For Parents To Teach To Their Children
Source: USCCB.org. Mark, Chapter 1:14-20
“After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
‘This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.’”
As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them,
‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.
He walked along a little farther
and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them.
So they left their father Zebedee in the boat
along with the hired men and followed him.”
Our Art Gallery
Sacred Objects and Art In Our Church
Those Used During the Eucharist
Learning About The Liturgical Colors
“Liturgical Colors” from Church and Liturgical Objects and Terms
“White and Gold:
White symbolizes light, purity, innocence, joy, and glory. It is used on certain feast days and during Christmas and Easter Season. It may also be used in Masses for the dead.
Green, the natural color of life, points to the hope of life eternal. It is used in Ordinary Time.
Violet symbolizes melancholy and somberness. It is used in penitential seasons (Advent and Lent), and may be used in Masses for the dead.
Red connotes both fire and blood. It is used on the feasts of martyrs, on Masses of the Holy Spirit, on the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, on Palm Sunday, and on similar feasts.
Rose symbolizes joy in the midst of a penitential season (rose being between violet and white). It may be worn only on two days in the year: Gaudete Sunday (Third Sunday of Advent) and Laetare Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent).”
Our Art Project–Fun Ideas!
Depending on the age of your child, the “fish art” has several easy and fun ideas for all age children. For older children, they can choose to copy or make their own version of the Sacred Objects in the Church and during the Mass. Here are two possible fun projects for kids of different ages:
Our Materials–You Can Always Use What You Have at Home!
I love to paint with watercolors so I always use watercolor paper. However, Mix Media paper isn’t quite as strong as watercolor paper, but it is strong enough to use watercolors or tempera paint. Something fun to try are dry tempera paint sticks. I love them because they can be used for artists of all ages and the paint dries in 90 seconds! Please note* I buy all my supplies and do not receive any money or materials. It is a labor of love!
Week Thirty-Nine–Suggested Activities for Homework
Please read out loud with your child to start the learning process. Discuss the meaning of the word “Creed.”