|November 9, 2021; class #8 (Tuesday after 32nd
Sunday in Ordinary Time; Mark 12:38-44)
Textbook lesson #15, p. 135: What turns us towards
Lets begin with the Sign of
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.
Do you remember what color chasuble the priest was
wearing at Mass this weekend?
[Give out sheet on priest vestments. Tell about parts.]
Remember that every Sunday at Mass, there are three
readings from the Bible. The third reading is always from
one of the four gospels in the Bible Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John. Those four men wrote about what
Jesus said and what Jesus did. The story this week is
from the Book of Mark. It tells about a poor widowed
woman. You can read the story at the top of each page of
the childrens bulletin (HERE).
[Give copies of bulletin, and have children read
aloud, sentence by sentence.]
. . . . . Jesus watched people putting money into the
temple offering box.
. . . . . Many people gave a lot of money. A poor widow
gave just two small coins.
. . . . . Jesus told His disciples, This poor widow
has given more than all the others.
. . . . . The poor widow gave all she had.
Jesus was more interested in what was in the heart of the
giver, than in the size of the gift.
[Give graphic of poor widow woman.]
This week were doing lesson # 15 in your book. It
starts on page 135.
There are two new words for you: Grace and mercy.
Grace: Gods life and love that He shares
with us. Grace is help that we get from God that we
probably dont deserve. In Gods grace, God is
willing to forgive us and to bless us, even tho we fall
short of living perfectly.
Mercy: Gods love and forgiveness.
Now, were at page 135. What do the words at the
very top of the page say?
[Read from textbook. Ask questions as appropriate.]
Well have snack as we watch a
Brother Francis video. Brother Francis tells about the
First, well say our prayer before our snack:
Bless us, O Lord, and these gifts that we are about to
receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Brother Francis video #4: Who is the
Review after video:
+ The Holy Spirit is one of the three Persons in the Holy
+ The Holy Spirit is God.
+ The Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus in the form of a
dove at his Baptism.
+ You received the Holy Spirit at Baptism when you were a
baby. ... But there was no dove. :-)
+ The Holy Spirit guides you and helps you do what is
+ The Holy Spirit is also known as counselor,
and spirit of wisdom, and
We have another little book of coloring sheets this
week. These are on the Holy Spirit.
Lets read the words at the bottoms of the pages:
_____ When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit came down
like a dove.
_____ The Trinity is one God in three persons: the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
_____ We receive the Holy Spirit when we are baptized.
You will not be able to do all of the
coloring sheets tonight. You might want to do some at
home, but only if you want to.
You can color for a while, and then Ill start
reading more about John Bosco, and you may continue
coloring while I read, if you wish.
story time: READ Chapter Two of Saint
John Boscos story.
Closing prayers: Time to say good
We'll begin with the Our Father. You both know
many of the words. You can follow along we all say them:
[Hand children Our Father print-outs.]
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.