Week Twenty-Six–Third Sunday of Easter

We Process In

Our Procession Objects
Our Procession Objects

Children choose, “First come, first served,” what they want to carry into the classroom.
Then, they remain standing for the reading.

Today’s Topics

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Our Liturgical Guide

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Reading Excerpt for Today from USCCB.Org

A Reading from Acts, chapter 2
“Then Peter stood up with the Eleven,
raised his voice, and proclaimed:
“You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.
Let this be known to you, and listen to my words.
You who are Israelites, hear these words.
Jesus the Nazarene was a man commended to you by God
with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,
which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.
This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,
you killed, using lawless men to crucify him.
But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death,
because it was impossible for him to be held by it.”

Alleluia from Luke, Chapter 24

“R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us;
make our hearts burn while you speak to us.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.”

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke

The priest says: “The Lord be with you.”
We say: “And with your spirit.”
The priest says: A reading form the holy gospel according to John.”
We say: “Glory to You O Lord.”

Our Excerpt

“As they approached the village to which they were going,
he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, “Stay with us,
for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
“Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the eleven and those with them who were saying,
“The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!”
Then the two recounted
what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.”

The priest says: “The Gospel of the Lord”
We Say: “Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ”

From USCCB.Com “Show Us o God Your Mercy”: Invoking the Mercy of God in the Order of the Mass

We Sing

Leader: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
have mercy on us.
All:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
have mercy on us.
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Leader: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
have mercy on us.
All:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
have mercy on us.
3
Leader: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
grant us your peace.
Grant us your peace. Grant us your peace.
All:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;
grant us your peace.
Grant us your peace. Grant us your peace.

Source: Hymnary.org “Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #822”

First Eucharist
First Eucharist

First Eucharist Sadlier Sacrament Program provides this weeks lesson on “Gifts of Bread and Wine” Pages 26 to 32. This book is out of print and I received it as a donation. I think it has wonderful lessons for the children that are easy to understand.

Vocabulary Review from First Eucharist

Eucharist: “Giving Thanks” Page 26
Sacrifice: “An offering to God of something important. A sacrifice is a special gift of love.” Page 26
Mass: “We remember and celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Jesus gives Himself to us in Holy Communion.” Page 26
Preparation of the Gifts: “We bring our gifts of bread and wine to the altar.” Page 27

We Practice Receiving Holy Communion

Our Art Project

A Communion Prayer for the Children

The children receive a lovely prayer printed on watercolor paper to decorate with markers and Sharpies for display.

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Prayer from “Blessed First Communion” PDF page 162 DynamicCatholic.Com

Prayer poster was designed by Kim N. Buckley. The children will decorate it to display at home.

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