|October 5, 2021 (Tuesday after 28th
Sunday in Ordinary Time; Mark 10:2-16)
Textbook lesson # 10, page 93: How are we strengthened
for service to God and others?
Respect Life Sunday was Oct 3. October is Respect Life
St. Francis of Assisi feast day was Oct. 4.
Lets begin with the Sign of the
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit. Amen.
Come, Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of your faithful.
Light the fire of your love in them. Send forth your
Spirit and they shall be created, and you will renew the
face of the earth. We ask this through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.
At Mass this weekend, did you say hello to the priest
after Mass? Priests are always happy to have people speak
when theyre leaving church. Thats one reason
the priest stands near the door when we leave, so we can
greet him. ... Do you remember what color the priest was
wearing? Were going to play a game every week:
What color was the priest wearing?
When a priest offers Mass, he wears special clothes. The
clothes are called vestments. The biggest
thing that we see is sort of like a poncho that the
priest puts over his head. Its called a
chasuble. You can see the chasuble in this
picture. If you were at church, do you remember what
color chasuble the priest was wearing on Sunday? Try to
remember, and color the chasuble.
[Give children the chasuble color sheets.]
Green! Its "Ordinary
Time." There is what we call the church
calendar, and the priest wears different colors
based on the church calendar. Well talk about that
another time, but the time we are in now is called
Ordinary Time, and the color is green.
Were going to have another few minutes with Brother
Francis. Lets watch, Who Made the
Who Made the World/
Remember that we are going to talk about God here, every
week. And remember that God made all things in the
universe. God created us, and God loves every one of us.
There is only one God -- the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit, like the three parts of a clover leaf that
all together make up one clover.
Every Sunday at Mass, there are readings from the Bible.
There are three readings. The first two readings are done
by people we call lectors. The third reading
is done by the priest. That reading is from a part of the
Bible that we call the Gospels. The Gospels
tell us about Jesus. They tell us what Jesus said and
what Jesus did. There are four Gospels: the Gospel of
Matthew, the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel of Luke, and the
Gospel of John. They were written by four men. Can you
guess what the names of those four men were?
The reading on Sunday was from the Gospel of Mark. In the
Gospel of Mark, we learn that Jesus said, Let the little children
come to me. Do not hinder them. The kingdom of God
belongs to them.
Remember that we sometimes do prayers in church, where
one person will read parts of the prayer, and everyone
all together will respond? We did that last week with one
of the prayers of St. Francis of Assisi. Were going
to say that prayer again. Its on page 60 of
your book, and were going to do it with one person
reading parts of the prayer, and everyone all together
will respond. The response is, Lord, make me an
instrument of your peace. Can we say that now?
Lord make me an instrument of your peace. ...
Okay. Let's start. [Unit prayer on page 60.]
This week were going to do lesson # 10. It starts
on page 93 of your book.
[Read and ask questions at times.]
Snack Time: Give snacks, and say the
Grace Before Meals prayer:
Bless us, O Lord, and these gifts that we are about
to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord.
(crackers and grape juice)
Puzzles from Children's Bulletin.
Coloring sheet: St. Francis graphic.
Yesterday (Monday) was the feast day for St. Francis.
God made every one of us.
And God made ____s little brother who is still
inside ____s moms body.
And God loves every one of us, and every little baby
inside its mother.
As Catholics, we respect life, from the start until the
end, from when we are just tiny babies inside our moms
until we are old, old people.
This is a doll. Its just a doll, but the doll is
about the size of ____s baby brother who is inside
____s mom now. He has been inside their mom for
almost seven months, since about when winter started
going away. He can move around and can hear things that
happen wherever his mom is. He can suck his thumb. He can
tell when its really bright and light, and when
its all dark. He hiccups. He sleeps, and he wakes
up. And he is about this size now, at about seven months,
but not this fat.
After he had been inside his mom for about only 13 weeks, he was about this big ["Kelly"
doll], but he would have been curled up, with his
knees bent up to his chest something that this
little doll cant do. He would not have been
standing up straight like this little doll. Just 13 weeks
after God made ____s little brother, his heart had
been beating for 8 weeks. He had lips, and a nose, and
eyes, and eyelids. He could blink his eyes. Teeth already
were formed inside his jaw bone. He had fingers and toes
and could open and close his hands. His fingerprints were
forming -- the same fingerprints that he'll have when
he's 6 years old, and when he's 60 years old. If you had
been able to see him, you already could have told that
he's a boy. He could turn turn somersaults and stretch
out inside his mom.
... And what I am telling you is absolutely the truth. As
Catholics, we respect life from when it begins, because a
persons a person, no matter how small.
[Give the children the little "Kelly" dolls
to take home and dress.]
Closing prayers: Time to get ready to say
good bye. :-) We'll begin with the Our Father. If you
know the Our Father, please join in.
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. Amen.
Saint Michael the Archangel, please defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of
May God rebuke the devil, we humbly pray.
And do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits,
who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.