Saturday, February 3, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 5/13/18- Mark 16:15-20 or John 17:11B-19

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Mark 16:15-20 or John 17:11B-19

Activities 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 The Great Commission with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson Jesus Ascends lesson with activities Jesus Gives Instructions lesson with activities Mark 16:9-20 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources Prayer lesson with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. In the World, but Not of the World object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, PowerPoint presentation, worship bulletin John 17:6-19 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Jesus Ascension coloring page Jesus Ascends to Heaven coloring page The Ascension The Ascension 2 Ascension coloring pages John 17:6-19 Children Praying coloring sheets Praying Hands


Mark 16:15-20 Jesus Lives! Jesus can "ascend" from on the ground to the sky by pulling the long tab up! Ascension of Jesus Craft for Kids Jesus Ascending to Heaven Craft for Kids (scroll down to this) “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 craft

Jesus Ascends- A fun craft that gives a hands-on experience of Jesus disappearing in the cloud as He did so long ago. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 60 & 61).

Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 61 & 62.)

John 17:11B-19 In the World, but Not of the World group activities (crafts) Prayer Bear Prayer Bible Crafts Praying Hands Craft Praying Hands Memory Verse Craft

In the World, but Not of the World
Introduction to craft:

Remove all blue crayons from the container. Have the students draw a picture of themselves using the remaining crayons (be sure to tell the students to press hard with the crayons while coloring). Next discuss how sometimes it is hard to be the person that God wants us to be (Example: What kind of person does God want us to be? How can we be that person? Etc.) Explain that God wants us to remain the person he made us to be. He does not want us to become stained by the world. Tell the students the blue water color represents being stained by what is happening in the world that is trying to change us from the person God wants us to be. Have the students paint over their picture with blue water color paint. (The wax in the crayons repels the water color paint allowing the picture to show through.) Tell the students that we remain the person God made us to be. We remain faithful because we ask Jesus to help us be separate from the world and the person that God’s wants us to be shines through.


Mark 16:15-20

Case of the Missing Person (Jesus Returns to Heaven)- In this game, kids will try to figure out who’s missing from the class. They’ll get an idea of how some people must have felt after Jesus returned to heaven. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 104.) Go to Table of Contents and click on page 104.

Play the game “Telephone” (use an empty cardboard paper towel roll). Start with today’s memory verse, then let the kids think of other Scriptures to pass around the circle. Talk about how we can share God’s Word with others.

Introduce games- Jesus told the disciples that they would be able to proclaim the gospel to every creature in the world. He told them that “they will speak new languages”. Let’s see if you can listen and understand a new language. Handkerchief Race: Make foreign language flash cards (2 of each word). Pass out all the cards to the students who are sitting in a group (or maybe in a circle). The teacher holds a handkerchief up and then calls out a card. The two students who have that card stand up and try to get to the handkerchief first. (You can also just have the students race to a finish line and the first one over the line wins.)

What Does This Word Mean?

Have a list of foreign words and their meanings. Divide the class into teams. Say a word from your list and ask one team what the word means. You can also write the word on the board. If Team #1 is correct, they get a point. If they are not correct, Team #2 may try. If Team #2 is correct they get a point. The team with the highest score wins.

John 17:11B-19 In the World, but Not of the World group activities (games) Memory Activities you can use for prayer games More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Name That Prayer File Folder Game
Gospel John 17:11b-19
What was Jesus doing during this gospel reading? (Praying for his disciples.) How well do you know your prayers? Let’s find out!


Mark 16:15-20 Word Search Word Search Word Scramble Crossword Crossword

John 17:11B-19 Praying Hands connect the dots Word Search Word Search Crossword Crossword


Mark 16:15-20 Multiple Choice

John 17:11B-19 Multiple Choice Fill in the Blanks

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