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“Growing healthy leaders and community, one family at a time.” - Session #4A

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

BLESSED HOLY COMMUNION

SESSION #4A

PART A: Pages 111-127


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 7 of 12. These 12 sessions will help us grow in our faith, trust, and obedience to our living God from the inside out.

Session 4: THE EUCHARIST or MASS or HOLY COMMUNION will help us believe from our hearts that:

1. JESUS IS PRESENT in the Mass

2. The Eucharist is FOOD for our SOULS

3. HOLY COMMUNION is a lifelong BLESSING that we should never take for granted.

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 Presence as we listen to the EUCHARIST SONG:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79uJGdLyCeA

1. Always begin with the BLESSED PRAYER page 111 (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: Talk to God using the Prayer Process: before or after the lesson!!!

a. Write down your thoughts or draw pictures in your journal

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.

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

What is he saying to you?

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

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.

And lead us not into TEMPTATION

But deliver us from the evil one. AMEN.

(TEMPTATION any strong desire that takes us away from a healthy relationship with God. Example: too much time on video games.)

3. VIDEOS: Watch Session 4 videos: Episodes 1-3

https://dynamiccatholic.com/blessed/first-communion/program-view/session-4

4. READ about Episodes 1-3 in Session 4. REMEMBER to enjoy the artwork!

a. Episode 1: Food for the Soul (Pages 111-112)

b. Episode 2: The Liturgy of the Eucharist (Pages 114-123)

c. Episode 3: Holy Communion (124-127)

5. BIBLE READING: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have Eternal Life.”

a. IN YOUR BIBLE:

1. Start with the Table of CONTENTS

2. Look for JOHN under NEW TESTAMENT

3. Look for the BIG CHAPTER number 3 then find the little verse number: 16

4. Ponder this verse in your heart.

6. WRITE in your PRAYER JOURNAL or MASS JOURNAL

a. Write out John 3:16 in your own words in your prayer journal (See page 125)

b. Draw and color something from your heart that shows what this verse means to you!

7. CLOSING PRAYER: Practice saying 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.

Keep us from temptation

and deliver us from evil AMEN

8. ENJOY the Jesus Film for Children!!!!

https://www.jesusfilm.org/watch/jfp-interests-evangelism.html/the-story-of-jesus-for-children/english.html

WHAT DID YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT THE JESUS STORY?

My Little Catechism #106 on page 215: Who is the source of ALL blessing? Read and reflect on the question and answer.

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR 6 WEEK Celebration Extended Deadline to Monday, September 28, 2020

1. Share one Sample from your Prayer/Mass Journal that shows that you are learning how to

love God and others. Take photo and send to Sue: 760.445.4049,

shbentley639@gmail.com With your Catechist or PARENTS 2. Show how you find and ponder passages in the Bible 3. Explain at least one part of the Lord’s Prayer 4. When can we tell that Jesus is really in our hearts in the MASS? a. Bible readings b. Prayers c. When we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in Holy Communion 5. From My Little Catechism: Which one question and answer will be most helpful to you and

your family to know and love God and others more? Example: #106

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