Lets begin with the Sign of the Cross:
We are still in Ordinary Time, and the priest was wearing a green chasuble on Sunday. Keep watching, because it will change colors soon.
GOSPEL: At Mass this weekend, the Gospel reading was from the Gospel of Luke. Its a continuation of Jesus Sermon on the Plain. We began reading the Sermon on the Plain last week. Remember that Jesus had recruited 12 Apostles, and he would preach in open areas where people would come to hear him. The Sermon on the Plain was one sermon, but well take three weeks to hear the entire sermon. Last week, we read about Jesus saying, Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God. Well read more of what Jesus said in the sermon today, and even more next week. It was a long sermon, and Fr. Giese or Fr. Hammond will be talking about it for three Sundays in a row. Today, well read from the 2nd part of Jesus sermon. Its in your childrens bulletin.
ASK: What do you think?
ART: Jesus told people, Do to others as you would have them do to you. We call that The Golden Rule. The artist Norman Rockwell made a painting about The Golden Rule. He painted this in 1961, when I was 11 years old. The painting was put on the cover of a magazine. The magazine was printed every week and delivered to many people in their mail boxes. It was a time many years before the internet, and not everyone even watched TV regularly, and the televisions that most people had showed things only in black and white and gray -- not in color. People would get their news in newspapers, and they would read longer stories in magazines. That meant that pictures that were on the fronts of magazines were important, and many people would see them. The painting was published in a magazine called The Saturday Evening Post, and most people in the USA in 1961 would have seen this painting soon after it was published in the magazine.
Most of the people in the painting were real people whom the artist knew. The woman in the green dress was the artists wife, and the baby that shes holding is her grandson. In real life, she died a few weeks before the baby was born, two years before the artist made this painting. But in the painting, the artist has her holding their grandchild. The painting shows people from around the world, dressed differently, with different colored skin. The people would have spoken different languages. We see people holding things and wearing things that suggest that they have different religions. They are all Gods children, and Jesus message is, Do to others as you would have them do to you.
SNACK: Remember our
prayer before meals? Join in if you can.
Brother Francis video (# 25): What
Are the Virtues?
Faith, Hope, Charity, Justice, Prudence, Fortitude, Temperance
TEXTBOOK: This week well
do Lesson # 5. It begins on page 51. The lesson is
called, "What is the Church?" So, let's turn to
page 111. [Read all. Do activities on p. 52 and p. 55,
and Show what you know on page 57.]
SAINT FEATURED IN CHAPTER: Your
textbook has a little paragraph about Saint Andrew on page 57:
CLOSING PRAYERS: Time to say good bye. :-) [Distribute Our Father and Hail Mary sheets.] We'll begin with the Our Father. You know the words. Read them as we all say them; reading will help you to remember. And then we'll say the Hail Mary; read it, and you will soon know it by heart: