Gospel for the Mass: 1/26/14- Matthew 4:12-23 or Matthew 4:12-17
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Matthew 4:12-23 or Matthew 4:12-17
catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.
Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.
sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities
loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families
Have the students make a banner saying: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Glue letters on a large piece of felt or material or even on a piece of construction paper. You can use cut out letters made out of felt, craft foam, etc. or make letters out of yarn, construction paper or even on the computer.
Throw Away Your Sins Game- This is for younger students to understand that their sins are forgiven.
Need: 1 trashcan, a piece of paper for each child, and 1 chair.
Directions: Give each child a piece of paper. Have the children think of a recent time that they sinned, such as telling a lie about their homework, arguing with their parents, or a time they were disobedient, etc. Next, have them think of how many times they sinned during the past week. Remind them of all the things that may be considered a sin, and have them write the number down on the piece of paper. Tell the children, “Let’s pretend that you made your confession to the priest and you did your penance. Now your sins are forgiven. Let’s throw away your sins.” Put a trashcan against a wall. Have the children line up behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to the basket). One by one, have them throw their sins into a trashcan that is a few feet away.
Introduce game- How are we to treat others? Well, here are some question and let’s see how well you can.
Materials- “Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin
Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!” Whichever teams gets the most points, wins.
sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do? (scroll down to this game) The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have.
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