritual,

moral, and cultural life of souls, and an abiding respect for the role and work of teachers,

we strive to provide materials and programs that are at once enlightening to the mind and

ennobling to the heart; faithful and complete, as well as useful and practical.

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Excerpts from the English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition,

© 1994, 1997, 2000 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana–United States Catholic Conference, Washington,

D.C. All rights reserved.

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Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); excerpts from the English translation

of Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults © 1985, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation

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Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Spirit of Truth: Our Life in Jesus Student Workbook

ISBN: 978-1-64413-529-7

Second Edition, first printing

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Inside This Book

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Lesson 1: God Created All Things out of Love. ......................................... 1

Lesson 2: God Made Us in His Image and Likeness. ...................................11

Lesson 3: God Calls Us to Love Him . .................................................23

Lesson 4: God Is a Trinity of Persons ................................................. 41

Lesson 5: God Speaks to Us Through Prayer .........................................53

Lesson 6: Jesus Is Present in the Sacraments. ...................................... 69

Lesson 7: Jesus Is the Son of God. ...................................................76

Lesson 8: The Incarnation. .......................................................... 84

Lesson 9: Mary and Joseph. ........................................................ 94

Lesson 10: Jesus’ Hidden Life with Mary and Joseph ................................ 105

Lesson 11: Jesus Was Always Obedient to His Father. ................................ 111

Lesson 12: Jesus Proclaimed the Kingdom of God. .................................. 127

Lesson 13: Jesus Called Many Followers . ........................................... 137

Lesson 14: Jesus Taught His Disciples. .............................................. 145

Lesson 15: Jesus Performed Miracles. ............................................... 157

Lesson 16: Jesus Is Our Model of Holiness. .......................................... 174

Lesson 17: God’s Plan for Creation . ................................................. 182

Lesson 18: The Fall and Original Sin ................................................. 189

Lesson 19: Baptism Makes Us Members of the Church. ............................. 198

Lesson 20: Jesus Is Present within Us by Grace. .................................... 208

Lesson 21: Sin is Disobedience to God. .............................................. 216

Lesson 22: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell ............................................ 228

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Lesson 23: Jesus Forgave Sins . .................................................... 239

Lesson 24: God Created Us to Know and Love Him. ................................ 248

Lesson 25: God Loves Us Unconditionally .......................................... 260

Lesson 26: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. ........................ 264

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Lesson 27: How to Make a Good Confession ....................................... 276

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

Lesson 29: Jesus Rose from the Dead on Easter Sunday. .......................... 293

Lesson 30: Jesus Ascended into Heaven. .......................................... 302

Lesson 31: The Paschal Mystery. .....................................................311

Lesson 32: Jesus Sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost .................................. 319

Lesson 33: Jesus Will Come Again to Judge the Living and the Dead. ............. 333

Lesson 34: The Roots of the Eucharist in the Old Testament. ....................... 342

Lesson 35: Jesus Gives Us His Body and Blood in the Eucharist .................... 356

Lesson 36: The Mass Is the Memorial of Christ’s Death ............................ 367

Lesson 37: Jesus And the Priesthood. .............................................. 378

Lesson 38: Holy Communion . ..................................................... 389

Lesson 39: How to Receive Holy Communion ...................................... 393

Lesson 40: Jesus Is Present in His Church, His Mystical Body. ....................... 401

Lesson 41: Jesus Is Present in His Word. ............................................. 415

Lesson 42: Jesus Gave His Mother, Mary, to Us as Our Mother. ..................... 426

Lesson 43: Mary Is the Mother of the Church. ...................................... 442

Appendix A: My First Communion Journal. ........................................ 455

Appendix B: Key Catholic Words. ................................................... 471

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Lesson 1

God Created All

Things Out of Love

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• God is love and created everything that exists — the heavens and

the earth — out of love.

• Everything that God creates is good. God always loves us and will

always forgive us when we seek His forgiveness.

• We can know God’s love from the beauty of creation.

• Human beings are made in God’s image and likeness and are

stewards of creation.

This Week's Family Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom

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

our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those

who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but

deliver us from evil.

God Created All Things Out of Love

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Lesson 1 • Day 1

The

Creation

of the

World

Creation

of the World

by Mikalojus

Konstantinas

Ciurlionis

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God Creating

the Sun, the Moon,

and the Stars

by Jan Brueghel

the Younger

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Lesson 1 • Day 1

A Creation Love Letter

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Dear ___________________________________

I love you, and God loves you. We

know this because He created a

beautiful world for us to enjoy.

I have decorated this letter with

my favorite things in creation for

you to enjoy because I love you.

With love,

___________________________________

God Created All Things Out of Love

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Lesson 1 • Day 2

The Good

Shepherd

by James

Tissot

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4

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Lesson 1 • Day 2

Bless the Lord

Directions: Trace the first line below and write “bless the Lord” in

each blank.

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Bless the Lord,

all you works of the Lord.

Praise and exalt him above all forever.

Angels of the Lord, ____________________________________________________________

You heavens, ____________________________________________________________________

All you waters above the heavens,

_______________________________________________________________________________________

All you hosts of the Lord,

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Sun and moon, ________________________________________________________________________

Stars of heaven, ______________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 1 • Day 3

Stewards of Creation

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud.

God made the earth and all the creatures. He made human

beings special. He loves us most of all! God made us in His

own image and likeness. That does not mean that we look like

God. It means that we are like God. No other animal is like

God. Only human beings are made in His image. That is why

God looked at the first people He made and said that they

were very good!

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What does it mean to be made

in God's image and likeness?

1 We have an intellect. The

intellect makes us able to think

and understand ourselves and the

world around us. We are the only

creatures on earth that can know

God and how much He loves us.

2 We have free will.

We can choose freely

what we say and do.

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Lesson 1 • Day 3

3

We have the ability to love. God made

us so that we can love Him and love

each other.

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God has given us a special job.

God made human beings with an intellect,

free will, and the ability to love. This

makes us special. God asked the first people, Adam and Eve,

to take care of His creation. He made them stewards of

creation. A steward is someone who takes care of something.

We are Adam and Eve's children.

God asks us to be stewards of

creation too. We can help Him

with the ongoing work

of creation. We can take

care of the beauty of the

world around us. We can

show our love for others.

When we do these things,

we share in God’s love for

the world.

God Created All Things Out of Love

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Lesson 1 • Day 3

Reading Comprehension

Directions: Trace the circle around all true choices. There can be

more than one correct answer.

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1

What does it mean to be made in

God’s image and likeness?

a. We look like God.

b. We can think, make choices, and love.

c. We are the only creatures that

can know and love God.

2

What does it mean to be a steward?

a. We need to take care of plants and animals.

b. We need to be careful and not wasteful.

c. We are children of Adam and Eve, our first parents.

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Lesson 1 • Day 3

God Is Love Assessment

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct words.

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Word Bank

Image Bible Reason

Creator

Steward

1 God is the

of everything and everyone.

2 We learn about the love God has for us in the

.

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Lesson 1 • Day 3

3

We can help take care of

God’s creation by being a

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.

4 The

is our ability to know God

and understand the world

around us.

5

God made us in His

and likeness.

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Lesson 2

God Made Us in His

Image and Likeness

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• God made human beings in His image and likeness.

• To be made in God’s image and likeness means that we possess

an intellect, free will, and a capacity for love.

• God is our Father, and we are His children.

• God invites us to be part of His divine family by entering into a

covenant with the human race.

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

made as male and female, equal and different.

This Week's Family Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy

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

us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as

we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into

temptation, but deliver us from evil.

God Made Us in His Image and Likeness

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Lesson 2 • Day 1

God’s Covenant Family

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about God’s

covenants and becoming part of His family. Then, answer the

questions.

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God loves us. He made us so that He

could love us and we could love Him.

The Bible is a love story between God

and His people.

God planned for us to be part of His family from

the beginning. This family relationship is called a

covenant. A covenant is a solemn agreement between

persons that makes a sacred

and permanent family

relationship. Our mothers

and fathers will always be

our mothers and fathers.

In the same way, nothing

can change that God is our

Father and we are His children.

Throughout history, God made

covenants with His Chosen People.

The Bible tells us about these covenants. The Old

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Lesson 2 • Day 1

Testament tells us about how God

prepared us to be saved from sin.

The New Testament tells us about

how God sent His only Son,

Jesus Christ, into the world.

Jesus freely gave His life for

us on the Cross. He rose from

the dead. Jesus’ sacrifice and

Resurrection saved us all from

sin and death. Through this

greatest act of love, Jesus made

a New Covenant. Now all people

are invited to be God’s children. God

invites us all into eternal life as part of

His covenant family.

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1 The story of the Bible is a story.

2 A establishes a family

relationship.

3 God sent Jesus to us from sin.

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Lesson 2 • Day 2

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Adam Comes

to Eden

Byzantinestyle

mosaic

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Lesson 2 • Day 2

In God’s Image

Directions: Fill in the green boxes.

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Write the name of the power of the soul that

can think and understand the world and God.

______________________________________

Draw two things that you know about God.

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Lesson 2 • Day 2

Write the name of the power of the

soul that can make choices.

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______________________________________

Draw a choice that you have

already made today.

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Lesson 2 • Day 2

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Write the name of the power of the soul

that gives and accepts love from others.

______________________________________

Draw a time when you gave love or

accepted love from someone.

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Lesson 2 • Day 3

Male and Female

Reading Guide

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud. Then,

respond to the questions.

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God made the first man, Adam, from the dust of the

ground. He made a beautiful home for him, the Garden

of Eden. God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden. He

gave Adam the job of caring for the garden.

Draw the

garden of

Eden.

Then God said it was not good that

Adam was alone. God decided to

make a helper for Adam.

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Lesson 2 • Day 3

God made more creatures

God then created all of the wild

animals and birds in the sky. He

brought them to Adam to give

them names. One by one, God

brought the animals to Adam.

And one by one, Adam named

them: a horse, a dog, a bird, a cow.

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Draw a

picture of

your favorite

animal.

1 Why did God decide to make a helper for Adam?

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Lesson 2 • Day 3

There were no good helpers for Adam

Adam soon saw that none of the animals were like

him. None of them would make good helpers for

Adam because he was different from

all of the other creatures God had

made. Only Adam was made in God’s

image and likeness. Only he was

able to know and love his Creator.

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You, too,

are made in

God’s image!

Draw a

picture of

yourself.

2 What makes Adam different from the animals?

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Lesson 2 • Day 3

God created Eve

So, God put Adam to sleep. God took a rib from Adam’s

side and made Eve, the first woman. When Adam saw

Eve for the first time, he was filled with joy. He knew,

at long last, that there was another like him! Although

she was different from Adam, Eve was

made in God’s image and likeness

too. This made her a good helper for

Adam and equal in dignity to him.

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Draw a

symbol that

represents

how men and

women are

equal and

different.

3 _How was Eve just like Adam and not like the animals?

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Lesson 2 • Day 3

Adam and Eve became the first family

Adam called Eve "bone of my

bones, and flesh of my flesh" and

gave her the name "woman." They

were soon married and became

the first human family. Their love

for each other became a sign of

God’s love for everyone. Adam

and Eve are our first parents.

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Draw a

picture of

your family.

Make sure

to include

God in the

drawing!

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Lesson 3

God Calls Us to Love Him

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus taught us the two Great Commandments: to love God and to

love our neighbor.

• The Great Commandments are a summary of the whole Law of God.

• To love our neighbor means to love everyone we encounter.

• To love God means to love our neighbor, which is a sign of being a

disciple of Christ.

This Week's Family Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come,

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

bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass

against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

God Calls Us to Love Him

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Lesson 3 • Day 1

The Great Commandments

Directions: Listen to your teacher read from the Bible. Then, fill in

the blanks with the correct answers and draw pictures of each.

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The first Great Commandment teaches us to

love ___________________ first.

Draw a picture

of how you

have loved God

this week.

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Lesson 3 • Day 1

The second Great Commandment teaches us to

love our _____________________________ as ourselves.

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Draw a picture

of how you

have loved

your neighbor

this week.

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Lesson 3 • Day 1

Loving God and Loving

Our Neighbor

Directions: Read each example and draw a line to who you are

loving when you do this. The first one is done for you.

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Praying

Going to Mass on Sunday

Cleaning the kitchen

for your parents

Saying kind things

about someone

Being happy for a friend

who just got a new video

game that you don’t have

GOD

Reading the Bible every day

Telling a friend that he or she

did a good job on something

NEIGHBOR

Helping your elderly

neighbor with

household chores

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

The Good

Samaritan

by Jacapo

Bassano

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God Calls Us to Love Him

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

Readers Theater

The Parable of the

Good Samaritan

Directions: Act out the Parable of the Good Samaritan according

to the instructions on the following workbook pages.

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Roles

Narrator 1 Narrator 2 Narrator 3

Man Priest Samaritan

2 Robbers Levite Innkeeper

Crowd (the rest of the class)

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

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Narrator 1

In the Parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus

tells us to love everyone.

Narrator 2

Jesus teaches us that everyone is our

neighbor and that everyone we meet gives us

a chance to love.

Narrator 3

Jesus also teaches us that to love means to

act. We love when we help and serve others.

Crowd

This is the Parable of The Good Samaritan.

Narrator 1

A man was traveling on the road from

Jerusalem to Jericho.

(The Man should walk from one side of the

classroom to the other as if he is traveling.)

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

Narrator 2

He was attacked and badly beaten by robbers

who left him on the side of the road to die.

(The Robbers should “attack” the Man,

and the Man should fall to the ground.

The Robbers should then walk away.)

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Narrator 3

Another traveler, a priest, came along. He saw

the man lying in the road.

(The Priest should walk from one side of

the classroom to the other and stop briefly

when he comes to the Man.)

Priest

Look at this man! I can’t bear to look at him. I

should walk on the other side of the road so I

don’t have to help him.

(The Priest should then walk away.)

Crowd

And the priest passed by.

Narrator 1

Another traveler, a Levite, also noticed the

man lying in the road.

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

(The Levite should walk from one

side of the classroom to the other

and stop briefly when he comes to

the man.)

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Levite

Surely this man will die! I wonder what he did

to deserve that. It’s not my problem, though. I

should walk on the other side of the road.

(The Levite should then walk away.)

Crowd

And the Levite passed by.

Narrator 2

Then a Samaritan traveler came along. Even

though the Samaritans and the Jews were

not friends, he showed mercy to the man.

(The Samaritan should

walk from one side of

the classroom to the

other and stop when he

comes to the man.)

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

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Samaritan

Oh, you poor man! Let me help you.

Narrator 3

The Samaritan bandaged the man’s wounds

and helped him up. He took him to an inn and

paid for his care.

(The Samaritan should help the Man to his

feet and walk with him to the other side of the

room. The Samaritan should “hand over” the

Man to the innkeeper.)

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

Samaritan

(to the

Innkeeper)

Here is some money. Please take care of this

man. If you spend more than what I have

given you, I will pay you back when I return.

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Innkeeper

I will do as you say.

Crowd

This is the Parable of

the Good Samaritan.

How can you be a

good neighbor?

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

How Can I Love My Neighbor?

Directions: In each blue circle, draw a picture of how you can

show love for that person. Then write a sentence describing your

drawing.

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How can you show love for

a family member?

Describe your drawing.

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

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How can you show love for

a classmate?

Describe your drawing.

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

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How can you show love

for a stranger?

Describe your drawing.

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 3 • Day 2

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How can you show love for a

needy person in the

community?

Describe your drawing.

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 3 • Day 3

The Two Great

Commandments

Directions: Fill in the blanks using words from the Word Bank.

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Word Bank

God heart soul

mind

neighbor

Matthew 22:34-40

“You shall love the Lord, your ,

with all your ,

with all your ,

and with all your .

This is the greatest and the first commandment.

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Lesson 3 • Day 3

The second is like it: You shall love your

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as yourself. The whole law and the

prophets depend on these two

commandments.”

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Lesson 3 • Day 3

We Are Called to

Love Assessment

Directions: Draw lines to match each question to the correct

answer.

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Who taught us the

Great Commandments?

Two Great

Commandments

How many Great

Commandments

are there?

The Good Samaritan

Which parable is an

example of the Great

Commandments?

Jesus

Whom are we

called to love?

A disciple

What is a follower

of Jesus called?

God and our

neighbor

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Lesson 4

God Is a Trinity of Persons

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Holy Trinity is three Persons in One God.

• The Persons of the Trinity are distinct from each other but are

each fully God.

• The Holy Trinity is a mystery beyond complete human

understanding.

• At Mass we pray to the Holy Trinity.

This Week's Family Prayer

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it

was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

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Lesson 4 • Day 1

The Two

Trinities

by Bartolomé

Esteban Murillo

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God Is a Trinity of Person


Lesson 4 • Day 1

The Holy Trinity

Directions: On the diagram of the Trinity, color the names of the

three Persons of the Trinity green. Color “Is Not” blue. Color “Is”

red to show the love that is shared between the three persons.

Color the name of God yellow to show His glory as God.

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The

Father

IS NOT

The

Son

IS

IS

IS NOT

GOD

IS NOT

IS

The

Holy

Spirit

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Lesson 4 • Day 1

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God Is a Trinity of Person


Lesson 4 • Day 3

Holy Mass and the Trinity

Directions: First, read along with your teacher these different

prayers we hear and say at Mass. Then, with a pencil underline

the words Father, Son or Jesus, or Holy Spirit. Afterwards, cut

out the parts of the Mass. You will use these later in your My Mass

Book lapbook project.

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Gloria

Sign of

the Cross

In the name of

the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the

Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Glory to God in the

highest,

and on earth peace to

people of good will.

We praise you,

we bless you,

we adore you,

we glorify you,

we give you thanks for

your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly

King,

O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only

Begotten Son,

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Lesson 4 • Day 3

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Lord God, Lamb of God,

Son of the Father,

you take away the sins

of the world,

have mercy on us;

you take away the sins

of the world,

receive our prayer;

you are seated at the

right hand of the Father,

have mercy on us.

For you alone are the

Holy One, you alone are

the Lord,

you alone are the Most

High, Jesus Christ, with

the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the

Father. Amen.

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Lesson 4 • Day 3

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Creed

I believe in God, the

Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and

earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his

only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by

the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius

Pilate,

was crucified, died and

was buried;

he descended into hell;

on the third day he rose

again from the dead;

Elevation

of the

Host

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Lesson 4 • Day 3

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Through him,

and with him,

and in him,

O God, almighty

Father,

in the unity of

the Holy Spirit,

all glory and

honor is yours,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right

hand of God the Father

almighty;

from there he will come

to judge the living and

the dead.

I believe in the Holy

Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of

saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the

body,

and life everlasting.

Amen.

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May almighty

God bless you,

the Father, and

the Son, and the

Holy Spirit.

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Lesson 4 • Day 3

Parts of the Mass Matching

Directions: Draw lines to match each part of the Mass to the

correct prayers.

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The Parts of the Mass

Introductory

Rites

Liturgy

of the Word

Liturgy

of the

Eucharist

Concluding

Rites

Sign

of the

Cross

Prayers

Final

Blessing

Gloria

Creed

End of the

Eucharistic

Prayer

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Lesson 4 • Day 3

The Holy Trinity True

or False Quiz

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.

1

God is three Persons

in one God.

True

False

2

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Jesus is God the Son,

the Second Person of

the Trinity.

True

False

3 We believe in three gods. True False

4 Trinity means “four in one.” True False

5 There is only one God. True False

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Lesson 5

God Speaks to Us

through Prayer

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Prayer is how we talk to God and listen to Him.

• Jesus said that when people come together to pray using His

name, He is actually with them listening, helping, and praying

with them too.

• Our souls need prayer just as our bodies need food; our souls are

fed by prayer.

• There are many ways to pray: talking to God; using special

prayers we learn; even being silent can be a prayer.

• The greatest way to pray is to participate in the Mass.

This Week's Family Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom

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

our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those

who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but

deliver us from evil.

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Lesson 5 • Day 1

Before Prayer, After Prayer

Directions: On the left side of the diagram, write or draw how

you felt before prayer. On the right side, write or draw how you

felt after prayer. In the middle space, write or draw any feelings

you had both before and after prayer.

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Before Prayer

After Prayer

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Lesson 5 • Day 2

Types of Prayer

Directions: Listen as your teacher reads aloud about the types of

prayer. Then, write a prayer of your own.

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Prayer is talking with Jesus and listening to Him. We ask

Him questions, tell Him what is on our minds, thank Him for

everything He has done for us, and tell Him we are sorry for

sinning against Him. We also learn to listen for His voice in our

hearts. There are different types of prayer and God wants to hear

all of them that are on our hearts and minds.

1 Blessing and Adoration: We tell God we love Him. We

treat Him like our Father.

2 Petition: We ask God for good things. This includes

asking for forgiveness for our sins.

3 Intercession: We ask God to help others.

4 Thanksgiving: We thank God for the good things He has

given us.

Write a short prayer of your own.

_______________________________________________________________________ ________

_______________________________________________________________________ ________

_______________________________________________________________________ ________

What type of prayer is it? _________________________________

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My Mass Book Cover

Directions: Fill in the My Mass Book cover below. Then, cut

it out, decorate it, and glue it on to the back of your lapbook.

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My Mass Book

By

______________________________________________________________________ ____

Year

______________________________________________________________________ ____

My teacher is

______________________________________________________________________ ____


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My Mass Book Headings

Directions: Cut out the headings for your My

Mass Book below and glue them into your My

Mass Book as your teacher shows you.

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Introductory

Rites

Liturgy of

the Word

Liturgy of

the Eucharist

Concluding

Rites


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My Mass Book Pockets

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Directions: Cut out

each pocket as one

piece, fold up the

back (top section),

and fold in the

side tabs. Glue the

pockets to your My

Mass Book.

Glue this area to

your lapbook.

Side tab

Side tab


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Glue this area to

your lapbook.

Side tab

Side tab


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Glue this area to

your lapbook.

Side tab

Side tab


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Glue this area to

your lapbook.

Side tab

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Lesson 6

Jesus Is Present in

the Sacraments

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• A Sacrament is a special sign given by Jesus to give us grace.

• In a Sacrament, God uses something physical and from this world

to do something supernatural from Heaven.

• Jesus is present in the Seven Sacraments, especially in the Eucharist.

• Three of the Sacraments are called Sacraments of Initiation:

Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist.

• Two of the Sacraments are called Sacraments of Healing: Penance

and Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.

• Two of the Sacraments are called Sacraments at the Service of

Communion (or Sacraments of Service): Holy Matrimony and Holy

Orders.

This Week's Family Prayer

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it

was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

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Lesson 6 • Day 1

We Meet God in the

Sacraments

Directions: Listen as your teacher reads aloud about the Sacraments.

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God Made All Things

God made everything.

He made what we

can see and what we

cannot see. He made

material things, such

as water, trees, and

our bodies. He also

made spiritual things,

such as our souls, angels, love,

and grace.

We Meet God in What He Has Made

We cannot see God. But we can know Him through

the things He has made. We meet the Holy Trinity in

the things God has made. He uses material things as

symbols of spiritual things.

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Jesus Is Fully God and Fully Man

God the Son came to earth and became man. Jesus is

both God and man. People could see Jesus. They could

hear Him. They could touch Him. When people met

Jesus, they also met God..

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The Sacraments

Jesus gave His Apostles

specials signs of God’s

grace. We call these

signs Sacraments.

The Sacraments

are physical signs of

spiritual things. The

Sacraments are not like

regular signs. They bring about

what they symbolize. And they all give us

God's grace. The water of Baptism really

washes away sin. Bread and wine really

become the Body and Blood of Jesus in the

Eucharist. Jesus is present in the Eucharist.

The Sacraments might not look like much, but

they become a real way that we meet God.

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The Sacraments of Initiation

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud.

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Baptism

Physical

signs used:

• Cleanses us of Original Sin.

• Gives us sanctifying grace.

Sanctifying grace gives us the

gift of God's life in our souls and

helps us to be holy.

water

oil

• Makes us members of God’s Family, the Church.

Confirmation

Physical

signs used:

• Confirms the faith of the

Apostles in our lives.

• Strengthens in us the Gifts of

the Holy Spirit.

• Gives us the grace to bring God to

the whole world.

oil

laying on

of hands

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The Eucharist

Physical

signs used:

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• Is Jesus’ true Body and Blood,

Soul, and Divinity.

• Makes us one with Jesus’

suffering, Death, and

Resurrection.

bread

wine

• Helps us to avoid sin and to show love to our neighbor.

• Unites us with the Virgin Mary, the angels, and the

saints in Heaven.

• Strengthens us in faith and helps us grow in holiness.

A Prayer for Visiting

Jesus in the Tabernacle

Dear Jesus, I love you. I offer up to You

my soul and heart. Help me to stay

close to you in all I do or hear or say

and in all my work and play. Amen.

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Lesson 6 • Day 2

My Home Now and

My Home in Heaven

Directions: On the left, draw what your home looks like now.

On the right side, draw how you imagine Heaven. Use Jesus’

words from John 14:1-4 to guide you.

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My Home Now

z What does it look like?

z Who lives there?

z Who comes to visit?

My Home in Heaven

z What will it look like?

z Who lives there?

z Who would visit?

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Sacraments at the

Service of Communion

True or False Quiz

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.

1 Holy Matrimony is

not a Sacrament.

True

False

2

Only men can become

priests.

True

False

3

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A Bishop will administer

the Sacrament of Holy

Orders for priests.

True

False

4

The Sacrament of

Matrimony can be broken.

True

False

5

An ordained priest is marked

and set apart by God.

True

False

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Lesson 7

Jesus Is the Son of God

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity and has always

existed.

• Jesus is eternally begotten — not made. He is of one being, or

consubstantial, with the Father.

• Jesus is called the only Son of God because He is God the Son from

all eternity.

• At a particular moment in time, the Son of God took on true

human nature.

This Week's Family Prayer

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it

was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

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Lesson 7 • Day 1

The Holy

Trinity

by

Jan Cornelisz

Vermeyen

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Jesus in the

Nicene Creed

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

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the Only Begotten Son of God,

born of the Father before all ages.

God from God,

Light from Light,

Picture of God the

Father and God the Son,

and the earth

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial

with the Father;

through him all things

were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit

was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

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Lesson 7 • Day 1

The Son of God Fillin-the-Blank

Directions: Trace a circle around each

correct answer to fill in the blanks.

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1 Tob e g e tm e a n s ___ _ .

to become the father of

to come from

2 The first Person of the Holy Trinity is God the

_________________________________________ _.

Father Son Holy Spirit

3 The second Person of the Holy Trinity is God the

_________________________________________ _.

Father Son Holy Spirit

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4 The third Person of the Holy Trinity is God the

_______________________________________________ _.

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Father Son Holy Spirit

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

forever temporary eternal

6 J e s u st a u g h tu st h a tH ei st h e _.

love Spirit Son

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God from God

Directions: Draw a picture of God the Father and God the Son.

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• In your drawing of God the Father, show what you have

learned about Him that makes Him His own unique Person.

• In your drawing of God the Son, show what you have learned

about Him that makes Him His own unique Person.

Now, choose six letters from the word

CONSUBSTANTIAL to complete the word below.

God the Father and God the Son are

CONSUBSTANTIAL, which means they are

“of one S ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ C E.”

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Lesson 7 • Day 3

Love One Another

Directions: Because God first loved us and gave us the gift of His

eternal Son, we must love one another. Answer the questions

below about how you can love today.

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1 What are two ways I can love my family today?

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

2 What are two ways I can love my classmates today?

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

3 What are two ways I can love God today?

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

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Nicene Creed Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Find the correct words from the word bank to fill in

the blanks. You may look back at pg. 78 for help.

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Word Bank

consubstantial

Begotten

Man

Father

made

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

t h eO n l y ________________________________ _S o no fG o d ,

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

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

_____________________________________________________ _w i t ht h eFa t h e r ;

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

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit

was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

a n db e c a m e _________________________ _ .

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Lesson 8

The Incarnation

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Incarnation is the essential teaching of the Christian Faith

that the Son of God assumed a human nature to accomplish our

salvation.

• Jesus, the Son of God, is the Word of God made flesh.

• Jesus was born of a woman, Mary, by the power of the Holy

Spirit.

• Jesus assumed a human nature for four reasons: to save us from

sin by reconciling us with God; so that we might know God’s

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

divine life.

• Jesus is fully God and fully man.

This Week's Family Prayer

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

all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy. Amen.

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Lesson 8 • Day 1

Images and Words

Directions: Describe one of these pictures to your teacher using

as much detail as possible.

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Lesson 8 • Day 1

In the Beginning

Directions: Listen to your teacher read these two passages from

the Bible. Underline with the same color the words that are the

same from both passages.

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Genesis 1:1–3

In the beginning, when God created the

heavens and the earth — and the earth was

without form or shape, with darkness

over the abyss and a mighty

wind sweeping over the

waters — Then God said: Let

there be light, and there was

light.

John 1:1–3

In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God. He was

in the beginning with God. All

things came to be through him, and

without him nothing came to be.

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Lesson 8 • Day 1

Through Him All

Things Were Made

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Draw a picture of God

creating all things.

Write a sentence describing your drawing.

___________________ _ _

___________________ _ _

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Lesson 8 • Day 2

God’s Promise

Directions: Read along with your teacher. Identify the pictures in

the story.

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and chose to disobey . The lied

to them. They were tempted to sin.

The said, “Did really tell you not to eat from

the (fruit) of any of the trees in the garden?”

But had not said this. had told and

not to eat the fruit from one special

. If

they did, they would die. The

lied to them: “You

certainly will not die!”

So, and ate the from the . Their

bodies did not die right away. Instead, because

they disobeyed

and sinned, they would die a

spiritual death. They chose to turn away from ,

who alone gives life.

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Lesson 8 • Day 2

Even so, still loved and . He

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promised to save them from their sin. He promised

to save them from death!

said to the

that someday a descendant

of would come to defeat the . He would

win a victory over the power of sin and death. This

promise was Good News! The best news!

We call this promise of

’s the protoevangelium,

which means “first gospel.” We know that the

descendant of would be ’s own Son, .

sent

to be with us to fulfill His promise

and save us from sin.

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Lesson 8 • Day 2

The Adoration of

the Shepherds

by

Gerard van

Honthorst

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Lesson 8 • Day 3

Four Reasons for

the Incarnation

Directions: Follow along as your

teacher reads about the reasons for

the Incarnation. Then, choose from

the Work Bank one answer for each

question.

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Word Bank

Love Holy Family Sin

The Incarnation is when God the Father sent His only Son

to earth. Jesus was fully human and fully God.

There are four reasons for the Incarnation.

1 To save us from sin.

Jesus died on the Cross and rose from the dead. He

gave His life to take away our sins and free us from

death. God had promised Adam and Eve He would

send Jesus to accomplish this plan. Jesus died and

r o s ea g a i nt os a v eu sf r o m _.

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2 To show us God’s love.

God loves us so much that He gave His only Son to us.

Jesus showed us God’s love for us. His Death on the

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

of salvation!

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3 To show us how to be holy.

Jesus showed us how to live a

_l i f e .H el o v e d

God, and He loved other

people. He taught us how to

love like Him. And He showed

us how to sacrifice for God and

for others.

4 To make us share in the divine life.

The Son of God became one of us so we could be

children of God. God wants us to share His life with

us. Christ’s Death on the Cross and His Resurrection

make it possible for us to be children of God and part

o fH i s ______________________________.

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The Incarnation and Me

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Choose one of the reasons for the

Incarnation. Draw a picture of

Jesus completing that

reason for you.

Write a prayer thanking God for becoming

human and saving us from sin.

___________________ _ _

___________________ _ _

___________________ _ _

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Lesson 9

Mary and Joseph

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Mary is the Mother of God.

• Mary’s yes to God played an instrumental role in our salvation

and is an example of obedience to God for all of us.

• Mary was conceived without the stain of Original Sin (the

Immaculate Conception) and remained sinless throughout her

life.

• Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven at the end of her

earthly life.

• St. Joseph was Jesus’ earthly foster father. He lovingly cared for

and protected his wife and her Son.

This Week's Family Prayer

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou

among women and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of

our death. Amen.

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Annunciation

by

Juan de

Flandes

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Saying Yes to God

Directions: Create a list of ways in which, like

Mary, we can say yes to God in our own lives.

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__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

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Mary, the Mother of God

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Lesson 9 • Day 1

The Rosary

Directions: Write the following prayers next to the correct

beads on the Rosary diagram:

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the Apostles’ Creed

the Our Father

the Hail Mary

the Glory Be

the Hail Holy Queen

the Fatima Prayer

8 _________________________________________

7 _________________________________________

6 _________________________________________

9 _________________________________________

4 _________________________________________

5 _________________________________________

3 _________________________________________

2 _________________________________________

1 _________________________________________

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Lesson 9 • Day 2

The Immaculate Conception

and the Assumption

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about God’s

plan for Mary.

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Mary was a young woman when the angel Gabriel

came to speak to her. He told her that God had chosen

her to be the mother of His Son, Jesus.

Gabriel greeted Mary in a very

special way. He said, “Hail Mary,

full of grace! The Lord is with

you.”

Grace is the free gift of

God’s love and life in

our souls. Grace is the

opposite of sin. When

we sin, we disobey God

and turn away from

His grace. But Mary

had no sin. Gabriel said

that Mary was full of

grace. She was full of

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God’s life in her soul. She always obeyed God and never

turned away from His grace.

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God prepared Mary to be the mother of Jesus. He

kept her free of sin from the beginning of her life in

her mother’s womb. We call this the Immaculate

Conception. It means she was Holy all her life. God

made Mary the perfect mother for Jesus.

Jesus loved His mother, Mary. He took care of her in

a very special way. When it was time for the end of

her life, Jesus brought her to Heaven to be with Him.

She was taken into Heaven body and soul. We call this

moment the Assumption. Now, Mary reigns as Queen

of Heaven with her Son, Jesus the King.

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Mary’s Special Role

Directions: Fill in the blanks below using the correct words from

the word bank.

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Word Bank

Sin Holy Assumption Gabriel

Obeyed Grace Life

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

2 He greeted her by saying, “Hail Mary, full of

__ _.Th eL o r di sw i t hy o u ! ”

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

within us.

4 We are in a state of grace when we do not ________________.

5 Mary was full of God’s life within Her because she always

_______________ God and never turned away from His grace.

6 Mary was always ____________________ during her life.

7 The ______________________________ was when God brought

Mary to Heaven, body and soul, at the end of her life.

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Immaculate Mary

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Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing.

You reign now in Heaven with Jesus our King.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Maria!

In Heaven the blessed your glory proclaim;

On earth we your children invoke your sweet name.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Maria!

We pray for our Mother, the Church upon earth,

And bless, Holy Mary, the land of our birth.

Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria! Ave, Ave, Maria!

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Lesson 9 • Day 3

Rest on the Flight

into Egypt by

Luc-Olivier

Merson

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St. Joseph, Guardian

of the Holy Family

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Lesson 10

Jesus’ Hidden Life with

Mary and Joseph

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• • The Gospels are silent about large portions of Jesus’ life; this

suggests that much of His life was ordinary. The Gospels present

Him as the child of Joseph and Mary and, later, as a young man

practicing the trade of a carpenter.

• • We learn from Jesus’ example that God wants to enter our

ordinary lives and make them extraordinary.

• • God calls us to invite Jesus into our everyday lives.

This Week's Family Prayer

Blessed Joseph, be with us this day. Just as you protected and

loved Mary, and cared for Jesus as your son, watch over and

protect the Church, the family of God. Be with us in our trials and

pray for us so that we may grow in holiness and, after our death,

have eternal joy in Heaven. Amen.

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Lesson 10 • Day 1

Ordinary and Extraordinary

Directions: Read the list of ordinary and extraordinary things.

Draw rectangles around everything you think is ordinary. Circle

everything you think is extraordinary.

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Going on a hike

Your baby brother

or sister is born

Riding on the subway

Finding a dinosaur bone

Reading a book

Telling the truth

Riding on an airplane

An eagle catching a rabbit

Beating a video game

A man and woman

getting married

A basketball game

Police sirens

A thunderstorm

Being a cashier in a store

Being an explorer

Opening Christmas presents

A carpenter building a shelf

An author writing a book

Taking out the trash

Playing with toys

Building a fort

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The Life of Christ

Directions: Follow along with your teacher as you discuss the

different periods of Jesus’ life. Write one important thing from

each part of His life.

Infancy and

Childhood

Hidden Years

Public

Ministry

Birth

12-year-old

Jesus in the

temple

Wedding

at Cana

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Ascension

Death and

Resurrection

Infancy __________________________________ _

Childhood ____________________________ _

Hidden Years ______________________ _

Public Ministry _________________ _

Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection, and His Ascension

_

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Lesson 10 • Day 2

Practicing the Presence of God

Directions: Read the list of events that may happen in our lives.

Then, trace a circle around the events that you think God wants

to share with us.

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When we are playing

When we are joyful

When we are lonely

When we are doing

our schoolwork

When we are talking

to a friend

When we are doing

our chores

When we are

praying at Mass

When we are trying

our hardest

When we make a

big mistake

When we are bored

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A Scene from Jesus’ Life

Directions: Draw a picture of the daily life of Jesus.

Include Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in your drawing.

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Jesus’ Hidden Life and My Life

Directions: Circle the answer that best completes each question.

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1 The hidden years of

Christ were…

a When Jesus was

grown up and

preaching the Gospel.

b When Jesus was a

baby.

c The years that Jesus

lived an “ordinary”

life with Mary and St.

Joseph.

2 Ordinary means…

a Random

b Common

c Strange

3 Because Jesus obeyed

His parents…

a We should not obey

our parents.

b We should obey our

parents.

c It does not matter

what we do.

4 Extraordinary means…

a Simple

b Perfect

c Amazing

5 Our souls breathe

when we…

a Get new things

b Make lots of money

c Pray

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Lesson 11

Jesus Was Always

Obedient to His Father

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus was obedient to His earthly parents, Mary and Joseph.

• Jesus was obedient to His Father in Heaven, even to death on the

Cross.

• God rewards us with good things when we are obedient to Him.

• The Fourth Commandment teaches us to be obedient to our

parents and to God.

This Week's Family Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, you were perfectly obedient to your Father

in Heaven and to your earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. Your

obedience allowed God’s will to be done here on earth and brought

about our salvation from sin. Help me to be always obedient to

the will of our Father and to my parents and to all those whom

God has placed in authority in my life, so that your glory may be

known throughout the world. Amen.

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The Holy

Family with

the Little Bird

by

Bartolomé

Esteban Perez

Murillo

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Childhood

of Christ

by

Gerrit van

Honthorst

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Mary’s Yes to God

Directions: Follow along as your teacher

reads about Mary's yes to God. Then, fill in

the blanks.

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Luke 1:26–38

In the sixth month, the angel

Gabriel was sent from God to a

town of Galilee called Nazareth, to

a virgin betrothed to a man named

Joseph, of the house of David, and the

virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her,

he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”

But she was greatly troubled at what was said and

pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then

the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you

have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive

in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name

him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of

the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the

throne of David his father, and he will rule over the

house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there

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

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this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And

the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will

come upon you, and the power of the Most High will

overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will

be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth,

your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age,

and this is the sixth month for her who was called

barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary

said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May

it be done to me according to your word.” Then the

angel departed from her.

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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 _________

o n e !Th e _i sw i t hy o u . ”

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2 A tfi r s t ,M a r yw a sg r e a t l y _________

by the angel’s greeting.

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

4 What message did the angel Gabriel give to Mary from

God?

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

h i m _. "

• “ H ew i l lb e _a n dw i l lb ec a l l e d

S o no ft h e _. "

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

Ja c o b _,a n do fh i s

_t h e r ew i l lb en oe n d . ”

5 Mary answered the angel Gabriel’s message: “Behold, I am

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

m ea c c o r d i n gt oy o u r _ . ”

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Joseph’s Yes to God

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about Joseph's yes

to God. Then, fill in the blanks.

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Matthew 1:18–24

Now this is how the birth of

Jesus Christ came about.

When his mother Mary was

betrothed to Joseph, but

before they lived together,

she was found with child

through the holy Spirit.

Joseph her husband, since

he was a righteous man, yet

unwilling to expose her to shame,

decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his

intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared

to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do

not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.

For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been

conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to

name him Jesus, because he will save his people from

their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord

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had said through the prophet:

“Behold, the virgin shall be

with child and bear a son,

and they shall name him

Emmanuel,” which means

“God is with us.” When Joseph

awoke, he did as the angel of

the Lord had commanded him

and took his wife into his home.

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1 Joseph’s wife, Mary, was found to be with child by the

________ _ .

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

________ _ . ”

3 The angel also said to Joseph: “You are to name him

________ _ . ”

4 The prophet Isaiah said: “They shall name him

________ _ , ”w h i c hm e a n s

“ ______ _i sw i t hu s . ”

5 When Joseph woke from his dream, he did as the angel of

t h eL o r d _h i m .

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Jesus in the Temple

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about Jesus in

the Temple. Then, circle the best answer to each question. Finally,

write an answer to the reflection question.

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Luke 2:41–52

Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast

of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they

went up according to festival custom. After they

had completed its days, as they were returning, the

boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his

parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the

caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked

him among their relatives and

acquaintances, but not finding

him, they returned to

Jerusalem to look for

him. After three days

they found him in the

temple, sitting in the

midst of the teachers,

listening to them

and asking them

for

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questions, and all who

heard him were astounded

at his understanding and

his answers. When his

parents saw him, they

were astonished, and his

mother said to him, “Son,

why have you done this to

us? Your father and I have been

looking for you with great anxiety.”

And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me?

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

But they did not understand what he said to them.

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He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and

was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these

things in her heart. And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom

and age and favor before God and man.

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Answer the questions with a partner.

1 How old was Jesus in this story?

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a. 33 b. 5 c. 12

2 Where did Jesus and His parents go?

a. Jerusalem b. New York City c. Samaria

3 Where did Mary and Joseph find Jesus?

a. On the playground. b. In the Temple. c. At home.

4 What was Jesus doing with the teachers?

a. Asking questions.

b. Teaching them.

c. Hiding with them.

5 What did Jesus do when He came to Nazareth with His

family?

a. He studied hard.

b. He went back to Jerusalem.

c. He was obedient to His parents.

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1 How can I be more obedient to my parents?

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_

_

2 How can I be more obedient to God?

_

_

_

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San Damiano Cross

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Thank You Card

Dear Mom and Dad,

Thank you for . . .

____________________ _

____________________ _

Thank you for always . . .

_ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _ _

I love you because . . .

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ _

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I promise to always be obedient

to you and to honor you.

Love, __ __ __ __ __ __________________________

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Thank

You!

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Lesson 12

Jesus Proclaimed the

Kingdom of God

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Kingdom of God is the reign of God over all things.

• The central message of Jesus’ public ministry was the

proclamation of the Kingdom.

• Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God through parables.

• We are called to enter the Kingdom of God as disciples of Jesus.

This Week's Family Prayer

Heavenly Father, open our ears, our minds, and our hearts to

understand your Word today. Help us to understand your heavenly

kingdom and guide us so we may enter into its promises. We ask

all these things in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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The Parable of the

Sower and the Seeds

Directions: Read the parable of the sower and the seeds from

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

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On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the

sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into

a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the

shore. And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:

“A sower went out to sow.

Draw a sower going out

to his field to plant his

seeds.

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...And as he sowed, some

seed fell on the path,

and birds came and

ate it up.

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Draw the seeds that

fell on the path and

were eaten by birds.

...Some fell on rocky ground,

where it had little soil. It

sprang up at once because

the soil was not deep, and

when the sun rose it was

scorched, and it withered

for lack of roots.

Draw the seeds that fell on

rocky ground and were scorched

by the sun.

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...Some seed fell among

thorns, and the thorns

grew up and choked it.

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Draw the seeds that fell

among thorns and were

choked.

...But some seed fell on rich

soil, and produced fruit,

a hundred or sixty or

thirtyfold.

Draw the seeds that fell

on rich soil and produced

fruit.

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Kingdom of Heaven Yard Sale

Directions: Imagine the men in the parable had a yard sale

together. Make a list of everything they sold so they could possess

the field of treasure and the pearl of great price!

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Yard Sale: Everything Must Go!

1 _

2 _

3 _

4 _

5 _

6 _

7 _

8 _

9 _

10 _

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To Be a Disciple

Directions: Circle everything in the list below that you think a

person needs to be a disciple of Christ.

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A car

A house

A big family

A lot of clothes

A good job

Trust in God

Faith in Jesus

Perfect knowledge

of Scripture

Piles of money

A pet

Love for Jesus

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What Did Jesus Say?

Directions: Listen to your teacher read about what Jesus said

about the Kingdom of Heaven. Then fill in the blanks.

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Word Bank

Repent Jesus’ disciples Kingdom Sinner Heaven

1 Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is at hand.

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

2 Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the

__ _o fH e a v e n .

3 Jesus said, “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will

draw everyone to myself.” Who will He draw to the Kingdom

o fH e a v e n ? _ .

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

m o r ej o yi nh e a v e no v e ro n e ______________

who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who

have no need of repentance.”

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

the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at

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

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God’s Kingdom Invitation

Directions: Address the invitation below to a friend or family

member and sign your name. Then, color and decorate the

invitation.

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Dear _ ,

You are invited to follow Jesus

Christ with me, share the Good

News, and make disciples of all

nations!

Love, _

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Lesson 13

Jesus Called Many Followers

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus had many disciples, and He calls each of us to be His

disciple.

• The Apostles were the first bishops and began the line of

apostolic succession. St. Peter has a place of primacy among the

Apostles.

• The worldwide Church is led by the pope and is organized into

dioceses (led by bishops) and parishes (led by pastors and priests).

• We worship as a community in our parishes.

This Week's Family Prayer

Jesus, I want to answer your call and become one of your disciples.

I want to follow wherever you lead me. Help me not to be afraid to

say yes to what you ask of me. Amen.

Pray an Our Father and a Glory Be.

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The Call of the Apostles

Directions: Draw a picture of Jesus calling the Apostles

to follow Him, as you imagined during the prayer activity.

Then write a brief prayer, asking Jesus to help you to

be like the Apostles and say yes to following Him.

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_

_

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Jesus Sends Us the

Holy Spirit

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads

about Jesus sending His Holy Spirit.

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Jesus wants everyone to be His

disciple. He told His Apostles

to go out to the whole world

and make disciples. He told

them to Baptize people.

He told them to teach

everyone what He had

taught them. And Jesus

gave His Apostles the

power to carry out this

mission.

Jesus appeared to His Apostles

after He rose from the dead. He

breathed on them and said, “receive the holy

Spirit.” (John 20: 22).

When God made Adam, He breathed the breath of

life into him. The breath of God is the Holy Spirit. The

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Holy Spirit filled Adam with life. And the Holy Spirit

filled the Apostles too. The Holy Spirit gave them the

strength to go out and tell the world about Jesus.

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The Apostles did as Jesus asked them. They told people

how much Jesus loves them. They told people how

much Jesus wants everyone to be in Heaven with Him.

All kinds of people were baptized and became members

of the Church.

Jesus has gone back to His Father in Heaven. But He

did not leave us alone. Jesus promised that He would

be with us until the end of time. Jesus is with us when

we are baptized and receive the Holy Spirit. He is with

us when we pray. And He is with us in a special way

when we receive Him in the Eucharist.

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Jesus Sends

His Apostles to

Make Disciples

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Directions: Follow along as your

teacher reads aloud about how

Jesus sent the Apostles to make

disciples. Then, fill in the blanks.

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 _______________

a n dm a k e _.

2 After Jesus rose from the dead, what did Jesus breathe upon

t h eA p o s t l e s ? _____________

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

___ ______________.

4 What is one special way that Jesus is with us today?

___ _______________

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

___ ______________

___ ______________

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Apostolic Succession

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the

correct answer from the Word Bank.

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Word Bank

Teachers

Pope

Church

St. Peter

Apostles

Priest

Bishop

Parish

Sacraments

Salvation

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

His earthly life.

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

of leading the Church.

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

is a geographic area of the Church.

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

Faith.

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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

people of their diocese.

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6 All of the world’s bishops continue Jesus’ mission, which is

t h e _ o fa l ls o u l s .

7 Th e _ i st h el e a d e ro ft h ew h o l e

Catholic Church on earth.

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

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 .

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

preaches the Gospel and makes the Sacraments available to

the people.

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My Diocese and Parish

Directions: Answer the questions about your

diocese and parish.

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1 Who is the pope?

___________ _

2 What is the name of your diocese?

________________________________________________________

3 What is the name of your parish?

________________________________________________________

4 W h oi sy o u rb i s h o p ? _______

5 Is there more than one bishop in your diocese? If yes, what

are their names?

___________ _ _________

___________ _ _________

6 W h oi sy o u rp a s t o r ? ________

7 Who are the other priests at your parish?

___________ _ _________

___________ _ _________

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Jesus Taught His Disciples

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The most well-known and essential of Jesus’ teachings was the

Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus delivered the Beatitudes.

• Jesus often taught using parables, especially when teaching

about the Kingdom of Heaven.

• Jesus taught us to show mercy to one another with the Corporal

Works of Mercy.

This Week's Family Prayer

For those who are poor in spirit, we ask God’s blessing.

For those who mourn and whose hearts are saddened, we ask

God’s blessing.

For those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, we ask God’s

blessing.

For the poor and the lonely, we ask God’s blessing.

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

For those who protect us, we ask God’s blessing.

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

Amen.

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The Sermon of

the Beatitudes

by

James

Tissot

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The Beatitudes

Directions: Listen to your teacher tell you about the Beatitudes.

Then, draw a picture of each Beatitude.

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Blessed are

the poor in

spirit, for

theirs is the

kingdom

of heaven.

Blessed are

they who

mourn, for

they will be

comforted.

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Blessed are

the meek,

for they

will inherit

the land.

Blessed are

they who

hunger and

thirst for

righteousness,

for they will

be satisfied.

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Blessed

are the

merciful,

for they

will be

shown

mercy.

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Blessed are

the clean of

heart, for

they will

see God.

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Blessed

are the

peacemakers,

for they will

be called

children

of God.

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Blessed are

they who are

persecuted

for the sake of

righteousness,

for theirs is

the kingdom

of heaven.

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The Beatitudes Matching

Directions: Draw lines to match the Beatitudes in the left column with the

actions in the right column. The first one has been done as an example.

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Blessed are . . .

. . . the poor in spirit, for theirs

is the kingdom of heaven.

. . . they who mourn, for

they will be comforted.

. . . the meek, for they

will inherit the land.

. . . they who hunger and

thirst for righteousness,

for they will be satisfied.

. . . the merciful, for they

will be shown mercy.

. . . the clean of heart, for

they will see God.

. . . the peacemakers, for they

will be called children of God.

. . . they who are persecuted for

the sake of righteousness, for

theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Patiently praying every

day for your best friend.

Being sad when a close

friend moves away.

Treating others the way

you want to be treated.

Asking a classmate for

forgiveness when you

have hurt their feelings.

Saving your allowance

to put in the collection

basket at Mass.

Doing the right thing

when tempted to do

something wrong.

Living the way God asks

us to live, even if we are

made fun of for doing so.

Forgiving a classmate

who made fun of you.

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Jesus Teaches Us

the Beatitudes

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What is one way that you can live out the

Beatitude you chose in your life today?

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_

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Teresa of Calcutta

Who is she? And how does she live

with them?, people wondered about

Mother Teresa.

India

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The little nun in the white and blue habit lived in

the dirty streets of Calcutta, India, with the poorest

and sickest people in the world. People there were

dying every day. There were terrible smells. There was

sadness in the air. This was a place

nobody wanted to be.

So why are you here?, they

asked her.

The little nun just smiled.

Jesus made it very clear, she

said: Whatever you do for

the least of my brethren, you

do for me.

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Mother Teresa spent the rest

of her life with people

nobody could help very

much and people nobody

loved — with the least of

our brethren.

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And then, over time,

something remarkable

happened. Everybody

wanted to spend time with

her.

Kings, princes, politicians, and movie

stars. Priests, bishops, teachers, parents, and children.

Everyone wanted to meet Mother Teresa.

But they did not have to meet her to know her

face. Her picture was printed in newspapers and

books. Her beautiful face came to

be known and loved by people

everywhere. They could see

Saint Mother Teresa Cathedral Prishtina

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Jesus in her face. They could see His love sparkling in

her eyes.

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As Mother Teresa grew older — as her skin wrinkled

and faded and her body hunched over — we could see

Jesus in her even better. Her eyes became more sparkly

and her smile sweeter.

Today, there are more than 4,000 women who have

chosen to live like St. Teresa of Calcutta. They serve the

poorest and sickest people in the world.

But really, they are serving Jesus.

And He makes them beautiful too.

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St. Teresa of Calcutta

Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: After listening to the story of St. Teresa of Calcutta, fill

in the blanks below.

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1 Mother Teresa was a little nun in a _

and _ habit.

2 Mother Teresa lived in the dirty streets of _

with the _ and _

people in the world.

3 People wondered “Why are you here?” She answered them:

“ _ made it very clear. ‘Whatever you do

for the _ of my brethren, you do for

_ .' "

4 Everyone could see _ in the face of

Mother Teresa.

5 Today, more than __________ ___________________________________________ women have

chosen to live like St. Teresa of Calcutta.

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Lesson 15

Jesus Performed Miracles

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• God has power over all things.

• Jesus’ miracles invited people to believe in Him, showed the

power of God, and were signs of the Kingdom of God.

• There are four basic types of miracles: miracles of supply,

miracles of nature, miracles of healing, and supernatural

miracles.

• The miracle of the large catch of fish from the story of the call

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

faith in Jesus, to bring about miracles in our own lives.

• Christ’s Resurrection is the greatest miracle of all, and it

foreshadows our own eternal life with God in Heaven.

This Week's Family Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, show me your great love for me, and fill me with

Your Holy Spirit. I love you, Jesus. I praise you, Jesus. I thank you,

Jesus. Help me to follow you every day of my life. Amen.

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The Miracles of Jesus

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about the miracles

of Jesus. Then, answer the focus questions.

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Jesus performed many signs and wonders during His

public ministry. Jesus’ miracles showed us that He is God

and that He has the power to save us.

We call Jesus’ signs and wonders

miracles. A miracle is an act of

God that shows His power over

all things.

A miracle has three parts:

1 It is an amazing event

seen by others.

2 It cannot be naturally

explained.

3 It is the result of God’s

action.

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The Four Types of Miracles

There are four different types of miracles Jesus performed in

the Gospels:

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Miracles of Supply: Jesus created something

out of little or nothing, or made one thing

become something else. When Jesus

changed water to wine or multiplied five

loaves and two fish to feed five thousand

people, He performed a miracle of supply.

Miracles of Healing: Jesus cured sick people

and those with physical handicaps like

blindness. He even raised people from

the dead! When Jesus gave sight to the

blind man and healed the man who was

crippled, He performed a miracle of healing.

Miracles of Nature: Jesus controlled nature,

including storms, plants, and the sea. When

Jesus calmed the storm and walked on

water, He performed a miracle of nature.

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Miracles of the Supernatural: Jesus

commanded demons to leave. This is

called exorcism. Demons are angels

who have turned away from God. When

Jesus commanded demons to leave, He

perfomed a miracle of the supernatural.

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1 What is a miracle?

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2 Why did Jesus perform miracles?

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3 What are the three parts of a miracle?

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4 What are miracles of supply?

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5 What are miracles of healing?

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6 What are miracles of nature?

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7 What are miracles of the supernatural?

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Jesus' Miracles Matching

Directions: Match the picture of the miracle to the kind of

miracle it is. Then, answer the question.

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Miracle of...

1

Healing

2

Supply

3

The Supernatural

4

Nature

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If you could perform one type of miracle, which would it be?

Why?

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Draw the miracle

you would perform.

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The Call of Simon Peter

Directions: Read the story of the call of Simon the fisherman.

Then answer the focus questions.

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Luke 5:1-11

While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening

to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of

Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake;

the fishermen had disembarked and were washing

their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one

belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short

distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught

the crowds from the boat.

After he had finished

speaking, he said to

Simon, “Put out

into deep water

and lower your

nets for a catch.”

Simon said in

reply, “Master, we

have worked hard

all night and have

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caught nothing, but at your command I

will lower the nets.” When they had

done this, they caught a great

number of fish and their nets

were tearing. They signaled

to their partners in the other

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boat to come to help them.

They came and filled both boats

so that they were in danger of

sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he

fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Depart from me,

Lord, for I am a sinful man.” For astonishment at the

catch of fish they had made seized him

and all those with him, and likewise

James and John, the sons of

Zebedee, who were partners of

Simon. Jesus said to Simon,

“Do not be afraid; from now

on you will be catching men.”

When they brought their

boats to the shore, they left

everything and followed him.

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1 What was Jesus doing at the beginning of this story?

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2 What did Jesus tell Simon Peter to do?

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3 What happened when they put their nets out again?

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4 What type of miracle do you think this is an example of?

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Put Out into the Deep

Jesus commanded the Apostles to “put out into the deep.” He told

them to have faith in Him and do more. From their faith, Jesus

brought about a miracle. He can do the same in our lives.

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Fish Cutouts

Directions: Write your responses to your teacher's prompts on

the fish below. Then, cut out the fish and glue them into the deep

water on the Put out into the Deep worksheet.

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The Resurrection

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The Greatest Miracle

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Lesson 16

Jesus Is Our Model

of Holiness

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus is our model of holiness.

• Jesus invites us to become His disciples and to follow Him by

imitating His example, praying as He prays, and serving as He

serves.

• With the Our Father, Jesus taught us how to pray and what to

pray for.

• Jesus asks us to love as He loves, even our enemies; He asks us to

be neighbors even to those farthest away from us; and He asks

us to love children and the poor as we love Christ Himself.

This Week's Family Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, help me to follow you, in everything that I do.

Help me to see your example and take up my cross daily so that I

can be with you in Heaven. Amen.

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Christ Washing the

Disciple's Feet

by

Dirck van

Baburen

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Be Like Jesus

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads the list of ways

Jesus leads us. Then, choose two ways to imitate Jesus and for

each, draw a picture of yourself imitating Jesus. Write the ways

of imitating Jesus you chose on the lines.

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• Jesus loved those who

hated Him.

• Jesus served the poor.

• Jesus told others about

God's love.

Ways Jesus Leads Us

• Jesus cared for the sick.

• Jesus forgave others.

• Jesus did not give into

temptation to sin.

Draw a picture of yourself

imitating Jesus.

1

Jesus...

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_

_

_

_

_

_

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Draw a picture of yourself

imitating Jesus.

2

Jesus...

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Follow Jesus

Directions: Help the disciples

follow Jesus through the maze.

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Works of Mercy Matching

Directions: Draw lines between the dots to match each Work of

Mercy with its correct example.

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Corporal Works of Mercy

1. Bury the dead

Donate clothes from your

closet to those in need

2. Visit the imprisoned

Make and deliver cards to

the children in a hospital

3. Visit the sick

Attend the funeral of

someone who has died

4. Give drink to the thirsty

Send greeting cards to

those in the local prison

5. Shelter the homeless

Help at a soup kitchen

with your family

6. Clothe the naked

Collect change in a jar

and give it to the poor

7. Feed the hungry

Do not waste water; use

only as much as you need

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Spiritual Works of Mercy

1. Admonish sinners

(Correct someone who

is doing wrong and

help him do right)

Pray for your family and

the souls in Purgatory

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2. Instruct the ignorant

(Teach those who

do not understand)

Tell someone, "I

forgive you."

3. Counsel the doubtful

(Give good advice

to people who need

help believing)

Pray for someone

who has hurt you

4. Bear wrongs patiently

Encourage someone

doing a difficult task

5. Forgive offenses willingly

Help a classmate

with homework

6. Comfort the sorrowful

Tell someone to

stop gossiping

7. Pray for the living and the dead

Give someone

who is sad a hug

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Bearing My Crosses

Directions: Take a few moments to think about the crosses you

face in your own life. Write them in the cross shapes below. Then,

choose a few people (such as family members, friends, public

figures, and so forth) for whom to offer up these crosses.

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My Crosses

I offer up these

crosses as a prayer for:

_

_

_

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Lesson 17

God’s Plan for Creation

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• God calls all human beings to share in His divine life.

• “God created everything for man; but man in turn was created

to serve and love God and to offer all creation back to Him” (CCC

358).

• “The first man was not only created good, but was also

established in friendship with his Creator, and in harmony with

himself and with the creation around him, in a state that would

be surpassed only by the glory of the new creation in Christ”

(CCC 374).

This Week's Family Prayer

Praise the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with joy. Amen.

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Boulevard Montmartre,

Spring

by

Camille

Pissarro

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Boulevard Montmartre,

Spring Discussion Questions

Directions: Take some time to quietly look at the art. Then discuss

the questions with your class.

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1 _What words come to mind when you look at this painting?

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2 Where does your eye go first when you look at it?

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3 A boulevard is a wide street. Montmartre is a neighborhood

in the city of Paris, France. Find Paris on a map.

4 What is happening in this painting?

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5 Does this look like a peaceful scene, or a disorderly one?

Explain.

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6 What rules can you tell that people are following?

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7 What would happen if people stopped following those rules?

How would this scene look different?

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8 Would you call what is happening in this scene just or

unjust? Why?

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Adam and Eve and God’s

Plan for Creation

Directions: Read the essay. Then, discuss it with your class.

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God created the world and everything in it. He made

the first human beings, Adam and Eve, out of love.

God made them stewards of His creation. He asked

them to take care of the world. When we take care of

His creation, we show God that we love Him.

Adam and Eve lived in the Garden

of Eden. They enjoyed perfect

friendship with God. They were

in harmony with each other

and the rest of creation. They

never got sick and were

never in pain or sad. The

animals had plenty of food

and did not eat each other.

Everything was balanced

and ordered. We call this time

of peace Original Justice.

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God created human beings in His image and likeness.

That means that He gave us:

• intellect (the ability to reason and understand)

• free will (the ability to make choices)

• the ability to love

During the time of Original Justice, Adam and Eve’s

souls worked the way God made them to work. They

could think as they should. They made good choices.

And, they loved God and each other.

These three gifts also came with a special

responsibility: to listen to and obey God.

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Using Our Abilities

Directions: Answer the following questions in your own words.

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1 How do I know who God is?

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2 How can I show God that I love Him?

_

3 How can I show my family that I love them?

_

4 How can I share God’s love with others?

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Lesson 18

The Fall and Original Sin

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Our original parents, Adam and Eve, were the first to sin.

• The first sin of Adam and Eve was a result of the lies and

temptation of the Devil.

• The first sin of Adam and Eve caused them to lose the grace of

Original Justice.

• The stain of the Original Sin is transmitted to all generations of

human beings.

• God did not stop loving Adam and Eve even though they sinned.

From the beginning, He promised salvation and called the

human race back to Himself.

• God’s Son, Jesus Christ, sacrificed Himself on the Cross and

rose from the dead on the third day to fulfill God’s promise of

salvation.

This Week's Family Prayer

Dear Lord, help us to know and choose the good. When we choose

the good, we choose you, whom we should love above all else.

Amen.

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Genesis 2 Listening Guide

Directions: Listen and answer the questions as your teacher

reads aloud.

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1 This passage is about something that happened after God

created the first man, Adam. Where did God take the man

and settle him?

_

2 What job did God give to the man?

_

_

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3 What did God tell the man he was free to eat?

_

4 What did God tell the man he could not eat?

_

5 What reason did God give to Adam for why he could not

eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?

_

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Genesis 3 Listening Guide

Directions: Listen and answer the questions as your teacher

reads aloud.

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1 The word cunning means “good at getting what one

wants by tricking others or by lying.” Which animal was

the most cunning of all the animals God made?

_

2 What did the serpent ask the woman?

_

3 What did God really say Adam and Eve must not do in

the garden?

_

4 What did Eve do after the serpent lied to her?

_

_

5 Recall the job that God gave Adam (to guard and protect

the garden and everything in it). Do you think Adam

shares the blame for eating the fruit and disobeying God?

_

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Original Justice and

God’s Friendship

Directions: Read about Original Sin and answer the questions.

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The Book of Genesis tells the story

of the first man and woman —

Adam and Eve. They disobeyed

God and sinned. A sin is

something that we say, do,

think, or fail to do that does

not love God, our neighbor, or

ourselves, as God has taught us.

Because Adam and Eve disobeyed

God, they failed to love Him. They

were no longer in perfect friendship with

Him. They lost the grace of Original Justice.

The first sin of Adam and Eve was not just a sin for

them. It wounded all people born after them. It made

us weak and more likely to sin. We call this wounded

nature Original Sin. We are all born with Original Sin.

The effect of Original Sin that makes us more likely to

sin is called concupiscence.

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We must resist sin in our daily lives. But we cannot do

it on our own. We must ask Jesus to help us and to save

us from sin. In the Sacrament of Baptism, Jesus washes

away the stain of Original Sin and forgives all sins we

have committed. He makes our souls clean again.

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1 What is sin?

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2 What is Original Sin?

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3 How can we resist sin and

make good choices?

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Temptation

of Christ

12th

century

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Adam and Eve and

the Fall Matching

Directions: Match each word or phrase with its definition by

writing the correct letter on the line.

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Word and Phrases

A Original Justice B Baptism C Original Sin

D Adam and Eve E Concupiscence F Sin

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1 The effect of Original Sin that makes us more

likely to sin.

2 An offense against God that we commit on

purpose.

3 The first man and woman.

4 The first sin of Adam and Eve.

5 All of creation in perfect harmony with God

and each other.

6 The Sacrament that washes away the stain of

Original Sin.

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Annunciation

by

Bl. Fra

Angelico

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My Gospel Message

Directions: On the lines below, write a sentence or two that

describes the Gospel, or Good News. In other words, what is

the Good News we celebrate as followers of Jesus Christ?

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The Good News is…

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Lesson 19

Baptism Makes Us

Members of the Church

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Baptism is the first Sacrament we receive and is the first of the

Sacraments of Initiation.

• Baptism is necessary for salvation from sin.

• Baptism forgives all sin, even Original Sin, gives us new life in

Christ, makes us children of God, makes us members of the

Church, and imprints an indelible spiritual mark on our souls.

• There are certain rights and responsibilities that come with

being made a member of the Church.

This Week's Family Prayer

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it

was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end.

Amen.

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The Baptism

of Christ

by

Juan Fernández

Navarrete

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The Sacrament of Baptism

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about the

Sacrament of Baptism.

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All living things need water to live. Without

water, they will die.

Water is also important to our spiritual life. When

we are baptized, the priest pours water on our head.

He says, “I baptize you in the name of the Father,

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

The Sacrament of Baptism washes away our sins, including

Original Sin. Sin hurts or destroys our friendship with God.

Jesus died on the Cross and rose from the dead to save us

from sin. We receive this salvation when we are baptized. We

need to be baptized to be saved from sin.

Baptism gives us new life. It places the

Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Baptism

makes us members of the Church

and children of God. Baptism also

gives us a permanent mark, or seal,

on our soul. This mark means that

we belong to God forever.

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1 What do living things need to live?

a Water

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b Pizza

c Money

2 In whose names does the priest baptize?

a Father

b Father, Son

c Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

3 Jesus died on the Cross to save us from ___________ ?

a Sin

b Too much work

c Temptation

4 Which of these is NOT an effect of Baptism?

a We are made children of God.

b We will never sin

c We are made members of the Church.

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Birthday and Baptism Date

Directions: Fill in as much of the information below as you

are able. If you do not know the date of your baptism, ask your

parents to help you fill it in when you go home.

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My name is

______________________________________________________________________ __

I am _________________________ years old.

I was born on

_______________________ ___________________ , ____________________ __

(Month) (Day) (Year)

I was baptized on

________________________ ___________________ , ____________________ __

(Month) (Day) (Year)

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Symbols of Baptism

Directions: Read about and color the picture of each symbol of

Baptism. Then, fill in the blanks.

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Sign of the Cross

The Sign of the Cross is made

on the person to be baptized.

It begins the celebration of the

Sacrament. It symbolizes our

salvation that Jesus won for us

on the Cross.

Holy Water

The priest blesses the water and asks the

Holy Spirit to come upon it. He pours

water over the person while saying, “I

baptize you in the name of the Father,

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

The holy water symbolizes the washing

away of sin.

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Chrism

Chrism is a holy oil blessed by a bishop. The person being

baptized is anointed with chrism twice. This symbolizes saying

no to sin and Satan and becoming like Jesus in His mission.

1 The Sign of the Cross symbolizes our _

that Jesus won for us on the Cross.

2 The holy water symbolizes the washing away of

___________________________________________ .

3 Chrism symbolizes _

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Summary of the

Sacrament of Baptism

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.

1

Baptism forgives all sins

except for Original Sin.

True

False

2

We become members of the

Church when we are baptized.

True

False

3

Baptism makes us children of

God.

True

False

4

We are anointed once with

holy oil at our Baptism.

True

False

5

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We do not need to be baptized

in order to be saved from sin.

True

False

6

As baptized members of the

Church, we must obey the

leaders of the Church.

True

False

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Lesson 20

Jesus Is Present

Within Us by Grace

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Grace is the free undeserved help that God gives us to respond

to His Call. Through grace we become adopted sons and

daughters and share in His Divine Life.

• There are two kinds of grace: sanctifying grace and actual grace.

• As a gift from God, grace requires a response from us: we must

use the grace He gives us to love and serve Him and others.

• The saints give us examples of how to use the graces given to

them to glorify God.

This Week's Family Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord, give to us this day the

grace we need to know You, to love You, and to serve You so that

we can be with You always in the eternal life that awaits us in

Heaven. Amen.

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Vine and Branches

Directions: Trace the Bible verse below, and draw

your good deeds in the grapes bubbles.

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I am the vine, and you

are the branches.

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Growing in Grace

Directions: Color blue the stones that are things that help

us grow in grace.

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Pray

the

Rosary

Stay mad

at someone

who really

deserves it

Ask for extra

presents for

Christmas

Go to

Reconciliation

Say

mean

things to

someone

Make

people

laugh during

religion

class

Give up

things that

lead to sin

Live

the

teachings

of Jesus

Watch TV

or use your

tablet with

your free

time

Read

the Bible

Help

people in

need

Learn

about the

saints

Skip Mass

on Sundays

Receive the

Eucharist

Keep secrets

from your

family

Be friends only

with the people

you like

Make your

brother or sister

do your chores

for you

Make

fun of

someone

Act

disrespectfully

Disobey your

parents

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Types of Grace

Directions: God sends us grace to help us choose the right thing

and fills our souls with His life. For each situation, choose whether

it is an example of sanctifying or actual grace and trace the circle

of the correct answer.

1

2

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You remember to say

morning prayers.

You receive the Holy

Eucharist at Mass.

Actual

Actual

Sanctifying

Sanctifying

3

You turn off your show

right away when your

screen time is over.

4

You are forgiven of your

sins in the Sacrament of

Reconciliation.

Actual

Actual

Sanctifying

Sanctifying

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Jesus Teaches Us to Be

Open to God’s Gifts

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about Jesus

and the children. Then, answer the question.

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One day, Jesus was teaching a large crowd. Many

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Jesus too. They wanted to be closer to Jesus, but

the adults wouldn’t let them through.

Jesus’ Apostles told the children,

“Move back!” But when Jesus saw

this, He became very unhappy.

He looked at the children and

said, “Move up!”

They moved past the

standing people, the

kneeling people,

and the sitting

people — all the

way up to the

front!

Jesus took the

hand of a little girl


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and said to the crowd, “Do you see this little girl? If you

want to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, then all of you

need to be just like her!” The crowd was very surprised

to hear this! They wondered what Jesus could mean.

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In order to receive God’s gifts of grace, we need to

have trust and we need to have love. We need to have

a heart that is open to God. We need to believe that God

can do anything.

Jesus knew this, and now so do you!

I will welcome Jesus

into my heart by:

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My Gifts and Talents

Directions: Draw a picture of a gift or talent you have in each

green square. Then, write a sentence or two explaining how you

can use those gifts and talents to serve God.

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How can you use this gift

or talent to serve God?

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How can you use this gift

or talent to serve God?

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Lesson 20 • Day 3

St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier went to Japan and told the people about

God's love for them. Because of St. Francis Xavier, many

Japanese people came to know Jesus.

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Japan

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Lesson 21

Sin Is Disobedience to God

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Sin is something that we say, do, think, or fail to do that does not

love God, our neighbor, or ourselves, as God has taught us.

• All sin comes from pride.

• There are two types of sin: venial and mortal.

• Venial sin wounds our relationship with God.

• Mortal sin is a grave violation of God’s law that severs our

relationship with Him.

• God gave us the Ten Commandments to teach us how to love

God and our neighbor.

• Breaking any of the Ten Commandments is a grave matter.

This Week's Family Prayer

Lord Jesus, protect us from the wounds of sin. Show us how to be

holy, and to live as you live. Amen.

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Two Kinds of Sin

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about the two

kinds of sin. Then, fill in the correct answers using the word bank.

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God loves us. He created us so that we

can love Him and love each other. God

will never force us to love Him back.

He gave us free will. We are free

to make our own choices. We can

choose to love God. We can choose

to love our neighbor. Sadly, we can

also choose not love God or our neighbor.

When we choose not to love God or our neighbor, we sin.

All sins are bad. But some sins are worse than others.

• Venial Sins are less serious sins. They hurt our relationship

with God. Bad habits can lead to venial sins. Committing

venial sins often leads to worse sins.

• Mortal Sins are serious sins. There are three conditions for

a mortal sin:

1. It is seriously wrong.

2. We know it is seriously wrong.

3. We choose to do it anyway.

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Mortal sin rejects God’s love. Mortal sin destroys sanctifying

grace in our souls. It cuts us off from God’s life. Souls that die

in mortal sin are separated from God forever. We must confess

mortal sins in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to

be forgiven.

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Remember, we choose to sin. God does not want us to sin. We

are responsible for our sins.

Directions: Fill in the correct answers using the word bank.

Word Bank

habits venial sin responsible love Mortal sin

1 Less serious sin is called _.

2 Our bad _ often lead us to

venial sin.

3 _ destroys God's grace in

our souls.

4 Mortal sin rejects God’s _.

5 We are _ for our sins.

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The Ten

Commandments of Love

Directions: Complete the activity with your teacher.

Decide if each Commandment teaches us about loving

God or our neighbor and circle your answer.

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1

I am the Lord your

God: you shall not have

strange gods before me.

2

You shall not take

the name of the Lord

your God in vain.

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

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3

Remember to keep

holy the Lord’s day.

4

Honor your father

and mother.

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This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

5

You shall not kill.

6

You shall not

commit adultery.

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

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7

You shall not steal.

8

You shall not bear

false witness against

your neighbor.

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This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

9

You shall not covet

your neighbor’s wife.

10

You shall not covet

your neighbor’s goods.

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

This Commandment

is about loving:

(circle one)

God

our neighbor

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The Conditions for Mortal Sin

Directions: Read the information about mortal sin below. Then,

fill in the boxes.

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All sins are bad, but some are worse than others. Less

serious sins are called venial sins. Venial sins usually

come from bad habits. They are wrong, but they are not

done out of hatred, and do not result in serious harm.

They weaken our relationship with God. Many venial

sins can lead us to commit worse sins.

What is Mortal Sin?

Sins that are very serious are called mortal sins. We

commit mortal sin when:

• it involves a serious,

or grave, matter,

• we know that it is

seriously wrong,

• and we freely

choose to do it

anyways.

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How do we know that

something is a serious,

or grave, matter? We

know because God

told us! Anything that

breaks one of the Ten

Commandments is a

serious matter.

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What Are the Effects of Mortal Sin?

Mortal sin causes serious harm. When we commit

mortal sin, we willingly turn away from God. We reject

Him and his life within us. God’s life within us is called

sanctifying grace.

To restore God’s life within us, we must confess any

mortal sins we have committed in the Sacrament

of Penance and Reconciliation. In this Sacrament,

Jesus forgives us our sins through the priest. Jesus

waits for us with open arms to come to Him with our

sin. He wants to give us His loving mercy and take

away our sins.

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Lesson 21 • Day 2

Directions: Fill in the boxes below with the three conditions for a

mortal sin. Then, color the picture.

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Venial and Mortal

Sin Check-in

Directions: Read each statement and trace a circle around True if

it is a true statement and around False if it is a false statement.

1

Venial sin is more serious

the mortal sin.

True

False

2

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We commit mortal sin when

we know something is

seriously wrong but we do it

anyway.

True

False

3

There are some serious sins

Jesus will not forgive.

True

False

4

We can accidentally commit a

mortal sin.

True

False

5

Breaking any of the Ten

Commandments is a serious

matter.

True

False

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The Good

Shepherd

by

Bernhard

Plockhorst

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The Good Shepherd

Coloring Page

Directions: Color the picture of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.

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Lesson 22

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• After death, our souls are sent to one of three states of being:

Heaven, Purgatory, or Hell.

• In Heaven, souls live forever with the Blessed Trinity, the Virgin

Mary, and all the angels and saints.

• In Purgatory, souls are purified so they can enter Heaven.

• Hell is where those who freely chose to reject God’s love and

mercy are separated from Him forever.

This Week's Family Prayer

Eternal Father, we pray for all the holy souls in Purgatory, and for

all sinners everywhere. Have mercy on us all. Amen.

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Lesson 22 • Day 1

Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about Heaven,

Purgatory, and Hell.

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After we die, our souls will go to either Heaven,

Purgatory, or Hell. These are not physical places.

You cannot find them on a map. They are states of

being. That is, they are ways of existing based on our

relationship with God in life.

• Heaven is where those who die in

God’s grace and friendship go

after death. It is a place of

eternal happiness with

God. In Heaven, all

the angels and saints

glorify God forever.

In Heaven, we will

see God face-to-face.

This is called the

Beatific Vision.

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• In Purgatory, souls are purified. They are cleaned

of the effects of sin so they can enter Heaven.

Purgatory is a place of hopeful suffering. Souls in

Purgatory suffer to have unconfessed venial sins

forgiven. Souls also suffer to remove the effects of

mortal sin committed in life. All souls in Purgatory

will go to Heaven after they have been purified.

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• Hell is where those who die in a state of mortal

sin go after death. These souls have freely chosen

to reject God. The main punishment in Hell is that

these souls will be separated from God forever.

There is no hope in Hell. Jesus and the Church

teach that Hell exists and that it will last forever.

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Lesson 22 • Day 1

The Rich Man in Hell

and the Poor Lazarus in

Abraham’s Lap

by Hans

Leonhard

Schäufelein

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Lesson 22 • Day 1

The Choices We Make

Directions: Following God’s law, and following Christ, is a choice

we must make every day. Read the scenarios below. Circle the

choices that follow God’s law and Christ’s example.

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1 When a man walking in front of you drops his wallet full

of cash…

a You take all the money for yourself.

b You pick it up, run after him and return it to him.

2 When your friend has lost her lunch money,

and she has nothing to eat…

a You shrug and eat your lunch in

front of her.

b You share your own lunch

with her.

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3 When your mom asks you to clean your room and make

your bed…

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a You do what she asks right away.

b You ignore her until she asks again, then tell her you

will get to it later.

4 When you are walking home from school, you see an

elderly woman trying to unload heavy groceries from her

car…

a You offer to help her carry it.

b You walk past her and think, “someone else can help

her.”

5 When you find out that your little brother accidentally

broke one of your toys…

a You tell him that you forgive him.

b You break one of his toys to get even.

6 When you yelled at your friend because you were mad

that you lost to him in a game…

a You never talk to him again.

b You apologize to him and ask him to forgive you.

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Lesson 22 • Day 1

Prayer

Reflections

Directions: Read and answer the

reflection questions below as you

consider what it means to be a friend

of God.

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1 How do you want to be

treated by your friends?

_

_

2 How do you treat your friends?

_

_

3 Being God's friend means we follow His laws. What is an

example of God's law that we can follow every day?

_

_

_

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Blessed Are the Clean of Heart

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud. Then, on

your own paper, write a prayer asking Jesus to help you have a

clean heart because you want to one day be with Him in Heaven.

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Jesus said, “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will

see God” (Matthew 5:8).

God is perfectly true, good, and beautiful. To be with God

in Heaven, we also must be pure.

We must also try to be pure of heart here on earth! The

Penitential Act at Holy Mass helps us to be sorry

for our sins. And we should not receive Holy

Communion until we have first confessed

our sins in the Sacrament of Penance and

Reconciliation.

Our Blessed Mother, Mary, is the perfect

example of being clean of heart. God

preserved her from the stain of Original

Sin from the moment of her conception.

To be the Mother of God and to carry

Jesus in her womb, Mary had to be

free from sin.

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Lesson 22 • Day 3

Prayer Card

Directions: Write in the missing words to the Prayer for the Dead.

Then, color and decorate the prayer card.

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E t e r n a l ____ _g r a n t

u n t ot h e m ,O _ ;a n d

l e tp e r p e t u a l _s h i n e

u p o nt h e m .M a yt h e y _

i n ___ _ .

Amen.

“For just as in ADAM all DIE,

so too in CHRIST shall all be

brought to LIFE.”

— 1 Corinthians 15:22

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Lesson 23

Jesus Forgave Sins

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus’ ministry of the forgiveness of sins continues today.

• Jesus came to heal our bodies and our souls.

• Jesus gave His Apostles authority to heal as He healed and to

forgive sins as He forgave sins.

• Sin is any thought, word, or action that hurts our relationship

with God.

• Sin is a burden that God wants to lift from us through His gift of

forgiveness.

This Week's Family Prayer

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to

love as I should. Amen.

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Lesson 23 • Day 1

The Holy Spirit and the Church

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The Baptism

of Christ

by Verrocchio

Representation

of the Pentecost

Stained-glass

window

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Lesson 23 • Day 1

From Jesus to the Apostles,

from the Apostles to Today

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Jesus teaching the Apostles

St. Peter, Apostles,

and first Pope

Holy Spirit

Popes and bishops

throughout the

Church’s history

Authority

Forgiveness

Bishop of

your diocese

of Sins

Local priests Local priests Local priests Local priests

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Lesson 23 • Day 2

Body and Soul

Directions: Read each sentence. Then put an X under “Body” if it is

something you feel mostly in your body. Put an X under “Soul” if it

is something you feel mostly in your soul.

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Body

Soul

1 You forgot to eat breakfast this morning,

and it is almost lunch time.

2 You eat your favorite dessert after dinner.

3 Your best friend moves to a new state.

4 You get a bad grade on a test.

5 You wake up with a stomachache.

6 Your parents surprise you with a present.

7 You tell a lie and feel bad about it.

8 A picture you drew wins a special award.

9

10

On a cold day, you stay inside under your

favorite blanket.

After an argument with a friend, you both

make up and become good friends again.

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Lesson 23 • Day 3

St. Ambrose and

St. Augustine

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about St. Ambrose

and St. Augustine.

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Long ago, a holy man named

Ambrose lived in Milan, in Italy.

Ambrose was famous for his

goodness and his love for

Jesus. One day Milan needed

a new bishop. The people

shouted that Ambrose should

be the bishop. The problem

was that Ambrose was not

a priest. He had never had his

First Communion. He was not even

baptized! But Ambrose loved Jesus

so much that he agreed to be made bishop. He was

baptized. He received his First Communion. He was

made a priest. After that, he was made a bishop. Then,

he went on to become one of the great saints of the

Church.

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One day, a man named Augustine

heard Bishop Ambrose preach.

Augustine lived a sinful life. He

was very moved by the words

of Ambrose. He decided to

change his life and follow

Jesus. St. Ambrose welcomed

Augustine with great love.

He taught Augustine about

Christianity and baptized

him. Eventually Augustine also

became a bishop and a saint. Even

today the Church still learns from the

books St. Augustine wrote.

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The Church continues Jesus’ work of forgiving sins.

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation helps

people remove sin from their lives. Both St. Ambrose

and St. Augustine continued the work of Jesus and the

Apostles. They taught about Jesus and forgave the sins

of the people through the Sacrament of Penance and

Reconciliation.

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Lesson 23 • Day 3

Saint Ambrose

Coloring Page

Italy

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Lesson 23 • Day 3

The Gift of Forgiveness

Directions: Answer each question.

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1 Jesus gave the power to forgive sins to the Apostles. The

Apostles passed that power to the bishops and priests

who took their place. How do you think a priest feels

when he shares the power to forgive sins with Jesus?

_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________

2 Jesus met a man who was paralyzed.

First, Jesus forgave the man’s sins.

Then, Jesus healed the man so he

could walk again. Which do you

think was more important: that

Jesus forgave his sins or that

Jesus healed his body? Why?

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_______________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 23 • Day 3

3 Sin can make us feel sad and guilty. God wants us to

experience His mercy and forgiveness in this life. He

wants us to feel His help when we don’t make good

choices. What would you say to thank Jesus for

the gift of His forgiveness?

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_________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________ ________

______________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________

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Lesson 24

God Created Us to

Know and Love Him

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• God gave us free will.

• Choosing good and avoiding evil make us into the person God

made us to be and helps us to live happy lives.

• Choosing evil brings sadness to our lives and to the lives of the

people around us.

• God helps us to know what is right and wrong so that we can

use our freedom well.

This Week's Family Prayer

Almighty God, help us to remember all that you have done for

us. Thank you for making us free. We hope to use our freedom to

choose your will, because your ways are the ways of life and love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Would You Ever?

Directions: Think of something that you really want and would

treasure if you had. Then, for each action below, put a check

the box if you would do it to get your treasure, or put an in the

box if you would not.

in

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To get your treasure, would you...

1 ... do 1,000 jumping jacks?

2 ... spend all your money?

3 ... climb a really tall tree?

4 ... eat a disgusting food?

5 ... do extra homework assignments?

6 ... kiss a frog?

7 ... roll around in dirt?

8 ... give up your favorite food for a month?

9 ... give up your favorite toy?

10 ... give up your life and die?

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Consequences

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud the choices

below. For each choice, write what you think the consequence

would be in the space provided.

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Choice

Consequences

1

You did not

pack any lunch

to bring to

school.

________________________________________________________________________

______________________________

______________________________

2

You ate all your

candy at once.

________________________________________________________________________

______________________________

______________________________

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Choice

Consequences

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3

You cleaned

your room

without being

asked to.

__________________________________________________________________ _____

______________________________

______________________________

4

You left the

refrigerator

door open all

night.

__________________________________________________________________ _____

______________________________

______________________________

5

You cheated

on a test.

__________________________________________________________________ _____

______________________________

______________________________

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Choice

6

You lied to your

parents about

where you

had been all

afternoon.

Consequences

________________________________________________________________________

______________________________

______________________________

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7

You did extra

chores around

the house

without being

asked.

________________________________________________________________________

______________________________

______________________________

8

You stayed home

and prayed a

Rosary with your

family instead

of going to a

friend’s house.

________________________________________________________________________

______________________________

______________________________

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Choice

Consequences

9

You stole a

candy bar from

the corner

store.

__________________________________________________________________ _____

______________________________

______________________________

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10

You refused to

go to morning

Mass with your

family and

instead stayed

home in bed.

__________________________________________________________________ _____

______________________________

______________________________

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Lesson 24 • Day 1

Holy Mass Prayers

Directions: First, read along with your teacher these different

prayers we hear and say at Mass. Then, cut them out and place

them in your My Mass Book lapbook for the next time you attend

Mass.

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Confiteor

I confess to almighty God

and to you, my

brothers and sisters,

that I have greatly sinned

in my thoughts and

in my words,

in what I have done,

and in what I have

failed to do;

through my fault,

through my fault,

through my most

grievous fault;

therefore I ask blessed

Mary ever-Virgin,

all the Angels and Saints,

and you, my brothers

and sisters,

to pray for me to the

Lord our God.

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Kyrie

Lord Have Mercy

Lord Have Mercy

Lord Have Mercy

Christ Have Mercy

Christ Have Mercy

Lord Have Mercy

Lord Have Mercy

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My Gold Coins

Directions: List the gifts and talents

God has given you in your life, like the

gold coins in the parable. Then, choose

two and write about how you can use

them to honor God and love others.

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_

_

_

_

_

How can I use my gifts and talents to honor God and

love others?

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 24 • Day 3

Yes to God!

Directions: List three ways you can say yes to God and share His

love with others. Then, draw a picture of yourself sharing God’s

love with someone.

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1 What are three talents God has given me?

______________________________________________________________________ _______

______________________________________________________________________ _______

______________________________________________________________________ _______

2 How can I use my talents to say yes to God and share His

love with...

My parents:

My friends:

Others:

______________________________________________________________________ _______

______________________________________________________________________ _______

______________________________________________________________________ _______

______________________________________________________________________ _______

______________________________________________________________________ _______

______________________________________________________________________ _______

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Lesson 24 • Day 3

Draw a picture of a way you can bring

your talents and blessings together in a

way that helps others.

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This is myyes to God!

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Lesson 25

God Loves Us

Unconditionally

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Even when we sin, God will always welcome us back if we are

sorry and want to turn our lives toward Him again.

• God shows His mercy in many ways, but most powerfully in the

forgiveness of sins.

• The Act of Contrition helps us to express our sorrow to God for

our sins.

• Jesus taught us to forgive those who have hurt us.

This Week's Family Prayer

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to

love as I should. Amen.

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Lesson 25 • Day 1

Divine Mercy

Color the picture.

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Sunday after Easter ~ Divine Mercy

Jesus, I trust in you

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Lesson 25 • Day 2

Act of Contrition

Directions: Trace the three parts of saying we are sorry

for our sins. Then, circle the parts of the Act of Contrition

that correspond to each part of saying we are sorry.

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I am sorry for my sins.

I will stay away from sin.

Because of all that

Jesus has done for me.

O my God,

I am sorry for my sins.

In choosing to sin,

And failing to do good,

I have sinned against you

and your Church.

I firmly intend,

With the help of your Son,

To make up for my sins,

And to love as I should.

Amen.

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Lesson 25 • Day 3

Peter and Jesus

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads from the Bible

about Peter talking with Jesus after His Resurrection.

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When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon

Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than

these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love

you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”

He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John,

do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know

that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do

you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to

him a third time, “Do you love me?” and

he said to him, “Lord, you know

everything; you know that I

love you.” [Jesus] said to him,

“Feed my sheep. …And

when he had said this,

he said to him, “Follow

me.” (John 21:15-19)

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Lesson 26

The Sacrament of Penance

and Reconciliation

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• When we sin, we disobey God and fail to love Him and each

other, and we reject His love.

• God will always welcome us back and forgive our sins if we are

truly sorry for them.

• Jesus established the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

so that we could receive God’s forgiveness.

• There are four parts to the Sacrament of Penance and

Reconciliation: contrition, confession, penance, and absolution.

This Week's Family Prayer

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to

love as I should. Amen.

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Lost

Directions: Write about or draw a picture of a time you lost

something that was very important to you.

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_

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Have I Walked

with God Today?

Directions: List five things you have

done so far today. Then, for each

activity you have listed, think

about whether or not you did

anything you are not proud of

during that time. Keep the things

you are not proud of in your heart.

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1 _

2 _

3 _

4 _

5 _

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The Sacrament of Penance

and Reconciliation

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about the

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Then, answer the questions.

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God loves each one of us. He wants to be a Father to us. Sadly,

we often sin and turn away from Him. Jesus gave us the

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to help us become

the Father's children again. In this Sacraments, God forgives

our sins and repairs our relationship with Him and His Church.

Reconciliation means to repair a hurt relationship

and make it like new again. In the Sacrament

of Penance and Reconciliation, we tell God

that we are sorry for our sins

and want to make up for them.

We are given God’s forgiveness and

our friendship with Him is made

new!

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Lesson 26 • Day 2

The Four Parts of the Sacrament of

Penance and Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation has four parts:

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1 Contrition: Contrition means being sorry for our

sins and making the choice not to sin again.

2 Confession: Confession means telling all of our

sins to a priest. In this Sacrament, the priest acts in

the place of Jesus Himself. When we confess to a

priest, we are really confessing to God. We are

telling Him we are sorry for disobeying Him and

hurting our relationship with Him and His Church.

3 Penance: After we confess our sins, the priest will

give us something to do to make up for our sins.

and help repair or relationship with God, His

Church, and those whom we may have hurt by our

sin. Often our penance is a prayer to say. We must

do our penance as soon as we can.

4 Absolution: The priest prays a special prayer and,

with the authority of Jesus Himself, absolves, or

forgives, our sins.

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The Effects of the

Sacrament of Penance

and Reconciliation

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After we have been

forgiven in the

Sacrament of Penance

and Reconciliation, we

are completely free of sin.

There is no sin on our souls!

In order to show God our thanks

for His great gift of forgiveness and

love, we must do all we can to avoid sinning again.

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation does

other good things for us as well. Our consciences are

made stronger. Our conscience is the voice of God

within our hearts that helps us know right and wrong.

The Sacrament also makes it easier for us to forgive

others who have hurt us. When we are shown mercy, it

helps us to show mercy to others.

Remember, you never have to be scared to go to

confession. God already knows our sins. God rejoices

when sinners repent, and He will never give up on us.

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Lesson 26 • Day 2

1 Why do we need the Sacrament of Penance and

Reconciliation?

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______________________________________________________________________ _____

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2 What does reconciliation mean?

______________________________________________________________________ _____

______________________________________________________________________ _____

3 What are the four parts of this Sacrament?

_____________ ____________________________________________________ ____

_____________ ____________________________________________________ ____

4 What is the name for "being sorry for our sins"?

______________________________________________________________________ _____

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6 Whom is the priest acting in the place of?

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7 Penance is important because _

__________________________________________________

__________________________________________________

8 During Absolution, we are _

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Lesson 26 • Day 3

Symbols of the

Sacrament of Penance

and Reconciliation

Directions: Read about each symbol of the Sacrament of Penance

and Reconciliation. Then, draw each symbol and write a short

explanation of your drawing.

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Keys

A single key or a pair of crossed keys. Jesus told St. Peter: “I

will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever

you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you

loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)

_

_

_

_

_

_

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Purple Stole

A long, thin strip of cloth that a priest wears over his shoulders.

Purple is the liturgical color of sorrow and repentance.

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_

_

_

_

_

A Raised Hand

The priest holds his right hand over your head as he absolves

you of your sins in the person of Christ.

_

_

_

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_

_

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The Cross

The priest makes the Sign of the Cross over you as he closes

the Prayer of Absolution, “And I absolve you from your sins in

the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

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_

_

_

_

_

_

My Symbol for Penance and Reconciliation

_

_

_

_

_

_

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My Act of Contrition

Directions: First, read through the Act of Contrition you have been

praying with your class. Then, write your own Act of Contrition in

your own words. It must have the following three parts:

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1 You must say you are sorry for your sins.

2 You must say that you know you have sinned and need

God’s mercy.

3 You must say you want to do better with God’s help.

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin,

and failing to do good, I have sinned against you and

your Church. I firmly intend, with the help of your Son,

to make up for my sins, and to love as I should. Amen.

My Act of Contrition

_______________________________________________________________________ ___

_______________________________________________________________________ ___

_______________________________________________________________________ ___

_______________________________________________________________________ ___

_______________________________________________________________________ ___

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Lesson 27

How to Make a

Good Confession

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• God always invites us to know His love and mercy and wants to

forgive our sins.

• During His earthly life, Jesus established a practical way for us

to receive God’s forgiveness — the Sacrament of Penance and

Reconciliation.

• An Examination of Conscience helps us to think about how we

have sinned so that we may prepare to make a good Confession.

• The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is a great gift from

God.

This Week's Family Prayer

O my God, I am sorry for my sins. In choosing to sin, and failing

to do good, I have sinned against you and your Church. I firmly

intend, with the help of your Son, to make up for my sins, and to

love as I should. Amen.

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St. Peter Weeping

before the Virgin

by

Guercino

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The Four Parts of Penance and

Reconciliation Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Circle the correct word that fills in each blank. Fill in

the blanks with the best words.

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Contrition

1 Contrition means _ for your sins.

anger sadness sorrow

2 We should be sorry for our sins because we _

God and His Church and know that we have let

Him down.

love hate fear

3 We pray a(n) _ of

Contrition to tell God that we are

sorry for our sins.

prayer act list

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4 An Examination of _ helps us to

think carefully about how we have sinned.

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conscience sin contrition

Confession

5 Confession means telling our sins to a _

who acts in the place of Jesus Himself.

friend priest nun

6 The priest reconciles us to both God and His _.

Church saints Commandments

7 We should confess _ of the sins we can

remember.

some all three

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8 We will not be forgiven our _

sins if we purposely do not confess them.

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venial

mortal

9 The _ of Confession

means that the priest will not tell

anyone what we have confessed.

secret seal prayer

Penance

1 Penance is an act the priest gives us to make up for our

_ .

sorrow kindness sin

2 Doing an act of penance helps make us spiritually

_ .

sick weak healthy

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3 We should do our _ soon after

receiving the Sacrament.

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penance confession contrition

Absolution

4 Absolution is the act of the priest in which he

and His Church.

_ our sins in the name of Jesus

forgets punishes forgives

5 It is not the priest who forgives us, but rather

_ Himself.

Jesus Moses the Pope

6 Even if our sin is very bad, once our sin has been

_ , we do not have to confess it again.

forgiven hidden written down

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Lesson 27 • Day 2

An Examination of

Conscience for Children

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Responsibilities to God

• Have I prayed every day?

• Have I prayed my morning prayers and

night prayers?

• Have I prayed with my parents and

family?

• Have I been moody and rebellious about

praying and going to church on Sunday?

• Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me whenever I have

been tempted to sin?

• Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me do what is right?

Responsibilities to others

• Have I been obedient and respectful to my parents?

• Have I lied or been deceitful to them or to others?

• Have I been arrogant, stubborn, or rebellious?

• Have I talked back to parents, teachers, or other adults?

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• Have I pouted and been moody?

• Have I been selfish toward my parents, my brothers and

sisters, my teachers, or my friends and schoolmates?

• Have I gotten angry at them? Have I hit anyone?

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• Have I held grudges or not forgiven others?

• Have I treated other children with respect, or have I made

fun of them and called them names?

• Have I used bad language?

• Have I stolen anything? Have I returned it?

• Have I performed my responsibilities,

such as homework and household

chores?

• Have I been helpful and

affectionate toward my

family?

• Have I been kind and

generous with my

friends?

© Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap.

This resource may be reproduced

and distributed free of charge

by permission of the author.

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Lesson 28

Jesus Died on the Cross

to Save Us from Sin

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• All people have sinned and are in need of salvation.

• God sent His Son into the world to save us from sin by His Death

and Resurrection.

• Jesus suffered, died, and was buried. He rose from the dead on

the third day.

• Jesus calls us to take up our own crosses and follow in His own

example of redemptive suffering.

This Week's Family Prayer

Teacher: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.

Students: Because, by your holy Cross, you have redeemed the

world.

All: Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart

and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense

and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out your holy and true

command. Amen.

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Lesson 28 • Day 1

What Our Lord Saw

from the Cross

by James

Tissot

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Lesson 28 • Day 2

Were You There When

They Crucified My Lord?

Directions: Use the lyrics below to sing along with the song.

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Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there

when they crucified my Lord?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree? Were you

there when they nailed Him to the tree?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were

you there when they nailed Him to the tree?

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb? Were

you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble,

tremble, tremble. Were you there when they

laid Him in the tomb?

Were you there when He rose up from the

dead? Were you there when He rose up

from the dead?

Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble,

tremble, tremble. Were you there when He

rose up from the dead?

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Lesson 28 • Day 2

Christ’s Passion in Sacred Art

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Last

Supper

by Jacopo Bassano

“When the hour

came, he took his

place at table with

the apostles.”

Luke 22:14

The Agony

in the

Garden

by El Greco

“Then going out,

he went, as was

his custom, to the

Mount of Olives,

and the disciples

followed him.”

Luke 22:39

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Lesson 28 • Day 2

The Taking

of Christ

by Caravaggio

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While he was still

speaking, a crowd

approached and in

front was one of the

Twelve, a man named

Judas. He went up to

Jesus to kiss him.

Luke 22:47

St. Peter’s

Denial

by Rembrandt

After arresting him

they led him away

and took him into

the house of the

high priest; Peter

was following at a

distance.

Luke 22:54

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Christ before

Caiaphas

by Matthias Storm

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When day came the

council of elders of

the people met, both

chief priests and

scribes, and they

brought him before

their Sanhedrin.

Luke 22:66

Christ

before Pilate

by Mihaly

Munkacsy

Then the whole

assembly of them

arose and brought

him before Pilate.

Luke 23:1

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Lesson 28 • Day 2

Christ Carrying

the Cross

by Titian

As they led him away

they took hold of a certain

Simon, a Cyrenian, who

was coming in from the

country; and after laying

the cross on him, they made

him carry it behind Jesus.

Luke 23:26

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Jesus Being

Crucified

by William Brassey Hole

When they came to the

place called the Skull,

they crucified him and the

criminals there.

Luke 23:33

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Christ and the

Good Thief

by Titian

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Now one of the criminals

hanging there reviled

Jesus, saying, "Are you

not the Messiah? Save

yourself and us.”

Luke 23:39

Christ Crucified

by Diego Valazquez

It was now about noon and

darkness came over the

whole land until three in

the afternoon because of an

eclipse of the sun.

Luke 23:44-45

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The

Entombment

of Christ

by Caravaggio

Now there was

a virtuous and

righteous man named

Joseph who, though

he was a member of

the council, had not

consented to their

plan of action.

Luke 23:50-51

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Lesson 29

Jesus Rose from the

Dead on Easter Sunday

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Resurrection of Jesus is a real, historical event with many

eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ.

• The Risen Christ is truly Jesus; His body still bears the marks

of His Passion, yet He has been changed and now possesses a

glorified body, filled with the Holy Spirit and showing forth the

full power of God.

• The Resurrection opens the way for us to new life and restores

us to God’s grace and friendship.

• The Resurrection promises our own resurrection at the end of

time.

This Week's Family Prayer

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once upon the Cross, Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

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Jesus Christ Is

Risen Today

Directions: Sing along with the

hymn using the lyrics below.

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Jesus Christ is risen today,

Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!

Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!

Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!

Our salvation hath procured, Alleluia!

Now above the sky He's king, Alleluia!

Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

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Good News Bumper Sticker

Directions: Write a sentence describing the Good News of our Faith. Then,

color and decorate your bumper sticker. Cut it out to display.

___________________________________

___________________________________

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The Incredulity

of Saint Thomas

by

Caravaggio

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Lesson 29 • Day 2

The Risen Jesus

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct answers from the

word bank.

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Word Bank

All things Saw Risen Truth

Faith Final Glorified Ghost

1 The Apostles had a hard time believing that Jesus had

___________ _ f r o mt h ed e a d .

2 The experience of all human beings is that death is

___________ _.

3 Jesus showed during His public ministry that He had power

o v e r _ —e v e nl i f ea n dd e a t h .

4 Jesus’ friends didn’t believe He had risen until they

___________ _H i mw i t ht h e i ro w ne y e s .

5 Even though we can be sure that Jesus rose from the dead,

w es t i l ln e e d _t ob e l i e v ei nH i m .

6 O u rf a i t hi sr o o t e di n _.

7 Th eR i s e nJ e s u si sr e a l l yJ e s u s ,n o ta _____.

8 Th eR i s e nJ e s u sh a sa _ b o d y.

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Why Did Jesus Rise

from the Dead?

Directions: Read about why Jesus rose from the dead. Then,

answer the questions.

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Jesus’ Resurrection was the greatest of miracles.

Three days before His Resurrection, Jesus

suffered and died on the Cross. His

body was placed in a tomb.

On the third day, Jesus rose from the

dead. The Risen Jesus has a glorified

body — all of the power of God is

revealed in Him.

But why did Jesus rise from the dead? Here are five

reasons:

• To prove that He is God. Only God has the power

to give life.

• To defeat death. Jesus’ Resurrection won a great

victory over death. Death no longer holds power

over us. Jesus opened the doors to Heaven for us.

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• To keep all of God’s promises. From the

beginning, God had promised to save us from sin.

Jesus’ Resurrection saved us from sin.

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• To give us God’s grace. By grace — the free gift

of God’s life within us — we are able to live in

friendship with God as sons and daughters.

• To preview for us our own resurrection. We

believe that, at the end of time, we will be made like

the Risen Jesus. We will live forever

with God in a new heavens

and a new earth. Then,

there will be no pain,

no suffering, no sin,

and no death.

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1 What happened three days after Jesus died?

_

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2 What does it mean that the Risen Jesus was glorified?

_

_

3 Who has the power to give life?

_

4 What did Jesus open to us by His Resurrection from the dead?

_

5 Because of grace, how are we now able to live?

_

6 What do we believe we will be like at the end of time?

_

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Jesus Ascended into Heaven

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• After spending 40 days with His disciples, teaching them about

the Kingdom, Jesus ascended into Heaven.

• The Ascension is a historical event.

• Jesus is seated at the right hand of God the Father and will come

again.

• Christ’s entry into Heaven gives us access to the “Father’s house”

in Heaven.

• Christ’s Ascension signifies the inauguration of the Messiah’s

Kingdom.

This Week's Family Prayer

Dear Jesus, your Death, Resurrection, and Ascension opened the

gates of Heaven for me. Help me to do your Father’s will so that I

too may earn a place beside you in Heaven. Amen.

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Ascension Eyewitness

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Directions: Imagine you are one of the

Apostles who saw Jesus ascend into Heaven.

Now, write a note to a friend explaining what

happened. What did you see? How did you feel

when you saw Jesus leave? Why?

Dear ____________________________,

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

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The Ascension

by

Francesco

Camilo

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My Father’s House

Directions: Jesus compared Heaven to His Father’s house, which

has many rooms. He has prepared a room for each of us in His

Father’s house. Answer the reflection questions below.

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1 Describe your home. What do you like best about it? Why?

______________________________________________________________________ __________

______________________________________________________________________ __________

______________________________________________________________________ __________

2 Jesus says that Heaven, His Father’s house, is our true home.

Why do you think Jesus compared Heaven to a house?

______________________________________________________________________ __________

______________________________________________________________________ __________

______________________________________________________________________ __________

3 Describe what you think Heaven will be like.

______________________________________________________________________ __________

______________________________________________________________________ __________

______________________________________________________________________ __________

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The Ascension and

the Final Age

Directions: Read about the Ascension.

Then, answer the questions.

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When Jesus ascended into Heaven, He

opened the doors of Heaven to us.

He invites us to live as He taught

us so that after we die, we

can be in Heaven with Him.

He has promised us eternal life

if we live holy lives and ask

for God’s forgiveness for our

sins. Jesus’ Ascension shows us

the way and gives us hope for

Heaven.

The Final Age

Jesus’ Ascension is the

beginning of the Final

Age. The Final Age is the

days and years before the

end of time. We are in the

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Final Age now. During this Final Age, God is working to

make His love and mercy known throughout the world.

Then, at the end of time, Jesus will return in all His glory to

fulfill God’s reign over all things.

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1 What did Jesus do for us when He Ascended into Heaven?

___________________________________________________________________________________

2 What do we call the days and years before the end of time?

___________________________________________________________________________________

3 What is happening in the Final Age?

___________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________

4 When will Jesus return?

___________________________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 30 • Day 3

Proofs of Jesus’ Love

Directions: On each strip below, write an important fact you

believe the world needs to know about Jesus and His love for us.

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Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and became man.

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Lesson 31

The Paschal Mystery

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Paschal Mystery is Christ’s work of redemption, through His

Passion, Death, and Resurrection, which saved us from sin and

death for new life as sons and daughters of God.

• At every Mass we proclaim the Paschal Mystery in a prayer

called the Memorial Acclamation.

• We experience the Paschal Mystery in our everyday lives.

Christ’s Resurrection teaches us that our life is not only sin,

suffering, and death. There is a new, greater life beyond these!

This Week's Family Prayer

We adore you, O Christ and we praise you. Because by your Holy

Cross and Resurrection, you have redeemed the world. Amen.

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Seasons Begin and End

Directions: Draw a picture of each of the four seasons.

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Spring

Summer

Winter

Autumn

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The Liturgical Calendar

Directions: Label and color the liturgical seasons: Advent (purple),

Christmas (white), Ordinary Time (two separate sections, both

green), Lent (purple), Triduum (red), and Easter (white).

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The Paschal Mystery

Word Search

Directions: Find and circle the words in the

word search. Words may be vertical or horizontal.

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Ascension

Cross

Death

Faith

Word List

Free

Jesus

Memorial

Mystery

Paschal

Passion

Resurrection

Savior

P A S S I O N F R E E B

T M E M O R I A L X W M

F D A S C E N S I O N C

A E M Y S T E R Y O Q R

I A N G P A S C H A L O

T T A A C C J E S U S S

H H B S A V I O R O N S

R E S U R R E C T I O N

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The Memorial

Acclamation Code

Directions: Use the key to decode the words the priest says at

Mass to introduce the Memorial Acclamation. Then, color the

picture.

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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Z O Y J D R Q X L U C I K

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

H B T F V P A G N E S W M

____________ ____________________________ ________ ____________________

15 13 22 25 2 23 15 22 5 2 1 16 16 19 11 15 13

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The Memorial Acclamation

Directions: Read along with your teacher the different forms of the

Memorial Acclamation that may be prayed at Mass. Then, cut them

out and put them in your My Mass Book lapbook in the Liturgy of

the Eucharist section for the next time you attend Mass.

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Option 1: We

proclaim your

Death, O Lord,

and profess your

Resurrection, until

you come again.

Option 2: When

we eat this Bread

and drink this Cup,

we proclaim your

Death, O Lord, until

you come again.

Option 3: Save us,

Savior of the world,

for by your Cross

and Resurrection

you have set us free.

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Lesson 32

Jesus Sent the Holy

Spirit at Pentecost

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit after His Ascension to

teach us, to remind us of all that Christ said to us, and to bear

witness to Him.

• The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles on Pentecost, 50

days after Jesus’ Resurrection.

• We receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit at our Baptism, which is

confirmed and completed in the Sacrament of Confirmation,

perpetuating the grace of Pentecost in the Church and

emboldening the faithful to profess faith in Jesus Christ to all

the world.

This Week's Family Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in

them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be

created, and you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by

the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful,

grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever

enjoy His consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Holy Spirit

at Pentecost

St. James the

Greater Catholic

Church

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Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Directions: Read about the different symbols of the Holy Spirit.

Then, draw your own version of each symbol.

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A dove

The Spirit of God came down upon Jesus

at His baptism like a dove.

Fire or tongues of fire

God’s Spirit often appears in fire,

which is a symbol of power and might.

A tongue of fire is another way of

describing the shape of a flame.

Wind

On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit filled the

room where the Apostles had gathered.

There was a sound of a rushing wind. The

original Greek and Hebrew words for

spirit also mean wind. The Latin spiritus

means “breath” or “wind.”

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Water

We are given the Holy Spirit at our

Baptism. Water is poured over our heads

three times, and the minister says, “I

baptize you in the name of the Father,

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

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A cloud

God led His people in the Old Testament

by appearing in a cloud. His Spirit was

in the cloud, leading and guiding His

people, and protecting them.

Anointing with oil

In Baptism and in Confirmation, holy oil

is put on our foreheads to show that we

have been given the Holy Spirit.

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Holy Spirit Seek and Find

Directions: Find the symbols of the Holy Spirit and other images

hidden in the picture. Circle and color the images as you find them.

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The Story of Pentecost

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about the first

Pentecost.

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Jesus commanded the Apostles to tell

the whole world about Him.

He promised to send

the Holy Spirit to help

them in this mission.

After Jesus ascended to

Heaven, the Apostles

and Mary waited for the

Holy Spirit to come. The

Apostles were afraid, so

they hid in the upper room

together.

Ten days after the Ascension, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit

down from Heaven:

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they

were all in one place together. And suddenly

there came from the sky a noise like a strong

driving wind, and it filled the entire house in

which they were. Then there appeared to them

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tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest

on each one of them. And they were all filled with

the holy Spirit and began to speak in different

tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

(Acts 2:1–4)

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On that day, many people were in Jerusalem. They were

there for a special Jewish celebration called Pentecost.

They came from different countries and spoke many

different languages.

The Holy Spirit gave the Apostles the courage to go out

and preach the Gospel message. He also gave them the

ability to speak the different languages of the people.

The Apostles began to teach about Jesus. The people

heard St. Peter and the other Apostles speak in their

own languages all at the same time!

The Apostles began teaching about Jesus and baptizing

new Christians. The Apostles baptized almost 3,000

people that day!

Today, the Church still celebrates Pentecost. We call it

the birthday of the Church because it was when the

Good News began to be shared with all people.

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Pentecost

Directions: Listen to the story of Pentecost while you color the picture.

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Tongues of Fire Headband

Directions: Color and cut out the tongue of fire. Then, using

construction paper, cut out a strip of paper to use as a headband

by attaching the two ends with a stapler or glue. Attach your

tongue of fire to the headband using glue or a stapler.

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Birthday Card for the Church

Directions: Cut out

the card. Next, fold

along the dotted lines

on the back, tuck the

popup toward the

inside, then fold the

paper in half to make

a card.

_____________________ _

_____________________ _

_____________________ _

_____________________ _

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_

_ _

_

_ _

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_

_

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads aloud about the

Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Match each gift to its correct description.

Then, answer the reflection question.

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Understanding

Helps us to know right from

wrong and to avoid sin in order

to get to Heaven one day.

Wisdom

Fear of

the Lord

Counsel

Helps us to know when we

sin and when we need help.

Helps us to know God’s plan

for us and know the Truth.

Helps us to know that God is God

and we are not. It also helps us

to be amazed by God’s greatness

and to know His goodness.

Fortitude

Helps us to stand up for and

defend the Catholic Faith.

Piety

Helps us to know and

follow God’s will for us.

Knowledge

Helps us to worship God

because we love Him.

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Which gift would you like to use better in your life? Why?

Write it in the gift box below.

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Gift: _

Why?

_

_

_

_

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Lesson 33

Jesus Will Come Again to

Judge the Living and the Dead

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• All people have sinned and are in need of salvation.

• God sent His Son into the world to save us from sin by His Death

and Resurrection.

• Jesus suffered, died, and was buried. He rose from the dead on

the third day.

• Jesus calls us to take up our own crosses and follow in His own

example of redemptive suffering.

This Week's Family Prayer

Teacher: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.

Students: Because, by your holy Cross, you have redeemed the

world.

All: Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart

and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense

and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out your holy and true

command. Amen.

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Love as Jesus Loves

Directions: Jesus commanded us to love as He loves us. List three

ways you have learned that Jesus loves us.

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Jesus loves us by . . .

1 _

_

2 _

_

3 _

_

_

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Judgment

Directions: Read or follow along as your teachers reads aloud

about the Particular and Last Judgments.

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Everyone who lives will die. Death,

however, is not the end. We believe in a

life after death.

The Particular Judgment

Each of us will be judged by God

when we die. This judgment is

called the Particular Judgment.

God will judge how well we have

loved Him and others during our lives.

If we have loved God and others as we should, our souls

will enter Heaven. There, we will be with God. Some

souls may go to Purgatory before they enter Heaven.

There, they will be purified of the effects of sin.

If we have failed to love, our souls will be sent to Hell.

These souls have chosen to live without God.

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The Last Judgment

Jesus will return in glory at the end of time. Then, we

will be judged a final time. Jesus will reveal to all how

the good we have done or failed to do has affected

everyone and everything. Nothing will be hidden from

the light of Christ. This judgment is called the Last

Judgment or Final Judgment.

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Those who have failed to love and serve the Lord

and rejected His mercy will be separated

from God forever.

Those who have loved and served

the Lord will be invited into

eternal life with God in a New

Heavens and a New Earth.

In this mysterious new

creation, there will be no

suffering, sadness, or pain.

We will enjoy a perfect

relationship of joy and

love with God and with

each other.

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Judgment Fill-in-the-Blank

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct answer from the

word bank.

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Word Bank

Heaven Purgatory Life Particular

Earth Hell Loved Last

1 Death is not the end. We believe in a _

after death.

2 The _ Judgment happens after we die.

3 God will judge how well we have _

Him and others during our lives.

4 If we have loved God and others as we should, our souls

will enter _.

5 Some souls will need to be purified of sin in

_.

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6 If we have failed to love, our

souls will be sent to

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_.

7 The _

Judgment will happen at

the end of time.

8 There will be no suffering,

sadness, or pain in the New

Heavens and New

_.

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A Prayer for Help

Directions: Write a prayer to Jesus to ask for His help to live the

life that He asks you to live so that you can be invited into Heaven.

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Dear Jesus,

Help me to __________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________

Amen.

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Old vs. New

Directions: God will make all things new at the end of time.

Imagine what each thing below would be like made new. Then,

answer the questions and complete the activity.

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What would this

plant be like if it

were made new

again?

__________________ ____________________________________ _

__________________ ____________________________________ _

__________________ ____________________________________ _

__________________ ____________________________________ _

Draw a picture of what it

would be like new.

What would these

sneakers be like if they

were made new again?

Draw a picture of what they

would be like new.

_

_

_

_

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What would you be like if

you were made new again?

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_

What would this city be like if

it were made new again?

____________________________________________________ _

____________________________________________________ _

____________________________________________________ _

____________________________________________________ _

Draw a picture of what it

would be like new.

Draw a picture of yourself

made new.

_

_

_

_

_

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Lesson 34

The Roots of the Eucharist

in the Old Testament

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Ancient people offered animal sacrifices to praise God, to thank

God, to mark new beginnings, and to show sorrow for their sins.

• Jesus is the Lamb of God, who offered Himself as a sacrifice to pay

the price for our sins.

• Jesus’ Death and Resurrection are a new Passover, which brought

about salvation from sin and death.

• Bread has always been an important part of the story of our salvation.

• Jesus taught us that He is the Bread of Life and then gave Himself

to us in the Eucharist.

This Week's Family Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, fill me.

Water from the side of Christ,

wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, conceal me.

All:

Do not permit me to be parted

from you.

From the evil foe, protect me.

At the hour of my death, call me.

And bid me come to you,

to praise you with all your saints

forever and ever. Amen.

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The Sacrificial

Lamb

by

Josefa de

Ayala

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Reasons for Sacrifice

Directions: Read about the reasons for sacrifice. Then, circle the

correct answers to the questions.

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A sacrifice is the act of freely giving something

up and offering it to God. For example, we

might give up eating candy during Lent.

In the Old Testament, people offered

animal sacrifices to God. Lambs were

a favorite animal for sacrifice. A lamb

follows and obeys its shepherd. Its

white color has always been a symbol of

innocence. In the Old Testament, animal

sacrifices were made to mark important

moments in people’s lives.

There were four main reasons for animal sacrifice.

1 To praise God: The sacrifice gave back to God

what was His because He is Good.

2 To thank God: The sacrifice gave back to God what

He had given us as a gift of thanks.

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3 To begin something new: The sacrifice was a

symbol of a new covenant being made.

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4 To show sorrow for sins: This was the most

common reason for sacrifice. The price for sin is

death. It is a price too much for anyone to pay. The

animal was sacrificed to pay part of the price. An

animal sacrifice is not enough, however, to pay the

full price for sin.

We do not offer animal sacrifices today. But, we still

praise God. We still give Him thanks. We still celebrate

new beginnings. We still show sorrow for our sin.

And we still use symbols and traditions during these

important moments.

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1 What did people in the Old Testament offer as sacrifice

to God?

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a Candy

b Money

c Animals

2 What kind of animal was a favorite for sacrifice?

a A dog

b A lamb

c A chicken

3 Which kind of sacrifice was made because God is good?

a Praise

b Sorrow for sin

c To begin something new

4 Which kind of sacrifice was made as a symbol of a new

covenant?

a Praise

b To begin something new

c Thanks

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The Lamb of God at Mass

Directions: Cut out the prayer and put it in your Mass lapbook

in the section on the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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The Lamb

of God

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, who

takes away the

sins of the world,

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who

takes away the

sins of the world,

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, who

takes away the

sins of the world,

grant us peace.

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Passover

Directions: Read about the feast of Passover. Then, answer the

questions.

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The People of Israel had been slaves

in Egypt for over 400 years. They

always prayed that God would

free them.

Finally, God sent Moses to

free them. Moses asked the

Pharaoh — the ruler of the

Egyptians — to let the Israelites

go free. Pharaoh refused.

The Nine Plagues

Then, God sent nine plagues into

Egypt as a sign of His power. A plague

is something that causes great pain or destruction

to many people. For example, God turned the Nile River

to blood. He sent swarms of frogs and insects. All the

Egyptians’ livestock were killed. And, all of Egypt was

covered in darkness.

But Pharaoh still refused to let God’s People go.

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The Tenth Plague

Finally, God said

He would send

a tenth and final

plague: the death

of all the firstborn

sons in Egypt. To

save the Israelites

from the plague, God

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commanded them to

sacrifice a lamb. He

told them to make a

special meal. During

this meal they had to

eat the roasted meat of the

lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs, and

drink wine. Most importantly, they had to mark

the top of their doors with the blood of the

sacrificed lamb as a sign. When the final plague

came, God would pass over the houses marked

with the blood of the lamb. It is for this reason

that the memorial feast is called the Passover.

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1 How long had Israel been enslaved in Egypt?

a 1,000 years

b 400 years

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c 10 years

2 Whom did God send to free His People in Egypt?

a Abraham

b John the Baptist

c Moses

3 What did the Israelites have to sacrifice?

a A lamb

b A horse

c A camel

4 What do we call the memorial of God saving His People

from slavery in Egypt?

a Baptism

b Passover

c Christmas

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The Lamb of God Crossword

Directions: Complete the crossword puzzle using the clues on the

next page.

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1

2 3

4 5

6

7

8

9

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Across

2 The celebration of God saving His people from the final

plague in Egypt.

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5 Signs sent by God to show His power to Egypt.

7 The people of God who were slaves in Egypt.

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

freed us from sin and spiritual death.

Down

1 Part of the Passover meal shared by the Israelites was to

e a tu n l e a v e n e d ______ _.

3 The man God sent to free His people from slavery in

Egypt.

4 “To become one with again.”

5 The leader of Egypt.

6 Th eI s r a e l i t e sh a dt os p r e a dt h e _o fa

sacrificed lamb on their doorposts.

8 To give something up freely and willingly.

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Kinds of Bread

Directions: Look at the pictures below and answer the questions.

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1 What kind of bread is this?

________________________

2 How can you eat this bread?

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_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

1 What kind of bread is this?

________________________

2 How can you eat this bread?

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

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1 What kind of bread is this?

_______________________________

2 How can you eat this bread?

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

1 What kind of bread is this?

_______________________________

2 How can you eat this bread?

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

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Lesson 35

Jesus Gives Us His Body

and Blood in the Eucharist

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes

foreshadows the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.

• Jesus taught us that He is the Bread of Life and that we must eat

His Body and Blood to have eternal life.

• Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper as a memorial of

His Death and Resurrection, and He commanded His Apostles to

celebrate it until His return.

• Jesus transformed that Old Testament offering of bread into the

sacrificial meal of the New Covenant.

This Week's Family Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, fill me.

Water from the side of Christ,

wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, conceal me.

All:

Do not permit me to be parted

from you.

From the evil foe, protect me.

At the hour of my death, call me.

And bid me come to you,

to praise you with all your saints

forever and ever. Amen.

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Feeding the Five

Thousand

by

Marten van

Valckenborch

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What Did Jesus Do?

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the

correct words from the word bank to

describe what Jesus did during the

miracle of the loaves and the fishes.

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Word Bank

Blessing Disciples Bread

Broke

Crowd

Jesus . . .

1 Took the _.

2 Said the _.

3 _ the bread.

4 Gave the bread to His _.

The Disciples . . .

5 Gave the bread to the _.

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What Is the Eucharist?

Directions: Read about the Eucharist. Then, answer the questions.

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Soon you will receive the Eucharist for the first time at

your First Communion!

The Eucharist is the real Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

Gifts of bread and wine are changed into Jesus’ Body and

Blood at every Mass.

The Eucharist still looks, feels, tastes, and smells like bread

and wine. Even so, it is no longer bread and wine. It has

become the real Body and Blood of Jesus.

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Jesus gave His Apostles the power to change

the bread and wine into the Eucharist at

the Last Supper. Bishops and priests

continue the work of the Apostles

today. They too have been given the

power to change the bread and wine

into the Eucharist.

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At Mass, Jesus works through the

bishop or priest to change the

bread and wine into His Body

and Blood. They say the words of

consecration. These are the same

words Jesus said at the Last Supper:

• “This is my body.”

• “This is my blood.”

When we receive the Eucharist, we receive Jesus Himself.

Jesus told us to eat His Body and drink His Blood so we

can go to Heaven and be with God forever.

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1 The Eucharist is the real _ and

_ of Jesus.

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2 What is changed into Jesus’ Body at Mass?

a Wine

b Bread

c An apple

3 What is changed at Mass into Jesus’ Blood?

a Wine

b Bread

c An apple

4 Jesus gave the _ the power to

change bread and wine into the Eucharist.

5 Jesus told us to receive the Eucharist so we can… .

a Grow up strong.

b Go to Heaven.

c Never be sad.

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The Last

Supper

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Lesson 36

The Mass Is the Memorial

of Christ’s Death

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Mass is the memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross and His

Resurrection from the dead.

• At every Mass, the events of our salvation are made present to us

on the altar in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and we are

invited take part in this memorial of our salvation.

• The Mass has two parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of

the Eucharist.

• All the faithful are called to fully, actively, and consciously

participate in the liturgy.

• Christ’s true presence in the Eucharist, Body and Blood, Soul and

Divinity, is called the Real Presence.

This Week's Family Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, fill me.

Water from the side of Christ,

wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, conceal me.

All:

Do not permit me to be parted

from you.

From the evil foe, protect me.

At the hour of my death, call me.

And bid me come to you,

to praise you with all your saints

forever and ever. Amen.

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Liturgy of the Word

Directions: Read about the Liturgy of the Word.

The Liturgy of the Word is the second

part of the Mass. During this time,

we hear the Word of God read

aloud from Scripture. We also

pray together as God’s people.

The Liturgy of the Word has

different parts.

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Sunday Masses have four

readings from Scripture:

1 The First Reading: Usually a

Scripture reading from the Old Testament. The Old

Testament is about preparing for the coming of Christ

and our salvation.

2 The Responsorial Psalm: A psalm is a song meant to

be sung in worship. There are 150 psalms in the Old

Testament. At Mass, the song leader invites us to sing a

line from a psalm together as a Church.

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3 The Second Reading: A reading from the New Testament,

other than the Gospels. These writings tell us about the

beginning of the Church.

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4 The Gospel: A reading from one of the four Gospels in

the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. The

Gospels tell the story of Jesus’ life. They are the most

important part of the Liturgy of the Word.

The Readings from Scripture are followed by the Homily,

Profession of Faith, and Responsorial Psalm:

1 The Homily: After the Gospel, the priest teaches us about

the readings and invites us to follow Jesus.

2 The Profession of Faith: After the homily, we stand and

typically pray the Nicene Creed together as a Church.

The Nicene Creed is a prayer that states what we believe

as Catholics.

3 The Prayer of the Faithful: We pray together as a Church

for our needs and the needs of the world.

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Liturgy of the Word Matching

Directions: Draw lines to match the parts of the Liturgy of the

Word to their definitions.

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1. First Reading

A story from Jesus’ life

2. Responsorial Psalm

We pray for our needs and

the needs of the world

3. Second Reading

A reading from the

Old Testament

4. Gospel

A prayer that states

what we believe

5. Homily

A song from the Old

Testament sung in worship.

6. Profession of Faith

A reading from the

New Testament about

the early Church

7. Prayer of the Faithful

A teaching from the priest

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Adoration of

the Lamb

by

Jan van

Eyck

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Liturgy of the Eucharist

Directions: Read about the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist is the third part of the Mass.

During this time, the priest, by the power of the Holy Spirit,

changes the bread and wine into Jesus’ Body and Blood. Then,

we receive Jesus in the Eucharist.

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The Liturgy of the Eucharist has different parts.

1 The Offertory: Gifts of bread and wine are brought to the

altar. We give money to help the Church and the poor. The

priest prepares the altar and prays over the gifts. We offer

our own prayers to God.

2 The Eucharistic Prayer: The priest prays a prayer of

thanksgiving and asks the Father to send His Holy Spirit

to bless the bread and the wine. Then, the priest repeats

the words of Jesus at the Last Supper. The bread and wine

become the Body and Blood of Christ. We kneel during

parts of the Eucharistic Prayer to show our reverence.

3 Holy, Holy, Holy: We praise God together as a Church. We

use the same words that the people prayed when Jesus

came into Jerusalem before He was crucified.

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4 The Mystery of Faith: We pray as a Church that we

believe the Eucharist is a memorial of Christ’s suffering

and Death.

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5 The Lord’s Prayer: The Church prays the Our Father

together.

6 The Sign of Peace: The priest offers us the peace of the

Lord. We offer others a sign of peace.

7 Lamb of God: We pray together for the

mercy and peace of Christ.

8 Holy Communion:

We go to the altar

to receive the

Eucharist. This

moment is the

highest point of

our Christian

worship.

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Liturgy of the Eucharist Matching

Directions: Draw lines to match the parts of the Liturgy of the

Eucharist to their definitions.

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1. Offertory

We receive the Eucharist.

2. Eucharistic Prayer

We pray the prayer

Jesus taught us.

3. Holy, Holy, Holy

We state that we believe the

Eucharist is a memorial of

Christ’s suffering and death.

4. Mystery of Faith

The Church praises

God together.

5. Lord’s Prayer

We pray for the mercy

and peace of Christ.

6. Sign of Peace

Gifts of bread and wine

are taken to the altar.

7. Lamb of God

The priest prays special

prayers and repeats the words

of Jesus at the Last Supper.

8. Holy Communion

We offer each other

a sign of peace.

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Jesus Is Present in

the Eucharist

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about how Jesus is

with us in the Eucharist.

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Jesus changed bread and wine

into His Body and Blood at

the Last Supper. He told His

Apostles to celebrate the

Eucharist as a memorial of

His sacrifice. The Apostles did as

He said. The bishops and priests after

the Apostles have continued to do so for almost 2,000 years.

Every Mass today is like the Last Supper. Jesus works

through the priest to change bread and wine into His Body

and Blood in the Eucharist. The bread and wine are no

longer bread and wine. They truly become the Body and

Blood of Jesus Christ. This change is a miracle!

The word Eucharist means “thanksgiving.” When we receive

the Eucharist, we thank Jesus for all that He has given us.

We thank Him for his justice and His mercy. We thank Him

for the gift of salvation.

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The Real Presence

Directions: Listen to your teacher talk about Jesus’ Real Presence

in the Eucharist. Then, answer the questions.

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1 Jesus gave us the Eucharist at the _.

a Last Supper

b Wedding at Cana

2 At Mass, bread and wine

are changed into the _

of Jesus.

a Hands and Feet

b Body and Blood

3 The Eucharist is the _ Presence of Christ.

a Pretend

b Real

4 The Eucharist is food for our souls, not just our bodies.

a True

b False

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5 The Eucharist is just a symbol.

a True

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b False

6 The Eucharist still looks, tastes, and feels like bread and

wine.

a True

b False

7 The word Eucharist means _.

a Jesus Christ

b Thanksgiving

8 Why do you think it is important that Jesus gave us His

Body and Blood to eat and drink?

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_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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At Every Mass, the Priest

Acts in the Person of Christ

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus’ miracle at the Wedding at Cana was His first miracle and

foreshadowed the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.

• At the Last Supper, Jesus changed bread and wine into His Body

and Blood, Soul and Divinity — the Eucharist.

• Jesus instituted the priesthood at the Last Supper, giving the

Apostles — and the bishops and priests after them — the authority

to change bread and wine into His Body and Blood by the power of

the Holy Spirit.

• Transubstantiation is the theological term used to describe the

miraculous change of the gifts of bread and wine into Jesus’ Body

and Blood.

This Week's Family Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, fill me.

Water from the side of Christ,

wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, conceal me.

All:

Do not permit me to be parted

from you.

From the evil foe, protect me.

At the hour of my death, call me.

And bid me come to you,

to praise you with all your saints

forever and ever. Amen.

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The Wedding

at Cana

Stained-Glass

Window

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Jesus’ First Miracle

Directions: Read about Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding at

Cana. Then, answer the questions.

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Remember the story of Adam and Eve. After they

sinned, God promised to send a Savior — the

Messiah — to save them from sin.

Jesus performed His first miracle at the Wedding at

Cana. This miracle showed everyone that He is the

Messiah God promised.

Jesus changed water to wine. No one else can do

that. But, Jesus can. His first miracle showed

that He is God and has power over

everything.

Jesus’ first miracle is a sign of

the Kingdom of God. The Bible

tells us that the Kingdom of

God is like a feast with a

lot of food and wine.

When Jesus changed

water to wine, He

made the best wine

of the feast!

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The Bible tells us that the

Kingdom of God is like a wedding

full of joy and love. Husbands and

wives love each other. Jesus loves

us so much that He died for us.

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Jesus began His public ministry with

a miracle to tell the world that He is the

Messiah.

He also ended His public ministry with a miracle. At the

Last Supper, He changed bread and wine into His Body

and Blood. Then, He died on the Cross to save us from sin.

Jesus did what He promised He would do.

1 God promised to send a _.

a Book b Messiah c Friend

2 Jesus changed water to _.

a Milk b Soda c Wine

3 Jesus has power over all things because He is God.

a True

b False

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4 The kingdom of God is like a _ with a lot of

food and wine.

a Feast b Store c Table

5 The kingdom of God is like a _ full of joy and love.

a

Baseball

game

b School

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c Wedding

6 What did Jesus do that He promised He would?

_

_

_

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The Last Supper I Spy

Directions: Find, circle, and label all of the following in the

painting on the next page:

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1 Jesus

2 the Eucharist

3 the chalice

8 the Apostle who is

pointing to Jesus

9 the Apostle who is

kneeling

10 a small bowl

4 a loaf of bread

11 a knife

5 a bottle of wine

6 a plate

12 a large bowl (or

bucket) used for

washing feet

7 a halo

13 a large jar of water

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The Eucharist and

the Priesthood

Directions: Read about the Eucharist and the priesthood. Then,

answer the questions.

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Jesus gave us the gift of the Eucharist at the Last

Supper. He changed bread and wine into His Body and

Blood. He said a blessing. He gave the bread and wine

to His Apostles. Then, He said, “This is my Body,” and

“This is my Blood.” When Jesus said this, the bread and

wine were no longer bread and wine. They became His

real Body and Blood.

Jesus told His Apostles to always offer the Eucharist.

He gave them the power to change the bread and

wine into His Body and Blood. He made His

Apostles the first priests and bishops.

Bishops and priests continue to

offer the Eucharist today. Like the

Apostles, they have been given the

power to change the bread and

wine into the Eucharist.

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During Mass, the bishop or priest prays for the blessing of

the Holy Spirit. Then, he says the words of Consecration.

These are the same words Jesus said at the Last Supper.

The priest acts in the Person of Jesus Christ — in Persona

Christi in Latin. That means Jesus works through the

priest to change the bread and wine into the Eucharist.

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The Eucharist is a great miracle! Jesus gives us His own

Body and Blood in the Eucharist so that He can be with

us and bring us to eternal life.

1 What power did Jesus give to the Apostles at the Last

Supper? _

_

2 In Persona Christi means _.

a Christ is a Priest

b In the Person of Christ

c The Lord be with you

3 Why is the Eucharist a great miracle?

_

_

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Transubstantiation

Directions: Trace the words below and color the picture.

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substance

accidentals

transubstantiation

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Holy Communion

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Receiving Holy Communion strengthens our union with Christ.

• Just as the food we eat becomes a part of us to nourish us and give

us life and health, so too does the Eucharist make us a part of Christ

and give us spiritual life.

• The Eucharist unites us more closely to the Church and makes us

more fully members of the one Body of Christ.

• We are able to worship Christ our Lord outside of the Mass in

Eucharistic Adoration.

This Week's Family Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, fill me.

Water from the side of Christ,

wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, conceal me.

All:

Do not permit me to be parted

from you.

From the evil foe, protect me.

At the hour of my death, call me.

And bid me come to you,

to praise you with all your saints

forever and ever. Amen.

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Spiritual Exercises

Directions: Decide whether each thing below helps your

relationship with Jesus or hurts it and trace a circle around your

choice. Then, for each thing that hurts your relationship with Jesus,

rewrite the statement so that it is something that helps your

relationship with Jesus.

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1 Going to Mass on Sunday. Helps Hurts

_________ ___________________________________ _ _

2 Receiving the Sacrament of

Penance and Reconciliation.

Helps

Hurts

_________ ___________________________________ _ _

3 Praying before you go to bed. Helps Hurts

_________ ___________________________________ _ _

4 Giving gently used clothing

to a homeless shelter.

Helps

Hurts

_________ ___________________________________ _ _

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5 Making fun of a classmate. Helps Hurts

__ ____________________________________ _ _

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6 Disobeying your parents. Helps Hurts

__ ____________________________________ _ _

7 Swearing or using other

bad language.

Helps

Hurts

__ ____________________________________ _ _

8 Receiving the Eucharist. Helps Hurts

__ ____________________________________ _ _

9 Lying to a teacher about why

your homework isn’t finished.

Helps

Hurts

__ ____________________________________ _ _

10 Reading the Bible every day. Helps Hurts

__ ____________________________________ _ _

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Adoration

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Lesson 39

How to Receive

Holy Communion

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus Christ is present to us, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, in

the Holy Eucharist, which we receive at Mass.

• We must be prepared to receive Holy Communion at Mass and to

better understand the mystery of Christ’s presence to us in the

Eucharist.

This Week's Family Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, fill me.

Water from the side of Christ,

wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within your wounds, conceal me.

All:

Do not permit me to be parted

from you.

From the evil foe, protect me.

At the hour of my death, call me.

And bid me come to you,

to praise you with all your saints

forever and ever. Amen.

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Guide for Receiving

Holy Communion

Before going to Mass . . .

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Read or listen to the readings from Scripture for that

day, especially the Gospel. The Church asks us to

prepare for Mass in this way. Then, when we hear the

readings proclaimed at Mass, we are familiar with

the stories. We are better able to think about what

God is trying to say to us in our own lives.

Make sure that you have not eaten for at least an

hour before receiving Communion. This is called a

Eucharistic fast.

Make sure you are free of any mortal sin. If you

know you have committed serious sin, go to the

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to receive

God’s forgiveness before going to Mass.

Think of a special intention to pray for during Mass:

someone you know who has recently died, a loved

one who is sick, thanksgiving to God for something

good in your life, and so forth.

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Go to Mass with your family.

Go to Mass with your family. While at Mass, try to keep your thoughts

focused on the mystery you are encountering. Let the beauty of the

sacred music fill your heart.

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Remember to:

• Pray, listen, sing, and respond with the congregation. Being silent

is also an important way to be with God and hear His voice, and

the Mass is no exception! There is a reason for everything we do

at Mass. If you do not know the reasons, ask your parents, parish

priest, or teacher.

• During the offertory, when the gifts of bread and wine are brought to

the altar, pray that your own gifts and talents may be offered to God

as a gift to Him, along with the bread and wine.

• During the Eucharistic Prayers, pay attention and show respect

and reverence.

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Steps for receiving Holy Communion:

Step 1 When it is time to receive Communion,

process to the altar with your hands folded

in front of you. Remain prayerful as you

approach the altar.

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Step 2

Step 3

When it is your turn to receive Communion

(or right before your turn) make a gesture of

reverence for the Real Presence of Christ in

the Eucharist. A deep bow at the waist is

recommended, but some may choose to

genuflect or to receive Communion while

kneeling.

The priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister

of Holy Communion will hold up a

Communion Host in front of you and say:

“The Body of Christ.” You respond: “Amen.”

“Amen” means “I believe.” At this moment, you

are telling Jesus that you believe in His Real

Presence in the Eucharist being given to you.

Step 4 Receive the Communion Host. The ordinary

way to receive Communion is on your tongue.

You may also receive Communion in your

hand.

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If you choose to receive Communion on your tongue:

Keep your hands folded in front of you. Tilt your head

slightly upward, and open your mouth. Put out

your tongue far enough for the priest, deacon, or

extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to place

the Communion Host on your tongue. Then, bring your

tongue and the Communion Host into your mouth.

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If you choose to receive Communion in your hand:

• First, be sure your hands are clean. Remember, you

will be holding in your hands the Body of Christ.

If your hands are not clean, it is better to receive

Communion on your tongue.

• Place your dominant hand underneath your less

dominant hand to make a bowl or vessel for the

Communion Host to be placed.

• If you are right-handed: Place your left hand on top of your right

hand.

• If you are left-handed: Place your right hand on top of your left

hand.

• Respectfully extend your cupped hands out and slightly upward

toward the priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister so that he

or she is able to place the Communion Host in your hands. Never

reach out to take the Host.

• After you have been given the Communion Host, immediately place

the Host in your mouth using the bottom hand.

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Step 5

Step to the side of the priest or

extraordinary minister and, while still facing

the altar, make the Sign of the Cross.

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Important Note

Always immediately eat the entire Communion Host given

to you. Do not take it back to your seat. Do not put it in your

pocket. Do not save it for later.

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Steps for receiving the Precious Blood

Step 1

If you choose to do so, stand in line to

receive the Precious Blood of Christ. When it

is your turn to receive the Precious Blood (or

immediately before your turn) make a

gesture of reverence for the Real Presence of

Christ in His Precious Blood. A deep bow at

the waist is recommended.

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Step 2

Step 3

The priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister

of Holy Communion will hold a chalice or

cup out to you and say: “The Blood of

Christ.” You respond: “Amen.” Take the

chalice or cup with both hands. Bring the

chalice or cup to your mouth and take a

small sip of the Precious Blood of Christ,

being very careful not to spill any.

Step to the side of the priest, deacon, or

extraordinary minister and, while still facing

the altar, make the Sign of the Cross.

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After receiving Holy Communion

• Reverently return to your seat and kneel in prayer. It is

good to remain kneeling until the sacred vessels have been

purified and any remaining consecrated Communion Hosts

have been placed in the tabernacle. While praying, think

about what you have just received: Holy Communion, the

Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Real Presence of Our

Lord and Savior. He now dwells within you. Thank Him for

this great gift of love.

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• Respectfully and fully participate in the remaining

prayers, responses, and songs of the Mass. Then, at the

end of Mass, the priest will say, “Go in peace to love and

serve the Lord.” Everyone responds: "Thanks be to God."

Jesus Christ has just fed you with His Body and Blood and

now dwells within you. Rejoice and be glad!

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Jesus Is Present in His

Church, His Mystical Body

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Church is an enduring sign of salvation and is the very

instrument of our salvation.

• The Church seeks to gather all persons together for the sake of

their salvation and to be part of God’s Kingdom as one people,

one Body of Christ.

• The Church can be understood as the family of God, the People

of God, and the Body of Christ.

This Week's Family Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in

them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be

created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.

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The Divine

Mercy

by

Eugeniusz

Kazimirowski

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The Church Continues

Jesus’ Mission

Directions: Read the information below. Then, answer the

questions that follow.

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Jesus’ mission on earth is the salvation of

all souls. He gave to His Apostles His

same mission. The Church shares

Jesus’ mission: the salvation of

souls.

Jesus carried out His

mission in three roles, or

offices: Priest, Prophet, and

King. The Church has these

roles too:

• Priest: Priests help people

become holy. The Church

helps her members become

holy. The Church is holy because

God is holy. The Church gives us God’s

grace in the Sacraments.

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• Prophet: Prophets teach others about God. The

Church preaches the Good News of Salvation and

teaches about the Catholic Faith.

• King: Kings lead their people. They govern. The

Church leads through service, like Jesus did. He

gave His Apostles the authority to lead. Their

successors — the bishops — continue to do this in

the Church today.

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Jesus invites each of us to share His mission too. When

we are baptized, we are given a share in the three

offices of Christ. We are priests, prophets, and kings in

our homes, families, parishes, and communities!

• Priest: God wants us to be holy. We can be holy by

receiving the Sacraments. He also wants us to share

His love with others.

• Prophet: God wants us to spread the Good News of

Salvation and tell others about Jesus. He wants us

to learn from our parents and pray together.

• King: God wants us to serve others, as Jesus did. He

wants families to serve each other. And, He wants

each of us to govern ourselves well by doing good

and avoiding sin.

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1 What was Jesus’ mission on earth? How did He

accomplish His mission?

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_

_

_

2

What are the three ways the Church carries out the

mission of Christ?

_

_

_

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Role Matching

Directions: Write on the lines whether each is an example of the

role of priest, prophet, or king.

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1 Governing the Church: _

2 Raising children with love: _

3 Offering the Sacrifice of the Mass: _

4 Preserving the Church’s teachings: _

5 Teaching others about Jesus: _

6 Sacrificing for one’s family: _

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The Body of Christ

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about how the

Church is the Body of Christ.

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A body is made of many parts. A human body has feet,

hands, legs, arms, a belly, shoulders, and a neck. It has

a head with eyes, a nose, a mouth, ears, and hair. It has

inside organs too, such as a heart and lungs.

Even though a body is made of many parts, it is still one

body. All the parts together make up the whole body.

Each part is important. Without

the foot, the body could not

walk. Without the eye, the

body could not see. It is also

true that the body is

more than just

one part. It

needs all its

parts acting

together to

work the way

it should!

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The Church is the Body of Christ. All the members of

the Church make up one body. We are one Body of

Christ. Just as each part of a body does something

different, so too does each of us. Some of us are good

teachers. Some of us are artists. Some of us can sing.

Some of us are good at helping others. Just as a body

needs feet to walk and eyes to see, so too does the

Church need each one of us.

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We are the hands and feet of the

Body of Christ. Jesus is the Head.

He directs us and shows us the

way to go. We move and put

into action what He commands.

As His hands and feet, we share

His love with others. We make

Jesus present in the world around us

as His Body, the Church.

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Members of the Body

Directions: For each example of an activity below, draw a picture

of the part of the body that you would use to do the activity.

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Walking to

school

2

Playing the

piano

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Eating a

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Kneeling

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Reading a

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Listening to

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The People of God

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads about how the

Church is the People of God.

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The Church is more than just a building.

The Church is the Body of Christ. We

are members of the Body of Christ.

We are the hands and feet of Jesus in

the world.

The Church is also the People of God. We

are the People of God. As God’s People, we can know that:

• We are chosen by God. We belong to Him.

• We are called out to be God’s chosen people. The word

Church comes from the Greek word ekkalein, which

means “to call out.”

• The People of God is like a family. God is our Father. We are

His sons and daughters. This means that we have dignity

and freedom.

• As God’s People, we are given a special share in Jesus’

mission of salvation. He calls us to share His love with the

whole world!

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The Church Is the

People of God

Directions: Draw people together in the pews (make sure that you

draw yourself!). Draw a priest at the altar.

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Christ in the World

Directions: Trace the sentence. Then, draw a picture of yourself being

Christ in the world somewhere other than in a church building.

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The Church Is the

People of God and the

Body of Christ.

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Jesus Is Present in His Word

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• The Bible is the story of God’s people from Creation through the

beginning of the Church.

• The Old Testament tells the story of how God prepared for the

coming of His Son, Jesus.

• The New Testament tells the story of Jesus and the early

Church.

• The writers of the Bible wrote the different books with the help

of the Holy Spirit.

• Jesus is the Word of God in whom God has said all He needs to

say for the sake of our salvation.

• The Word of God is proclaimed at Mass in the Liturgy of the Word.

This Week's Family Prayer

Lord Jesus, we know you are present in your Word. Open our

hearts and minds to what you have to say to us. Amen.

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The Old and New Testaments

Directions: Cut

out each picture

of a Bible story

and glue it to

where it is found

in the Bible,

either in the

Old Testament

or the New

Testament.

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My Favorite Books

Directions: Fill in the information about two of your favorite books.

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Book Title:

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Author (if you know):

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A brief summary of the story:

_

_

Why you like it:

_

_

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Book Title:

_

Author (if you know):

_

A brief summary of the story:

_

_

Why you like it:

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The Bible Is the Word of God

Directions: Read about how the Bible is the Word of God (or

follow along as your teacher reads aloud). Then, answer the

questions.

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The Bible is the written Word of God. God inspired

human writers to write what He wanted us to

know about salvation.

The Bible has two parts: the

Old Testament and the New

Testament. The Old Testament

has 46 books. The New

Testament has 27 books.

Together, the whole Bible has

73 books.

God speaks to us in these holy

books. He tells us about Himself.

He tells us about how much He

loves us. And He tells us about how

He has saved us from sin.

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In the Old Testament:

• we learn about the Old Covenant, how God made

Himself known to us before the birth of Jesus;

• God revealed Himself to the Chosen People;

• God prepared us for the coming of His Son, Jesus

Christ and the gift of salvation;

• we see signs and symbols pointing to Jesus’ coming.

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In the New Testament:

• we meet in the Gospels the Word of God Himself,

Jesus Christ;

• we learn about the beginning of the Church, guided

by the Holy Spirit.

The four Gospels are especially important because:

• they tell us about the New Covenant in Jesus

Christ;

• they tell us about Jesus’ life, Passion, Death, and

Resurrection.

Both the Old and New Testaments are important to our

Catholic Faith. Both tell us about God’s love for us. That

is why we hear the Old and New Testaments read at

every Mass.

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1 The two parts of the Bible are…

a The Old and New Testaments

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b The Gospels and the Prophets

2 The Old Testament tells us about…

a Jesus’ life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection

b The beginning of the Church

c How God revealed Himself to the Chosen People

3 The New Testament tells us about…

a Jesus’ life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection

b The Old Covenant

c How God revealed Himself to the Chosen People

4 Why are both the Old and New Testaments important?

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The Living Word

Directions: Listen as your teacher reads the following

passage aloud. Then, draw a picture of how you imagine

the “living Word of God.” Then, trace the words below.

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Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper

than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between

soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern

reflections and thoughts of the heart. — Hebrews 4:12

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Bible Verses

Directions: Listen as your teacher

reads aloud the Bible citations. Then,

do your best to write them below.

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_ _ : _– _

Book Chapter Verse(s)

1 _ _ : _

2 _ _ : _– _

3 _ _ : _

4 _ _ : _– _

5 _ _ : _

6 _ _ : _

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Our

Responses

Directions: Trace the

responses that we say after

the readings at Mass.

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The First and

Second Readings

Lector: The Word of the Lord

Our Response: Thanks be to God.

Thanks be to God.

The Gospel

Priest or Deacon: The Gospel of the Lord.

Our Response: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise to You, Lord

Jesus Christ.

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Jesus Gave His Mother,

Mary, to Us as Our Mother

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Jesus gave His mother, Mary, to us as our mother.

• Mary was born without Original Sin so that she could become

the Mother of God.

• Mary is the greatest example of how to follow Jesus; she is the

greatest of all the saints.

• Mary’s whole life points to her Son, Jesus.

• The Rosary is one of the greatest prayers of the Church and

helps us grow closer to Jesus.

• Marian apparitions, such as those at Guadalupe, Lourdes, and

Fatima, are events in which the Church has said that Mary

brought the message of her Son, Jesus, to people who lived

after her.

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Behold, Your Mother

Directions: Read the information below. Then, answer the

questions that follow.

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The Gospels call St. John the disciple

whom Jesus loved. St. John and

Mary, Jesus’ mother, came

to Him while He was on

the Cross. Jesus said to

St. John, “Behold, your

Mother.” He gave the

Blessed Virgin Mary to

St. John as his mother. He

also gave her to all of us as

our mother. We can ask for

her to pray for us, just as we

like to ask our own parents for

help. We can learn from her example,

just as we learn from our parents. She protects

us, just as our parents protect us. Mary shows us how

to grow closer to Her Son, Jesus. Everything she did in

her life points us to Jesus.

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1 St. John took Mary into his home. How can you bring

Mary into your home too?

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2

If you could meet Mary, what would you ask her about

Jesus?

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Directions: Follow along as your teachers reads the story of Our

Lady of Guadalupe. Then, answer the question that follows and

color the picture.

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More than 500 years ago, in a town in Mexico called

Guadalupe, there lived a man named Juan Diego. Juan

was a Christian, but many people in Mexico did not yet

know who Jesus was.

One morning, Juan Diego saw the Virgin

Mary standing on a hill. Mary asked

Juan Diego to tell the bishop

that she wanted a chapel

built on the hill.

Juan Diego ran to the

bishop to tell him

about this message

from Mary. But

the bishop did

not believe

Juan

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Diego. The bishop told Juan Diego to ask Mary for a

sign. Mary told Juan Diego as he walked home that

she would show him a sign the next day.

But the next day, Juan Diego had to care for his sick

uncle. He went to get a doctor and tried to avoid seeing

Mary. Mary appeared to Juan Diego anyway. She told

him he should always ask her for help. “Am I not here,”

she said, “I who am your mother?”

Mary told Juan Diego to pick flowers and bring them

to the bishop. Juan Diego did not think he would

find flowers, because it was winter. But God worked a

miracle, and Juan found flowers growing on the hill! He

gathered them in his tilma — a simple type of cloak —

and brought them to the bishop.

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When Juan Diego presented the flowers to the bishop,

another miracle happened: on Juan Diego’s tilma, there

was a beautiful image of Mary, pregnant with Jesus,

and praying. Because of this sign, the bishop knew that

Juan Diego had told the truth. He built a chapel on the

hill, just as Mary asked.

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Because of the miracle in Guadalupe, millions of people

learned about Jesus. You can visit the miraculous

image on Juan Diego’s tilma today in the Basilica of Our

Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The image is Mary’s

way of helping us to remember Jesus, her Son. She

wants us to trust Jesus and know that we can always

trust her.

What did Our Lady say to Juan Diego when he tried to avoid

meeting her?

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Our Lady of Lourdes

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads the story. Then,

answer the question that follows.

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St. Bernadette Soubirous (“SOO-be-roo”) was

born in 1844 and lived in Lourdes, France.

Bernadette was a very humble girl.

In school, she had a hard time

learning. No one thought that

she was very smart, and her

family was very poor.

One day, when

Bernadette was 14, she

was gathering firewood

by a cave. The cave was

cold, dark, and muddy.

Suddenly, a beautiful

lady appeared to

Bernadette. The lady asked

Bernadette to visit her several

more times. Even though the lady did not give her name,

many people who heard Bernadette’s story believed her

and knew that it had to be Mary, the Mother of God.

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Mary’s message was simple: she wanted people to pray

for sinners and stop sinning. One day, the lady asked

Bernadette to dig in the muddy ground and to eat some

herbs. She did what the lady had asked, and a spring of

water began to form in the area. Soon, sick people came

and drank from the spring, and many of them were

healed!

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Then the lady, who was Mary, said “I am the

Immaculate Conception.” This title means that Mary

was always without sin, even in her mother’s womb.

She did not carry the sin of Adam and Eve. Even though

this happened a long time ago, the spring is

still there today. Many people have

experienced miracles of healing

there. St. Bernadette said

that it was not the water

that healed them

but the great faith

in Jesus that the

people brought

with them there.

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We can learn much from St. Bernadette’s example. She

was young, like you. She was very humble. She was

very honest. She trusted Jesus and Mary with her

whole heart.

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1 What did Our Lady ask St. Bernadette and the whole

world to do?

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2 What did Our Lady call herself when she appeared to

St. Bernadette?

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Our Lady of Fatima

Directions: Follow along as your teacher reads the story. Then,

answer the question that follows.

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In 1917, the world was at war. People were very scared,

and there was much suffering and hardship. In Fatima,

Portugal, three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta, and

Francisco, worked hard every day taking care of their

sheep. One day, in a field near their homes, a woman

dressed in white and holding a Rosary appeared and said

to them, “Fear not. I am from Heaven.” She told them she

wanted people to turn to Jesus, to turn away from sin

because it offends God, and to pray the Rosary so the

war could be over.

The Lady appeared to them many times over the coming

weeks. She promised a great miracle would happen

at her last appearance. Many people heard the story.

Some believed the children. Some did not. On the

day of Mary’s last appearance, 70,000 people came to

see the miracle she had promised! Our Lady told the

children: “I am Our Lady of the Rosary. I have come to

exhort [or urge] the faithful to change their lives and to

stop offending the Lord by their sins. He is already too

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much offended. If men amend their ways, the war will

soon end.” Our Lady also taught about the need to do

penance, which is to do acts of goodness, love, and selfsacrifice

to make up for our sins.

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The crowds could not see or hear Our Lady speak, but

they soon witnessed a great miracle: the sun began to

dance around in the sky and to come toward the earth!

It had been pouring rain, but the rain stopped during

the miracle and the ground dried up. Mary

taught us something very special

about how we can

change the world

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with our prayers. She showed us that the Rosary is more

powerful than any weapon.

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At Fatima, Our Lady asked that a special prayer be said at

the end of each decade of the Rosary: “O my Jesus, forgive

us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to

Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.” The

prayer is a reminder that Jesus wants to help us all to get

to Heaven and that His love for us is very strong.

1 What did Our Lady call herself when she appeared to

Lucia, Jacinta, and Francesco?

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2 What did Our Lady tell the shepherd children that she

had come to do?

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Our Lady of Fatima

Portugal

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My Favorite Apparition

Directions: Answer the questions below.

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1 Which is your favorite Marian apparition that you

learned about? Why?

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2 Whom did Our Lady appear to in your favorite

apparition? What did she say?

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3 What prayer would you ask Mary to take to Jesus today?

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Mary Is the Mother

of the Church

PARENT OVERVIEW

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Learning Goals

• Mary is the model of all Christians.

• The Joyful mysteries of the Rosary show us how Mary

responded to God’s call throughout her life.

• Like Mary, we can keep important moments in our hearts to

discern how they can help us become the person God wants us

to be.

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Who Taught

Me To…?

Directions: Fill in the chart with

information about the person(s)

who taught you things you know.

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Something I know

Who taught me this

How to tie my shoes

How to do chores

How to brush my teeth

How to say prayers

Something else you know how to do:

Something else you know how to do:

Something else you know how to do:

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The Wedding at Cana

Directions: Read John 2:1–11. Then, answer the questions.

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On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in

Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and

his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When

the wine ran short, the mother of

Jesus said to him, “They have

no wine.” [And] Jesus said

to her, “Woman, how does

your concern affect me? My

hour has not yet come.”

His mother said to the

servers, “Do whatever

he tells you.” Now

there were six stone

water jars there for

Jewish ceremonial

washings, each

holding twenty

to thirty gallons.

Jesus told them,

“Fill the

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jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then

he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the

headwaiter.” So they took it. And when the headwaiter

tasted the water that had become wine, without

knowing where it came from (although the servers

who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called

the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good

wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an

inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in

Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began

to believe in him.

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1 What concern did Mary bring to Jesus?

a The roof was leaking.

b

The wine had run out.

c The food had run out.

2 What did Mary tell the servants to do?

a Wash the dishes.

b Quit for the day.

c Do what Jesus told them.

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3 According to the Gospel, why did Jesus perform this

miracle?

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a To reveal His glory and begin His ministry.

b To begin a career in the wine trade.

c To hide His glory from His disciples.

Mary tells us we should do what Jesus says. Think about

what you have learned about Jesus this year. What are

three things you have learned that Jesus has told us to do?

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Do Whatever He Tells You

Directions: Cut out Jesus’ commands to us on the

next page and glue them inside the jar.

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Love others as we love ourselves

Love God above all things

Follow His commandments

Receive the Eucharist

Believe in the Gospel

Care for the needs of others

Repent of our sins

Pray always

In what other ways can we follow Mary’s

advice to “Do whatever He tells you”?

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The Magnificat

Directions: Read Mary’s prayer to the Lord.

Then, answer the questions.

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My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;

my spirit rejoices in God my savior.

For He has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness;

behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.

The Mighty One has done great things for me,

and holy is His name.

1 What great things has God done for you?

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2 How can you proclaim the greatness of the Lord?

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In Her Heart

Directions: Draw a picture inside the heart of one of the

stories your teacher told you about Mary (the visit of the

shepherds or the finding of the boy Jesus in the Temple).

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Treasured Moments

Directions: Follow the steps below.

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1 Write a sentence or two describing one important

moment from this school year:

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2 Reflect on that important moment in prayer. Here are

some questions to think about before you pray.

• How has God made Himself known to me?

• How do I feel about this important moment?

• How have I loved God?

• How have I loved others?

• How has this important moment helped me grow?

3 What might God be telling me through this important

event?

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My First

Communion Journal

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I Wonder…

Soon you will receive your First Holy Communion.

The Eucharist is a great gift that Jesus gives

to us. On the lines below, write about three

things that you wonder about the Eucharist

and receiving Holy Communion at Mass.

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The Lamb of God

Jesus is the Lamb of God. He sacrificed Himself

on the Cross to save us from sin. He has set us

free! Think about Jesus’ sacrifice. On the lines

below, answer the following question:

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What does Jesus’ sacrifice on

the Cross mean to you?

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The Bread of Life

Write about what you have learned about

the importance of bread in the story of

salvation. Then, color the picture.

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The Living Bread

First, complete the sentences.

Then, color the picture of Jesus and the Eucharist.

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This is my

____________________________.

This is my

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I Remember

Write about or draw a picture of a special memory

of a time you spent with your family. Describe

who you were with, where you were, and what

happened. Why is this memory special to you?

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Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Water To Wine

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At the Wedding at

Cana, the servants

had jars of water.

They gave them to Jesus and He

changed the water into wine.

In our own lives, our gifts and

talents are like the jars of water. Just like the

servants, we give them to Jesus. And Jesus can

take what we gave Him and create miracles. He

can use our gifts to make good things happen!

Write about your own gifts and talents and

how you can use them for Jesus. Then, color

the picture of the Wedding at Cana.

What are three gifts and talents that you have?

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How can you use each gift or talent for Jesus?

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Body and Blood,

Soul and Divinity

Draw what the gifts of bread and wine look like before

and after transubstantiation. Then, draw what the

bread and wine actually are after transubstantiation.

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Before Transubstantiation

After Transubstantiation

What do the bread and wine become

after transubstantiation?

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Real Presence

Write a letter to Jesus telling Him that you believe

in His Real Presence in the Eucharist. Tell Him

about how much you are looking forward to

receiving Him in the Eucharist for the first time

and thank Him for His great gift of Himself.

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Dear Jesus,

Love,

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Why do I want to

receive my First

Holy Communion?

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The date of my First Communion

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The name of the Church

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The name of the priest who celebrated

my First Communion Mass

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Who in my family was present

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How did I celebrate my First Communion?

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What was it like to receive

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What was my favorite part about

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Invitation to Mass

Create an invitation to Mass. Include the name of your church,

the Mass times, and two reasons why Mass is so special.

Illustrate the back of the invitation with drawings of the Mass.

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D e a r __________________________ _ ,

Please join me at Mass at

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(Church name and time)

I hope you can come because the Mass is

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I love it because

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With the love of Jesus,

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Appendix B

Key Catholic Words

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Absolution: Absolution is a special prayer the

priest says in the Sacrament of Penance and

Reconciliation that absolves, or forgives, our

sins with the authority of Jesus. (Lesson 26)

Accidentals: Accidentals are characteristics

of a thing that can change without changing

the thing itself such as colors, shape, smell,

taste. (Lesson 37)

Act of Contrition: The Act of Contrition is a

prayer telling God we are sorry for our sins, we

need His help to do better next time, and to

remember that Jesus died to save us from sin.

(Lesson 25)

Actual Grace: Actual grace is spiritual help

from God in each moment of our lives to

choose what is good and avoid what is evil.

(Lesson 20)

Advocate: An advocate is someone who

speaks on behalf of someone else to help them.

(Lesson 32)

Alleluia: Alleluia means “praise God” or “praise

the Lord” and is a joyful exclamation of praise

and worship to God. (Lesson 29)

Annunciation: The Annunciation is the event

in which the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary

to announce that she would be the Mother of

Jesus. (Lesson 9)

Apostle: An Apostle is one who is sent. Jesus

called twelve men to be His Apostles. (Lesson 13)

Apostolic Succession: Apostolic Succession

is the handing on of authority from the

Apostles to their successors, the bishops,

through the laying on of hands. (Lesson 13)

Ascension: The Ascension is the historical

event in which Jesus went up, or ascended, into

Heaven in His glorified body 40 days after His

Resurrection. (Lesson 30)

Assumption: The Assumption is the event in

which Mary was assumed, or taken up, into

Heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly

life. Mary is now in Heaven with her Son,

crowned Queen of Heaven and seated at His

right hand. (Lesson 9)

Authority: Authority is the ability and power

to do something. (Lesson 23)

Baptism: Baptism is the first sacrament

of Initiation that makes us members of the

Church, forgives our sins, and gives us new life

in Christ. The celebration of Baptism involves

being immersed in water or having water

poured over one’s head in the name of the Holy

Trinity. (Lesson 19)

Beatific Vision: The Beatific Vision is when

we will see God face-to-face as He is in Heaven.

(Lesson 22)

Beatitudes: The Beatitudes are Jesus’

teachings in the Sermon on the Mount about

how to live our lives on earth so that we can be

perfectly happy in Heaven. (Lesson 14)

Begotten: To be begotten is to have been

brought into existence by a father. (Lesson 7)

Bible: The Bible is the written Word of God, the

record of His revelation of Himself. Also called

Sacred Scripture. (Lesson 41)

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Bishop: A bishop is typically the leader of a

diocese and a main teacher of the Catholic

faith. He makes the Sacraments available to the

people of his diocese. He is a successor to the

Apostles. (Lesson 13)

Blasphemy: Blasphemy is something we say,

think, or do that is insulting to God, His Church,

or people or things dedicated to God. (Lesson 3)

Blessing and Adoration: Blessing and

adoration is the form of prayer in which we tell

God that we love Him because He is God our

Father and we are His children. (Lesson 5)

Body: The body is the physical part of who we

are. (Lesson 23)

Conscience: Conscience is a judgment of

reason by which we recognize right and wrong.

It is the voice of God speaking within us that

guides us to do good and avoid evil. (Lesson 26)

Consubstantial: Consubstantial means “of

the same substance.” (Lesson 7)

Contrition: Contrition is sorrow for our

sins and making the choice to not sin again.

(Lesson 26)

Corporal Works of Mercy: The Corporal

Works of Mercy are actions Jesus taught us to

show great kindness to people in their bodily

needs, such as giving them food, clothing, and

shelter. (Lesson 14)

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Bread of Life: The Bread of Life is a title for the

Body and Blood of Jesus Christ given to us as

spiritual food in the Eucharist. (Lesson 35)

Chalice: A chalice is a special cup to be used at

a special feast. (Lesson 35)

Chrism: Chrism is a blessed and perfumed oil

that is used to anoint a person at their Baptism

and when they receive the Sacrament of

Confirmation. (Lesson 19)

Commandment: A commandment is a rule or

law that God gave to His people to learn to love

Him and to love each other. (Lesson 3)

Concupiscence: Concupiscence is the effect

of Original Sin that makes us more likely to sin.

(Lesson 18)

Confession: Confession is the part of the

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation when

we tell all our sins to a priest, who acts in the

place of Christ. (Lesson 26)

Confiteor: The Confiteor is a prayer that can

be said during the Penitential Act during Mass

in which we confess our general sinfulness.

(Lesson 24)

Covenant: A covenant is a solemn agreement

between persons that makes a sacred and

permanent family relationship. (Lesson 2)

Creator: Creator is the name for God that tells

us that He made all that exists out of nothing.

(Lesson 4)

Cunning: To be cunning is to be good at

getting what one wants by tricking others or by

lying. (Lesson 18)

Custom: A custom is a tradition, or something

that a person or a group of people do

frequently as an habitual practice. (Lesson 10)

Diocese: A diocese is a group of parishes

within a specific geographic area led by a

bishop. (Lesson 13)

Disciple: A disciple is a student or follower.

Jesus had many disciples. (Lesson 3)

Divine Mercy: Divine Mercy is the infinite

loving kindness and forgiveness of God.

(Lesson 25)

Ecumenical Council: An ecumenical council

is a meeting of all the world’s bishops together

in union with the pope. (Lesson 7)

Enmity: Enmity means “hatred.” (Lesson 18)

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Eternal: To be eternal is to be without

beginning or end. (Lesson 7)

Eucharist: The Eucharist is The Sacrament

in which we receive the Body and Blood, Soul

and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ under

the appearances of bread and wine. The

Eucharist is the source and summit of our

Christian life. It is spiritual food for the soul.

It is not merely a symbol; it is Jesus’ true flesh

and blood. (Lesson 34)

Eucharistic Adoration: Eucharistic

Adoration is a special kind of prayer in which

we worship our Lord in His Real Presence

in the Eucharist displayed in a monstrance.

(Lesson 38)

Eucharistic Fast: The Eucharistic fast is when

we do not eat or drink anything at least an

hour before receiving the Eucharist. (Lesson 39)

Examination of Conscience: An

Examination of Conscience is a list of

statements or questions that help us to identify

and confess all our sins. (Lesson 25)

Exorcism: An exorcism is one of the types

of miracles that Jesus performed in which He

cast out demons that had possessed people.

(Lesson 15)

Extraordinary: Extraordinary means amazing,

wonderful, unusual, or out of the ordinary.

(Lesson 10)

Fiat: Fiat is the Latin word for “Let it be done.”

Mary’s yes to God is her fiat. (Lesson 9)

Final Age: The Final Age is the days and years

before the end of time, beginning with Jesus’

Ascension into Heaven. (Lesson 30)

Free Will: Free Will is the power of the soul that

make choices and acts upon them. (Lesson 1)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Gifts of the Holy

Spirit are characteristics of Jesus given to us at

our Baptism and strengthened in Confirmation

to help us become more like Jesus and listen to

the Holy Spirit. They are wisdom, knowledge,

understanding, counsel, fortitude, piety, and

fear of the Lord. (Lesson 32)

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Gospel: Gospel means “good news.” (Lesson 18)

Grace: Grace is the free gift of God’s love and

life in our souls that is given to us by the Holy

Spirit. (Lesson 9)

Heaven: Heaven is where those who die in

God’s grace and friendship go after death. It is

a place of eternal happiness with God together

with the angels and saints. (Lesson 22)

Hell: Hell is where those who die in a state of

mortal sin go after death. Those who have freely

chosen to reject God’s love and mercy will

be separated from Him forever. The primary

punishment in Hell is the eternal separation

from God. (Lesson 22)

Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the third Person

of the Holy Trinity. He makes us holy and

guides us to become more like Jesus. (Lesson 23)

Holy Trinity: The Holy Trinity is the Christian

mystery revealed to us by God that He is three

Persons in One God: God the Father, God the

Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Lesson 4)

Holy Water: Holy Water is water that has

been blessed by a priest. It reminds us of our

Baptism, bestows certain graces, and helps us

on our way to Heaven. (Lesson 19)

Immaculate Conception: The Immaculate

Conception is the truth that, from the

beginning of her life, the Virgin Mary was

saved from all sin, including Original Sin. Mary

was prepared by God to be a holy vessel for our

salvation. (Lesson 9)

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Imperfect Happiness: Imperfect happiness

is the kind of happiness that we can know

during our earthly lives. This happiness does

not last and may go away over time. (Lesson 14)

Incarnation: The Incarnation is the fact that

the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Son

of God, assumed a human nature in the Person

of Jesus Christ. (Lesson 8)

Inspiration: Inspiration is the process by which

the human authors of Scripture were guided by

the Holy Spirit to write the truth God wanted

known for our salvation. (Lesson 41)

Intellect: The intellect is the power of our soul

that thinks and understands things. (Lesson 1)

Intercession: Intercession is the form of

prayer in which we ask God to help others.

(Lesson 5)

Introductory Rites: The Introductory Rites

are the beginning parts of the Mass that

include the entrance of the priest, opening

greeting and prayers, the Penitential Acts, the

singing of the Gloria (on Sundays and Holy

Days of Obligation), and the Collect. (Lesson 4)

Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: The Joyful

Mysteries of the Rosary are important events

in the lives of Mary and Jesus that we reflect

upon while praying the Rosary. (Lesson 43)

Justice: Justice is the will or desire to give to

God and man what is due to them. (Lesson 17)

Kingdom: A kingdom is a place where a king

rules, or reigns. (Lesson 12)

Kingdom of Heaven (Kingdom of God): The

Kingdom of Heaven, or Kingdom of God, is

God’s reign or rule over all things. (Lesson 12)

Kyrie: The Kyrie is a prayer during the

Penitential Act during Mass in which we ask

for Christ’s mercy. (Lesson 24)

Lamb of God: Lamb of God is a title given to

Jesus that describes His sacrifice to free us

from sin. In the Old Testament, a lamb was

sacrificed for the temporary forgiveness of sin.

Jesus’ sacrifice makes the forgiveness of sin

possible for everyone for all time. (Lesson 34)

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Last Judgment: The Last Judgment happens

at the end of time when Jesus returns in glory.

The light of Christ will reveal how the good we

have done or failed to do has affected everyone

and everything. (Lesson 33)

Last Supper: The Last Supper is the final meal

Jesus shared with His Apostles. There, Jesus

changed bread and wine into His Body and

Blood to eat in the Eucharist and commanded

His Apostles to do the same in memory of Him.

(Lesson 35)

Lectio Divina: Lectio Divina is an ancient form

of praying with Scripture that is a slow and

thoughtful encounter with the Word of God. It

is Latin for “divine reading.” (Lesson 28)

Liturgical Calendar: The liturgical calendar

is the cycle of liturgical seasons during

one calendar year, which includes Advent,

Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, Triduum, and

Easter. (Lesson 31)

Liturgy: Liturgy is the “public work” of the

Church. The liturgy is our public worship as

Christians. (Lesson 36)

Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Liturgy of the

Eucharist is the third part of the Mass, in

which we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus

Christ in the Eucharist. (Lesson 4)

Liturgy of the Word: The Liturgy of the Word

is the second part of the Mass, in which we

receive the written Word of God. (Lesson 4)

Love: Love is wanting and choosing what is

good for someone else. (Lesson 2)

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Manna: Manna is the mysterious “bread from

Heaven” that God provided to the Israelites as

they wandered the desert for 40 years.

(Lesson 34)

Marian Apparitions: Marian apparitions are

places and times when Mary appeared to bring

the message of her Son, Jesus, after the she was

assumed into Heaven. (Lesson 42)

Mass: The Mass is the liturgical celebration

and memorial of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross

and His Resurrection from the dead. (Lesson 36)

Meek: To be meek is to be patient, quiet, and

gentle. (Lesson 14)

Memorial: A memorial is a way of remembering

and celebrating the past. (Lesson 36)

Memorial Acclamation: The Memorial

Acclamation is the proclamation of the Paschal

Mystery in prayer at every Mass. (Lesson 31)

Mercy: Mercy is loving kindness and

forgiveness shown to others. (Lesson 14)

Mother of God (Theotokos): Mother of God

(Theotokos) is a title for Mary that describes

her motherhood of Jesus, who is fully man

and fully God. Theotokos is a Greek word that

means “Mother of God.” (Lesson 9)

Mourn: To mourn is to show sadness over the

loss of something or someone. (Lesson 14)

Mystery: A mystery is a truth about God

we can come to know only with God’s help.

(Lesson 4)

New Heavens and the New Earth: The New

Heavens and the New Earth refers to the

renewal and transformation of all things at the

end of time when we will be united fully with

God without sin, suffering, or death. (Lesson 33)

New Testament: The New Testament is the

27 books of the Bible that appear after the Old

Testament. They tell the story of Jesus’ life,

teachings, Passion, Death, Resurrection, and

Ascension and the beginning of His Church

guided by the Holy Spirit. (Lesson 41)

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Miracle: A miracle is a supernatural act of God

that demonstrates His power over all things.

(Lesson 15)

Missal: A missal is a book containing all the

prayers, responses, and instructions for the

congregation at Mass. (Lesson 5)

Monstrance: A monstrance is a special,

ornate vessel made to hold the Eucharist so

that we may look at it and worship our Lord in

Adoration. (Lesson 38)

Mortal Sin: Mortal Sin is serious sin that we

freely choose to commit even though we know

it is wrong. It destroys sanctifying grace in our

souls and is a rejection of God’s love. (Lesson 21)

Nicene Creed: The Nicene Creed is the

profession of faith typically said at Sunday

Mass. In the Creed, we profess belief in the

Holy Trinity and in the one, holy, catholic, and

apostolic Church. (Lesson 7)

Obey: To obey is to follow the direction of

someone who has authority over us. (Lesson 11)

Old Testament: The Old Testament is the first

46 books of the Bible. They tell the story of how

God revealed Himself to us in Salvation History

to prepare us for His Son to come into the

world. (Lesson 41)

Ordinary: Ordinary means common, usual, or

typical. (Lesson 10)

Original Justice: Original Justice was the

state of perfect relationship with God and each

other in which Adam and Eve lived before the

Fall. (Lesson 17)

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Original Sin: Original Sin is the wounded

human nature that every person is born into

because of the first sin of Adam and Eve.

(Lesson 18)

Our Father: The Our Father is the prayer given

to us by Christ when He taught us to pray in

the Gospels. (Lesson 16)

Parable: A parable is a short story that uses

familiar things to help explain something

in a way that is easier for us to understand.

(Lesson 12)

Parish: A parish is a local community of

Christian people, led by a pastor, who receives

the Sacraments and all of God’s gifts —

everything we need to know, love, and serve

God. (Lesson 13)

Particular Judgment: The Particular

Judgment happens at our death when we

will be judged according to how we loved and

served God and our neighbor as Jesus taught

us. (Lesson 33)

Paschal Mystery: The Paschal Mystery refers

to the suffering, Death, Resurrection, and

Ascension of Jesus. (Lesson 31)

Penitential Rite: The Penitential Rite is the

part of the Introductory Rites of the Mass

where we acknowledge our sinfulness and ask

for God’s forgiveness and infinite mercy as well

as for the prayers of Mary, the saints, and each

other. (Lesson 24)

Pentecost: Pentecost is a special feast day in

the Church, 50 days after Jesus’ Resurrection,

that celebrates the day Jesus fulfilled His

promise to send the Holy Spirit. (Lesson 32)

People of God: The People of God is another

name for the Church. It describes how God

has called us out to share His life with us, so

that we can be His sons and daughters. As the

People of God, we are called to spread His name

and do His works in the world. (Lesson 40)

Perfect Happiness: Perfect happiness is the

kind of happiness we will only know when we

are in Heaven with God. This happiness will last

forever. (Lesson 14)

Person: A person is a unique individual who

can know and love. (Lesson 4)

Petition: Petition is the form of prayer in

which we ask God for good things. (Lesson 5)

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Passover: Passover was an important Jewish

feast that celebrates God’s freeing of the

Israelites from slavery in Egypt. (Lesson 34)

Pastor: A pastor is a priest who leads and cares

for a parish. (Lesson 13)

Peacemaker: A peacemaker is a person who

treats others the way he or she would want to

be treated, with humility, gentleness, patience,

and loving kindness. (Lesson 14)

Penance: A penance is an act the priest

gives us during the Sacrament of Penance

and Reconciliation to help us repair our

relationship with God, His Church, and those

whom we may have hurt by our sin. (Lesson 26)

Pharisees: The Pharisees were religious

leaders in Jesus’ time. Many Pharisees were

enemies of Jesus. (Lesson 3)

Pope: The pope is the Bishop of Rome and the

successor to St. Peter as the head of the Church

on earth. (Lesson 13)

Prayer: Prayer is the way we speak to God and

listen for His voice. (Lesson 5)

Pride: Pride is the belief that what we want is

better than what God wants for us. It is at the

root of all sin. (Lesson 21)

Priest: A priest is a co-worker with his bishop.

He preaches the Gospel of Christ and makes

the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist,

available to the People of God. (Lesson 13)

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Protoevangelium: Protoevangelium means

“first gospel.” In Genesis 3:15 God promised to

send a Savior to crush the head of the serpent

and defeat sin and death. (Lesson 8)

Purgatory: Purgatory is where those who

die in God’s grace and friendship, but who still

need to be purified from the effects of mortal

sin on their souls, go after death. (Lesson 22)

Real Presence: The Real Presence refers to the

truth that Jesus is fully and entirely present in

the Eucharist, under the humble appearance of

bread and wine. (Lesson 36)

Reconciliation: Reconciliation means to

repair a hurt relationship and make it like new

again. (Lesson 26)

Redeem: To redeem is to free someone from

something that burdens or harms him. Jesus

freed us from sin by His sacrifice on the Cross.

(Lesson 29)

Repent: To repent is to be sorry and ask for

forgiveness. (Lesson 26)

Resurrection: Resurrection is the act of

coming back to life. (Lesson 29)

Resurrection: The Resurrection is when Jesus

rose from the dead on the third day after His

Death on the Cross. (Lesson 15)

Righteousness: Righteousness is the quality

of fairness and justice. (Lesson 14)

Rosary: The Rosary is a special prayer said

with a chain of beads during which we reflect

on the important events in the lives of Jesus

and Mary. (Lesson 9)

Sacrament: A sacrament is a sign of God’s

grace that gives the grace that it signifies. The

seven Sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation,

Holy Eucharist, Penance and Reconciliation,

Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Holy

Matrimony. (Lesson 19)

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

is the sacrament in which we confess our sins

when we are truly sorry for them and receive

forgiveness from God through a priest. This

sacrament reunites us with God and His

Church and fills us with sanctifying grace.

(Lesson 21)

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Sacraments at the Service of Communion:

The Sacraments at the Service of Communion

are the Sacraments we receive to help other get

to Heaven and build up the People of God. They

are Holy Orders and Matrimony. (Lesson 6)

Sacraments of Healing: The Sacraments

of Healing are the sacraments where Jesus

makes our souls healthy again. They are the

Sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation and

Anointing of the Sick. (Lesson 6)

Sacraments of Initiation: The Sacraments

of Initiation are the Sacraments that bring us

into Christ’s Church on earth and strengthen

us for Heaven. They are Baptism, Confirmation,

Holy Eucharist. (Lesson 6)

Sacrifice: To sacrifice is to give something up

freely and willingly. (Lesson 34)

Salvation History: Salvation History is the

story of God’s love and mercy revealed to us

throughout human history. (Lesson 41)

Samaritans: The Samaritans were people

living in Israel during the time of Jesus who

were not friends with the Jewish people.

(Lesson 3)

Sanctifier: The Sanctifier is a title for the

Holy Spirit because He makes all things holy.

(Lesson 4)

Sanctify: To sanctify is to make holy.

(Lesson 40)

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Sanctifying grace: Sanctifying grace is the

free gift of God’s love and life in our souls that

is given to us by the Holy Spirit through the

sacraments. (Lesson 20)

Savior: A savior is someone who saves, or

rescues, someone from danger. Jesus is our

Savior because He saves us from sin and death.

(Lesson 4)

Seal of Confession: The Seal of Confession

is the obligation of priests in the Sacrament

of Penance and Reconciliation to keep secret

everything confessed to them. (Lesson 27)

Sermon on the Mount: The Sermon on the

Mount is Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of

Heaven, presented to a large crowd of disciples,

during which He gave us the Beatitudes.

(Lesson 14)

Sin: A sin is something that we say, do, think, or

fail to do that does not love God, our neighbor,

or ourselves, as God has taught us. (Lesson 18)

Son of God: The Son of God is the Second

Person of the Holy Trinity, Jesus Christ, Son of

the Father. He is God Himself. (Lesson 7)

Soul: The soul is the spiritual part of who we

are that gives our bodies life. It allows us to

communicate with God. Our soul lives on even

when our body dies. (Lesson 23)

Spiritual Works of Mercy: The Spiritual

Works of Mercy are actions Jesus taught us to

help love our neighbor by meeting his or her

spiritual needs, such as offering forgiveness,

comfort, and prayer. (Lesson 16)

Steward: A steward is person who takes care

of something for someone else. (Lesson 1)

Stole: A stole is a long thin strip of cloth

that a priest wears over his shoulders while

performing His priestly duties. (Lesson 26)

Substance: Substance is what a thing is.

(Lesson 7)

Symbol: A symbol is something that stands

for or represents something else. (Lesson 19)

Temptation: A temptation is something that

attracts or lures a person to sin. (Lesson 18)

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Ten Commandments: The Ten

Commandments are God’s Law given to Moses

in the Old Testament. Breaking one of these

Commandments is a serious sin. (Lesson 21)

Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving is the form of

prayer in which we thank God for the good

things He has given us. (Lesson 5)

Transubstantiation: Transubstantiation is

the change that occurs when the priest says

the words of consecration; the bread and wine

change in substance into the Body and Blood,

Soul and Divinity of Jesus. (Lesson 37)

Twelve Apostles: The Twelve Apostles were

the twelve men whom Jesus called to follow

Him during His earthly life and who continued

His work after His Death and Resurrection.

Jesus gave them the authority to teach, heal,

and forgive sins in His name. (Lesson 23)

Venial Sin: Venial Sin is less serious sin that

hurts our relationship with God but does not

destroy it. (Lesson 21)

Virtue: Virtue is the habit of doing what is

good. (Lesson 10)

Witness: A witness is someone who sees

something happen and tells others about what

he saw. (Lesson 30)

Word of God: The Word of God is a title

for Jesus Christ, who is the fullness of God’s

revelation of Himself. (Lesson 8)

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