|October 12, 2021 (Tuesday after 28th
Sunday in Ordinary Time; Mark 10:17-30)
Have the unit song playing as class begin: We
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, do you remember what color the
priest was wearing? Remember, when a priest offers Mass,
he wears special clothes. The clothes are called
vestments. The biggest thing that we see is
the chasuble. 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 again, because its "Ordinary Time"
on the church calendar. The priest wears different colors
based on the church calendar. In Ordinary
Time, the color is green.
Do you remember who 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, people in the
parish who volunteer to read. The third reading is done
by the priest. That reading is from the gospels. The
gospels tell us about what Jesus said and what Jesus did.
The reading on Sunday was from the Gospel of Mark.
In the Gospel of Mark, we learn that Jesus said,
For God, all things are possible.
Let's try something:
First, were going to take a big breath of
air in and then hold it.
Ready? I'll do it with you. On three: One
BREATHE IN and HOLD!
[Say the following without expelling much
air:] -- Now that you're all full of air,
WITHOUT LETTING GO OF THE AIR YOU HAVE, try to
breathe in another HUGE breath! 1, 2, 3, GO!
[NOTE: Try to breathe in more air.]
Ok, you can go back to breathing normal.
Could you breathe in as much air the second time
as you could the first time?
You could not get as much air because you were
still holding on to that first breath of air.
The way breathing works is that you have to LET
GO of the first breath in order to be able to take the
If you think about it, were letting go of
something we need before we have the next amount of that
thing we need. We have to trust that there will be more
air for us after we expel our breath, after we breathe
In the scripture story that the priest read to
us on Sunday, there was a story about a man who asked
Jesus how he could better receive what God offered. Jesus
told the man to let go of the thing that the man thought
he needed, so that the man could receive from God the
next thing that the man needed. ... That sounds a little
like breathing, right? Let go of one breath, so that you
can have the next breath. ... But, for the man who was
talking with Jesus, it was too hard for him to let go,
and he walked away from Jesus. Jesus understood that it
was hard to let go of something you really want and hard
to trust that God will take care of you, but Jesus said,
For God, all things are possible.
Remember that we sometimes do prayers in church where one
person will read parts of the prayer, and then everyone
all together will respond? Were going to say a
prayer that way again. Its on page 144 of
your book, and were going to do it with one person
reading parts of the prayer, and everyone all together
will respond. ... (Ill tell you how to
respond.) ... [NOTE: Do unit prayer on page 144.]
Theres a song that was playing when class began,
and I have the words to it. I think you might be able to
read a few of the words. Im going to play the song
again, and were going to sing along with it.
[NOTE: Play We Are Marching via the
computer. The song is at the Christ In Us site.
Its under Grade 1, then under
Unit 4. Once on the Unit 4 page,
scroll down to Encounter, and youll see
a circle with a musical note inside the circle and the
words, We Are Marching. Click on that, and
youll see the words and can listen to the song
being sung. We will use this song, along with printed
words for the children. The words are simple, and the
repeat of the pattern can help with reading.]
This week were going to do lesson # 18. It starts
on page 161 of your book.
[NOTE: Ask the children what they see in the photo on
page 161; there is a family that appears to be praying
before a meal. Read the lesson. Help the children do
activity at bottom of page 163. Continue reading at page
164. Have the children repeat the Glory Be to the
Father line by line. Ask questions 1, 2, and 3 on
page 167. ... Encourage the children to pray at home with
family perhaps as simple as saying, Thank
you God for this food, before they begin a meal, or
saying, Thank you God for this day and for a safe
place to sleep, when they go to bed at night.]
Snack Time: Give the 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. Amen. (snack: crackers and grape juice)
Were going to see a little movie about Jesus
while we have our snack. Its a Brother Francis
Play Brother Francis Who is Jesus?
Coloring sheet: The Family That Prays
Together Stays Together.
[Clean-up time. Send home the Children's Worship
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
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.