For Parents To Teach To Their Children
On May 14, 2022, my students received their First Holy Communion along with students from two other classes. The church was filled with families in attendance. The classes have ended and a new group of students will begin learning about Reconciliation and learning their prayers, in the fall. We spend a lot of time on art projects which enrich the material and readings they are learning. I had a great group of children and by the end of the classes, the Archdiocese announced that we didn’t have to practice social distancing and mask wearing. It was lovely to see the children sit with a friend and chat, and we all were able to see our complete faces. Please check back in to SundaySchoolUpdates because I’ll be posting fun art projects for families about the Old Testament and the Life of Jesus each week. No homework! Have a happy summer. Thank you, Connie Goldin
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“The New Commandment.”
USCCB. John, Chapter 13:33-35
“My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.
I give you a new commandment: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.
This is how all will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
This is a painting in colored ink, using a tiny brush on watercolor paper. I drew a cross with a light pencil and painted over the pencil marls with the ink. I think something like this would be fun for children, using markers or watercolors!
“The Ascension.” USCCB Luke, Chapter 24:50-53
“Then he led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them.
As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.
They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.”
I used acrylic paints from tubes using a brush, with black ink and a fountain pen. I painted this on watercolor paper for its sturdiness.
“Prayer to the Holy Spirit” USCCB.org
“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy his consolations.
Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.”
The supplies I used for this drawing are watercolor paper and markers. I used a black, Sharpie “Magnum” marker and a regular black Sharpie. To make the concentric circles, I used different-sized lids for pots and pans, using a pencil to trace them. Plates of different sizes work well too. Use whatever you have at home!