Children's Liturgy of the Word

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Jesus told his disciples this story: "The kingdom of heaven is like what happened when a farmer scattered good seed in a field. But while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and scattered weed seeds in the field and then left. When the plants came up and began to ripen, the farmer's servants could see the weeds.

The servants came and asked: "Sir, didn't you scatter good seed in your field? Where did these weeds come from?"

"An enemy did this," he replied.

His servants then asked: "Do you want us to go out and pull up the weeds?"

"No!" he answered. "You might also pull up the wheat. Leave the weeds alone until harvest time. Then I'll tell my workers to gather the weeds and tie them up and burn them. But I'll have them store the wheat in my barn."

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Photo: Click on this link to view The Southern Cross, June 2013  – schools celebrating the environment feature on pages 18 & 19.

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 Children 16 Ord Time A 2017 Children Sheet.pdf
 Children 16 Ord Time A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf


 

15h Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah

"The rain and the snow fall from the sky. But they don't return without watering the earth that produces seeds to plant and grain to eat. And that's how it is with my words. They don't return to me without doing everything I sent them to do."

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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Reflection: Ask the children if they know how seeds grow.
(Place in soil, water regularly, keep the weeds away etc.)

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 Children 15 Ord Time A 2017 Children Sheet.pdf
 Children 15 Ord Time A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf


 

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us: "If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me.”

 

In loving faith in God, and in Jesus, the one who wants us to trust enough to learn from him and to rest in him, we can grow in courage and strength.

When we carry the yoke of our baptism we do so alongside our brothers and sisters in faith, we have an endless supply of support and resources.

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Photo: Moore family baptism at St John the Baptist Church, Plympton. Published in The Southern Cross July 2017.

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 Children 14 Ord Time A 2017 Children Sheet.pdf
 Children 14 Ord Time A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf


 

Children's Liturgy of the Word

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A

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"The woman said to her husband: "I'm sure that this man who comes by here so often is a holy man of God. Let's build him a small room on our flat roof. We can put a bed, a table, a chair, and an oil lamp in the room. He can stay there whenever he comes to visit us."

 Children 13 Ord Time A 2017 Children Sheet.pdf
 Children 13 Ord Time A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf


 

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year A

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Gospel Acclamation: John 6:51

Alleluia, alleluia.

I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord;
whoever eats this bread will live for ever.

Alleluia.

 Children Body and Blood of Christ A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet[1].pdf
 Children Body and Blood of Christ A 2017 Children Sheet[1].pdf


 

The Most Holy Trinity, Year A

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Loving God, we come to hear your Word on this the Most Holy Trinity Sunday.

We sign our forehead with the sign of the cross as we open our minds to understand to your Word.

We sign our lips with the sign of the cross, help us to speak your truth.

We sign our hearts with the sign of the cross, may we carry the Good News of Jesus and share it with everyone we meet.
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Photo: Fr Dan and children at the Pentecost Vigil in St Peter Claver Church, Dulwich, on June 3. Click here to see another photo and report in the Cathedral weekly parish newsletter.
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 Children Holy Trinity A 2017 Children Sheet.pdf
 Children Trinity A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf


 

Pentecost Sunday Year A

At Pentecost, the Spirit made the apostles go forth from themselves and turned them into heralds of God’s wondrous deeds, capable of speaking to each person in his or her own language.

The Holy Spirit also grants the courage to proclaim the newness of the Gospel with boldness (parrhesía) in every time and place, even when it meets with opposition.

Let us call upon him today, firmly rooted in prayer, for without prayer all our activity risks being fruitless and our message empty.

 

 

 Children Pentecost A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf
 Children Pentecost A 2017 Children Sheet.pdf


 

The Ascension of Our Lord, Year A

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First reading (CEV) Acts 1:8-11

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
Jesus told his disciples:
"The Holy Spirit will come upon you and give you power. Then you will tell everyone about me in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and everywhere in the world."
After Jesus had said this and while they were watching, he was taken up into a cloud.
They could not see him, but as he went up, they kept looking up into the sky.
Suddenly two men dressed in white clothes were standing there beside them.
They said, "Why are you men from Galilee standing here and looking up into the sky?
Jesus has been taken to heaven.
But he will come back in the same way that you have seen him go."

 Children Ascension A 2017 Children Sheet.pdf
 Children Ascension A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf


 

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

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We sign our forehead with the sign of the cross as we open our minds to understand to your Word.

We sign our lips with the sign of the cross, help us to speak your truth.

We sign our hearts with the sign of the cross, may we carry the Good News of Jesus and share it with everyone we meet.

 

 Children 6 Easter A 2017 Children's Sheet.pdf
 Children 6 Easter A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf


 

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

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Juan Pablo, age 10 from Argentina writes to Pope Francis and asks why Jesus chose 12 apostles and not others? 

Pope Francis replies: “… Look, Jesus doesn’t choose a crowd.  He chooses each person, one by one.  So he chose the first twelve as his apostles.  But we – you and I – are also chosen, with a first name and a family name.  I have been chosen as Jorge Mario and you as Juan Pablo.  We have been chosen to be Jesus’ friends and to do something in life.”

 

 Children 5 Easter A 2017 Childrens Sheet.pdf
 Children 5 Easter A 2017 Parent and Leader Sheet.pdf