Saturday, February 6, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 5/16/21- Mark 16:15-20 (The Commissioning of the Eleven and The Ascension of Jesus)

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Mark 16:15-20

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 (Mark) Amazing Deeds (scroll down to Gospel) Countdown to Pentecost (family activity) Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson Jesus Ascends lesson with activities Jesus Gives Instructions lesson with activities

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities? Mark 16:9-20 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Mark 16:15 Jesus Gave the Great Commission (page 13) Jesus Ascension coloring page Jesus Ascends to Heaven coloring page The Ascension The Ascension 2 Ascension coloring pages

Crafts “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 craft Gospel Megaphone (scroll down to this) Go Into All The World Craft Knowing Growing Going With God Printable (craft) Craft – Go into all the world Mark 16:15 Craft “Go Tell Others” Good News Paper Suitcase Bible Craft

Introduce crafts: He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 (make this passport book so you can go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel.) DIY Mini Passport Book Printable Passport for Kids (scroll down for this) FREE Passport Booklet Template Bundle Passport, Suitcase, and Tickets Printable Craft

Ascension Crafts Jesus Lives! Jesus can "ascend" from on the ground to the sky by pulling the long tab up! Ascension of Jesus Crafts for Kids Jesus Went Back Up To Heaven (plastic cup activity) scroll down near the bottom and click on Activity 1 Jesus Ascending to Heaven Craft for Kids (scroll down to this)

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.)


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 game: He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15

Pack Your Bag

Directions: This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "I’m going into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature and in my bag I packed ..........." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a telephone, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, “I’m going into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature and in my bag I packed ..........." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play). Or you can call on a student and ask them to name something that starts with the letter A that they would bring if they were going into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Go around the circle and use each letter of the alphabet. Have the students name an object that they would put in their suitcase if they were going into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.

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.

Puzzles/Worksheets Word Search Word Search (page 8) Word Search Crossword Mark 16:15-20 Worksheet Mark 16:15-20 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this) 35. Resurrection and Commission Mark 16 (scroll down to bottom for questions that can easily be made into a worksheet) Small Group Study (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

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