Week Thirty-One–Pentecost

Children’s Pentecost Art Gallery

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We Process In

Our Procession Objects
Our Procession Objects

Children choose, “First come, first served.” what they want to carry into the classroom. They are very serious about which object they wish to carry, and respectfully place them on our classroom altar. Then, they remain standing for the reading.

We Read an Excerpt from “The Gospel” for Today

From USCCB.Org

Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene,
as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.”

Our Liturgical Guide

Magnifikid! is a wonderful weekly booklet subscription for children 6-12. It leads us through the Mass, with information and stories to help children understand the readings and order of the Mass. I find each week’s Magnifikid! to be a great help.
MagnifiKid!

Our Discussion Themes

From MagnifiKid!

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Our Children’s Art Project

We used this lovely template, printed on watercolor paper, to decorate with Sharpies, pastel chalk, and slick Crayolas.

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“Pentecost” graphic art was designed by Kim N. Buckley.

We Read from a Children’s Bible

We read the story of Pentecost, and the story of Peter healing the lame beggar in class today. The children love the illustrations and interesting stories in this charming Bible for children, The Illustrated Bible for Little Ones.

The Illustrated Bible for Little Ones
The Illustrated Bible for Little Ones

 

We Say Goodbye

Pentecost is the last CCD class we have for this school year. It has been a joyful learning experience for the students and for me. I am very grateful to have had such great kids, parents, and grandparents in my class each week. Thank you! Connie Goldin

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