FAMILY CATECHESIS For Family Groups
Saturday, December 4, 2021
I desire to serve the Lord,” Mary answered. “May it happen to me just as you said it would.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:38
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Family Group Leaders:
Let us begin with prayer. In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen
O God, you prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling for your Son. Grant we pray that through your grace and mercy, We would ALWAYS desire to do your will as Mary did, as we draw closer and closer to your reflected image every day. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. AMEN
God speaks to us through His WORD in the Bible.
We learn about the most important moments in Jesus’ life.
Watching these incredible happenings unfold one verse at a time can be inspiring.
Read the following verses from Luke 1:26-38 slowly and thoughtfully as though you are praying.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. (Luke 1:26–27)
The virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:27
The angel Gabriel came to Mary and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you!” (Luke 1:28)
But Mary was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. (Luke 1:29)
The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. (Luke 1:30)
“And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” (Luke 1:34)
The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. (Luke 1:35)
Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)
The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
What words help you to understand who God is?
God sent an Angel to Mary to let her know that He had chosen her to be the Mother of Jesus, His Son.
He tells her to not be afraid.
He promised that He would always be with her.
What words help you to understand how Mary responded to God. Circle or highlight these words.
Mary asks questions and the angel gives her answers from God’s plan
Mary willingly follows God’s Plan.
Read the Scripture passage one more time. Thank God for something that His WORD is inspiring you to do.
Ask God questions and listen for answers
Desire with all my heart to follow God’s plan and follow what He tells me to do: e.g. Meet with each family group leader and develop a family growth plan with each family.
Let us take a quiet moment to share our GRATITUDE to God for ALL his blessings and for the GRACE to desire to follow His will even if what He wants us to do is challenging. We know that He will always be with us as He promised Mary. We show our desire to follow His will when we make him #1 in our lives and faithfully commune with him
In daily prayer (5-10 minutes)
In reading and pondering his WORD daily
In faithfully attending the Eucharist/Mass as a family
In look after others with his love and care.
Who will you share this teaching with this coming week?
Recite the LORD’S PRAYER together.
Our Father, who art 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.
NEXT STEPS for FAMILY GROUPS:
Share this Family Catechesis Story with family and others from our website.
ATTEND MASS and FAMILY CATECHESIS SESSIONS in December
Schedule time with Ms. Sue to develop 2022 PLAN for Family Group