Week Twenty-Two–Fourth Sunday of Lent

We Process In


“We gather as one family.”

Order of the Mass

1. Procession
2. Greeting–“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,/ and the love of God, / and the communion of the Holy Spirit/ be with you all.
Response–“And with your spirit.”
3. Penitential Act–“Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins,/ and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred

The Confiteor

“I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done
and in what I have failed to do,
[All strike their breast thrice]
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.”

Source: LordCalls.com

4. Kyrie, eleison–“Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.”
5. Collect-A short prayer to inspire us that ends: “Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,/ who lives and reigns with you
in the Holy Spirit/ one God, for ever and ever.” Response: “Amen.”
6. The Liturgy of the Word (To be discussed next week.)

Note* During Lent we don’t sing The Gloria. Here is a video with text approved by the USCCB from 2011:

Gathered together in front of our classroom altar, we read excerpts from the liturgy of the word for today, March 26th.

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

A Reading from the first book of Samuel
“…The Lord said, “There–anoint him, for this is the one!” Then Samuel, with the horn of oil in hand, anointed David in the presence of his brothers; and from that day on, the spirit of the Lord rushed upon David.”

The Word of the Lord

Response: “Thanks be to God.”

Responsorial Psalm 23

“The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want.”

A Reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

“…Arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

The Word of the Lord

Response: “Thanks be to God.”




Priest:”The Lord be with you.”
Response–“And with your spirit.”
Priest: “A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.”
Response–“Glory to you, O Lord.”

“As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. He spat on the ground and made clay with saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam”–which means Sent__. So he went and washed, and came back able to see.”

Priest:”The Gospel of the Lord.”
Response: “Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.”

For Enrichment

We have two copies of A Child’s Guide to First Holy Communion by Elizabeth Ficocelli, illustrated by Anne Catherine Blake, and it is being passed among the families to read for enrichment. We used the author’s book Child’s Guide to First Reconciliation in the same way and it was very helpful to the children. Both books are joyful, instructive and reassuring.

Child's Guide First Holy Communion

Our Lenten Art Project



Watercolor Paper pre-cut to quarter sheets, children’s soft pastels