For Parents To Teach To Their Children
This week, our children will be practicing for their First Holy Communion. The material below will help them review the things they have learned.
“Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us;
make our hearts burn while you speak to us.
Alleluia USCCB Luke, Chapter 24:32
“The Appearance on the Road to Emmaus.”
“That very day, the first day of the week,
two of Jesus’ disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them,
‘What are you discussing as you walk along?’
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
‘Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?’
And he replied to them, ‘What sort of things?’
They said to him,
‘The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb
and found things just as the women had described,
but him they did not see.”
And he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?’
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
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.”
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 39–Suggested Activities for Families
Please read out loud with your child to start the learning process. Discuss the meaning of the word “Creed.”