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“Growing healthy leaders and community, one family at a time. - SESSION #3B

“Growing healthy leaders and community, one family at a time.”



PART B: Pages 94-109

Welcome to our exciting BLESSED journey to learn and grow in CHARACTER through God’s grace (help) to become the-best-version-of ourselves in every moment of every day! We are on Session 6 of 12. These 12 sessions will help us grow in our faith, trust, and obedience to our living God from the inside out by:

1. listening and praying with God every day, 2. reading and pondering God’s WORD from the BIBLE 3. preparing our whole heart for the MASS also called HOLY COMMUNION or the

Eucharist 4. sharing our faith and trust in God with others in how we live our everyday lives.

Session 3 THE WORD OF GOD will help us understand that

  • God tells us his amazing plan for our lives in the BIBLE and in the MASS

  • Jesus IS the greatest teacher that ever lived and HE is our teacher in the BIBLE and in the MASS

  • Jesus teaches us as a family, how to worship God in the BIBLE and in the MASS

Get yourself settled in a quiet place without distractions. Take a moment to quiet yourself so you can hear and receive what God is offering you today in this Session!!!

Let’s think of ourselves as entering into God’s HOLY GROUND as we listen to this song from our Family Catechesis Playlist: THY WORD

1. Always begin with the BLESSED PRAYER page 79 (in your workbook)

a. Make the sign of the cross: In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, AMEN

b. Read the BLESSED PRAYER slowly and ponder each word.

2. PRAYER JOURNAL: SHARE an example from your PRAYER JOURNAL showing how you

talk with God for 6 WEEK CELEBRATION.

a. Talk to God using the Prayer Process: before or after the lesson!!!

1. Gratitude:

Thank God for your blessings and God Moments: Keep reviewing and adding

your Gratitude list.

2. Awareness:

Think about yesterday. Talk to God about the times your were and were NOT

the best-version of yourself, your high points and low points.

3. Listening: God speaks to us through the words in the Bible and in this lesson.

What is God saying to you today when you ask: What do you think I should do


4. Peace:

Ask God to forgive you for anything you have done wrong and to fill your heart

with peace.

5. Change and grow

Talk to God about some way he is inviting you to change and grow.

6. PRAY for the other people in your life by asking God to guide them and watch

over them.

7. Pray the Our Father LET US KNOW in your own words what this prayer means.

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your NAME.

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial (temptation)

And deliver us from evil AMEN

b. BEFORE you start this lesson or any lesson: Ask God: Please show me one way in this

lesson that I can become a better version of myself.

c. AFTER the LESSON: Write down what you learned from God by the end of the lesson i

in your prayer journal or Mass Journal

3. VIDEOS: Watch Session 3 videos: Episodes 4-7

4. READ about Episodes 4-7 in Session 3. Choose the artwork you like best!

a. Episode 4: We BELIEVE: The Nicene CREED (pages 96-97)

b. Episode 5: From the BIBLE: The Sower of Seeds (pages 98-99) Matthew 13:1-9

c. Episode 6: Wear It Out! (The BIBLE) pages 100-101

d. Episode 7: Closing Prayer (pages 108-109)

5. BIBLE: READING GOD’S WORD the most important book you will ever read

a. IN YOUR BIBLE: Matthew 6:9-13

1. Start with the Table of CONTENTS

2. Look for MATTHEW in the NEW TESTAMENT and turn to the page with the

introduction to Matthew

3. Find Jesus teaches his followers to pray: Matthew 6:9-13

4. Look for the BIG CHAPTER number then find the little verse number


a. Matthew 6:13 says, keep us from sinning when we are tempted. God can help us keep

from sinning if we ask for his grace (help).

b. What temptation do you want God to help you with? Ask him to to deliver you from this


c. Be still and listen for God’s voice. What do you hear?


a. Complete pages 104 and 105 in your BLESSED workbook.

b. Be sure to CHANGE the FALSE answers as in #2 and #3 in the True/False Section.

c. Look up the answers in the online Leader’s Guide:


Page 66/133

8. CLOSING PRAYER: Practice saying the first few verses of the OUR FATHER every day!

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your Name.

Your kingdom come,

your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from our temptations and deliver us from evil. AMEN

9. ENJOY the Jesus Film for Children!!!! SPECIAL BONUS for those who do!!! Let us know what God teaches you from the film and why you want to invite others to see it too!!


My Little Catechism See pages 208-213 Read Questions and Answers and Discuss as a Family # 76-100

WE WILL CELEBRATE how much you are learning and growing in your unique and blessed relationship with God every time we ZOOM together!!

ZOOM EVERY SATURDAY @ 11:00 AM through November 7!

REQUIREMENT FOR 6 WEEK Celebration 1. Share one Sample from your Prayer/Mass Journal that shows how you are growing in your knowledge and love for God. Take photo and send to Sue: 760.445.4049, With your Catechist: 2. Show how you find and ponder passages in the Bible 3. Memorize or explain the parts to the Our Father 4. Share how Jesus is with us in the Mass: Bible/Holy Communion 5. Three questions and answers that are most important to you and your family from My Little

Catechism. (Example: #16 on page 198, #30 on page 200, #41, page 201)

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