Week Twenty-One–Third Sunday of Lent

Children’s Art from Class Twenty-One

We Process In

Our Topics for Class Discussion

Irish 17

The readings for the Mass today are from Magnifikid.org.


We Sing

“Father Abraham Had Many Kids” from Hymnary.org

1 Father Abraham had many kids,
many kids had Father Abraham.
I am one of them, and so are you,
so let’s all praise the Lord. *right arm!
(clench fist, bend and extend right arm upward repeatedly throughout song)
Repeat song, adding motions :
2 … left arm (add left arm in same motion as right)
3 … right foot! (add right foot stepping up and down)
4 … left foot! (add left foot stepping up and down)
5 … chin up! (start a continuous chin-bobbing motion)
6 … turn around! (add turning in place while continuing other motions)
7 … sit down! (sit down)

Source: Sing With Me #68

We Talk about Sacrifice

Abram–Abraham (and Isaac)

Jonah (As sacrifice for the fishermen in the boat)

“The Rich Man” The Catholic Bible for Children p. 124 “Go sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.” (Mark 10:21)

“Zacchaeus” The Catholic Bible for Children p. 134 “I will give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have stolen money from anyone, I will pay it back four times over.”

“The Good Samaritan” The Catholic Bible for Children p. 148  “Then a foreigner, a Samaritan, arrived and stopped. He cared tenderly for the wounded man and took him to an inn.”


We Learn About Saint Patrick



“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.”

Excerpt from ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE on OurCatholicPrayers.com

St. Patrick’s Day Art Project

Project Vocabulary–bishop, crozier, mitre, St. Patrick’s “Breastplate,” and shamrock,

We printed “The Gaelic Blessing” onto watercolor paper. For the class, each group of four children will have scissors, Dot-Art, markers, glue sticks, and a couple of “Kwik Stix” (tempera sticks) to share. They’ll also have pre-painted sponge rainbows (to save time) and lots of stickers. The Gaelic Prayer graphic was designed by Kim N. Buckley.

Here is my sample: