Monday, January 16, 2017

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

Activities Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc. Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities. Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Resources on the Sunday Readings Simon and Anna Say Thank You with resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, and songs. Our God Is Faithful 100% object lesson A Promise Is A Promise object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin Simeon Praises God in the Temple lesson Simeon and Anna lesson #169 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple lesson Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources Feast of Candlemas -- February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord activities Feast of the Purification (Candlemas)
Information, symbols, customs, food, readings

Coloring Simeon and Anna Thank God Simeon Recognizes Jesus Simeon and Anna The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Coloring Pages

Crafts A Promise Is A Promise group activities (crafts)

If you count 40 days from December 25, you arrive at February 2—the day we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus. When he was presented to Simeon, who was a just man, Jesus was told that he was “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel” (Luke 2:32). On this same day, the Church also celebrates the Blessing of the Candles, formerly known as Candlemas—the Mass of the candles. Then the candles that will be used throughout the year are blessed. As you know, candles are a very important part of Catholic ceremonies. They symbolize that Christ is the light of the world, just as Simeon had said.

Make candlemas Rolled Beeswax Candle Tutorial Homemade Beeswax Candles Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere Candlemas Milk Carton Crayon Ice Candles DIY Project: How To Make Ice Candles Epson Salt Luminaries Stained Glass Candle Holder (scroll down to this) Stamped Glass Candleholders

Make a Rosary and do the Joyful Mysteries

1- The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord." (Luke 1:38)
2- The Visitation - Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:45)
3- The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem (Luke 2:7)
4- The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22)
5- The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:49) Make A Giant Rosary With Kids Make A Rosary Book Make an edible rosary How to Make a Rosary with Kids
A simple rosary that kids can make using supplies found at any craft store. Celebrating the Month of Rosary
Rosary ideas and crafts link up Spiritual Medicine Craft

Making a Rosary- Rosary background and information. Excellent step-by-step directions to make a simple rosary. (Kids Explore America’s Catholic Heritage, page 159-161). Making a rosary using Seine Twine Mason Line, 6 gold pony beads, and a small piece of leather How to Make Knotted Cord Rosaries How To Make A Pocket Rosary Rosary Gardens - How to Setup a Rosary Garden A DIY Stepping Rosary (in Ten Easy Steps!)

Games A Promise Is A Promise group activities (games)

The Waiting Game- This icebreaker game will help your kids discover that God delivers on his promises even when waiting is part of his plan. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 157). Rosary Hopscotch A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Left side of game board. Instructions for Printing: You can save the image to your files by clicking on the image with the right-side button of the mouse and selecting "Save Picture As..." to then print the picture later at home using your computer's printing program. A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Right side of game board. A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Blue question cards. A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Yellow question cards.

These games are free, however they can 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.

Name That Prayer File Folder Game- Review prayers in the rosary. (Only use the question cards for prayers of the rosary.)

Rosary Bingo- Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Rosary. The teacher asks one student at a time a question from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word(s) on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. You can play in teams or individually. (The teacher can give the students some hints to help them answer the questions correctly if needed.)

The Holy Rosary Game- Practice reciting the Holy Rosary while you compete against others.

Puzzles Word Search Word Search Word Search Decoder Word Jumble Crossword Crossword Joyful Mysteries (crossword)

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