Sunday Summer School Art–2021–“Peter, Paul, and The Four Evangelists”–Week Three



For Parents to Teach To Their Children

This week in the church, we celebrate “The Most Holy Trinity.” In MagnifiKid!, a wonderful liturgical guide and activities source for children, there is a helpful paragraph about the Trinity:

“The Holy Trinity”

“Although the word “Trinity”does not appear in the Bible, Jesus clearly reveals the mystery to us.

The Early Christians came up with the term”Trinity” to express the truth that God is three Persons,

(“Tri-” as in “triangle” or “tricycle”) united (“unity-“) as one God.

“The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God.”

The three Persons of the Trinity are so connected together forever, equal in power and Glory.”

MagnifiKid!, May 20, 2021, Vol. 18. Part 6. Section 6. Page 4

This week we also learn about the actions of the early Apostles. Saint Paul, a convert to Christianity and a great Evangelist and writer, wrote many letters to new Christian groups as he traveled. We hear these letters almost everyday in Mass.

“A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans”

“Brothers and sisters: Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back in fear, but you received a Spirit of Adoption, through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!”

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs,

heirs of God and joint heirs of Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:14-17)

MagnifiKid!, May 20, 2021, Vol. 18. Part 6. Section 6. Page 4


Our Reading for May 30, 2021

Gospel  Mt 28:16-20


“The eleven disciples went to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
When they all saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
‘All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.'”


Our Art Gallery

St. Peter, and the Evangelists–Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

St. Paul’s Journey

Map from MagnifiKid!, May 30, 2021, Vol. 18. Part 6. Section 6. Page 16

Our Art Project

Map Making, Also Known as, “Cartography”

Help your children draw a small map of the neighborhood. Young children can make it very simple, such as including your house, a street, their school, etc. Older children might like making a version of the map I made based on a picture I saw in MagnifiKid! for this week. I used watercolor pastels to first draw the outline of the land and sea. I only used three colors–blue, yellow and orange. Then I filled in the areas as I would do in regular crayon. Next, I used a medium size brush dipped in water to go over the watercolor crayons. It liquifies and turns into watercolor. It takes about an hour to dry. I used a liquid white ink pen on the “sea.” I started with the word “Caesarea” in Sharpie and it worked well. However, after that I ruined two more Sharpie pens, as the watercolor clogs the pens. So, with a very small pointed brush, I printed the names of places in black and red liquid acrylic paint. I enjoyed making this map, based on a beautiful map in MagnifiKid, produced by artists. Over the past four years, I have enjoyed painting and drawing for my website and also, recently, for my Instagram account. I hope you and your child or children will have fun with this craft project as they learn about St. Paul’s journey around the area of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy! Connie Goldin


P.S. Next week we’ll celebrate “The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” through art!