Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Mystery of Faith





(This lesson is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on November 27, 2011.)

*Be sure to adjust this lesson to fit the needs of your students.


(Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these lessons and activities to the best of my abilities. I will try to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I will make a few mistakes and it was not intentional.)



During the Eucharistic Prayer the people are invited to acclaim the Mystery of Faith. This simple acclamation proclaims the belief of the resurrection of the Lord. We acknowledge His death and we also proclaim our faith that He will come again.


The people are still kneeling and the Priest says: The mystery of faith.

And the people continue, acclaiming:

We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.

Or:

When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again.

Or:

Save us, Savior of the world,
for by your Cross and Resurrection
you have set us free.



Intercession is a prayer of petition on behalf of others. During intercessions the members of the Church are remembered in prayer. Some are remembered by name, such as the pope and the bishop of the diocese where the Mass is celebrated, and some in a more general way.

If the Eucharist Prayer I is prayed, the priest will stop and permit everyone to silently include the names of those we wish to pray for. This is done two times. The first time is before the consecration and it is for those who are living. The second time is after the consecration and it is for those who have died. We are to kneel and we should silently make whatever Eucharist Prayer is prayed at Mass our own by silently praying it along with the priest.



Questions:

Who did Jesus die for? (Us)

During this part of Mass do we stand or kneel? (Kneel)

What does resurrection mean? (Rising from the dead.)



Activities:

catholicmom.com- Catechist Resources for Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
Memorial Acclamation and Service- lesson with I am On A Mission Worksheet (page 2), Feet on the Ground for Jesus Magnet Craft (page 3), I Can Help Activity Sheet (page 4)






Other Activities:

Have the students write the acclamation that is used in their church.

For students that need help here are some handwriting sheets that they can trace.


The handwriting sheets below are free, however they are only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Mystery of Faith acclamation #1

Mystery of Faith acclamation #2

Mystery of Faith acclamation #3



*Or you can make crafts with the acclamation that is used in their church. This will help students remember what they should say.

mssscrafts.com- Memory Verse Crafts

mssscrafts.com- The following templates can be used for creating your own memory verse activities or mini-crafts.

ehow.com- Ideas for Memory Verse Crafts


*Make a frame with the acclamation printed out on the computer and placed inside.

crafts.kaboose.com- Popsicle Stick Frame

whattoexpect.com- Homemade Picture Frame

suite101.com- Use any kind of paper to cover this frame.

crafts.lovetoknow.com- Quick and Easy Beaded Picture Frame

squidoo.com- Frame Craft

fun-stuff-to-do.com- Make Picture Frames (out of cardboard)



Games:

These games below are from nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

Play these games with the acclamation that is used in your church.

Pop Verse- Print the acclamation on slips of paper. Roll the paper slips and insert in a balloon. Have children blow up balloons and pop them. Let them work together to put the acclamation in
order. Use slips to prompt children to repeat the acclamation until memorized.

Variation: Divide children into teams. Provide balloons for each team (1 color per team).
Place strips of paper containing the words or phrases in the balloons. Put inflated balloons in boxes according to team color. Children must race to their team box, pop the balloon, and tag the next teammate. Children must place the strips in order after all balloons are popped.


Read and Write- Display the acclamation for all to read. Remove the acclamation. Let one child at a time come to the chalk or white board and write one word of the acclamation, in sequence. When the entire acclamation is written, have the children read it together. Then, erase the acclamation and quote it.

Record a Verse- Record the acclamation on a tape recorder. Play the acclamation over several times. Stop the tape and leave off the last of the acclamation, allowing the children to complete it. Continue to stop the tape so that the children can say the whole acclamation without the tape.

Scrambled Verse- Write the acclamation on a small sheet of paper with the words in incorrect order. Learn the acclamation. Give each child a copy of this scrambled acclamation along with scissors, glue, and another full sheet of paper. Have the children cut the words out, put them in the correct order, and glue them to the full sheet.

Share-a-Verse- Have the children sit in a circle. Whisper the first word of the acclamation to one child. He or she will then whisper that word to the next person and so on until the last person who will say the word aloud. Whisper each word to the first person as soon as he or she has passed the word to the next person. Can the last person say the entire verse aloud without
mistake?




Worksheet:

This worksheet is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


The Mystery of Faith (worksheet)- Answer questions about The Mystery of Faith.





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