Sunday School Updates–2022-2023–Week Forty–“Acts and Signs of Jesus”

For Parents To Teach To Their Children

“One does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.”

USCCB, Mathew, Chapter 4:4


Our Art Gallery

Loaves and Fishes


Jesus Walks on Water

Our Readings

USCCB, John, Chapter 6:1-15

“Multiplication of the Loaves”

“Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee.
A large crowd followed him,
because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.
Jesus went up on the mountain,
and there he sat down with his disciples.
The Jewish feast of Passover was near.
When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him,
he said to Philip, ‘Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?’
He said this to test him,
because he himself knew what he was going to do.
Philip answered him,
‘Two hundred days’ wages worth of food would not be enough
for each of them to have a little.’
One of his disciples,
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,
‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish;
but what good are these for so many?’
Jesus said, ‘Have the people recline.’
Now there was a great deal of grass in that place.
So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks,
and distributed them to those who were reclining,
and also as much of the fish as they wanted.
When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples,
‘Gather the fragments left over,
so that nothing will be wasted.’
So they collected them,
and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments
from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.
When the people saw the sign he had done, they said,
‘This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world.’
Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off
to make him king,
he withdrew again to the mountain alone.”


USCCB John, Chapter 6:16-21

“Walking on the Water.”

“When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the sea,
embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to Capernaum.
It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.
When they had rowed about three or four miles,
they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat,
and they began to be afraid.
But he said to them, ‘It is I. Do not be afraid.’
They wanted to take him into the boat,
but the boat immediately arrived at the shore
to which they were heading.”

Our Prayer

Nicene Prayer

Our Art Project– For Kids of All Ages!

Easy Print Technique and Supplies

Both of these collages–Glueing something onto a background– and using sponges as stamps, are fun and easy.

For the “Fishes and Loaves” “Multiplication of the Loaves.” USCCB, John, Chapter 6:9-14

I used watercolor paper for my background. Then, I cut a sponge into the shape of a fish and covered the sponge with several different colors of acrylic , that I put onto a plate. Same process with the rounds of bread using a sponge cut into a circle. The wicker basket was made using a piece of screen that I used covered with paint, inverted it onto the paper, then peeled off. I sponged on paint at the bottom of the paper and used a brush to create a dusty hill.
For “Walking on the Water” “Walking on the Water.” USCCB, John, Chapter 6:16-21
“When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea* and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid.” USCCB John, Chapter 6:16-21
This is a a collage using acrylic paint and a black, fine point Sharpie. I cut and pasted a painted figure of Jesus,  and the same for both hands and feet. The waves were also cut and pasted onto the background. A note to point out to kids–Jesus is walking ON not IN the water!

Week Forty –Suggested Homework Activities

“The Lamb of God” from MagnifiKid!, May 1, 2022, Pages 8-9 Vol. 10. Part 6. Section 2

Please read the following paragraph with your children.

“The Lamb of God”

“The lamb is the animal that the Hebrews sacrificed on the day that God led them out of Egypt. This lamb was the sign of their liberation. Jesus is called the Lamb of God in remembrance of this event. He was sacrificed like a lamb because he was put to death. But his death is also a sign of liberation for us. Through his death and Resurrection, he has conquered death, set us free from sin, and allowed us to enjoy eternal life.”

Jesus–Lamb of God –in Pen and Watercolor