Remembering What We Have Learned
We took thirty minutes to quickly go through Old Testament stories and new material the children have learned about Catholic beliefs and teachings. Here is a picture of the blackboard for the class:
Children Are Invited to Share Their Knowledge
Angels—spirits, “Free Will,” intelligence
Adam and Eve—”Original Sin”
Noah—obedience, “40 days and 40 nights”
Abraham—”Father of Nations,” “God’s Promise,” “Sacrifice of Isaac”
Moses—Prophet, Ten Commandments, 40 Years Leading Jews to Promised Land
Moses means “Saved from Water”
Jesus—means “God Saves”
Christ—“Anointed one” “Messiah” “Savior”
Jesus in Hebrew “Yeshua”
IHS—First letters of “Jesus” in Greek spelling
Chi Rho—“First letters of Christ” in Greek
(We found a Chi Rho on the kneeler in from of Mary’s Chapel in the church.)
Natures of Christ—”Fully Human, Fully Divine”
Fall of Lucifer—The Angel Rebellion!
Lucifer means “Light Bearer”
Soul—“The part of us that thinks, loves and chooses to do good or evil.”
Sin—”An Offense to to God; Disobedience to God’s Laws”
Venial and Mortal sins
Grace—”A Share in God’s Life”
Mary—”Born Without Original Sin”
Most of these definitions are in the children’s Faith and Life Series texts
“Spiritual Works of Mercy Coloring Page” from Look to Him and Be Radiant
“To instruct the ignorant.
To counsel the doubtful.
To admonish sinners.
To bear patiently those who wrong us.
To forgive offenses.
To console the afflicted.
To pray for the living and the dead.”
Bible Reading—”The Merchants in the Temple” p. 187 Children’s Bible and Story about “Fallen Angels”
Lent Activities Chart