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HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS - Saturday, February, 2021

HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS

Growing Healthy Leaders and Community, One Leader, One Family at a Time.”

Saturday, February, 2021


2021: Year of PRAYER

The Year of God’s Favor (EXTRA special BLESSINGS) as WE PRAY TOGETHER


OPENING PRAYER

In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, AMEN. Almighty God, we thank you for the opportunity to be with you today.


First we ask for special grace, peace, and healing for all of our families who have been affected by this COVID Pandemic. We pray that your compassion and deep love will comfort the hearts who have lost loved ones. Help us to be a caring HOLY FAMILY of support for all of our children and families today and in the days to come.


Guide us today with your divine wisdom and open our minds, hearts, and spirits that we may receive all that you offer us to grow into all you created us to be. In your Holy Name we pray, AMEN

WORSHIP SONG to prepare out HEARTS to be VERY close to God in our time together:

SOME CHILDREN SEE HIM https://www.northcountyoutreach.org/some-children-see-him


The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ


PRAYER:

Almighty Father, you showed your Son Jesus in his divine light to the first disciples (LEADERS) who carried on Jesus’ work on earth after he departed back to your heavenly kingdom.


Please give us the faith and desire to pray with you EVERY day as Jesus did so we would clearly understand and courageously carry out what you want us to do each day as we learn to love you and others as Jesus did.


In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit....AMEN.


GOSPEL: Mark 9:2-9: The Transfiguration

2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” 8 And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.


9 And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

In the Transfiguration story, Jesus takes three of his closest followers, Peter, James and John up to a quiet place to pray with God the Father. While Jesus is praying,


1. What do the disciples see? Verses 2-4.

Jesus= pure, white light.

Jesus talking to messengers from God: Moses and Elijah


2. What were they talking about? Verse 4

God the Father’s assignment for Jesus

Die on the cross for OUR sins once and for all

Be resurrected and be the WAY back to God for ALL.


3. What did God the FATHER say to the disciples? V. 7

“This is my beloved Son listen to him!!!”


4. What did Jesus want Peter, James, and John to learn?

Our Father in Heaven was with him when he prayed in a quiet place.

Everything that happened to Jesus was all planned out before it happened.

Jesus listened to His Father and was OBEDIENT to God’s Plan


5. What does God the Father want US to do?

Listen to what Jesus tells us to do in our hearts!

ASK JESUS EVERY DAY in your PRAYER time:

Jesus, what do you want me to do?

Then LISTEN and OBEY him!!! Write it down in your journal.



LENT: 40 DAYS OF PREPARATION before EASTER


What are we preparing for? THE BEST LENT EVER


To live our NEW life with Jesus


To be the BEST version of ourselves

  1. PRAYER: Loving GOD

  2. FASTING: Loving and caring for Ourselves

  3. GIVING: Loving and caring for Others as Jesus does.

LOVING GOD: Spend time listening and talking to God in PRAYER every day.


CARING for OURSELVES: Sleep, exercise, eat right, study PRAY


LOVING OTHERS: Share yourself and what you have with others, PRAY


FAMILY PRAYER for ASH WEDNESDAY


Everyone:

God, our loving Father,

Thank you for all the ways you bless us and forgive our sins


With your grace, please help us to have humble hearts and feel truly sorry when we make choices that do not give you the love and respect you give us.


Help us to prepare our whole being: our minds, hearts, and souls during these 40 Days of Lent starting today, ASH Wednesday to joyfully receive the RESURRECTED Jesus as our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit as one God, for ever and ever. AMEN


Leader (Parent or Older Sibling)

Almighty God, you have created us from the dust of the earth: Grant that these ashes may be for us a symbol of our mortality[i] and a sign of our penitence[ii], that we may remember that it is by your grace alone that we receive the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


Then ashes are imposed with the following words and with the Q tip dipped into ashes, making the sign of the cross on each forehead:


Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.


Everyone says the OUR FATHER together.


LET’S PRAY the BLESSED PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father:

Thank you for calling me to be part of your Holy Family.

It is so amazing that you figured out a wonderful plan for my life before I was in my mother’s womb.


Thank you for all the ways you bless me.


Help me to be aware that every person, place, and adventure I experience is an opportunity to love you more.


Fill me with a desire to change and to grow,

and give me the grace to become the-best-version-of-myself in every moment of every day. AMEN


CLOSING PRAYER AND BLESSING

DAILY BLESSING FOR YOUR CHILDREN

(Numbers) Números 22: 24-26


The Lord bless you and take good care of you. The Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.

Now and forever AMEN


El Señor los bendiga y los cuide bien.

El Señor te sonríe y te tenga misericordia.

El Señor te mire con gracia y te dé paz.

Ahora y siempre AMEN


Closing Song: The Blessing.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS

Zoom GATHERING DATES: Saturdays, 11:00 AM

ALL family members are invited!

Please save these dates:

March 20

April 17

May 15

Circle these dates on the special CALENDAR we gave you for Christmas!


2. ACCEPT THE PRAYER CHALLENGE for LENT:

____Pray for the HEALTH, JOY, and PEACE for our Holy Family Catechesis children and families EVERY day for 40 DAYS starting on February 17 till Easter Sunday, April 4.


PRAYER: Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal One. Please watch over our Holy Family with your LOVE and CARE. Help every child and family to have good health, joy and peace, In your Holy Name we pray, AMEN.


____PARENTS/GODPARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/INTERCESSORS

Read 5 minutes of I Heard God Laugh every day, sign up and listen to THE BEST LENT EVER from Dynamic Catholic https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/lent/best-lent-ever.html?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=best%20lent%20ever&utm_content=011921ble%20launch%20banner


____CHILDREN: Pray 5 minutes EVERY day


Lots of Choices!


____TALK and LISTEN to GOD: Ask him: What would you like me to do today?


____The BLESSED PRAYER


____The LORD’S PRAYER


____ATTEND MASS


____ATTEND SATURDAY ZOOMS


____HOME COMMUNION


____PRAYER CHAPLET


____YOUR CHOICES


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS


BAPTISM

Option 1: St. Francis: https://www.stfrancis-vista.org/baptism-english

Option 2: Holy Family Catechesis: Contact Ms. Sue 760.445.4049 Susan@Northcountyoutreach.org


FIRST COMMUNION CATECHISM

Option 1: St. Francis: https://www.stfrancis-vista.org/ca

Option 2: Holy Family Catechesis: Contact Ms. Sue 760.445.4049 Susan@Northcountyoutreach.org NEW CLASSES After EASTER April 2021


CONFIRMATION

Option 1: St. Francis: https://www.stfrancis-vista.org/confirmation 15-18 years

Option 2: Holy Family Catechesis: Contact Ms. Sue 760.445.4049 Susan@Northcountyoutreach.org NEW CLASSES After EASTER April 2021


SACRAMENTAL MARRIAGE BLESSING

Option 1: St. Francis: https://www.stfrancis-vista.org/

Option 2: Holy Family: Contact Ms. Sue 760.445.4049 Susan@Northcountyoutreach.org




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[i]Mortality: as humans, our physical bodies are set up to get older, wear out, and die


[ii] Penitence: the act of feeling sad when we know we have done something wrong that would make God sad even if He still loves us.




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