Sunday School–Week Thirty–“The Fifth Sunday of Easter”

“I am the way and the truth and the life.”

For Parents to Teach to Their Children


Our Art Gallery

Flowers for Mary on Mothers’ Day

Materials Used for Mother’s Day Card

I used Prismacolor Markers, Mixed Media paper by Canson, 3 Art-n-Fly White gel pens, and easy-to-remove thin painters’ tape to mark of the area for the cross. The markers “bleed” though to the reverse side of this paper, making a pretty “impressionistic” drawing, as well. These supplies are good for older children, but I have always used children’s varieties of markers for use by younger students. I am enjoying trying out these supplies, but realize they are not usually what a family would have on hand, but they are lots of fun to use!


Reading for Children–Our Liturgical Guide

“In the Father’s House!” by Lisa Reno, MagnifiKid! Page 3

May 10, 2020. Fifth Sunday in Easter. Vol 17. Part 6. Section 3.

“Jesus has some good news for you: he is going to prepare a place for you in his Father’s house. He will make everything feel just right so that it feels like home. Just think: There is a place in heaven made especially for you, and only you! Thankfully, God’s house is big enough for everyone, and he invites all to come to him. But how do we get there? Jesus gives us the answer: “I am the way.”

If you know Jesus, you know the way! Through his death and Resurrection, he opened the gates of heaven, the doors to his Father’s house. Heaven is our true home, a house filled with joy and love. Jesus is the way, and we begin to follow him now on the path to eternal life. Alleluia!”

Our Readings

 “The Alleluia”

From USCCB.Org John, chapter 14:6

“R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the way, the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father, except through me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.”

The Gospel, John, chapter 14:1-12

From USCCB.Org

“Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself,
so that where I am you also may be.
Where I am going you know the way.’
Thomas said to him,
‘Master, we do not know where you are going;
how can we know the way?’
Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on you do know him and have seen him.’
Philip said to him,
‘Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.’
Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you for so long a time
and you still do not know me, Philip?
Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.
How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.
The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,
or else, believe because of the works themselves.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes in me will do the works that I do,
and will do greater ones than these,
because I am going to the Father.’”

Learning about Our Lady of Fatima

May 13th, is the anniversary of the first appearance of Saint Mary to the three young children–Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta in Fatima, Portugal.

Excerpt from–“The Story of Our Lady of Fatima” Source: “Saint of the Day for May 13th”

“Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia.

Mary gave the children three secrets. Following the deaths of Francisco and Jacinta in 1919 and 1920 respectively, Lucia revealed the first secret in 1927. It concerned devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The second secret was a vision of hell. When Lucia grew up she became a Carmelite nun and died in 2005 at the age of 97.”

We Read about Mary–“The Greatest Saint of All.”

“Virgin Mary, Mother of God”

“Let it be done according to your word.”

“Mary was the mother of Jesus, and she is our true mother. God had a plan for Mary, but it was going to be difficult. God sent the angel, Gabriel to tell Mary his plan, and he told her not to be afraid. Mary knew that the path would be difficult, but she loved and trusted God very much. She said “yes” to God and decided to live out his plan no matter how hard it got.”

Source: Sitting Like a Saint Catholic Mindfulness for Kids. Dr. Gregory & Barbara Bottaro, Illustrated by Michael Corsini Page 32

Mary and Baby Jesus from Church of Nazareth in Israel

Our Mother’s Day Art Project

“Kind, loving, dependable, supportive, generous, caring, smart, strong, capable, trustworthy, hard-working, fun and funny–Words to Describe Mom!”

Kids!–Get out the markers and white paper. Fold paper in half to make a card. Create a design covering one side, completely. Then, if markers have “bled” through to the back of the drawing, you already have a design for the interior part of the card. Use a black or other dark color marker to write your note. Use some of the words above to describe your mom or grandma. “Happy Mothers’ Day!”

Week Thirty–Suggested Homework Activities

In Honor of Mother’s Day, We Pray the Rosary

Please read one of each of the “Glorious Mysteries” this week.  An excellent source for Praying the Rosary comes from and is a free download.