Friday, January 3, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 2/2/14- Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32 (Feast of the Presentation of the Lord)

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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.

Theresa at 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. Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith 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 Children's Activities for the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple Feast of Candlemas -- February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord activities Presenting Jesus activities Feast of the Purification (Candlemas)
Information, symbols, customs, food, readings

Coloring Simeon and Anna Praise 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 Growing Flowers
When you press flowers and leaves, they become thinner and light can shine through them. In this project, you simply decoupage pressed flowers and leaves to a votive cup and cover with tissue paper. Ice Candle 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. Children’s Rosary Projects
Egg Carton Flower Rosary, Giant Rosary (made out of margarine and Cool Whip containers), and Tissue Paper Flower Rosary. 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 Rosary for Kids How To Make A Pocket Rosary

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).

Our Lady of the Rosary (file folder game) by Elaine- Print the game board on legal size (8.5' x 14") paper.

The Catholic Toolbox- 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.)

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

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