(for the children of the First Communion)

JESUS, I LOVE YOU!

Written by Fr. Peter Heung-bo Shim



"Let the children come to me and don't stop them,

for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." (Mk 10,14)





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JESUS, I LOVE YOU!


1. Who am I?

2. Who is God?

3. God the creator

4. God with us

5. God became a man

6. Let's look at Jesus

7. Jesus, Good News

8. Jesus loves me

9. Let's listen to the word of Jesus

10. God's Love

11. Jesus calls me

12. Let's live in the Kingdom. of God

13. Let's pray like Jesus

14. Who is Jesus?

15. Jesus saves me

16. Jesus is risen

17. When the Holy Spirit comes upon us

18. God, Trinity

19. Let's meet Jesus

20. Jesus, please look upon us

21. Jesus, I love you!

22. If you want to unite with Jesus

23. Let's unite with Jesus

24. Let's be reconciled with Jesus

25. Baptism

Addendum 1 Let's meet the priest.

Addendum 2 Retreat for the first communion children

Addendum 3 Common Prayers




Lesson 1 Who am I?


* Let's greet each other!

My name is

My christian name is

I attend _________________________________school. I am in ___________ class.

My grandfather's name (and christian name) is

My grandmother's name (and christian name) is

My father's name (and christian name) is

My mother's name (and christian name) is

I live in (Address)

I live with (Family)

(My telephone number is _______________________ )

I like

My favorite food is

I don't like

When I grow up I want to be

My best friend is

The ones who help me most are

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Lesson 2 Who is God?


3 7Yahweh said (to Moses), "I have seen the humiliation of my people in Egypt and I heard their cry when they are cruelly treated by their taskmasters. I know their suffering. 8I have come down to free them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a beautiful spacious land (Canaan), a land flowing with milk and honey." (Ex 3,7-8)


1. What did God do when He saw the suffering of the people?

2. What hope did God give the suffering people?

3. What are those things that make my life difficult, sad?

1) in my home :

2) in my school :

3) in my church :

4) among friends :

5) in my village :

6) in the street :

4. Does God know our difficulties?

5. What kind of hope will God give me?

1) in my home :

2) in my school :

3) in my church :

4) among friends :

5) in my village :

6) in the street :


Let's draw the world filled with hope that God gave us.

Please insert yourself playing freely and happily in there.





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Lesson 3. God the creator


1 1In the beginning, when God began to create the heavens and the earth, 2the earth had no form and was void; darkness was over the deep and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.

3God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light 'Day' and the darkness 'Night'. There was evening and there was morning; the first day.

6God8'Sky'10'Earth''Seas'11'plants''trees producing fruit'16'Sun'

'Moon''stars'20'fishes'21'animals'22'birds'. God saw that it was good.

26God said, "Let us make man in our image, to our likeness. Let them rule over the fish of the sea., over the birds of the air, over the cattle, over the wild animals, and over all creeping things that crawl along the ground." 27So God created man in his image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them..31God saw that it was good

2 1That was the way the sky and earth were created and all their vast array. 2By the seventh day the work God had done was completed, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had done. 3And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on that day he rested from all the work he had done in his creation. 4These are the successive steps in the creation of the heavens and the earth. (Gn 1,1-2,4)


1. Who created the world we are living in?

2. What is best among God's creation?

3. Why is the man best?

4. What is the job/work (role) God gave man?

5. What did God say, on seeing His created world?

6. What did God do on the seventh day after creating the world?

7. How should I live in the world God created?


. God created the heaven, the earth and everything in it. He created me and gave me all created things as my brothers and sisters. Let's write a prayer of thanks and offer it to God by reading it aloud.





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Lesson 4 God with us


28 10Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Haran. 11When he reached a certain place the sun had set and he spent the night there. He took one of the stones that were there and using it as a pillow, he lay down to sleep.

12While Jacob was sleeping, he had a dream in which a ladder stood on the earth with its top reaching to heaven and on it were angels of God going up and coming down. 13And Yahweh was standing there near him and said, "I am Yahweh, the God of your father, Abraham, and the God of Isaac. The land on which you sleep, I give to you and your descendants. 14Your descendants will be numerous like the specks of dust of the earth and you will spread out to the west and the east, to the north and the south. Through you and your descendant all the nations of the earth will be blessed. 15See, I am with you and I will keep you safe wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land and not leave you until I have done what I promised." 16Jacob woke from his dream and said. "Truly Yahweh was in this place and I was not aware of it." 17He was afraid and said, "How full of awe is this place! It is nothing less than a House of God; it is the Gate to Heaven!"

18Then Jacob rose early and took the stone he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19He named that place Bethel although before that it was called Luz. 20Then Jacob made a vow. "If Yahweh will be with me and keep me safe during this journey I am making, if he gives me bread to eat and clothes to wear, 21and if I return in peace to my father's house, then Yahweh will be my God. 22This stone which I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me, I will give back a tenth."(Gn 28,10-22)


1. Where did Jacob dream?

2. What did Jacob see in his dream?

3. God said, "See, I am ( ) and I will keep you safe wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land and not leave you until I have done what I promised." Put suitable Words of God in ( ).

4. God said, "Through you and your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed." Hearing these Words of God, what blessings do I think God will give my parents and brothers, sisters, friends through me? In what way will I be blessed?

5. Jacob woke from his dream and said, "Truly Yahweh was in this place and I was not aware of it." Is there any case in which I was not aware of that God is always with me?

6. Jacob promised God with thanksgiving after meeting God in his dream. What kind of promise can I make God? write promise to God.

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Lesson 5 God became a man


1 26In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent 27to a young virgin who was engaged to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

28The angel came to her and said. "Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you." 29Mary listened and was troubled at these words, wondering what this greeting could mean.

30But the angel said, "Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you, 31You shall call him Jesus. 32He will be great and shall rightly be called Son of the Most High The Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his ancestor; he will rule over the people of Jacob forever 33and his reign shall have no end."

34Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be if I am a virgin?" 35And the angel said to her. "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, the holy child to be born shall be called Son of God. 36Even your relative Elizabeth is expecting a son in her old age, although she was unable to have a child, and she is now in her sixth month. 37With God nothing is impossible. 38Then Mary said, "I am the servant of the Lord, let it be done to me as you have said." And the angel left her.(Lk 1,26-38)

2 1At that time the emperor issued a decree for a census of the whole empire to be taken 2This first census was taken while Quirinus was governor of Syria. 3Everyone had to be registered in his own town.

So the people traveled to their own cities., 4and Joseph set out from Nazareth of Galilee. As he belonged to the family of David, being a descendant of his, he went to Judas to David's town of Bethlehem 5to be registered with Mary, his wife, who was with child.

6They were in Bethlehem when the time came for her to have her child, 7and she gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger, because there was no place for them to living room.

8There were shepherds camping in the countryside, keeping watch over their flocks by night. 9Suddenly an angel of the Lord shining around them.

As they were terrified, 10the angel said to them, "Don't bo afraid; I am here to give you good news, great joy for all the people, 11Today a Savior has been born to you in David's town; he is the Messiah and the Lord. 12Let this be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger."

13Just then the angel was surrounded by many more angels, praising God and saying, 14"Glory to God in the highest; peace on earth for God is blessing humankind."

15When the angels had left them and gone back to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go as far as Bethlehem and see what the Lord has made known to us." 16So they came hurriedly and found Mary and Joseph with the baby lying in the manger. (Lk 2,1-16)

2 1At that time Wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem. 2They asked "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw the rising of his star in the east and have come to honor him."

3When Herod heard this, 4he immediately called a meeting of all high ranking priests and experts of the Law and asked them where the Messiah was to be born.

5They told him, "In the town of Bethlehem, land of Judae, for this is what the prophet wrote: 6And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, you are by no means the least among the clans of Judah, for from you will come a leader, the one who is to shepherd my people Israel."(Mica 5,1)

9The star that they had seen in the East went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10The wise men were overjoyed. 11They went into the house and when they saw the child with Mary his mother, they knelt and worshiped him. They opened their bags and offered to him their gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. (Mt 2,1-11)


1. What is the name of angel who visited Mary?

2. Receiving humbly the Will of God what did Mary say?

3. The angel said to Mary that she will give birth to the son of God. Imagine what God would say to me?

4. Why was Jesus born in poverty lying in a manger( a food bowl for horses) not in the hotel or the king's palace?

5. Why did Jesus come as the weakest baby not a magician, a general or a king?

6. How did the high ranking priests and experts of the Law know that Christ would be born in Bethlehem?


7. What did the wise men present to Jesus?


Now, let's close our eyes and imagine.

We are holding the angels hands and flying to the Bethlehem stable. Yah-ho!

It is dark but there is a light coming from the stable where Jesus was born.

Come into the stable, say hello to Mary and Joseph.

"We came to congratulate you on the birth of Jesus!"

Now, Let's follow Mary and Joseph and see the infant Jesus. The infant Jesus is wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Jesus is laughing and says to me.

"Ah! You Came."

Now, say hello to Jesus, and tell him anything you want to say. Write below what you want to say to Jesus.

"Jesus!






Goodbye and see you again! I'll come back soon!"


Homework

Let's draw the stable where Jesus was born.




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Lesson 6 Let's look at Jesus


Working Jesus (Lk 2,39-51)

2 41Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover, as was customary. 43And they left Jesus but they did not know it. 46Mary find Boy, Jesus, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking questions in the Temple.

48Mary said to Jesus; "Son, why have you done this to us? Don't you realize that your father and I have been full of sorrow while searching for you?"

49Then Jesus said to them,

"Why were you looking for me?

Do you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"

50But They did not understand this answer.

51Boy Jesus went down with them, returning to Nazareth, and he continued to be under their authority.(As St. Joseph was a carpenter, Jesus worked as a carpenter till 30 years following his father.)

John the Baptist prepares the way (Mt 3,1-8)

3 1About that time John the Baptist came to the desert of Judea 2proclaiming his message, "Change your ways, the Kingdom of Heaven is near!" 3It was about him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said, "I hear a voice shouting in the desert: prepare a way for the Lord; make his paths straight."(Isa 40,3)

4John's clothes were made of camel's hair; he wore a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 7When he said to whom want to baptized, 8"Let it be seen that you are serious in your conversion."

Jesus baptized by John (Mt 3,13-17)

3 13At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14But John tried to prevent him, and said, "I need to be baptized by you, and yet you come to me!"

15But Jesus answered him, "Let it be like that for now. We must do justice to God's plan." John agreed.

16As soon as he was baptized, Jesus came up from the water. At once, the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of god come down like a dove and rest upon him. 17At the same time a voice from heaven said,

"This is my Son, the Beloved;

he is my Chosen One." (psalm 2,7)

1. Where did Jesus live?

2. What is the meaning of what Jesus said, "Do you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"?

3. What did Jesus do until He was 30 years old?

4. What message did John the Baptist give in the the desert of Judea?

5. How did John the Baptist say you could show you are serious in your conversion?

6. What is 'Conversion'?

7. I must believe in Jesus to receive Baptism and Communion. How can I show that I am serious in my conversion? Talk to each other about this.

8. Why was Jesus baptized by John the Baptist, even though Jesus had no sins?

9. Let's write what the voice from heaven said when Jesus was baptized.

10. What will God say when I am baptized and receive Communion?


Let's colour the picture and write the words from heaven at Jesus' Baptism.

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Lesson 7 Jesus, Good News


Mission of Jesus (Lk 4,16-22)

4 16When Jesus came to Nazareth where he had been brought up, he entered the synagogue on the sabbath as he usually did. 17He stood up to read and they handed him the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Jesus then unrolled the scroll and found the place where it is written:

18"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.

He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor,

to proclaim liberty to captives

and new sight to the blind;

to free the oppressed

19and announce the Lord's year of mercy."(Isa 61,1-2)

21"Today these prophetic words come true even as you listen"


Jesus and Zaccheus (Lk 19,1-10)

19 1When Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the city, 2a man named Zaccheus was there. He was a tax collector and a wealthy man. 3He wanted to see what Jesus was like, but he was a short man and could not see because of the crowd. 4So he ran ahead and climbed up a sycamore tree. From there he would be able to see Jesus who had to pass that way. 5When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zaccheus, come down quickly for I must stay at your house today." 6So Zaccheus hurried down and received him joyfully.

7All the people who saw it began to grumble and said. "He has gone to the house of a sinner as a guest." 8But Zaccheus spoke to Jesus, "The half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor., and if I have cheated anyone, I pay him back four times as much." 9Looking at him Jesus said, "Salvation has come to this house today, for this man is also a true son of Abraham. 10The Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost."

1. What did people say when they saw that Jesus visited Zaccheus' house?

2. In Jesus days (because the people were poor), the tax collector paid peoples' tax to Rome from his own money first. He later collected the tax from them at a high rate of interest. The people hated him because of this.

Did Jesus condemn him like others because he was a sinner or visit and teach him and help him to change?

3. Jesus said that salvation had come to Zaccheus' house. Then what did Zaccheus promise after he heard this?

4. Who had Jesus come to seek and to save?

5. Zaccheus climbed up a sycamore tree to see Jesus because he was a short man. Do you see Jesus? If not, what can we do to see Him?

Jesus came to Nazareth and entered the synagogue on the sabbath. And he read the book of the prophet Isaiah.. And he said, "Today these prophetic words come true even as you listen"

How can we, who want to live like Jesus, make his words come true today. (Answer only one question from those between 7 to 10)

6. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me." When did Jesus receive the Spirit?

7. "He has anointed me to bring good news to the poor"

1) Do you feel the call to bring the good news to the poor today?

2) Have you any friend who need something he hasn't got at the moment? Who is he (she)?

3) What shall we do for him (her)?

8. "The Lord sent me to proclaim liberty to captives"

1) Do I have any friend who has a toy or something else he is afraid someone might steal. Because of this fear is he/she a prisoner of the toy or object? Who is he (she)?

2) What shall we do for him (her)?

9. "New sight to the blind"

1) Is there any friend who is blind with greed and cannot see Jesus or a friend? Who is he (she)?

2) What shall we do for him (her)?

10. "To free the oppressed"

1) Is there any friend who is oppressed? Who is he (she)?

2) What shall we do for him (her)?


Let's colour in the picture below.

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Lesson 8 Jesus loves me


Jesus bless babies (Lk 18,15-17)

18 15They even brought babies to Jesus to have him touch them; but then the disciples rebuked these people. 16 So Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the children come to me and don't stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17Truly, I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."

'Talitha kumi' (Mk 5,38-43)

5 38When Jesus saw a great commotion with people weeping and wailing loudly. (Because the daughter of official of the synagogue dead.) 39Jesus entered and said to them, "Why all this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep."

40They laughed at him. But Jesus sent them outside and went with the child's father and mother and his companions into the room where the child lay. 41Taking her by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha kumi!" which means: "little girl, get up!"

42The girl got up at once and began to walk around. (She was twelve years old.) And they were astonished, greatly astonished. 43Jesus strictly ordered them not to let anyone know about it, and told them to give her something to eat.

The paralytic at the pool of Bethzatha (Jn 5,1-9)

5 1There was a feast of the Jews and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now, by the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem, there is a pool (called Bethzatha in Hebrew) surrounded by five galleries. 3In these galleries lay a multitude of sick people-blind, lame and paralyzed- 4waiting for the water to move. For at times an angel of the Lord would descend into the pool and stir up the water; and the first person to enter after this movement of the water would be healed of whatever disease he had.

5There was a man who had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6Jesus saw him, and since he knew how long this man had been lying there, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?" 7And the sick man answered, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is disturbed; so while I am still on my way, another steps down before me."

8Jesus then said to him, "Stand up, take your mat and walk." 9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his mat and walked.

1. What did Jesus tell us to do in order to enter the kingdom of God?

2. Why did the people weep and wail loudly in the house of the official of the synagogue?

3. What is the meaning of 'Talitha kumi'?

4. What did Jesus tell the people to do when the girl got up?

5. How did the paralytic at the pool of Bethzatha think he could be healed?

6. How were the dead girl and the paralytic at the pool of Bethzatha healed?


Discussion

- Let's discuss together. What did you think and feel when you hear the miracles of Jesus above? (Writing the results of discussion on the black board or paper and explain it)

1. Like the paralytic at the pool of Bethzatha, did you ever try to solve your problems by ignoring Jesus and going some other way?

2. What did Jesus teach us through these miracles?


Let's colour in the picture below.

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Lesson 9 Let's listen to the word of Jesus


The Beatitudes (Mt 5,3-12)

5 3"Fortunate are those who have the spirit of the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven 4Fortunate are those who mourn, they shall be comforted. 5Fortunate are the gentle, they shall own the earth. 6Fortunate are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied. 7Fortunate are the merciful, for they shall find mercy. 8Fortunate are those with a pure heart, for they shall see God. 9Fortunate are those who work for peace, they shall be called children of God. 10Fortunate are those who are persecuted for the cause of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

11Fortunate are you, when people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil against you because you are my followers. 12Be glad and joyful, for a great reward is kept for you in God. This is how this people persecuted the prophets who lived before you."

Set your heart on the kingdom (Mt 6,25-34)

6 25This is why I tell you not to be worried about food and drink for yourself, or about clothes for your body. Is not life more important than food and is not the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow, they do not harvest and o not store food in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than birds?

27Which of you can add a day to his life by worrying about it? 28Why are you so worried about your clothes? Look at the flowers in the fields how they grow. They do not toil or spin. 29But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his wealth was clothed like one of these. 30If God so clothes the grass in the field-which blooms today and is to be burned tomorrow in an oven, how much more will he clothe you? What little faith you have!

31Do not worry and say: What are we going to eat? What are we going to drink? Or: what shall we wear? 32The pagans busy themselves with such things; but your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33Set your heart first on the kingdom and justice of God and all these things will also be given to you. 34Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

1. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are those who have the spirit of the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven?"

2. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are those who mourn, they shall be comforted?"

3. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are the gentle, they shall own the earth?"

4. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied?"

5. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are the merciful, for they shall find mercy?"

6. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are those with a pure heart, for they shall see God?"

7. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are those who work for peace, they shall be called children of God?"

8. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are those who are persecuted for the cause of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven?"

9. Why did Jesus say, "Fortunate are you, when people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil against you because you are my followers?"

10. What did you want to have among the above eight? And Why?

11. Did you ever experience any among the above eight? Let's talk to each other about it.

12. What did Jesus tell us to set our hearts on first?


The following is a 'saving bankbook' of the kingdom of God.

- Write the things I do for others in the left side.

Write the things others do for me in the right side.

Let's compare between left and right, how much we save in a safe of the kingdom of God

The Saving bankbook of the kingdom of God.

The Joy of God

something I do for others

The Joy of me

something other do for me





















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Lesson 10 God's love


The prodigal son (Lk 15,11-32)

15 11Jesus continued, "There was a man with two sons. 12The younger said to his father: 'Give me my share of the estate.' So the father divided his property between his two sons.

13Some days later, the younger son gathered all his belongings and started off for a distant land where he squandered his wealth in loose living. 14Having spent everything, he was hard pressed when a severe famine broke out in that land. 15So he hired himself out to a well-to-do citizen of that place and was sent to work on a pig farm. 16So famished was he that he longed to fill his stomach even with pig's food, but no one offered him anything.

17Finally coming to his senses, he said: 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18I will go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against God and before you. 19I no longer deserve to be called your son. Treat me then as one of your hired servants.' With that thought in mind he set off for his father's house.

20He was still a long way off when his father caught sight of him. His father was so deeply moved with compassion that he ran out to meet him, threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. 21The son said: 'Father, I have sinned against God and before you. I no longer deserve to be called your son'

22But the father turned to his servants: 'Quick? Bring out the finest robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Take the fattened calf and kill it. We shall celebrate and have a feast, 24for this son of mine was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and is found.' And the celebration began.

25Meanwhile, the elder son who had been working in the fields was now on his way home. As he neared the house he heard the sound of music and dancing. 26He called one of the servants and asked what it was all about. 27The servant answered: 'Your brother has come home safe and sound, and your father is so happy about it that he has ordered this celebration and killed the fattened calf.'

28The elder son be came angry and refused to go in. His father came out and pleaded with him. 29The indignant son said: 'Look, I have slaved for you all these years, Never have I disobeyed your orders. Yet you have never given me even a young goat to celebrate with my friends. 30Then when this son of yours returns after squandering your property with loose women, you kill the fattened calf for him.'

31The father said: 'My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But this brother of yours was dead, and has come back to life. He was lost and is found. And for that we had to celebrate and rejoice.'"

1. What did the younger son ask of his father?

2. What did the father do after listening to the request of his younger son?

3. Did you ever have a feeling that you want to leave home and live alone and do as you pleased, like the younger son in this Gospel? When? What happened?

4. We will be far from God because of our bad acts. And then God will wait for us patiently like the father in this Gospel. Did you ever feel this love of God?

5. What did the father do after seeing the younger son's return?

6. The younger son wanted to live alone and do all as he pleased. But he could not live as he thought and planned. What is the reason?

7. What did the elder son do after seeing the father welcoming the younger son?

8. What did the father say to his elder son?

9. Did you ever have the feeling like the elder son? Let's share together.

(When my friend was praised, was I happy? Or unhappy like the elder son?)

10. We can realize God's love from the father in this Gospel. Listening to these words of Jesus, what do you think and feel about God?


Homework

Let's draw 'the father waiting the younger son to return home' or 'the father welcoming the younger son' or 'the father pleading with the elder son'.




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Lesson 11 Jesus calls me


Twelves apostles (Mk 1,16-18; 3,13-19)

1 16As Jesus was walking along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake, for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them,

"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

18At once they left their nets and followed him.

3 13Then Jesus went up into the hill country and called those he wanted and they came to him; 14So he appointed twelve to be with him; he also wanted to send them out to preach. 15And he gave them authority to drive out demons.

16These are the Twelve; Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; 17James, son of Zebedee, and John his brother, to whom he gave the name Boanerges, which means "men of thunder"; 18Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alpheus, Thaddeus, Simon th Cananean 19and Judas Scariot, the man who betrayed him.

Jesus washes his disciples' feet (Jn 13,4-8.12.15; Mt 20,26-28)

13 4Jesus got up from table, removed his garment and taking a towel, wrapped it around his waist. 5Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel eh was wearing.

6When he came to Simon Peter, Simon said to him, "Why, Lord, you want to wash my feet!" 7Jesus said, "What I am doing you cannot understand now, but afterwards you will understand it." 8Peter replied, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I don not wash you, you can have no part with me." 12When Jesus had finished washing their feet, he put on his garment again, went back to the table and said to them, "Do you understand what I have done to you? 15I have just given you an example that as I have done, you also may do."

20 26It shall not be so among you; whoever wants to be more important in your group shall make himself your servant. 27And whoever wants to be first must make himself the slave of all. 28Be like the Son of Man who has come, not to be served but to serve and to give his life to redeem many."

1. What is the meaning of 'the fishers of men'?

2. My Baptism is the sign of my belief in the love of Jesus and my will to be a disciple. So that sign is my response to Jesus' calling 'follow me!' Why did Jesus call the apostles?

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3. What will Jesus do, if we love Jesus and follow Him and His word?

4. Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. What did He do for me?


Jesus forgives our faults because He loves us. Let's thank Jesus for calling us as a disciple of Him and inviting us to preach the Gospel to others. How can I give friends what Jesus gave me. Let's think what we can do and we should do for Jesus and promise to do it.

My promise :




Let's go to Jesus. in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

After reading from 4th verse to 10th verse of chapter 13 of John's Gospel. Let's close our eyes and imagine the scene..

I am sitting on the chair with disciples.

Jesus is coming to me after washing the feet of the other disciples one by one .

Peter who is beside me says, "You shall never wash my feet"

Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you can have no part with (nothing to do with) me."

Then Peter said, "Lord, wash not only my feet but also my hands and my head!"

Jesus replied, "Whoever has taken a bath does not need to wash (except the feet), for he is clean all over." And Jesus wash the Peter's feet.

Now my turn.

Jesus go down his knees at my feet and question to me,.

"Can I wash your feet?"

Answer! Tell Him!

Speak to Him just as you would if you met Him.

Jesus, who want to meet is just at my feet now.

Say whatever you want!

Maybe you cannot look straight at Jesus because you think of your sins and faults.

But don't worry, don't be ashamed and don't fear and tell Him all you want to say.

After you talk to Him, listen to what he has to say.

Listen well to the words Jesus says to me.

And ask like Peter,

"Lord, wash my feet!"


After the prayer let's write 'the things I said to Jesus' and 'the words Jesus said to me'.

My words;



Jesus' words;


Let's colour in the picture below.

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Lesson 12 Let's live in the Kingdom of God


The mustard seed (Mk 4,30-32)

4 30Jesus also said, "What is the kingdom of God like? To what shall we compare it?m 31It is like a mustard seed which, when sown, is the smallest of all the seeds scattered upon the soil. 32But once sown, it grows up and becomes the largest of the plants in the garden and even grows branches so big that the birds of the sky can take shelter in its shade."


1. What did Jesus say that the kingdom of God was like?

2. We forget Jesus easily in our daily lives. We often pass over much without paying attention just as we forget Jesus. What things do we easily forget to do?

3. Jesus also said, "Come to me, all of you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you."(Mt 11,28) Who do ones live in the Kingdom of God? Let's share our thoughts with each other!

4. I cannot go alone into the kingdom of God. Who is the one that I want to go into the kingdom of God with me?

5. Who is the one that I do not want to go into the kingdom of God with me? And Why?

6. The word of Jesus can be like a small mustard seed which is easily forgotten and ignored. If we remember the word of Jesus and put it into practice we can go into the kingdom of God. Let's write the word of Jesus that I can put into practice now.


We have learned about the love of Jesus and about the kingdom of God. Now, let's draw the kingdom of God.




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Lesson 13 Let's pray like Jesus


Lord's Prayer (Mt 6,7-15)

6 7When you pray, do not use a lot of words, as the pagans do, for they hold that the more they say, the more chance they have of being heard. 8Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need, even before you ask him.

9This, then, is how you should pray;

Our Father in Heaven,

holy be your name,

10your kingdom come,

your will be done

on earth as in heaven.

11Give us today our daily bread.

12Forgive us our debts

as we forgive those

who are in debt to us.

13Do not bring us to the test

but deliver us from the Evil One.

14If you forgive others their wrongs, your Father in Heaven will also forgive yours. 15If you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive you either.

1. Jesus said, "Your Father knows what you need, even before you ask him." So what is the name of prayer he taught us to pray?

2. Let's call "God!" or "Jesus!" What did you think of and feel as you called Him?


3. Did you ever pray to God thinking he was the only One who could help you? If so, when and why?

4. What is the will of God?

5. Jesus asked that 'Give us today our daily bread' for the hungry in the world. Is there anyone who is hungry among the people you know?

6. What did Jesus say we have to do if we want to be forgiven our wrongs by God our Father?

7. Temptation (test) tries to block us from loving Jesus and from living good lives. When do I easily fall into temptation? And what kind of test do I find difficult to overcome?

8. Although we don't want to, we sometimes sin thought habit without awareness of doing wrong. If we sin we fall into the control of the devil and are far from God. What are the wrongs that I do habitually which I want to change?

9. If the devil dominates me, I will be slow to reconcile and change although I want to reconcile and change. Did you ever experience this? When? Now? If now, how can I meet God again and live happily? Think about this and share your thoughts with your friends.


After looking at the picture the right way up and upside down. Colour it in whatever way you like.

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Lesson 14 Who is Jesus?


Miracle of the loaves (Lk 9,10-17)

9 10On the apostles return they told Jesus everything they had done. Then eh took them aside to a lonely place, and they went away to a town called Bethsaida to be by themselves. 11But the crowd heard of this and caught up with him. So he welcomed them and began speaking about the kingdom of God, curing those who needed healing

12The day was drawing to a close and the Twelve drew near to tell him, "Send the crowd away and let them go into the villages and farms around, to find lodging and food, for we are here in a lonely place." 13But Jesus replied, "You yourselves give them something to eat." They answered, "We have only five loaves and two fish; where can we get food and pay for it for so many people?" 14For there were about five thousand men. Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Make people sit down in groups of fifties."

15So they made all of them settle down. 16Jesus then took the five loaves and two fish, and raising his eyes to heaven, pronounced a blessing over them; he broke them and gave them to the disciples to distribute to the crowd. 17They ate and everyone had enough; and when they gathered up what was left, twelve baskets were filled with broken pieces

Peter's profession of faith (Lk 9,18-21)

9 18One day when Jesus was praying alone, not far from his disciples, he asked them, "What do peoples say about me?" 19And they answered, "Some say that you are John the Baptist; others say that you are Elijah, and still others that you are one of the former prophets risen from the dead" Agin Jesus asked them, 20"Who then do you say I am?" Peter answered, "The Messiah of God." 21Then Jesus spoke to them, giving them strict orders not to tell this to anyone.

Jesus predicts his death and resurrection firstly (Lk 9,22-26)

9 22And he added, "The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the Law, and put to death. Then after three days he will be raised to life."

1. Jesus said, "You yourselves give them (the hungry) something to eat." Who are 'you' in this gospel and now?

2. The disciples' five loaves and two fish was made, through Jesus, power as much as people could eat. When they gathered up what was left, twelve baskets (for twelve tribes) were filled with the left-over pieces. What are the things among our possession that we will share with the family and friends and neighbors?

3. People wanted to make Jesus a King when they saw the miracle. They thought if Jesus will be a King they will be saved from domination of Rome and have easy lives. They thought Jesus would be their savior. Who did Peter say Jesus was?

4. What is the meaning of 'Christ'?

5. Why did the people who wanted to kill Jesus not believe He was the savior, the Son of God, although He could do miracles like this?

6. Why did Jesus have to suffer and die although he has no sin?


We will become 'a little christ' when we are baptized and receive the Holy Spirit like Jesus. What should I do as a little christ? Fill in the space below and try and practice what you have written.

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Lesson 15 Jesus saves me


The Passover (Ex 12,21-27) - 'Paschal'

12 21"Select and take one animal for each family and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22Take a twig of hyssop dipped in its blood and sprinkle the blood on the doorposts and the top of the doorframe. Then he will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to enter your houses and kill (your firstborn)."

The Lord's supper and the Eucharist (1Cor 11,23-26)

11 23This is the tradition of the Lord that I received and that in my turn I have handed on to you; the Lord Jesus, on the night that he was delivered up, took bread and 24after giving thanks, broke it, saying, "This is my body which is broken for you; do this in memory of me." 25In the same manner, taking the cu after the supper, he said, "This cup is the new Covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do it in memory of me."

26So, then, whenever you eat of this bread and drink from this cup, you are proclaiming the death of the Lord until he comes.

The Sacrifice on the Cross (Lk 23,34. 46-47)

23 34Jesus said, "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do." 46Then Jesus gave a loud cry, "Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit."(ps 31,5) And saying that, he gave up his spirit. 47The captain saw what had happened, and acknowledged the hand of God. He said, "Surely this was an upright man."

Nowadays also Jesus does The Sacrifice on Cross again and again through the Eucharist of Mass. As He give us 'the food of the Live'(the Holy body and the Holy blood), He forgive our sins and be borning again us.. And as the Communion(receiving the Holy Body), we unite with Jesus and believers so that we can live the gospel in the world.

Mass

"TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT IT: THIS IS MY BODY WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU."

"TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT: THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT. IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL MEN SO THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME."

1. What is the name of the event in which the destroyer passed over and did not to kill Israel's firstborn?

2. What did Jesus give the disciples in 'the Last Supper'?

3. In 12th and 13th verse in 15th chapter of the Gospel according to John, Jesus said, "This is my commandment: ( ) one another as I have ( ) you. There is no greater ( ) than this, to give one's life for his friends." after last supper. What is the word in ( )?

4. What does the bread become after it is blessed?

5. What does the wine become after it is blessed?

6. When did Jesus institute the Eucharist?

7. Write the words that Jesus said as he was crucified.?(Lk 23,34.46-47)

8. What is the gift that Jesus gave us through his death on the cross?

9. Who celebrates the Mass? Who is it offered to? What is offered?


The King of the Monkeys

Long long ago, there was a country of monkeys. Monkeys built their houses on trees here and there. And father and mother monkeys and children monkeys were living happily.

One day, it was the birthday of the king of monkeys. So all the families of the monkeys came out of their houses and came to a big tree in the midst of the forest for a party.

The father monkeys were playing basketball and other games, the mother monkeys were making food, the children monkeys were holding hands with each other and were singing songs and were playing a flute.

After playing joyfully for a while, a guard monkey suddenly shouted form the boundary tree,

"Yah-Yah-Yah-Yah, Yah-Yah-Yah-Yah! A hunter is coming!"

"Yah-Yah-Yah-Yah, Yah-Yah-Yah-Yah! A hunter is coming!"

The monkeys were all surprised and were climbing hurry-scurry up the tree. Then the monkeys tried to jump across from the branch of one tree to the top branch. of the king's tree; but they could not reach it. So they were restless because they could not come down from there. It was big crisis. The hunter was coming near and nearer.

At that time, the king monkey went forward and shouted,

"Get out of the way, I will try to cross!"

and he stretched his arm, holding onto the branch just with his feet,

"Yah!"

when the king monkey caught the other branch, he shouted to the others,

"Walk over me! Hurry up! Hurry up!"

Therefore the monkeys walked over the king monkey from one side to the tree on the other side. The king monkey was dripping with sweat and has grasped the branch as tight as he could, until all the monkeys gone over. When they were all over, he was tired and all his strength was gone. The monkeys shouted,

"King, King, come over hurry up! It's your chance!"

"Yes, Yes! Yes!?!?! ?"

after seeing that all the monkeys got over to the next tree, the king had little strength left and lost the power of his feet; and he fell down to the ground.

The hunter saw this and muttered to himself,

"Truly, this monkey was the king"


Jesus said, "Whenever you eat my body and drink my blood, do it in memory of me."

Then what will you do after you will meet Jesus and eat His body? Draw Jesus on the Cross, and write or draw on the altar below what I will do for Him. (presents, sacrifices, prayers)

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Lesson 16 Jesus is risen


Jesus appears to the women (Mt 28,1-10)

28 1After the sabbath, at the appearance of the first star, on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to visit the tomb. 2Suddenly there was a violent earthquake: the Angel of the Lord came down from heaven, went to the tomb and rolled away the stone from the entrance of the tomb and sat on it. 3His face was like lightning and his garment white as snow. 4The guards trembled in fear and became like dead men when they saw the Angel.

5The Angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here, for he is risen as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him. 7Now go at once and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead and is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. This is my message for you."

8They left the tomb at once in holy fear, yet with great joy, and they ran to tell the news to the disciples.

9Then, Jesus met them on the way and said, "Peace." The women approached him, embraced his feet and worshiped him. 10Jesus immediately told them, "Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee: there they will see me."

Jesus sends the apostles (Mt 28,16.18-20)

28 16As for the Eleven disciples, they went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw Jesus, they bowed before him, although some doubted.

18Then Jesus approached them and said, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19Therefore, go and make disciples from all nations. Baptize them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teach them to fulfill all I have commanded you. I am with you always until the end of this world."

Jesus taken up to heaven (Acts 1,8-11)

1 8"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the earth."

9As soon as Jesus said this, he was takes up before their eyes and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10While they were still looking up to heaven where he went, suddenly, two men dressed in white stood beside them 11and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking up at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven, will return in the same way as you have seen him go there."

1. After how many days did Jesus resurrect from the dead?

2. What did the angel said to the women?

3. After Jesus rose from the dead what did He say to the women when he appeared to them?

4. How many days after his resurrection did Jesus ascend to heaven?

5. What did Jesus say to his disciples on the mountain in Galilee?

6. Who did He say will come and make the disciples be Jesus' witnesses to the ends of the world?

7. What is the meaning of the words, "You will be my witnesses"?

8. Why did Jesus ascend into heaven and not stay with disciples after His resurrection?

9. Will we ascend like Jesus after we die?


Each side in turn read the following loudly.

"The Lord has risen indeed!"

"Alleluia! Alleluia!"

"Has risen as He said!"

"Alleluia! Alleluia!"

"you will be witnesses of the risen Lord to the end of this world"

"Alleluia! Alleluia!"


Let's pray loudly together the Apostles' Creed.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.

Amen.


Homework

Let's write as a prayer, greeting and thanksgiving to Jesus for overcoming death by His resurrection.

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Lesson 17 When the Holy Spirit comes upon us


The coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2,1-13.36.41-42)

2 1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly out of the sky came a sound like a strong rushing wind and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared 3tongues as if of fire which parted and came to rest upon each one of them. 4All were filled with Holy Spirit and began to speak other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

6When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered, all excited because each heard them speaking in his own language.

36Then Peter stood up with the Eleven and with a loud voice, addressed them, "Let Israel then know for sure that God has made Lord and Christ this Jesus whom you crucified."

41So those who accepted his word were baptized; some three thousand were added to their number that day. 42They were faithful to the teaching of the apostles, the common life of sharing, the breaking of bread and the prayers.

The first community (Acts 2,43-47)

2 43A holy fear came upon all the people, for many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44Now all the believers lived together and shared all their belongings 45They would sell their property and all they had and distribute the proceeds to others according to their need. 46Each day they met together in the Temple area; they broke bread in their homes; they shared their food with great joy and simplicity of heart; 47they praised God and won the people's favor. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

1. When did the Holy Spirit come upon the disciples?

2. How did the disciples change when the Holy Spirit came to rest upon them? Let's complete the sentences below.

"The disciples who thought they would be killed by the Jews were shaking with fear and

3. How did Peter address to the people?

"Let

4. What did those who accepted Peter's word and were baptized do?

5. What does the phrase 'the believers break the bread' mean?

6. Write suitable word in the ( ) of following sentences and read loudly.

"Now all the believers lived ( ) and ( ) all their belongings They would sell their property and all they had and distribute the proceeds to others according to their ( ). Each day they met together in the ( ) area; they broke ( ) in their homes; they shared their food with great joy and simplicity of heart; they praised ( ) and won the people's favor.

7. What is 'the meeting of believers'?

8. Who is the One who will make the Church grow more and more?


Let's read loudly the following sentences and pray.

"Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful"

"and kindle in them the fire of your love."

"Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created."

"And you will renew the face of the earth."

We too have received the Holy Spirit and we know who God is and feel that He loves us. Let's write a prayer asking God to give us the strength and courage to share His love with others and to spread the Good News.


Homework

Let's look for the fruits of the Spirit written in chapter 5 of Galatians verses 22-23. Write the fruits in the picture of the bunch of grapes.

And let's colour in the picture.

Fill in the prayer at the bottom of the page.




The fruit that I want to receive is

God! I ask you to receive this fruit because



I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Lesson 18 God, Trinity


The mercy of Yahweh for the people (Ex 34,6-8)

34 6"Yahweh, Yahweh is a God full of pity and mercy, slow to anger and abounding in truth and loving-kindness. 7He shows loving-kindness to the thousandth generation and forgives wickedness, rebellion and sin; yet he does not leave the guilty without punishment, even punishing the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."

God's only Son, Jesus saves us (Jn 3,16-18; 14,6.11.14)

3 16Yes, God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life. 17God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world; instead, through him the world is to be saved. 18Whoever believes in him will not be condemned. He who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the Name of the only Son of God.

14 6Jesus said, "I am the way, (the truth and the life); no one comes to the Father but through me." 11Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father in me; at least believe it on the evidence of these works that I do. 14And everything you ask in calling upon my Name, I will do.

Holy Spirit makes us as children of God (Rm 8,14-16)

8 14It is those who walk in the Spirit of God who are children of God.

15Then, no more fear: you did not receive a spirit of slavery, but the Spirit that makes you adopted children and every time we cry, "Abba! Father!" 16the Spirit assures our spirit that we are children of God.

13 13The grace of Christ Jesus the Lord, the love of God and the (uniting) fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2Cor 13,13)

1. How many Gods are there?

2. What is the name of the 'Father'?

3. What does the Father give us?

4. What is the name of the 'Son'?

5. Why did the Son come to the world?

6. 'The Holy Spirit' makes us the ( ) of God. Write a suitable word in ( ) above?

7. God, Trinity (the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit) always talk to each other and share all their belongings with each other; and so unite in One. Did you unite with friends in your First Communion class by sharing your thoughts and your activities with each other? Is there anything you still did not share with your friend?

8. The Father always see the Son and the Son always see the Father also. As the two see each other as a heart of ( ) like this so the ( ) overflows like a river.

The ( ) overflows like a river is the ( ) who makes the Father and the Son unite in One. What is the suitable word in ( )?

9. The sign of cross, "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." is the meaning of that we do all by the name of ( ) and of ( ) and of ( ), and ask that our hope be realized by the will of ( ) and of ( ) and of ( ). Let's pray this prayer and live with our God, Father, Son and Spirit always.

Let's remember the doctrine of God, Trinity Father, Son and Spirit and print the candle of my friend beside me; and so light a love of the Lord and of mine in my friend's heart.

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Lesson 19 Let's meet Jesus


Seeing the Cross we can realize how much Jesus loves us! The Cross is the sign or symbol of God's love. Sacrament is the sign that we can see the love of God that is unseen.

As we can acknowledge God through the words and acts of Jesus, so Jesus is the (original) Sacrament of God.

And as Jesus through the Church, so Church is the Sacrament of Jesus.

The church is seen Jesus' love through the seven Sacraments to men in the world.

The baby is born.

Baptism

He/She can be a child of God. He/She can call God, "Abba!" "Father!"

The baby grow drinking the milk of his/her mother.

The Eucharist

He/She can be united with Jesus. (Communion) He/She receives the power and the joy from Jesus.

The child may totter and fall but as he/she begins to walk he/she becomes stronger.

Confirmation

He/She can witness to Jesus anytime and anywhere in the world.

As a younger brother/sister is born. The child becomes angry, jealous and unhappy.

Confession

(Penance,

Reconciliation)

He/She can reconcile with Jesus, with neighbors and with oneself; and can live happily and joyfully again.

The child is reared and can get married

Matrimony

He/She can make a Holy Family with Jesus' blessing.

The boy may love Jesus and everybody and can be ordained a priest.

Holy Orders

He can be a representative of Jesus.

He can bless the Holy Body and the Holy Blood of Jesus and share these with the believers.

The child may become sick.

The Anointing of the sick (Extreme Unction)

He/She can participate in Jesus' suffering to save the world with his suffering. (He will meet Jesus in the kingdom of God.)

1. The twelve disciples came to know God through Jesus because they lived with Him. And after Jesus ascended, they taught Him to other people by their words and by their lives. Where and by whom can we know Jesus today?

2. What is 'a Sacrament'?

3. What is 'a Sacramentals'?

4. Let's match the sacraments on the left with the scripture quotes on the right by joining with lines.

Baptism For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained. (Jn 20,23)

The Eucharist Feed my lambs. (Jn 21,15)

Confirmation Peter and John laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. (Acts 8,17)

Confession They drove out many demons and healed many sick people by anointing them (Mk 6,13)

Matrimony Unless one is born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God (Jn 3,3)

Holy Orders He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives with eternal life and I will raise him up on the last day. (Jn 6,54)

The anointing of the sick So they are no longer two but one body; let no one separate what God has joined. (Mt 19,6)



5. The Church shows Jesus to people. So the Church is called the Sacrament of Jesus. The Church is not only the building. The meeting of the believers is the Church. Then how can we show Jesus? (Reading 'the potato of Hankook', let's see Jesus. living among us. And although we cannot see Jesus completely, we search for other ways to show Jesus by our living.)


The Potato of Hankook

Hankook attended Mass every morning. It is a great joy for Hankook to go to meet Jesus. When he attended Mass in the morning, he was glad and peaceful all day long. There was a man whom he met on the way to Church early every morning. He was a street cleaner who swept the road during the night and by doing so got dirty. Everyday when Hankook met him he said, "Good morning! How are you today?" as if meeting Jesus.

One day, he asked Hankook,

"Hey! Where do you go at this time everyday?"

"I go to Church to meet Jesus."

"Did you ever see Jesus?"

"No!"

"How can you believe Jesus though you cannot see Him?"

"Well, would you believe if you could see Him?"

"Of course, I would believe if I could see Jesus with my own eyes. Can you show me Jesus?"

"Well. If I show you Jesus do you promise to come to Church?"

"Yes, sure!"

When making the promise Hankook answered with pride and conviction. But he was anxious, "How can I show him Jesus?" And so, he prayed during the Mass and came home. Suddenly he saw that a potato which his mother bought last winter pushed out new shoots in a cup. He shouted with joy, 'Ah! That's it!' Next morning, Hankook took it went to Church; he met the street cleaner and said to him,

"Here you are! Here is Jesus!"

and give him the potato. The man looked at the potato and at Hankook; and said,

"Hey, this is a potato. Where is Jesus?"

"Yes, that is a potato. Look, Uncle! I saw this potato in the winter before pushing out new shoots. and it seemed dead. Then, when I see these green and pretty new shoots, I know this potato has been alive all along and can push out new life. Therefore though you can not see Jesus with your eyes now, it does not mean Jesus is not there. Like the new shoots of this potato. Jesus is waiting for the spring of your heart when you will open your mind to His presence."


Homework

How can we show Jesus to others?

Let's draw a picture of a way of showing Jesus to others and explain the drawing.

The picture


Let's explain the drawing;

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Lesson 20 Jesus, please look upon us


The Good Samaritan (Lk 10,25-37)

10 25Then a teacher of the Law came and began putting Jesus to the test. And he said, "Master, what shall I do to receive eternal life?" 26Jesus replied, "What is written in the Scripture? How do you understand it?" 27The man answered, "It is written: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself." 28Jesus replied, "What a good answer! Do this and you shall live." 29The man wanted to keep up appearances, so he replied., "Who is my neighbor?" 30Jesus then said, "There was a man going own from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him and went off leaving him half dead.

31It happened that a priest was going along that road and saw the man, but passed by on the other side. 32Likewise a Levite saw the man and passed by on the other side. 33But a Samaritan, too, was going along that road, and when he came upon the man, he was moved with compassion. 34He went over to him and treated his wounds with oil and wine and wrapped them with bandages. Then he put him on his own animal and brought him to an inn where he took care of him.

35The next day he had to set off, but he gave two silver coins to the innkeeper and told him: 'Take care of him and whatever you spend on him, I will repay when I come back.'"

36Jesus then asked, "Which of these three, do you think, made himself neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" 37The teacher of the Law answered, "The one who had mercy on him." And Jesus said, "Go then and do the same."


1. Who saved the man who fell into the hands of robbers?

2. What did he feel for the man who fell into the hands of robbers when he saw him?

3. What did he do for the man who fell into the hands of robbers?

4. What did the priest or the Levite do for the man who fell into the hands of robbers when they saw him?

5. How did the teacher answer the question of who was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?

6. Is there anyone who showed me love? Who? When?

7. Did I ever see anyone who needed my help and my love, and then pass by on the other side? When? Who?


8. Nowadays, is there anyone who needs my help and my love around me? Who are they? Why do they need my help or my love?


9. How can I show this person my love?

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Lesson 21 Jesus, I love you!


Contemplative Prayer

Let's meet Jesus who we have learned about and have come to know. Now let's go together to the chapel and pray to Jesus and meet Jesus who loves us.

Let's dip our ringer the Holy Water and do the sign of cross; pray,

"In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."

Do you want to meet Jesus?

Then sitting down calmly, ask Jesus to come into my mind and my heart.

Let's read together the prayer below in a quiet voice from the bottom of your heart saying you want Jesus to come to you.


Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I thank you that I can live in this world you created.

Jesus, I thank you that I can live with parents and brothers and sisters and neighbors.

Jesus, I thank you that I can live with friends, air and water and etc, of nature in this world

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I thank you for always being with me.

Jesus, I thank you for always coming whenever I call you.

Jesus, I thank you for giving me the chance to receive my First Holy Communion.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I want to know you.

Jesus, show yourself to us.

Jesus, I want to meet and talk and play joyfully with you.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I am sorry I always make you lonely waiting for me.

Jesus, from now on I will remember you and come to you.

Jesus, please welcome me whenever I come to you.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, are you sad and unhappy when I do something wrong?

Jesus, from now on I will listen to your word and carry it out well.

Jesus, I thank you for forgiving all my sins and wrongs.

Jesus, I will forgive all those who trespass against me.

Jesus, I will remember and live according to your command, "Love each other."

Jesus, send me your Holy Spirit and help me to practice your word bravely.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I want always to live feeling your love.

Jesus, I want to receive and live with your joy and happiness.

Jesus, I thank you giving me the chance to receive you in my First Holy Communion.

Jesus, I want always to be with you.

Jesus, come upon me!

Jesus, come upon my mind; and be with me.

Mary, I thank you!

Mary, be my mother also?

Mother, please lead me to Jesus.

Mother, please help me to meet Jesus.

Mother, please pray for me to Jesus.

Mother, I love you also.


Listen! Now, close your eyes calmly; and let's imagine Jesus coming to me.

Jesus is coming into your mind more and more with deep love.

In your mind, say to Jesus, "Jesus, I love you! Jesus come to me!"

Now, Jesus is standing just in front of me.

Greet Jesus.

Talk to Jesus say whatever you want to tell Him; and listen to Him and share with Him

Now, bow your head with a humble bow to Jesus; and ask Him.,

"Please, bless me!"

Feel Jesus put his two hands on my head and bless me.

Don't stop though you feel Jesus; pray and say constantly "Jesus, I love you! Jesus come to me!"

Now, hug Jesus as he holds me in his arms for a longtime.

Sit and pray in front of the Holy Body (the Blessing Sacrament) for 15-20 minutes; write down the contents of your prayers and the your feelings.





After finishing this prayer, pray to God-the Trinity-Father, Son and Spirit and Holy Mary and your patron saint.

"God, our Father, _________________________________________________!"

"Jesus, Our Lord, _________________________________________________!"

"The spirit of God, Holy Spirit, _______________________________________!"

"Mother, Mary, ____________________________________________________!"

"St. ______________________________________________________________!"

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Lesson 22 If you want to unite with Jesus


The diary of Hansoli

July 15. 1992 Wednesday Clear

Because of a dispute last Sunday with Paul I am still not in good humour. So I do not want to see him or meet him. And whenever I think of him my mind is not easy. Whenever I pray, he comes into my mind and it bothers my conscience. Because I was ashamed to meet Jesus. I did not go to Church or pray this Sunday. I am in bad humour and there is no joy for me in life.

The day before yesterday, I made a resolution 'to reconcile' with him as soon as possible but when I met him yesterday we disagreed again. I visited firstly to reconcile with so and so. But because I was resentful and was upset. I gave up and said to him, "I don't want to play with you anymore." This morning, I thought if I do not see Paul I will be glad and have peace of mind. But it was the same.-No!-It was worse!

So, I went to church as soon as finishing the class; and asked a priest. "What shall I do?" The priest said to me, "A reconciliation is a grace of Jesus. Therefore firstly you should go into a chapel and sit in front of Jesus and imagine your friend and say in your mind, 'I forgive you. please forgive me also.' And pray to Jesus, 'Please give me a grace for reconciliation!'"

As I went out after praying in the Church, I met Paul accidently; and strangely could be reconciled with him easily. I went to confession. So, the priest forgave me in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. I felt very good as if I could fly like a bird in the sky. I could pray better than before. And I felt at peace and happy.

"Today, I realize that Confession is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. And Jesus is merciful. Whenever I call Jesus, He always answers and visits me and forgives me; He is full of love! As Jesus forgave my sin, I felt free again!"

"Jesus, I thank you! I am born again by your grace. Because of reconciling with Paul, I am happy and I thank you, Jesus forgive me. I will not trespass against You and friends again, I will become the Hansoli who is full of your love. Amen. Jesus, I will go to bed now."

"Good night. See you tomorrow morning."


The Confession - The Penance

1) Review : Think about wrong things we did.

2) Penitence : Repent the wrongs and be sorry for them.

3) Determination : Decide not to do wrong again; and after praying

reconcile with your friend.

4) Confession : Confess your sins to Jesus through the priest.

5) Penance : Renew yourself completely by offering a little penance

because Jesus forgives my sins by His death on

the cross.



THE RITE OF PENANCE

-The rite for Reconciliation of Individual Penitents

1. RECEPTION OF THE PENITENT

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

2. READING OF THE WORD OF GOD

3. CONFESSION OF SINS AND ACCEPTANCE OF SATISFACTION

(tell the last sacrament and confess your sins and listen priest's advice)

4. PRAYER OF THE PENITENT AND ABSOLUTION

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy

5. ABSOLUTION

God, the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us for the forgiveness of sins; through the ministry of the Church may God give you pardon and peace, and I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

6. PROCLAMATION OF PRAISE OF GOD AND DISMISSAL

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

His mercy endures for ever.

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Lesson 23 Let's unite with Jesus


Mass is the perfect prayer for meeting with Jesus.

Mass is the foundation stone for working with Jesus by preaching the Good News to help build the Kingdom of God.

We meet Jesus in Mass to unite with Jesus in our hearts and to be Jesus's disciples and to be apostles of Jesus for preaching joyfully and strongly Jesus and His gospel.

Mass is a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God and a feast for having God.

Mass teaches me how to live by hearing the Words of Jesus (Liturgy of the Word) and unites me with Jesus.(Liturgy of the Eucharist)

Then let's practice Mass before our First Holy Communion.


INTRODUCTORY RITE


ENTRANCE SONG

GREETING

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

And also with you.

PENITENTIAL RITE

My brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries, let us call to mind our sins.

I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault (strike your breast) in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life

Amen

KYRIE

Lord have mercy . Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy . Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy . Lord have mercy

GLORY

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God. you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord. you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

OPENING PRAYER

Let us pray.

Amen



LITURGY OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

ALLELUIA OR GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

GOSPEL

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

A leading from the holy gospel according to N.

Glory to you, Lord.

This is the gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

HOMILY

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

I believe in God,

the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord. (All bow during these two lines:) He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS



LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR AND THE GIFTS

Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become our spiritual drink.

Blessed be God for ever.

Pray brethren, that our sacrifice may be acceptable go God, the almighty Father.

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his mame, for our good, and the good of all his Church.

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

Amen

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It's right to give him thanks and praise.

Father, it is our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, He is the Word through whom you made the universe, the Savior you sent to redeem us. By the power of the Holy Spirit be took flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary. For our sake he opened his arms on the cross; he put an end to death and revealed the resurrection. In this he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people. And so we join the angels and the saints in proclaiming your glory as we sing (say):

Holy, holy, holy, Lord. God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Lord, you are holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness, Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so that they may become for us the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Before he was given up to death, a death he freely accepted, he took bread and gave you thanks,. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT IT:

THIS IS MY BODY WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.

When supper was ended, he took the cup. Agin he gave you thanks and praise, gave the cup to his disciples, and said:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT:

THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD,

THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT.

IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL MEN

SO THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died, christ has risen, christ will come again.

In memory of his death and resurrection, we offer you, Father, this life-given bread, this saving cup. We thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.

May all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ be brought together in unity by the Holy Spirit.

Lord, remember your Church throughout the world; make us grow in love, together with N. our Pope, N. our bishop, and all the clergy.

Remember our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again; bring them and all the departed into the light of your presence. Have mercy on us all; make us worthy to share eternal life, with Mary, the virgin mother of God, with the apostles, and with all the saints who have done your will throughout the ages. May we praise you in union with them, and give you glory through your Son, Jesus Christ,

Through him, with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.

Amen.



COMMUNION RITE

LORD'S PRAYER

Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Savior gave us:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be the name; The kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil, and grant us peace in our day in your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever.

SIGN OF PEACE

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: I leave you peace, my peace I give you. Look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom where you live for ever and ever.

Amen.

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you.

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

COMMUNION

This the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper.

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.

The body of Christ.

Amen.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

Let us pray. Amen.



CONCLUDING RITE

GREETING

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

BLESSING

May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

DISMISSAL

Go in the peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God.



PRACTICE FOR RITE OF COMMUNION

1. Preparing for Communion

1) Preparing heart : If you have sins or failed to love others, reconcile with Jesus by celebrating Confession. And from the deepest part of your heart, pray, "Please come to me Jesus!" This is a prayer asking Jesus who is my Lord and loves me "to come to me and unite with me and give me joy and happiness and give me the power for carrying out His Word."

2) Preparing Body : Wash body clearly and wear clean clothes.

Eat nothing from one hour before Communion.

Of course, you can drink water or take medicine.

2. Practice for Communion

Please come forward in two lines with your hands joined in prayer.

While the person in front receives Holy Communion bow to Jesus then come forward and receive the Holy Body holding your left hand above your right hand.

After receiving the Holy Body, go two steps to the side, eat (unite) the Holy Body.

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Lesson 24 Let's be reconciled with Jesus


Before celebrating Confession, we together think about with way we should be reconciled with Jesus through reflecting on the Ten Commandments of God. To unite with Jesus, we must know Jesus and the will of Jesus. And so let's live joyful and happy again in Jesus' love by reflecting on ourselves.

1. I, the Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me.

1) Idolatry : Thinking that anything is more important than loving and following Jesus and His will. eg, missing the Sunday Mass and Sunday Church school; failing to read the Bible and not praying.

for example (eg) - watching the cartoon in TV and playing computer games instead of doing good or praying.

2) Think oneself more important than God and His commandments.

eg - If I hate the person just because he disagrees with me. Doing what I want rather than what God wants.

2. You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.

Using the name or God in an oath or promise when I am telling a lie.

eg - "If I tell a lie, I oath by the name of God."

3. Remember to keep holy the Lord's day.

Lord's day (Sunday) is the day of remembering God. We thank God on this day for helping us to live well during last week; and celebrate the Mass and pray to God to help us live joyful and good lives in the coming week.

This day is also for rest.

We should visit and greet and help our grandparents and parents and neighbors and poor friends.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

My parents give me the word of God. And they feed me in God's place. Therefore I, a son/daughter of God, should respect my parents, who represent God, and I should love and listen carefully to what they say to me.

5. You shall not kill.

God made man. And man was made in the image of God. Therefore I should love adults and friends. If I hate and speak against anyone, it will be the same as hating and speaking against God. Though someone thinks differently or disagrees with me, I should not hate and ignore and speak against them, I should respect them. And do not help neighbors is the same as pretending not to know God.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

Don't be angry because my friend likes someone else more than me. Let's love each other. And in future when I will marry, I should know that God asks me to be faithful to my wife or husband.

7. You shall not steal.

God gives us a freedom and gives us things which are necessary for us. Then If anyone takes a possession of another without telling him or does not give him what is his. It is the same as ignoring and snatching the freedom and love of God.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Do not damage anyone by telling a lie for my own benefits or protection. Do not blame someone else for what is my fault.

9. 10. You shall not convert your neighbor's wife. and anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Even though I have difficulties I should thank God and I should respect and love my grandfather or grandmother or parents or brothers and sisters who live with me and friends and neighbors. Remember all I really need is the blessing and love of God. I should not want what other people have. I should be happy with and thank God for the relation, friends and things that I have already. "God, please care and love my father and my mother!"

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing and give thanks to God at ever moment. This is the will of God, your vocation as Christians." (1The 5,16-18)


The practice for Baptism will be found in 'the lesson 25 Baptism'.

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Lesson 25 Baptism


RITE FOR BAPTISM OF CHILDREN

- "Chapter Rite of initiation for children of catechetical age"(IC)

(No. 306-369) in Rite of Christian initiation of adults

- "Chapter Rite of baptism for several children"(BC)

(No. 32-71) in Rite of Baptism for children


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Amen

RITE OF WELCOME

OPENING DIALOGUE <IC NO. 318>

(N.) What do you wish to become?

A Christian.

Why do you wish to become a Christian?

Because I believe in Christ.

What does belief in Christ offer you?

Eternal life.

<IC NO. 319> Since you now believe in Christ and wish us to prepare you for baptism, we welcome you with great joy into our Christian family where you will come to know Christ better day by day. Together with us you will strive to live as children of God, for thus has Christ instructed us: Love God with all your heart; love one another as I have loved you.

DIALOGUE WITH PARENTS AND CONGREGATION <IC NO. 320>

N. and N., go now and ask your parents to come forward with you and give their consent.

Dear parents: Your sons and daughters N. and N. are asking to be prepared for baptism. Do you consent to their request?

We do.

Are you willing to contribute your art in this preparation for baptism?

We are.

<IC NO. 321> The important task these young people begin today will require the help of our faith and love. Are you ready, as friends and relatives, to help them in their progress toward baptism?

We are.

<IC NO. 322> N,. and N., Christ has called you to become his friends. May you always keep him in mind and be faithful to him. And so, I now sign you with the sign of Christians, the cross of Christ. May this sign be a constant reminder to you of Christ and of his great love for you. I invite you parents and teachers (N. and N.), since you, too, belong to Christ, to sign them with the sign of Christ.

<IC NO. 323> (the ears) I sign your ears with the sign of the cross: may you hear the words of Christ.

(the eyes) I sign your eyes with the sign of the cross: may you see the works of Christ.

(the lips) I sign your lips with the sign of the cross: may you speak as Christ would speak.

(the breast) I sign your breast with the sign of the cross: may you welcome Christ into your heart by faith.

(the shoulders) I sign your shoulders with the sign of the cross: may you have the strength of Christ.

(the whole body) I sign your whole person with the sign of the cross in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: may you live with Jesus now and for ever

Amen

ENTRY INTO THE CHURCH <IC NO. 324>

Now you may take your place in the Christian assembly. Come, listen to the Lord who speaks to us and join us in prayer to him.

LITURGY OF THE WORD

READING : Let what was seen in Christ Jesus be seen in you. (Ph 2,1-11)

2 1If I may advise you in the name of Christ and if you can hear it as the voice of love; if we share the same spirit and are capable of mercy and compassion, then I beg of you 2make me very happy: have one love, one spirit, one feeling. 3 do nothing through rivalry or vain conceit. On the contrary let each of you gently consider the others as more important than yourselves. 4Do not seek your own interest, but rather that of others. 5Let what was seen in Christ Jesus be seen in you: 6Though being divine in nature, he did not claim in fact equality with God, 7but emptied himself, taking on the nature of a servant, made in human likeness, and in his appearance found as a man. 8He humbled himself by being obedient to death, death on the cross 9That is why God exalted him and gave him the Name which outshines all names, 10so that at the Name of Jesus all knees should bend in heaven, on earth and among the dead, 11and all tongues proclaim that Christ Jesus is the Lord to the glory of God the Father.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

RESPONSORY SONG

ALLELUIA

GOSPEL : The greatest commandment (Mk 12,28c-31)

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

A leading from the holy gospel according to

Glory to you Lord.

12 28At that time a teacher of the Law came up and asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?"

29Jesus answered, "The first is: Hear, Israel! The Lord, our God is One Lord; 30and you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. 31And after this comes another one: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these two."

This is the gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

HOMILY

PRESENTATION OF THE GOSPELS <IC NO. 328>

PRAYER <IC NO. 329>

Let us pray for these boys and girls as they draw nearer to God, for they are your sons and daughters, your companions and friends.

That you, God our Father, may steadily increase their desire to live with Jesus, for this we pray: Lord, hear our prayer.

That their lives in the Church may bring them happiness, for this we pray: Lord, hear our prayer.

That you may grant them the courage to persevere in their preparation for baptism, for this we pray: Lord, hear our prayer.

That in your love you may keep them safe from the temptation of discouragement and fear, for this we pray: Lord, hear our prayer.

That you may grant them the joy of receiving baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist, for this we pray: Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord, you have filled these young people with the desire to become perfect Christians. May they see their hopes and our prayers answered by reaching you at last. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

LITANY <BC NO. 48>

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Peter and Saint Paul, pray for us.

Saint Thomas, pray for us.

All you saints of God, pray for us.

PRAYER OF EXORCISM AND ANOINTING BEFORE BAPTISM

<BC NO. 49> We anoint you with the oil of salvation in the name of Christ our Savior. May he strengthen you with his power, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Almighty and ever-living God, you sent your only Son into the world to cast out the power of Satan, spirit of evil, to rescue man from the kingdom of darkness, and bring him into the splendor of your kingdom of light. We pray for these children: set them free from original sin, make them temples of your glory, and send your Holy Spirit to dwell within them. (We ask this) through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We anoint you with the oil of salvation in the name of Christ our Savior; may he strengthen you with his power, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

May you have strength in the power of Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

BLESSING AND INVOCATION OF GOD OVER BAPTISMAL WATER

<BC NO. 224> Father, God of mercy, through these waters of baptism you have filled us with new life as your very own children.

Blessed be God.

From all who are baptized in water and the Holy Spirit, you have formed one people, united in your Son Jesus Christ

Blessed be God.

You have set us free and filled our hearts with the Spirit of your love, that we may live in your peace.

Blessed be God.

You call those who have been baptized to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ to people everywhere.

Blessed be God.

(If no the baptismal water)

You have called your children, N., N., to this cleansing water and new birth that by sharing the faith of your Church they might have eternal life. Bless this water in which they will be baptized. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord.

Amen.

(If the baptismal water has already been blessed,)

You have called your children N., N., to this cleansing water that they may share in the faith of your Church and have eternal life. By the mystery of this consecrated water lead them to a new and spiritual birth. (We ask this) through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

RENUNCIATION OF SIN <BC NO. 57>

Do you reject sin, so as to live in the freedom of God's children?

I do.

Do you reject the glamor of evil, and refuse to be mastered by sin?

I do.

Do you reject Satan, father of sin and prince of darkness?

I do.

PROFESSION OF FAITH (THE APOSTLES' CREED)

Let's confess our belief.

I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord. (All bow during these two lines:) He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

BAPTISM <IC NO. 356; BC NO. 60>

N., I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


EXPLANATORY RITES

ANOINTING AFTER BAPTISM <IC NO. 358>

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, has freed you from sin, given you a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and welcomed you into his holy people. He now anoints you with the chrism of salvation. As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of his body, sharing everlasting life.

Amen

CLOTHING WITH THE WHITE GARMENT <IC NO. 359>

N., and N., you have become a new creation and have clothed yourselves in Christ. Take this white garment and bring it unstained to the judgement seat of our Lord Jesus Christ that you may have everlasting life. Amen

PRESENTATION OF THE LIGHTED CANDLE <IC NO. 360>

Godparents, please come forward to give the newly baptized the light of Christ.

You have been enlightened by Christ. Walk always as children of the light and keep the flame of faith alive in your hearts. When the Lord comes, may you go out to meet him with all the saints in the heavenly kingdom.

Amen


CONCLUSION OF THE RITE <BC NO. 67>

You have put on Christ, in him you have been baptized. Alleluia, alleluia.

LORD'S PRAYER <IC NO. 68>

Dearly beloved, these children have been reborn in baptism. They are now called children of God, for so indeed they are. In confirmation they will receive the fullness of God's Spirit. In holy communion they will share the banquet of Christ's sacrifice, calling God their Father in the midst of the Church. In their name, in the Spirit of our common sonship, let us pray together in the words our Lord has given us:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be the name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

BLESSING <IC NO. 70>

God the Father, through his Son, the Virgin Mary's child, has brought joy to all Christian mothers, as they see the hope of eternal life shine on their children. May he bless the mothers of these children. May they be one with them in thanking him for ever in heaven, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

God is the giver of all life, human and divine. May he bless the fathers of these children. With their wives they will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. May they be also the best of teachers, bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

By God's gift, through water and the Holy Spirit, we are reborn to everlasting life. In his goodness, may he continue to pour out his blessings upon all present, who are his sons and daughters. May he make them always, wherever they may be, faithful members of his holy people. May he send his peace upon all who are gathered here, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

May almighty God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless you.

Amen

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Addendum 1 Let's meet the priest


Test

- 'Trinity'

Who is the Father

Who is the Son

Who is the Holy Spirit

- Who is Jesus as for me?

- Is there any scene or word of Jesus which I remember?

- Kingdom of God

- Gospel

- Church

- Sacrament

- Who is Jesus I met?

(Did I meet or feel (the presence of) Jesus? When? Where? How?)

- Please tell me how you will live after the First Communion.

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Addendum 2 Retreat for the first communion children


Time

Event

Preparation

Person Responsibles

Place

09:00

Registration

Name Card, Notebook

Helper/ Volunteer

Entrance

09:15

Liturgy of the Word

Bible (John 15,11-17)

Teacher or Priest

Chapel

09:45

VCR (The Greater love) or Story (The blood of Catherine)

VCR Tape (St. Paul Publisher)

Teacher or Helper

Class 1

10:10

Free Time




10:25

Group Discussion

Forming Group, Elect Group Leader, Elect Group Secretary

Group Leader

Each Class

11:30

Presentation

Blackboard/Poster Hanger,

Sticking Tape

Teacher

Class 1

12:00

Lunch


Mothers

Class 2

13:00

Recreation

Songs, Games

Recreation's Leader

Class, Ground

13:30

Contemplation Prayer

Practice for Holy Communion

Tape Recorder,

Tape to help Prayer

Teacher (Helper) and Priest

Chapel

15:30

Free Time-Snacks

Snacks

Teacher and Mothers

Class 2

16:00

Practice for Baptism and First Communion

Baptism Rite

Sister or Teacher or Priest

Chapel

LITURGY OF THE WORD

1. Entrance song

2. Greeting

3. Kyrie

4. Prayer

Let us pray.

Thank you God, the Father who loves us always. Today we come here all together to meet You. Please show us the way and lead us to meet Jesus. We make our prayer through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

5. Reading - Jn 15,11-17

15 11"I have told you all this, that my own joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. 12This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. 13There is no greater love than this, to give one's life for his friends; 14and you are my friends if you do what I command you.

15I shall not call you servants any more, because a servant does not know what his master is about. Instead I call you friends, since I have made known to you everything I learned from my Father.

16 You did not choose me; it was I who chose you and sent you to go and bear much fruit, fruit that will last. And everything you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.

17So I tell you to love one another."

6. Homily (You can read aloud 'the blood of Catherine')

7. The Apostles' Creed

8. General Intercessions

9. Blessing

10. Dismissal song


The blood of Catherine

One day, Peter and Catherine went to play. They had played gladly and joyfully. They saw Elephants and Lions and Peacocks; and rode on a monorail; and ate cookies and several kinds of ice cream in the children park.

And then later, when Catherine delayed to drink a cup of water on the street, the elder brother Peter started to walk across the street. Suddenly a car came quickly and ran over him.

The ambulance came and took him to hospital. Peter had lost a lot of blood, so a doctor asked Catherine,

"Can you give your blood for your elder brother?"

She answer,

"Yes."

Because their parents were not at the hospital, there was no one who had the same blood as Peter except Catherine.

Catherine thought if 'I give my blood to him I will die.'; and was afraid. But she thought that she should help her elder brother, Peter to live. So she gave her blood to her brother. The parents came to hospital while she was giving her blood. Her parents praised and encouraged her. But she was sad.

After the doctor operated on Peter, he told her and their parents,

"Peter is fine."

Catherine questioned the doctor,

"When will I die?"

The doctor answered,

"Die? You? Why will you die?"

Catherine replied,

"I gave my blood so now I will die, won't I?"

Her parents asked,

"Did you give your blood even though you thought you would die?"


Questions for group discussion

- Let's share after hearing the story of 'The Blood of Catherine'

1. Who was run over by a car?

2. Who gave the blood?

3. What did the child think would happen after giving the blood?

4. Why did the child give the blood?

5. Let's share about if I or anyone I know showed this kind of love?

6. What did Jesus say about an act like this child's? Let's seek the word of Jesus in Bible.


Contemplative Prayer

Let's meet Jesus who we have learned about and have come to know. Now let's go together to the chapel and pray to Jesus and meet Jesus who loves us.

Let's dip our ringer the Holy Water and do the sign of cross; pray,

"In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen."

Do you want to meet Jesus?

Then sitting down calmly, ask Jesus to come into my mind and my heart.

Let's read together the prayer below in a quiet voice from the bottom of your heart saying you want Jesus to come to you.


Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I thank you that I can live in this world you created.

Jesus, I thank you that I can live with parents and brothers and sisters and neighbors.

Jesus, I thank you that I can live with friends, air and water and etc, of nature in this world

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I thank you for always being with me.

Jesus, I thank you for always coming whenever I call you.

Jesus, I thank you for giving me the chance to receive my First Holy Communion.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I want to know you.

Jesus, show yourself to us.

Jesus, I want to meet and talk and play joyfully with you.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I am sorry I always make you lonely waiting for me.

Jesus, from now on I will remember you and come to you.

Jesus, please welcome me whenever I come to you.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, are you sad and unhappy when I do something wrong?

Jesus, from now on I will listen to your word and carry it out well.

Jesus, I thank you for forgiving all my sins and wrongs.

Jesus, I will forgive all those who trespass against me.

Jesus, I will remember and live according to your command, "Love each other."

Jesus, send me your Holy Spirit and help me to practice your word bravely.

Jesus, I love you!

Jesus, I want always to live feeling your love.

Jesus, I want to receive and live with your joy and happiness.

Jesus, I thank you giving me the chance to receive you in my First Holy Communion.

Jesus, I want always to be with you.

Jesus, come upon me!

Jesus, come upon my mind; and be with me.

Mary, I thank you!

Mary, be my mother also?

Mother, please lead me to Jesus.

Mother, please help me to meet Jesus.

Mother, please pray for me to Jesus.

Mother, I love you also.


Listen! Now, close your eyes calmly; and let's imagine Jesus coming to me.

Jesus is coming into your mind more and more with deep love.

In your mind, say to Jesus, "Jesus, I love you! Jesus come to me!"

Now, Jesus is standing just in front of me.

Greet Jesus.

Talk to Jesus say whatever you want to tell Him; and listen to Him and share with Him

Now, bow your head with a humble bow to Jesus; and ask Him.,

"Please, bless me!"

Feel Jesus put his two hands on my head and bless me.

Don't stop though you feel Jesus; pray and say constantly "Jesus, I love you! Jesus come to me!"

Now, hug Jesus as he holds me in his arms for a longtime.


Sit and pray in front of the Holy Body (the Blessing Sacrament) for 15-20 minutes; write down the contents of your prayers and the your feelings.




After finishing this prayer, pray to God-the Trinity-Father, Son and Spirit and Holy Mary and your patron saint.

"God, our Father, _________________________________________________!"

"Jesus, Our Lord, _________________________________________________!"

"The spirit of God, Holy Spirit, _______________________________________!"

"Mother, Mary, ____________________________________________________!"

"St. ______________________________________________________________!"

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Addendum 3 Common prayers


THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


THE LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be the name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


The HAIL MARY

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.


GLORY BE TO THE FATHER

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


THE APOSTLES' CREED

I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, Our Lord.

(All bow during these two lines:)

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.


THE CONFITEOR

I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I Have sinned through my own fault (strike your breast) in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.


ACT OF FAITH

O my God, I firmly believe all the truths that the holy catholic Church believes and teaches. I believe these truths, O Lord, because you have revealed them to her and in this faith I am resolved to live and die. Amen.


ACT OF HOPE

O my God, relying on your promises, I hope that, through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, you will grant me pardon of my sins, and the graces necessary to serve you in this life and to obtain eternal happiness in the next. Amen.


ACT OF CHARITY

O my God, I love you with my whole heart and above all things, because you are infinitely good and perfect; and I love my neighbour as myself for love of you. Grant that I may love you more and more in this life, and in the next for all eternity. Amen.


A SHORT ACT OF CONTRITION

O my God, I am sorry that I have sinned against you, because you are so good, and by the help of your grace, I will not sin agin. Amen.


ACT OF CONTRITION

O my God, I am sorry and beg pardon for all my sins, and detest them above all things, because they deserve your dreadful punishments, because they have crucified my loving Saviour Jesus Christ, and most of all, because they offend your infinite goodness; and I firmly resolve, by the help of your grace, never to offend your infinite goodness; and I firmly resolve, by the help of your grace, never to offend you again, and carefully to avoid the occasions of sin. Amen.


PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.

And you will renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray

O God, (you) who have taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us by that Holy Spirit himself, to know what is right and ever rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


ANGEL OF GOD

Angel of God, my guardian dear; to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.


THE ANGELUS

V) The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.

R) And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary

V) Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R) Be it done unto me according to your word.

Hail Mary

V) The Word was made flesh.

R) And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary

V) Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R) That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

let us pray

Pour forth, we beseech you, O lord, your grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may, by his passion and cross, be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


THE REGINA COELI

Rejoice, O Queen of heaven, Alleluia.

For he whom you did merit to bear, Alleluia.

Has risen as he said, Alleluia.

Pray for us to God, Alleluia.

V) Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.

R) For the Lord has risen indeed, Alleluia.

Let us pray

O God who has given joy to the whole world through the resurrection of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ; grant that through the prayers of his Virgin Mother Mary we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen


SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM

We fly to your patronage,

O holy Mother of God,

despise not our petitions in our necessities,

but deliver us from all dangers,

O ever glorious and blessed Virgin.


THE MORNING OFFERING

O Jesus, through the most pure heart of Mary, I offer you the prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your divine heart. Amen.


A MORNING PRAYER

I adore you, my God, and I love you with all my heart. I thank you for having created me, made me a Christian, and kept me this night. I offer you my actions of this day; grant that they all may be according to your holy will and for your greater glory. Keep me from sin and all evil. May your grace be always with me and with all my dear ones. Amen.


A NIGHT PRAYER

I adore you, my God, and I love you with all my heart. I thank you for having created me, made me a Christian and kept me this day. Pardon me the evil I have done, and if I have done some good, accept it. Take care of me while I sleep and deliver me from all danger. May your grace be always with me and with all my loved ones. Amen.


GRACE BEFORE MEALS

Bless us, O lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


GRACE AFTER MEALS

We give you thanks, O almighty God, for all your benefits; who live and reign, world without end. Amen.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


HOW TO RECITE THE ROSARY


THE ROSARY

The rosary is a series of prayers in honour of our Lord and the blessed Virgin Mary. The whole rosary is composed of fifteen decades. A decade consists of: 'The Lord's Prayer', ten 'Hail Mary's and 'the Glory be to the Father'.

The rosary consists of five decades of beads, as it is a common practice to recite five decades at a time, while meditating on either the five 'joyful', 'sorrowful' or 'glorious' mysteries in the life of our Lord and the blessed Virgin Mary.

It is customary to commence the rosary by saying 'The Apostles' Creed', 'The Lord's Prayer', three 'Hail Mary's and 'the glory be to the Father'.

The 'Hail, Holy Queen' is usually said after the five decades are completed.

The Rosary

The Sign of the Cross

The Apostles' Creed.

The Lord's Prayer on the large beads.

The Hail Mary on the small beads.

The Glory be to the Father, at the end of each decade.

At the end of the five decades the 'Hail, Holy Queen' is usually said.


THE FIVE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

(Monday and Thursday)

1 THE ANNUNCIATION

The angel went in and said to her, 'Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you'. (Luke 1,28)

2 THE VISITATION

And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said: 'Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.' (Luke 1,41-42)

3 THE BIRTH OF JESUS

And she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them at the inn. (Lk 2,7)_

4 THE PRESENTATION

And when the day came for them to be purified as laid down by the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. (Lk 2,22-23)

5 THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

Three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors listening to them, and asking them questions (Lk 2,46)


THE FIVE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

(Tuesday and Friday)

1 THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN

In his anguish he prayed even more earnestly, and his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. When he rose from prayer he went to the disciples and found them sleeping for sheer grief. (Lk 22,44-45)

2 THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR

Pilate then had Jesus taken away and scourged. (Jn 19,1)

3 THE CROWNING WITH THORNS

Then they stripped him and made him wear a scarlet cloak, and having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on his head and placed a reed in his right hand. (Mt 27,28.-29)

4 THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS

And carrying his own cross he went out of the city to the place of the skull or, as it was called in Hebrew, Golgotha. (Jn 19,17)

5 THE CRUCIFIXION

And when Jesus had cried out in a loud voice, he said, 'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit'. With these words he breathed his last. (Lk 23,46)


THE FIVE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

(Wednesday and Saturday and Sunday)

1 THE RESURRECTION

You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen, he is not here. See here is the place where they laid him. (Mark 16,6)

2. THE ASCENSION

And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven: there at the right hand of God he took his place. (Mark 16,19)

3 THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech. (Acts 2,2)

4. THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY INTO HEAVEN

Now a great sign appeared in heaven; a woman, adorned with the sun, standing on the moon, and with the twelve stars on her head for a crown. (Revelation 12,1)

5 .THE CORONATION OF MARY AS QUEEN OF HEAVEN

On her head a crown of twelve stars. (Revelation 12,1)


HAIL, HOLY QUEEN

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy. Hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V) Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R) That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

O God, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant we beseech you, that meditating upon these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


THE WAY OF THE CROSS

1. JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH

2. JESUS IS MADE TO BEAR HIS CROSS.

3. JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME UNDER HIS CROSS

4. JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER.

5. SIMON OF CYRENE HELPS JESUS TO CARRY HIS CROSS.

6. VERONICA WIPES THE FACE OF JESUS.

7. JESUS FALLS THE SECOND TIME.

8. JESUS SPEAKS TO THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM.

9. JESUS FALLS THE THIRD TIME.

10. JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS GARMENTS.

11. JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS.

12. JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS.

13. JESUS IS TAKEN DOWN FROM THE CROSS.

14. JESUS IS PLACED IN THE SEPULCHRE.


KYRIE

Lord have mercy . Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy . Christ have mercy

Lord have mercy . Lord have mercy


GLORY

Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God. you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord. you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


SANCTUS

Holy, holy, holy, Lord. God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


AGNUS DEI

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

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