October 26, 2021; class #6 (Tuesday after 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Mark 10:46-52)
Textbook lesson #17, p. 153: Why do we pray?

Let’s begin with the Sign of the Cross:
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.

Who remembers what color chasuble the priest was wearing at Mass this weekend?

Every Sunday at Mass, there are three readings from the Bible. The third reading is from the Gospels, which are books that tell us what Jesus said and what Jesus did.

The reading on Sunday was the story about a blind man who asked Jesus for help.
The man’s name was Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus was blind, and he was a beggar. Do you know what it means for someone to be blind? ..... Do you know what it means if someone is a beggar? ...
Bartimaeus had heard that Jesus could perform miracles, and he had faith that Jesus could perform miracles. He called out to Jesus and asked for mercy and for healing. The crowd told Bartimaeus to be quiet, but he just became louder. Then, Jesus heard the shouts and asked his disciples to bring the blind man to him. Jesus healed the blind man. A miracle happened for Bartimaeus because of his faith in Jesus.

Coloring sheet: Healing Bartimaeus

This week we’re at lesson # 17 in your book. It starts on page 153. [“Why Do We Pray?”]
Can anyone read the words at the very top of the page?
[Read from book. Activities as appropriate.]

Snack Time: Grace before snacks:
Bless us, O Lord, and these gifts that we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Brother Francis video: What Is Prayer?

What words might we say in a prayer to praise God or say that we love God?
What might we pray about that we’re sorry about?
What might we pray about to say that we’re thankful?
What might we pray for that we need, or that other people need?

Closing prayers: Time 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 the devil.
May God rebuke the devil, we humbly pray.
And do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits,
who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.