For Parents To Teach To Their Children
A Monstrance to Hold a Consecrated Host
The Golden Rule
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
From Pope Francis
“This Rule points us in a clear direction. Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated.”
“The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”
Our Art Gallery
Grapes and Wheat–Our Eucharist Feast
“Lord, you are good and forgiving,
most merciful to all who call on you.
LORD, hear my prayer;
listen to my cry for help.” Psalm 86
Our Prayer Review–The Basics–Learn what these words and phrases mean!
“Glory be” “..art in heaven” “hallowed” “daily bread” “temptation” “deliver us” “evil” “Hail, Mary” “Grace” “Fruit of Thy womb” “guardian”
1. The Sign of the Cross.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
2. The Lord’s Prayer, or Our Father. (Given to us by Jesus, when he taught followers how to pray.)
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
3. Glory Be to the Father
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
4. The Hail Mary.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
5. To the Guardian Angel
Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
6. Grace Before Meals
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Excerpts from Blessed FIRST RECONCILIATION from Dynamic Catholic, Pages 46-47, 48, 49, 50, 52 and 53
Here are some words that all children need to learn and understand:
Temptation, Sin, Grace, Overcoming Temptation, Sin, and God’s Grace.
A Pictorial Scene of Adam and Eve
Beginning to Prepare for First Confession–Learn to Pray “An Act of Reconciliation”
“Forgive Me, Father…” The Process of Reconciliation
“The Workers in the Vineyard.” USCCB Matthew, CHAPTER 20:1-16. Mt 20:1-16a
“Jesus told his disciples this parable:
‘The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner
who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.
After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage,
he sent them into his vineyard.
Going out about nine o’clock,
the landowner saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard,
and I will give you what is just.’
So they went off.
And he went out again around noon,
and around three o’clock, and did likewise.
Going out about five o’clock,
the landowner found others standing around, and said to them,
‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’
They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’
He said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard.’
When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman,
‘Summon the laborers and give them their pay,
beginning with the last and ending with the first.’
When those who had started about five o’clock came,
each received the usual daily wage.
So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more,
but each of them also got the usual wage.
And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner, saying,
‘These last ones worked only one hour,
and you have made them equal to us,
who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’
He said to one of them in reply,
‘My friend, I am not cheating you.
Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
Take what is yours and go.
What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?
Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money?
Are you envious because I am generous?’
Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Our Children’s Reading
“The Kingdom of Heaven”
Matthew, CHAPTER 6:19-21; 7:1-5
“Don’t try to store up riches here on earth.
Instead, store up treasure in heaven by loving God and each other.
Don’t judge other people.
What you should do is look first at the bad things you yourself do,
and then try to do better.“
Source: The Catholic Bible for Children
“The Kingdom of Heaven” Matthew 6:19-21; 7:1-5 Pages 144-145
Video by Holy Heroes
Our Art Project–Think Purple! The Color of Reconciliation
This is a simple art project that only requires watercolors and watercolor paper. If you buy any art supply this school year, buy a large pad of watercolor paper. It’s strong, durable and doesn’t tear when wet. You can use watercolor paper for many other types of art projects.
Useful MaterialsWatercolors and Supplies
Begin to discuss “The Liturgical Colors” and teach them what they stand for–Violet (purple), Red, Rose, Green and Gold/White.
“We are all children of God.”
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