Children's Liturgy of the Word
The Ascension of Our Lord, Year A
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."
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A
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.
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A
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.”