The Linked Parishes of Pope John XXIII & Christ The King
2020-21 Faith Formation Program
Session 1 - What We Believe
Did you know that a long, long time ago there was nothing?
No trees, no people, no buildings, not even sound or smell? Darkness was everywhere.
That is what it was like before God decided to make our world.
God created our whole world in six days. He made something different on each of the six days and then on the seventh day God was finished and rested.
From Mission Bible Story - The Creation Story
Things GOD Made
Look at these Pictures
What things did GOD make?
a person who makes something that didn't exist before. GOD is the most important and original Creator of the whole Universe - including US!
the act of bringing the world into being out of nothing.
where plants, fruits, flowers, etc. are grown
the first man
the first woman
to disobey God
God Makes Adam & Eve & The Garden
God took some clay from the ground and made the shape of a man. Then He breathed gently into the shape. The man's eye's opened and he began to live. God called him Adam.
The Lord made a beautiful garden for him to live in. The garden, called Eden, was full of many wonderful things. Beautiful flowers grew everywhere. Birds sang in the trees, streams flowed through the valley and animals roamed across the fields.
God had made the man in His image to and look after the world.
God brought all the animals to Adam one at a time to be given their names. "Elephant", he would say, or "Tiger", or "Porcupine".
But God felt sorry for Adam. "None of these animals is really like him," thought God, "he needs someone to share his life. Someone who cares for him and who he can care for."
That night, God took a rib from Adam's side and made a woman. When Adam awoke the following morning, he found a wife, Eve, lying asleep beside him. Adam was so happy. He took her hand and she woke up. She looked up at him and smiled.
God told the man and woman that it was their job to take care of their new home. God blessed them, saying, "All this is for you. Help yourself to anything you like. But never touch the tree in the middle of the Garden. That tree gives knowledge of good and evil.
From Genesis Chapter 2 / by Leanne Guenther and Sharla Guenther
Adam Names the Animals
"God took some soil from the ground and formed all the animals and all the birds. Then He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and that is how they all got their names. So the man named all the birds and all the animals. "
Catholic Children's Bible
Who gave you your name?
How did your parents decide what name to give you?
Have you ever named anything?
What was it and what name did you pick?
How do you think all the animals got their names?
Let's Memorize Our Prayers
Adam saw an animal that had long legs and an even longer neck. This animal could eat leaves off the trees. Adam named this animal... Giraffe.
Next Adam saw an animal that had big floppy ears and a very long nose. This animal's legs were as big as tree trunks. Adam named this animal... Elephant.
The next animal liked to eat carrots, has long floppy ears and a cute white tail. This animal hops along and can run very fast. Adam named this animal... Rabbit.
As the parent reads, see if your child can guess the animal.
The next animal had soft wool and says Bah Bah Bah, This animal was named... Sheep.
Adam saw an animal that hops, has a long tail and carries it's baby in it's pouch. Adam called this animal... Kangaroo.
This next animal lives on a farm, eats grass and says Moo. We get milk from this animal. Adam called the animal... Cow.
Adam saw an animal that had big humps on its back. This animal can live in the desert and go for long periods without water. Adam named this animal... Camel.
Adam named all the animals, what a big job!
Let's Memorize Our Prayers
Grace Before Meals
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive,
from thy bounty,
Through Christ, Our Lord.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
and ever shall be,
world without end.
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.
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, 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.