After the video, discuss:
- What does the word Eucharist mean? (Hint: Thanksgiving)
- What are we thankful for? (Hint: Jesus’ sacrifice)
- When you go to Mass, what do you think about
- How does Jesus bless us when we receive Holy Communion?
- He helps us to be the light of Christ for others. Give 3 examples of how Jesus helps us be the light of Christ for others.
The Saints Follow Jesus…
Do you know what it means to follow in someone’s footsteps? It means that there are qualities (good things) about that person that you admire and you try to be like them by doing good things too.
As Christian Catholics we are called to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, to be like him in loving God above all and love everyone we meet the way we would want to be loved.
In the Brother Francis video that you watched, there was a story of Blessed Imelda. There are many people who followed in the footsteps of Jesus in an extraordinary way. We call these people Saints.
Click the button below to print off 4 bookmarks and read about 4 different patron Saints of Holy Communion. A patron is a fancy word for someone who gives money to an artist so they can make beautiful art for the world. A heavenly patron like the saints mentioned here won’t give you money to pain, but the WILL ask for graces and blessings from God to help you become the masterpiece of God the Father. The way you love others, forgive others and follow Jesus will transform the world into a beautiful place.
Which Saint do YOU want to take as your personal patron? You can pray to them each day to be your heavenly friend who will help you get closer to God. Saint Bookmarks for Download
Want to explore Saints? Check out this website! https://notsoformulaic.com/patron-saints-exceptional-catholic-kids
PRAYERS TO PRACTICE
(TRY SAYING BEFORE BED)
Our Father, who are in heaven, hallowed be thy 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.
Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you
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.
Glory to the Father
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning,
is now and will be forever.
ACT OF CONTRITION
I love you with all my heart
and I am sorry for my sins.
Please forgive me.
I promise not to sin again.
Help me always
to be more like you.