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FAMILY CATECHESIS Lesson 1/ Catequesis Familiar Lección 1

Updated: Nov 19


Parte Uno . CREEMOS



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ALL FAMILIES: Write or draw responses to these questions in your journals:


What is the purpose of our Family Catechesis?


Sample answers:


To offer our families the opportunity to learn and practice a NEW WAY OF LIFE that God created for us to live every moment of every day. We are learning how to truly live fulfilling lives in God's Kingdom, now and forever.


(Our Almighty God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit created us out of DIVINE LOVE.

God gave us the gift of Faith to receive and TRUST this LOVE and to respond in LOVE.......)



WHAT does FAITH in GOD mean to you?

Sample answers:


FAITH: The gift God gives us to believe and trust in him from deep inside of our souls. God invites us to receive this gift and choose to believe and trust him.


God loves us so much. He gave all of us this special gift of Faith that helps us want to obediently follow God and His WORD with all our hearts, so we can be with him forever.

For God loved us so much that he gave his only Son to die for our sins in our place, so that everyone who believes in him may not die, but have eternal life (in His Kingdom of Heaven) John 3:16. God sent His Son into the world to be our SAVIOR.

With this gift of FAITH growing in us, we TRUST that God is always with us to guide us and provide for us.

From the Bible: By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called by God to go to a place where he was to receive an inheritance, and he went out, not knowing where he was to go. " and became the Father of many nations. (See Genesis 12:1-4)

How does God REVEAL himself to YOU?


#1 WAY: In the PERSON of Jesus Christ, the Son of God John 1:1, 14, 16-18.

BIBLE

PRAYER

MASS: Weekly Readings, Holy Communion

CATECHISM: FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS

FAMILY GATHERING at Home:

SHARING with Godparents

Study of SAINTS

SERVING OTHERS

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HOMEWORK FOR FAMILY and GODPARENTS/SPONSORS:


PONDER: HOW DEEP IS YOUR FAITH? How will you as a family group seek to deepen your FAITH? (Commit to specific plan: see options above)


Review: https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__PX.HTM


ADVANCED ASSIGNMENT for YEAR 2 Families


FAITH and REVELATION

Fe y Revelación


Describe beloved people you know who have a deep FAITH in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

  1. What comes naturally from their heart of love for God?

  2. How do they act toward God and others?

Describe a las personas amadas que conoces que tienen una FE profunda en Jesús como Señor y Salvador.

¿Qué surge naturalmente de su corazón de amor por Dios?

¿Cómo actúan hacia Dios y hacia los demás?


What are you willing to do with Gods GRACE (help) to deepen your faith?

¿Qué estás dispuesto a hacer con la GRACIA (ayuda) de Dios para profundizar tu fe?


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Para sus diarios:

QUÉ significa FE en DIOS (en Jesús como Señor y Salvador) para ti

Ejemplo: Dios nos ama tanto. Él nos dio a todos este regalo especial de Fe que nos ayuda a querer seguir obedientemente a Dios y Su PALABRA con todo nuestro corazón, para que podamos estar con él para siempre.

Ejemplo: Porque tanto nos amó Dios que dio a su Hijo unigénito para que muriera por nuestros pecados en nuestro lugar, para que todo aquel que en él cree no muera, mas tenga vida eterna (en Su Reino de los Cielos) Juan 3:16. Dios envió a Su Hijo al mundo para ser nuestro SALVADOR.

Ejemplo: Con este don de FE creciendo en nosotros, CONFIAMOS en que Dios siempre está con nosotros para guiarnos y proveernos.

Ejemplo de la Biblia: Por la fe, Abraham obedeció cuando fue llamado por Dios para ir a un lugar donde iba a recibir una herencia, y salió sin saber a dónde ir. (Ver Génesis 12:1-4)

¿Cómo se REVELA Dios a USTED?

CAMINO #1: En la PERSONA de Jesucristo, el Hijo de Dios Juan 1:1, 14, 16-18.

BIBLIA:

ORACIÓN

MISA: Lecturas Semanales, Sagrada Comunión

CATECISMO: SESIONES DE FORMACIÓN EN LA FE

REUNIÓN FAMILIAR en Casa:

COMPARTIENDO con los Padrinos

Estudio de SANTOS

SERVIR A OTROS

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TAREA PARA FAMILIARES y PADRINOS/PATROCINADORES:


PONDERAR: ¿CUÁN PROFUNDA ES TU FE? ¿Cómo buscarán ustedes como grupo familiar profundizar su FE? (Comprometerse con un plan específico: consulte las opciones anteriores)

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BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR JOURNALS TO MASS AND HAVE THE DEACON DATE AND SIGN OFF ON YOUR NOTES FOR WEEKLY MASS ATTENDANCE! Take notes on what you hear from God during the Mass! ¡ASEGÚRESE DE LLEVAR SUS DIARIOS A LA MISA Y TENER LA FECHA DEL DIÁCONO Y FIRMAR SUS NOTAS PARA LA ASISTENCIA SEMANAL A LA MISA! ¡Toma notas sobre lo que escuchas de Dios durante la Misa!


Por favor, vea la traducción al español a continuación.

Here are the essential STEPS to follow when you meet as a family.Estos son los pasos esenciales a seguir cuando se reúnen en familia:

  1. Begin with prayer: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


Almighty God, we ask you to open our minds, hearts, and souls to receive all that you will teach us through your grace and the power of your Holy Spirit in us today. AMEN


2. Review WHAT WE BELIEVE from the Our Catholic Identity

workbooks at the various levels. (See examples of what

children and youth might be learning at the various

levels._


3. Read Our Catholic Tradition for each level. This section will

help you learn about the lives of holy people and the special

practices of the Catholic faith.

4. Complete the ACTIVITY for each lesson. These activities will

help you practice what you are learning. CHOOSE the right

ASSIGNMENT for each child.


5. Say the Glory BE prayer....thanking God in Three Persons

for inviting us to part of God's Kingdom now and forever:


GLORY BE Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be w world without end. AMEN


6. End the Family Group time with the Lord's Prayer:


OUR FATHER 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, (SINS) as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, AMEN


7. SHARE what you are learning with family and friends.


8. Write the Faith Vocabulary words in bold type in each lesson

in your journal. (See definitions in the glossary at the end of

the book.).

example: FAITH: a theological virtue (thinking and acting naturally like Jesus)

invitation to believe and trust in him and our obedient response to that invitation.

example: REVELATION: God making his saving plan known to us.


EXAMPLES of what children might be learning:


Level 1:

  1. God the Father Almighty is the creator of Heaven and Earth

  2. God LOVES us and cares for us.

  3. God created you to KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE him.

  4. Everything God made is good.

Level 2

  1. There is only One God.

  2. There are Three Persons in God: God the Father,God the Son, and, God the Holy Spirit

  3. We call the Three Persons in God: the Holy Trinity

  4. We call God the Father Almighty.

  5. He is the Creator.

  6. He loves us and cares for us.

  7. God created everything that is good.

  8. God created us with a body and a soul. This gives us the ability to know, to love, and to serve God.

Level 3-4

  1. There are Three Persons in One God. The Three Persons are God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We call the Three Persons in God the Holy Trinity

  2. God the Father is the First Person of the Holy Trinity.

  3. At Mass we pray in the Nicene Creed, I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

  4. God created everything out of love. God created each of us in his image. We share in God’s own life and love. God created each of us with a body and a soul. We are children of God.

  5. We come to know God in the beauty of creation.

  6. We come to know God in the Bible.

  7. The life of Jesus tells us about God.

  8. The Church teaches us about God, who is All-holy.

  9. The Church helps us know, love, and serve God.

Level 5:

  1. Faith is a gift from God.

  2. Faith is God’s invitation to trust and believe in him.

  3. It is also our response to that invitation.

  4. At Mass we join with our parish community and profess our faith. We pray the Nicene Creed aloud. We begin,

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. (Listen carefully to the words at mass or follow along on your Worship Aid: St Francis-vista.og


v. What do we mean when we say that we believe in God?

  1. To believe in someone means to have faith in or to put our TRUST in someone.

  2. We can also believe something because of the trustworthiness and truthfulness of the person who shares it with us.

  3. We believe in and trust God. We believe what God has revealed, or made known, to us. God is truthful and trustworthy beyond any doubt. This is our Catholic faith.



ASSIGNMENT for the Week:


Younger children:



FIRST COMMUNION




Draw a three leaf clover or other image to represent the Holy Trinity.




FIRST COMMUNION and CONFIRMATION

Ponder the Apostle's Creed......One PERSON of the TRINITY at a time. As you prepare for the Sacraments, strengthen your FAITH by saying The Apostle's Creed daily with the OUR FATHER.


THE APOSTLES’ CREED I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.


LEVEL 5. FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION

Review the Stories about ABRAM who was later called ABRAHAM by GOD in your Bible and Bible Chronicles Stories 6-10. Write what you are learning about God and those who love and trust in God in your journal.



PARENTS and GODPARENTS: Here are notes for your own learning and growing and journaling. Be inspired to write out in your journal what the Lord is showing you as vital for your life as Family Group Leaders. HINT: Complete the ACTIVITY for each lesson BEFORE you read and study the lesson as a pre-assessment about what you already know and what you may want to learn as you guide your children!


Our Catholic Identity

IMPORTANT TEACHING for Learning and Growing in the FAITH

PART ONE: WE BELIEVE.

Lesson 1. Faith and Revelation

Covenant , Revelation of God, Fullness of Revelation, Magisterium

  1. God created us, in his likeness, to live in close, loving communion with the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) forever.

  2. God creates a yearning in our souls that can only be fully satisfied by God’s Love and living out His Will and Plan.

  3. Faith is a gift from God. Faith is God’s invitation to trust and believe in him. It is also our response to that invitation. God is always trustworthy, always truthful and always good.

  4. The more we believe that God truly loves us and has a plan for our lives, the more we love him back and then receive more faith and love to share with others.

  5. The more faith we have, the easier it is to OBEY what God tells us to do as Abraham did with courage to follow God’s direction.

  6. God made a COVENANT or loving commitment to Abraham to make him the father of many nations for being obedient and faithful.

  7. Revelation of God: God reveals himself

  8. Nature: in the beauty and order of his creation.

  9. Sacred Scripture/BIBLE: inspired written Word of God

  10. Fullness of Revelation of God is through Jesus Christ.

  11. Jesus Christ, the WORD of God in the flesh

  12. Jesus Christ IS the NEW Covenant or loving commitment to fulfill God’s promise of salvation/reconciliation

  13. Sacred Tradition: The Apostles passed on what Jesus taught them through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is how the faith of the Church is passed on to us.

  14. Holy Spirit: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to guide all believers.

  15. Pope: successor of St. Peter the Apostle in union with the Bishops are guided by the Holy Spirit to proclaim a teaching of faith and morals without error: infallibility.

  16. Magisterium: The church’s authority to pass on God’s Revelation



En Espanol:

Estos son los pasos esenciales a seguir cuando se reúnen en familia:


1. Comience con la oración: En el Nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo, Amén.


Dios todopoderoso, te pedimos que abras nuestras mentes, corazones y almas para recibir todo lo que nos enseñarás a través de tu gracia y el poder de tu Espíritu Santo en nosotros hoy. AMÉN


2. Revisar LO QUE CREEMOS de Nuestra Identidad Católica

cuadernos de trabajo en los distintos niveles:



3. Lea Nuestra Tradición Católica. Esta sección le ayudará a aprender

sobre la vida de las personas santas y las prácticas especiales de

la fe católica.


4. Complete la ACTIVIDAD para cada lección. Estas actividades se

ayudarle a practicar lo que está aprendiendo. Elige el correcto

TAREA para cada niño.


5. Diga la oración Gloria SER... dando gracias a Dios en tres personas

por invitarnos a ser parte del Reino de Dios ahora y siempre:


SEA LA GLORIA

Gloria al Padre

y al Hijo

y al Espíritu Santo

como era en el principio es ahora y será siempre por los siglos de los siglos. AMÉN


6. Terminar el tiempo del Grupo Familiar con el Padrenuestro:


NUESTRO PADRE

Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos,

santificado sea tu nombre;

venga tu reino,

hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo. Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día,

y perdona nuestras ofensas, (PECADOS)

como nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden;

y no nos dejes caer en tentación, mas líbranos del mal, AMEN


7. COMPARTE lo que estás aprendiendo con familiares y amigos.


8. Escriba las palabras del Vocabulario de fe en negrita en cada lección en tu diario. (Ver definiciones en el glosario al final de

el libro.)

TAREA para la semana:

Niños más jóvenes:

Primera Comunión

Dibuja un trébol de tres hojas u otra imagen para representar a la Santísima Trinidad.


PRIMERA COMUNIÓN y CONFIRMACIÓN

Reflexione sobre el Credo de los Apóstoles... Una PERSONA de la TRINIDAD a la vez.

EL CREDO DE LOS APOSTOLES‐ Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso, Creador del cielo y de la tierra. Creo en Jesucristo, su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor, que fue concebido por obra y gracia del Espíritu Santo, nació de Santa María Virgen, padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato, fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado, descendió a los infiernos, al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos, subió a los cielos y está sentado a la derecha de Dios, Padre Todopoderoso. Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar a vivos y muertos. Creo en el Espíritu Santo, la santa Iglesia católica, la comunión de los santos, el perdón de los pecados, la resurrección de la carne y la vida eterna. Amén.


NIVEL 5. PRIMERA COMUNIÓN Y CONFIRMACIÓN

Repase las Historias sobre ABRAM, quien más tarde fue llamado ABRAHAM por DIOS en su Biblia y las Historias de Crónicas Bíblicas 6-10. Escribe en tu diario lo que estás aprendiendo acerca de Dios y de aquellos que aman y confían en Dios.


Nivel 1:

Dios Padre Todopoderoso es el creador del Cielo y de la Tierra

Dios nos AMA y nos cuida.

Dios te creó para CONOCERLO, AMARLO y SERVIRLO.

Todo lo que Dios hizo es bueno.


Nivel 2

Solo hay un Dios.

Hay Tres Personas en Dios: Dios Padre, Dios Hijo,

Dios el Espíritu Santo

Llamamos a las Tres Personas en Dios: la Santísima Trinidad

Dios nos creó con un cuerpo y un alma. Esto nos da la capacidad de conocer, amar y servir a Dios.


Nivel 3-4

  1. Hay tres personas en un solo Dios.

  2. Las Tres Personas son Dios Padre, Dios Hijo,y Dios el Espíritu Santo.

  3. Llamamos a las Tres Personas en Dios el Santísima Trinidad

  4. Dios el padre es la Primera Persona de la Santísima Trinidad.

  5. En la Misa rezamos en el Credo de Nicea,

Yo creo en un solo Dios,

el Padre todopoderoso,

creador del cielo y de la tierra,

de todas las cosas visibles e invisibles.

6. Dios creó todo por amor. Dios nos creó a cada uno de nosotros en su imagen Compartimos la vida y el amor de Dios. Dios creócada uno de nosotros con un cuerpo y un alma. Somos hijos de Dios.

  1. Llegamos a conocer a Dios en la belleza de la creación.

  2. Llegamos a conocer a Dios en la Biblia.

  3. La vida de Jesús nos dice acerca de Dios

  4. La Iglesia nos enseña acerca de Dios, que es Santísimo.

  5. La Iglesia nos ayuda a conocer, amar y servir a Dios.

Nivel 5:

  1. La fe es un regalo de Dios.

  2. La fe es la invitación de Dios a confiar y creer en él.

  3. Es también nuestra respuesta a esa invitación.

  4. En la Misa nos unimos a nuestra comunidad parroquial y profesamos nuestra fe. Rezamos el Credo de Nicea en voz alta. Empezamos,

Yo creo en un solo Dios,

el Padre todopoderoso,

creador del cielo y de la tierra,

de todas las cosas visibles e invisibles. (Escuche atentamente las palabras en la misa o siga las instrucciones de su ayuda de adoración: St Francis-vista.og

5. ¿Qué queremos decir cuando decimos que creemos en Dios?

  1. Creer en alguien significa tener fe o poner nuestra confianza en alguien.

  2. También podemos creer algo debido a la confiabilidad y veracidad de la persona que lo comparte con nosotros.

  3. Creemos y confiamos en Dios. Creemos lo que Dios nos ha