Children’s Art for The Day
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We Process In
Children choose, “First come, first served,” what they want to carry into the classroom.
Then, they remain standing for the reading.
Our Topics for Today
We Read the Responsorial Psalm
Psalms, chapter 23
A psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures he makes me lie down;
to still waters he leads me;
he restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths*
for the sake of his name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff comfort me.
*You set a table before me
in front of my enemies;*
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Indeed, goodness and mercy* will pursue me
all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the house of the LORD”
We continue with the lesson on “Gifts of Bread and Wine”
Pages 26 to 32.
Responses for the Gifts from Page 27
“The priest praises and thanks God for the gifts of bread.”
“Blessed be God for ever.”
“Then the priest thanks God for the gift of wine.”
“Blessed be God for ever.”
“The priest prays that we, with our gifts of bread and wine, will be acceptable to God the Father,”
“May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good, and the good of all his Church.” Page 27
We Learn The Eucharistic Prayer
The priest says: “The Lord be with you.”
We say: “And with your spirit.”
The priest says: “Lift up your hearts.”
We say: “We lift them up to the Lord.”
The priest says: “Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.”
We say: “It is right and just.”
Our Communion Song
We Practice Receiving Communion
We hear about “The Holy Eucharist” from Lesson 11 of First Communion Catechism
The Holy Eucharist
“To receive Holy Communion I must:
1. Have my soul free from mortal sin.
2. Not eat or drink anything for one hour before Holy Communion, but water may be taken at any time before Holy Communion.”
“All this is to show respect to our Lord.” Page 51
“What should I do before Holy Communion?
Before Holy Communion I should:
1. Think of Jesus.
2. Say prayers I have learned.
3. Ask Jesus to come to me.” Page 51
“The priest receives the Host.
He drinks the Precious Blood.
The people eat the Bread of Life.” Page 58
“Dear Lord, make us worthy to receive You.
Take away our power to sin.
Give our souls their Food and Drink.
Make us strong in love for You.
Lead us to life Everlasting.” Page 58
“What should I do after Holy Communion?”
After Holy Communion I should:
1. Thank Jesus for coming to me.
2. Tell Him how much I love Him.
3. Ask Him to help me.
4. Pray for others.” Page 52
Our Art Project
This week we use chalk pastels on white construction paper to draw the chalice and host. The smooth effect is achieved by rubbing each color separately with a paper towel.