• Aug 19, 2018 20th Sunday Ordinary Time


    Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time   Cycle B

    Welcome children to their worship space.

    Ask them to get their carpet squares and sit down in a circle.

    Introduce yourself and your helpers.

    Ask children to add their names to the cutouts (chalices) provided.  Remind the children that we are making a poster for each Sunday and that they will sign a cutout and glue it on when they are here.

    Introduce

    Explain: Today is the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time.
    Ask:  Can anyone tell me some of the things you and your parents have been learning in church for the last few weeks?  What have the readings been about?
    <point to the symbols on the banner>
    symbols with bread - we talked about Jesus being the bread of life.
    bread & fish - the miracle of the loaves and fishes -
    suitcase & heart - have to do with Faith
    Miracles happen around us all the time, but we need FAITH to feel them.  God gives us the gift of FAITH so we can believe in Jesus.  And we need Jesus in our lives in order to be the best we can be.

    Introduce symbol
    Say:  Our symbol today is the chalice and host.  Can anyone tell me what a chalice is? <the cup used by the priest on the altar for wine>  And what is a *host*?  <the bread> 
    Ask:  What do you think this symbol might mean?
    Explain:  For the last few Sundays (and this one too) John’s Gospel tells about all the people who were coming to Jesus looking for food.  A couple of weeks ago, we talked about Jesus feeding 5000 people with a few loaves of bread and some fishes.  Then we continued the story with Jesus getting away from the people for a little while and when the people were hungry again, they came to Him looking for food.  Jesus tried to explain about the kind of nourishment He was going to bring to them.  This week, the story continues.  The people crowded around Jesus. They were hungry and they were confused.  Some of them were beginning to get angry.  They believed in Jesus but they did not understand.  Some people left Him.  Some people didn’t understand but stayed anyway.

    Say:  Now we are going to practice the Responsorial Psalm, that part between the readings where you get to help.  The Responsorial Psalm comes from the Bible just like our readings do.  Today’s psalm is: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.  Can you say this with me?  <Have the children repeat it.>

    Introduce readings

    Say:  The first reading is from the Book of Proverbs.  (Proverbs 9:1-6)  Proverbs is a book of the Bible which is sometimes hard to understand.  It is written like a story or like sayings.  Today’s reading is about a banquet, which is another word for a feast.  While you are listening, try to think of another feast that this reading might be talking about.

    Say:  Now we will have the first reading (light the candle)

    Have the first reading

    Ask: Did anyone think of another feast?  <Eucharist at Mass>

    Say:  Next we will have the Responsorial Psalm
    Your part will be to say:
    Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. (hold up card with psalm)

    Have reader read the psalm

    Say:  The Gospel reading for today was written by John.  (John 6:51-58)   John tells us what Jesus said to the confused and angry people who were surrounding Him.  He was trying hard to help them understand.  Many of these people believed in Jesus and wanted to understand Him.  The things He did and said were so unusual that it was not easy for them.  Jesus is very clear that we need to participate in a certain Sacrament <when we are old enough> to be with Him.  When you hear the words that Jesus used, see if you can think of another time that Jesus said the same things.  And see if you can guess which Sacrament He is talking about.

    Say:  Now we will get ready to hear the Gospel
    (hold up card)  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

    Read: “a reading from the holy gospel.....”

    All respond:  Lord, let your Word be in my mind <make cross on forehead>, on my lips <make cross on lips>, and in my heart <make cross on heart>

    Read:  Read the Gospel
     
    Ask:  Do you remember what Jesus said to the people?  <If you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you are one with me and I am one with you>  Does that remind you of a time when Jesus said something very similar to his friends?  <Last Supper>  Which Sacrament do we celebrate where we do the same thing? <Eucharist>

    Hand out the symbols to color and cut out. (The symbol is chalice and host) 

    Explain: Color this symbol and bring it to the altar (don’t forget to put your name on the back!)  to show that we have learned about what Jesus said to us about taking His Body and Blood into our own bodies to help us be more like Him.

    If there is time, ask questions and go over the lessons one more time to help the children remember.

    While they are coloring, explain how we will go back into the church, up to the front with our gifts and rejoin our families.

    Give out stickers, parent letters and hand-outs as they leave.

    Use this symbol for the communal poster

    This graphic is for the banner symbol & the Offertory gift

     
    Parent Letter
    Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
                                                                    

                   Today your children heard a simplified version of the same readings that you heard: Proverbs 9:1-6 and John 6:51-58.
                
    To reinforce at home:
    For the past several weeks, we have talked about the Biblical references to the Eucharist.  The readings have all had to do with Jesus providing bread and nourishment to the people around Him <and thus, to us>.

    Activities to do at home:
    *Talk with your child about the word “nourishment”.  It can be to feed, to water, to love, in essence, to take care of something or someone.  Jesus nourishes us through the Sacrament of the Eucharist but offering Himself in a special way.  What are some ways that your child can nourish someone else by offering themselves?

    *Write a thank you letter to someone who lives far away and tell them how much they mean to you.

    *Make a card for someone who is sick or shut-in.

    *Give a hug to someone you see today!

    Thank you for sharing your children!


  • You might also like

    No comments:

    Post a Comment

Tags

9-11 A place to start A to Z AAA Birthday advent Aging Alcohol ink Alex Syberia Design all Altenew Anniversary appliances Arteza articles of faith Ascension audio books Australia Avery Elle Baby card baby kort Baby Names Birch Press Birthday card Blog blitz blogging bokeh book review books boy card Brandt Lassen bushfires C.C. Designs camping caregiving CAS Catholic cats Children's Liturgy Choices Christ the King Christmas Cleaning Clearly besotted clutter Coffee coffee lovers blog hop COMFORT Concord 9th condo Connie Fong copic coloring Couture Creations Crealies Create a smile stamps Creative Expressions crochet dåb Dansk tekst daughter design team developing talents DEVELOPMENT diet Digi Doodles digital image digital stamp distress ink Dixi Craft dogs Doodlebug downsizing dry embossing Dutch Doobadoo Easter Education efterår embossing powder Epiphany Eskarina exercise Faery Ink fairy faith in god fall Family Family history Fars dag Father's day faux stained glass Feast Day Fitbit fødselsdagskort foil friends garden Gerda Steiner Gittes design glimmer paste glitter goals Government Graciellie grand daughter gratitude Guest designer Gummiapan Halloween HEALTH heat embossing heat tool Hello Bluebird Hero Arts hobby Hobbyboden holidays Holy Family infinity shaker ink blending ink smooshing interactive journals Joy! jul Kenny K stamps knitting Lawn Fawn Leane Creatief learning and living the gospel Lemon shortbread Lent life life-change Lil' Inker Lili of the valley Living Love Lucy Abrams Make it crafty Mama Elephant Marianne Designs Maryland Sheep and Wool masculine Max memories Memory Box mermaid minimalism Mo's digital pencil mom moving My Favorite Things my gospel standards nature Nellie Snellen Newton's Nook no-line coloring Nuvo drops Nuvo glaze Nuvo shimmer powder opaque operation skriv hjem OSH Oxide ink oxide inks Panduro Parenting peace peek-a-boo Pendidikan Pentecost pets Pinkfresh Studio planners plants PLAY poem politics Polkadoodles Poppystamps preparing for young women Pretty Pink Posh rainbow Ranger RELATIONSHIPS santa season serving others shaker card shimmer Shimmer powder sick Simon Says Stamp Simple and Basic Sissix Sizzix Sleep slider card sommer son sparkle Spellbinders Stamping Bella stencil Studio Katia Sugar Pea Designs summer Sunny Studios swatching tak tapestry Taylored expressions texture paste thank you The Cat's Pajamas The Greeting Farm The paper Shelter The Virtual Appalachian Trail Hike Three Scoops Tim Holtz Time tips Tonic studios trains transluscent tri-fold Trifold card Trinity Turnabout stamp TV unicorn update Waffle Flower walk Walking Wally watercolor watercolor markers weather Weaving wedding weight Whimsy Stamps winter WOW! wreath yarn