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1 Prayer Crossword Puzzle We can pray at any time and in any place. We can offer our work and our play to God. Today, tell God about the fun you have as you work this crossword puzzle about prayer. Use the clues below to complete the puzzle. Our Prayer Across is the raising of our minds and hearts to God Celebrating the is the main form of the prayer of the Church We pray to the Father. 6. The liturgical year is divided into. 8. We profess our faith in the Apostles. 10. Jesus taught his followers, or how to pray. Down 1. On the third day, Jesus was from the dead In prayer, we give thanks and to God. 7. We pray the Apostles and the Creeds. 9. Every day, the Church prays the Liturgy of the. People of Prayer Chapter 9 9a

2 Praying with Jesus Sometimes we forget that Jesus is here with us, ready and willing to have a prayer conversation. First, close your eyes for several minutes and picture Jesus sitting near you. You can be sure of his love for you. Imagine what you would say to each other. You can tell him about anything your happiness, your fears, or your gratitude. Write your conversation here. Jesus: Me: Jesus: Me: Jesus: Me: 9b Chapter 9 People of Prayer

3 The Liturgical Year At the celebration of the liturgy, we gather to remember and share in God s work among us. Complete the crossword puzzle to review the seasons of the liturgical year DOWN 6 ACROSS 1. The season when we celebrate the birth of our Savior 2. Our season of preparation for Easter 3. The three-day celebration of Jesus Paschal Mystery 4. The weeks of the Liturgical year that are not Advent, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, or Easter weeks 6. A time of expectation for Christ s coming 5. The season in which we celebrate that God raised Jesus to new life Celebrating God s Love Chapter 10 10a

4 Liturgical Year Flash Cards Make flash cards to remember the colors and symbols of the Church s liturgical seasons. 1. Write the name of the liturgical season on one side of an index card. 2. On the other side of the card, write or draw a clue. Choose one of the following: Draw a symbol for the season. Write a phrase describing something about the season. Write a prayer of kind of prayer we pray in this season. ADVENT CHRISTMAS LENT TRIDUUM EASTER ORDINARY TIME 3. You can make more than one flash card for each season. 4. Use the flash cards with a partner to review the Church s liturgical seasons. [art/activity spec: show a few sample flash cards, such as ADVENT/ [advent wreath picture], EASTER/[Easter Candle] 10b Chapter 10 Celebrating God s Love

5 A Sacrament Message The Church celebrates three Sacraments of Christian Initiation. These Sacraments welcome us as members of the Church. Use the following clues to complete the sentence below about one of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation. Our Sacrament Message 1. The number before two is. 2. rhymes with dove. 3. Subtract y from the word they and you get the word. 4. The seven main liturgical celebrations of the Church are called. 5. rhymes with love. 6. Add ian to Christ and you get the word. 7. is one step in joining a club or group. 8. Substract th from the word this and you get the word. 9. The first Sacrament we receive is Sharing in Christ s Life and Work Chapter 11 11a

6 Sacraments at Home Sacramentals are objects and actions given to us by the Church that help us remember God s presence and the mysteries of our Catholic faith. Find the sacramentals that are in this home. Then, show the sacramentals that are a part of your home by adding them to the picture. Some Sacramentals: crucifix Bible Holy water statues holy cards rosary icons 11b Chapter 11 Sharing in Christ s Life and Work

7 Sharing Our Gifts Jesus asks us to use the gifts we have and share them with others. Read about the boys and girls, and help them decide on ways they can use their gifts to serve. Then tell about a gift or skill you have, and tell how you can use it to serve others. José is a good listener. Here is how he can share his gift: Jake is outgoing and makes friends easily. Here is how he can share his gift: Natalia knows how to play the piano really well. Here is how she can share her gift: Julie is a good writer; she loves writing letters. Here is how she can share her gift: I am good at. Here is how I can share my gift: Responding to God s Call Chapter 12 12a

8 Interview with the Pastor Eli was a priest who served God s people. Samuel served them too as a judge. Like Eli and Samuel, your pastor serves others. He serves the Church. Invite him to your class or group to share with you some things he does for others. Follow the steps below for his visit. With your classmates, make a welcome sign, banner, or card for your pastor. When he visits your classroom, ask him questions such as the ones below. Write one more question to ask your pastor. Before he leaves your classroom, ask your pastor to bless you and your classmates. How did you become pastor of our parish? What do you like best about being a pastor? What is the most difficult thing about being a pastor? What message do you want to share with us today? 12b Chapter 12 Responding to God s Call

9 A Eucharist Story Jesus once fed 5,000 people. He continues to feed us in the Eucharist. Each time we receive the Eucharist, we can remember this Bible story. Use the words below to complete the story of how Jesus feeds us. Use the terms in the Word Bank to fill in the blanks of the story. WORD BANK Nouns: food God Israelites Jesus Last Supper leftovers loaves manna meal memory Verbs: blessed broke cares complained gave Adjectives: five twelve two The Eucharist One day, more than a deserted place. thousand people followed Jesus to said to his disciples, Give them some The disciples said: Five and fish are all we have. Jesus and the loaves and them to the crowd. The filled baskets. At the asked them to do this in, Jesus ate a final meal with his friends. He of him. We trust that God always for us. The Eucharist is a sacred. It recalls the time when the escaped from Egypt. In the desert, they to Moses. He asked for help. God gave them. It looks a little like bread. Jesus Feeds Us Chapter 13 13a

10 Scripture Meal Stories There are many meal stories in the Bible. Saint Luke s Gospel has five stories about meals. Each is a teaching story about the Eucharist. Three of these stories are listed below. Read each story, or have someone read it to you. Then, match each story to its message about the Eucharist. Meal Story Luke 5:27-32 (Jesus calls Levi.) Luke 10:38-41 (Jesus visits Martha and Mary.) Message I will love and serve others. I will take time to listen to God s Word. Luke 22:14-20 I will follow Jesus. (The Last Supper) In this space, draw a picture of one of the Scripture stories you just read. 13b Chapter 13 Jesus Feeds Us

11 Reconciliation Collage God offers us forgiveness and reconciliation. We celebrate God s forgiving love in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. In this space (or on larger poster paper), create a collage of pictures, words, and drawings that show the need for healing and forgiveness. You might also show forgiveness and healing taking place. Share your collage with your class or group. Jesus Forgives Chapter 14 14a

12 Forgiveness Puzzle It is not always easy to forgive or ask forgiveness, but Jesus asks us to try. This puzzle on forgiveness has eleven missing words. There is a clue for each missing word. Read each clue. Put the letters that spell the missing word in the spaces. See how all these words spell forgiveness. compassion forget always mourn parables Jesus forgive God comforted times mercy 1. F R 4. G 5. I 6. V 7. E 8. N 9. E 10. S 11. S Clues 1. Sometimes, it is easy to forgive, but not to F. 2. Jesus says those who mourn will be O. 3. Loving care and forgiveness is called R. 4. G always forgives. 5. Jesus says to forgive seventy I seventy. 6. Christians are expected to V. 7. Jesus often used stories called E teach. 8. To N is to show sorrow over something good that is gone. 9. While on the cross, E asked God to forgive his enemies. 10. Christians are expected to forgive S, not just sometimes. 11. We show S when we try to understand another person s sorrow and pain. 14b Chapter 14 Jesus Forgives

13 A Healing Story In the Gospel according to Luke we read a story about Jesus healing a young girl. This story gives us hope. It helps us trust God s love. Review pages 137 to 139 in your Be My Disciples textbook. Find the words that rhyme with the clues below. Fill in the blanks with the rhyming words. Rhyming Words about Healing 1. When people were sick, Jesus would, which rhymes with seal. 2. God created us to share his, which rhymes with dove. 3. We cheer people when we send them a, which rhymes with hard. 4. Jairus showed a great deal of, which rhymes with crust. 5. When we hear that someone is sick, we can always, which rhymes with play. In the box, use some of the 5 words to tell your own story about healing. Jesus Heals the Sick Chapter 15 15a

14 A Story about Compassion In this chapter, you learned about the Disciple Power virtue of compassion. A person who has compassion feels the suffering someone else is having and reaches out to help that person. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a good example of compassion in action. 1. Read Luke 10: Color and cut out the finger puppets. 3. Use the puppets to retell the parable of the Good Samaritan. Tell it to a younger child. 15b Chapter 15 Jesus Heals the Sick

15 The Domestic Church Matrimony is a Sacrament at the Service of Communion. When a baptized man and a baptized woman marry, they answer God s call to have a family. The Christian family is called the domestic church. Your family teaches you about God. Write the answers to these questions. The answers will show how your family helps you to learn about God. Show the page to your family. My Domestic Church 1. When does your family pray together? 2. What prayers do you usually pray? 3. Where do you keep your family Bible? 4. What crosses or pictures of Jesus, Mary, and the saints might you have in your house? 5. What does your family do to show God s love to those who have less than your family has? 6. What are some of your family traditions for Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter? Signs of God s Love Chapter 16 16a

16 The Priest s Vocation All baptized people have a vocation to love and serve the Lord by reaching out to one another. But some serve in a special way as priests. As a way of finding out more about the vocation of the priesthood, invite a priest to visit your class. You might want to use these questions to interview him. Be sure to make up some questions of your own. What were you most interested in when you were my age? Who help you learn about your vocation? How did you prepare for your vocation? Who helped you follow your vocation? What kind of prayers did you say? 16b Chapter 16 Signs of God s Love

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