Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chapter 20 Words to Remember

Lent: The season during which we prepare for Easter by prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Prayer: Talking and listening to God.

Fasting: Giving up something, especially food, to help us remember that we depend on God.

Almsgiving: Giving money or time to the poor or others who need it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lent--More Activiites and Prayers

Here arfe some Lent activities to try. Remember, I have a treat for you if you print something shown here, do it and bring it it.

Catechetical Resources, put out by the publishers of the Faith and Life religion books, has activities for all grade levels, including instructions for Lenten cups to keep track of sacrifices, coloring sheets and study guides.

Sadlier, publisher of the We Believe religion series has Lenten activities for all ages.

CatholicMom.com has art projects, coloring sheets, games and even some recipes. They have more under lesson plans.

Catholic Cuisine blog has recipes. See what they are cooking up for Lent.

Here are Lenten prayers for children. They also include a Stations of the Cross for Children.

Sign up for Holy Heros and you can get daily emails of Lenten activities. Check with your parents first!

The Catholic Faith Education Blog has posts with Lenten links.

Women for Faith and Family give readings and background information for parents, and family activities.

Resources for Catholic Educators has a treasure trove of activities, including coloring sheets.

Of course the most necessary part of celebrating Lent is celebrating Sunday mass with the community. The publishers of the Faith First religion texts have weekly summaries, discussion topics and activities based on the readings. Sadlier has a similar site. Catholic Mom.com has coloring pages, worksheets, lesson plans, and more for each week. Open Wednesday has a variety of activities as well.

Karen Edmonson has some great crafts on her blog.

Domestic Church has activities and prayers.

Catholic Culture offers several choices including a sticker chart.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Words to Remember: Chapter 16

Passover: The feast when the Jewish people celebrate their freedom from slavery in Egypt.

Last Supper: The Passover meal at which Jesus gave us the Eucharist.

Eucharist: The sacrament of Jesus Body and Blood. The word "eucharist" means to give thanks.

Mass: The celebration of the Eucharist.

Sacrifice: A gift offered to God by the priest in the name of the people. Jesus' gift was His life.

Assembly: The people gathered to worship in the name of Jesus Christ.

Holy Days of Obligation: Special feasts on which we are required to attend mass.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Words to Remember: Chapter 15

Sacrament: A special sign given to us by Jesus through which we share God's life and love.

Sacraments of Inititation: Sacraments that join us the Jesus and the Church. They are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

Baptism: We become children of God, members of the Church and are freed from Original Sin.

Original Sin: The first sin committed by human beings.

Confirmation: WE are sealed with the Holy Spirit.

Eucharist: We receive Jesus' body and blood.

Sacraments of Healing: Sacraments that heal us in body or spirit. They are Reconciliation and Annointing of the Sick.

Sacraments of Service: Sacraments that celebrate our vocations. They are Holy Orders and Matrimony.

Holy Orders: The sacrament in which a man becomes a priest.

Matrimony: The sacrament in which a man and a woman are married to each other forever.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Words to Remember: Chapter 12

Vocation: Gods call to serve Him in a certain way.

Laypeople: Baptized members of the Church who share in the mission to bring the good news of Christ to the world.

Vows: Promises to God.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Words to Remember: Chapter 11

Parish: A community of believers who worship God together. Our parish is OLDP.

Pastor: A priest who leads the parish in worship, prayer and teaching. Our pastor is Fr. Mike.

Deacon: A man ordained by the bishop who helps the priest and parish by preaching, baptizing, and other things. Our deacons are Deacon Fred Memleb and Deacon Roberto

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Words to Remember: Chapter 10

Prayer: Listening and talking to God

Synagogue: The gathering place where Jewish people pray and learn about God.

Litugy: The official public prayer of the Church.

Pilgrimages: Journeys to holy places.