Sunday Summer School Art–2022–“The Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart”–Week Two

Week Two of Summer Sunday School


For Parents To Teach To Their Children

Hello Parents, Please talk to your children about the words, “sacred” and “immaculate.”

The definition of “Sacred” is:


“The holy or divine. The sacred is that which pertains to God, as distinguished from what pertains to human beings; that which is eternal, in contrast with the temporal; the heavenly as opposted to the earthly; the mysterious and therefore not the rationally explainable; the infinite and not the finite. In all religions, the sacred is the Absolute, which does not change, whereas the profane is the relative, whose essence is to change. (Etym. Latin sacrare, to set apart as sacred, consecrate.)”

The definition of “Immaculate” is:


Pure… “conceived without original sin or its stain. That’s what “immaculate” means: without stain.”

Our Art Gallery

Beautiful Hearts

Materials and Process

For The Sacred Heart of Jesus

This is a collage using red ink for the heart and white ink for the flowers; as well as soft pastels for the cross, rays, and swords that represent “The Seven Sorrows.” I used a piece of watercolor paper for the base. Children can do this art project, simplified, using one sheet of paper, and crayons, or markers.

For The Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Sacred Heart of Jesus was drawn on watercolor paper using both oil pastels and black ink.

Our Readings

“Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus” USCCB. Ezekiel, Chapter 34:11-16

Reading 1

R (1)    The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.
R The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.


“Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary”

“Blessed is the Virgin Mary who kept the word of God
and pondered it in her heart.”

Gospel     Lk 2:41-51

“Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
and when he was twelve years old,
they went up according to festival custom.
After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
but his parents did not know it.
Thinking that he was in the caravan,
they journeyed for a day
and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
but not finding him,
they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
After three days they found him in the temple,
sitting in the midst of the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions,
and all who heard him were astounded
at his understanding and his answers.
When his parents saw him,
they were astonished,
and his mother said to him,
‘Son, why have you done this to us?
Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.’
And he said to them,
‘Why were you looking for me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’
But they did not understand what he said to them.
He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
and was obedient to them;
and his mother kept all these things in her heart.”


Paper Cut-Out for the Story of “Jesus in the Temple”

This is a cut and paste visual story. It is a collage which means that paper is pasted onto another piece of strong paper or canvas. I used a hole puncher for the dots.

Our Art Project–A Heart with Cross

Please invite your child or children to draw a heart and a cross. I used watercolor pencils on watercolor paper, since I added water to the drawing after the heart was colored in. Use a medium- size brush and  added water to liquify the colored pencils. I chose to make circles within a circle (“concentric circles”) for my heart. I added a cutout of a cross that I had painted orange. I asked my graphic artist, Kim N. Buckley, to digitally add the cross to the heart. I don’t think we can tell the difference. I hope your family has a great time painting or coloring hearts and crosses!