Family Praying

The Linked Parishes of  Pope John XXIII  &  Christ The King

2020-21 Faith Formation Program

First Eucharist / First Reconciliation

Session 6

SUGGESTION: There are 2 main parts to this lesson.  Do not try to finish them both in one sitting.  Break them up over the course of the next few weeks.  Be sure to answer the questions at the end!

PART 1

As we start our lesson...sit quietly for a moment...take a few deep breaths...    make the "Sign of the Cross" and slowly read the Prayer.

(Found on page 111 in workbook)

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God, our loving Father, thank you for all the ways you bless me. Help me to be aware that every person, place, and adventure I experience is an opportunity to love you more. Fill me with a desire to change and to grow, and give me the grace to become the-best-version-of-myself in every moment of every day.

Amen.

Get ready to find out what happens when Ben forgets to feed Hemingway! Hint: it involves Ben’s shoe, cheese, and very sharp teeth!

Sarah mentions six ways to feed your soul.

The list in the yellow box shows you 5.

Can you name the one that is missing?

Read pages 112-113 in your workbook to refresh your memory.

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1.word of god

2.prayer

3.service

4.scripture

5.our faith community

The Eucharist

Ben, Sarah, and their friends join Fr. Tom in the church to hear a step-by-step breakdown of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

THE OFFERTORY

pg. 116-117

The Offertory is a great time to bring our problems to God and ask for his help.  There are some good examples of how to ask in your book.  Write in your book one way you would like to ask God to help in your life this week. 

"Jesus, ___________________"

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THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

pg. 118-119

The EUCHARISTIC PRAYER is the most important part of the Mass

Do you know why?

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Because this is when Jesus comes to be with us.
Luscious Palm Leaves

Look at the drawing

on pages pg. 120-21

It shows Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem the week he is killed. We remember this moment every year on Palm Sunday.

As Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time, the people laid palm branches down and shouted ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!’  Sound familiar?

We Say This Prayer At Mass

Holy, holy, holy, Lord,

GOD of power and might. Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna to GOD in the highest.

Fr. Tom, leads Ben, Sarah, Hemingway, and their friends on an adventure. Let’s find out where they end up!

Pg. 124-125

HOLY COMMUNION

pg. 124-127

 

Jesus comes to us in a special way during Holy Communion because God wants us to know how much we are loved.  One of the most famous passages in the entire Bible is John 3:16:

For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him may not perish

but have eternal life.

Now say this out loud:

God loves me so much

that he sent his son Jesus

so that I could have eternal life

and live with him forever in heaven.

 

How does that make you feel?

PART 2

 

Opening Prayer

God, our loving Father, thank you for all the ways you bless me. Help me to be aware that every person, place, and adventure I experience is an opportunity to love you more. Fill me with a desire to change and to grow, and give me the grace to become the-best-version-of-myself in every moment of every day.

 

Amen.

In this episode, Fr. Tom shares an amazing story about a miracle that took place in Italy. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Pg. 128-129

Ben tells us about the moment the disciples received their First Communion.

Pg. 130-131

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Pages 130-131 in your Workbook

There in that room two thousand years ago, Jesus gave himself to the disciples. And every time we receive the Eucharist he gives himself to us in the same way! Jesus wants to be invited into your life. He wants to be your friend. He wants to encourage you, guide you, listen to you, and love you. Jesus wants to help you become the-best-version-of-yourself, grow in virtue, and live a holy life.

You are blessed!

In this episode, Ben and Sarah give us some great ideas on how we can share God’s blessings with others!

Pg. 132-133

CONCLUDING RITES

pg. 134-135


In the final blessing we are being sent forth to do God’s work in the world. At the end of Mass, God sends you out on a mission. He has fed you with his Word and the Eucharist. He has provided you with everything you need to bring his love to the world you live in.You are blessed and God wants you to go out into the world and share your blessings with others.

Cleaning Dishes

Can you name some ways that you can you share your blessings with others?

We can never put limits on how God’s love can transform something ordinary into something extraordinary. Ben leads us in a hopeful prayer asking God to help us see the world as he sees it.

 

Remember to work on memorizing your prayers!

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
Amen.

Grace Before Meals

Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive, from thy bounty,
Through Christ, Our Lord.
Amen.

Lord's Prayer

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.

Bedtime Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Angels watch me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Act of Contrition

Kids Version

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. 

In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. 

I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. 

Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. 

In his name, my God, have mercy.  

Amen.