Sunday School Updates– Week 17–November 12 –2023-2024– “Stay Awake and Be Ready!”

“Stay awake and be ready!
For you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

For Parents To Teach To Their Children

Gospel USCCB, Mt 25:1-13

Jesus told his disciples this parable:
“The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins
who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,
brought no oil with them,
but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps.
Since the bridegroom was long delayed,
they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
At midnight, there was a cry,
‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
The foolish ones said to the wise,
‘Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.’
But the wise ones replied,
‘No, for there may not be enough for us and you.
Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.’
While they went off to buy it,
the bridegroom came
and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him.
Then the door was locked.
Afterwards the other virgins came and said,
‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’
But he said in reply,
‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’
Therefore, stay awake,
for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

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Our Art Gallery

Maidens that Stayed Awake Went to the Wedding!

This is a painting in gouache on watercolor paper.

I also used a black Sharpie pen to outline.

“Preparation Matters”

From Blessed First Reconciliation

Page 144-15

“We prepare for everything important. 

You wouldn’t expect to win a big soccer tournament if you hadn’t been practicing.

You cannot expect good grades if you don’t study for your exams.

You wouldn’t go on a trip without packing and planning.

Preparation is essential for a great experience.

You are blessed to be Catholic.

As Catholics we prepare for each of the Catholic Moments.

We prepare for Christmas with the season of Advent. We prepare for Easter  with the season of Lent.

We prepare for Mass with prayer and fasting.

You have been preparing for your First Reconciliation. As that wonderful

day gets closer, there are some final preparations to be made.”

Our Reading

From Blessed First Reconciliation

“Jesus’ Parables” Page 84

“Throughout his public Jesus used parables to share his wisdom with ordinary people.

These parables were easy for ordinary people to understand because they were based on examples from everyday life.

Jesus taught in this way because the religious people of his time had made  everything very complicated. 

Jesus wanted ordinary people to be able to understand his message and make their way to God.

 He taught us that there was genius in simplicity. One of the most difficult things in the world

to do is to take something that is complex and make it simple.

“Which is your favorite?”

Things That Gave People Sustenance in Ancient Times

Ancient Oil Clay Lamp; Clay Jug for Oil, Water, Juice and wine; and Sheep for Wool, Warmth and Food.

Professional Photographs from iStock

“We are all children of God.”



Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

The Four Evangelists

“The Gospel of Matthew; the Gospel of Mark; the Gospel of Luke; and the Gospel of John”

“A Family Bible” Painted With Watercolors And Gold”