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HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS - Saturday, March 20, 2021

Updated: Mar 20

HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS

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

Saturday, March 20, 2021


WELCOME to our SPIRITUAL COMMUNION GATHERING!


Focus: JESUS IS THE TRUE BREAD OF LIFE


WORSHIP SONG: I am the Bread of Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvD0XJzOWQ4



Everyone: Make the Sign of the Cross:


Leader: Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

Everyone: His mercy endures for ever.


OPENING PRAYER

God, our loving Father, you sent your blessed Son Jesus Christ from heaven to be the TRUE BREAD of Life. We humbly ask for this TRUE bread, to live in us, and we in Him.


We believe with all our hearts,


that our resurrected Lord and Savior Jesus Christ


lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.

Amen.

PSALM 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd.

He gives me everything I need.

2 He lets me lie down in fields of green grass. He leads me beside quiet waters.

3 He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths for the honor of his name.

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid. You are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff comfort me.


5 You prepare a feast for me right in front of my enemies. You pour oil on my head. My cup runs over.

6 I am sure that your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. And I will live in the house of the Lord forever.


Video: JESUS FEEDING THE 5000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyXP-kQfooU


GOSPEL: John 6:51, 55-56: Jesus is the Bread of Life

51 Jesus said, I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Everyone who eats some of this bread will live forever. This bread is my body. I will give it for the life of the world.”

55 My body is real food. My blood is real drink. 56 Anyone who eats my body and drinks my blood remains in me. And I remain in them.


HOMILY:

JESUS IS THE TRUE BREAD of LIFE sent to us by OUR FATHER


1. GOD THE FATHER gave Jesus bread to FEED 5000+ people to show His power to always provide for our bodies and our spirits.


2. JESUS told his disciples: I am the REAL BREAD of LIFE from Heaven. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry in your spirit!


3. At His LAST SUPPER with his DISCIPLES, He promised that HE would be the BREAD of LIFE every time we attended Mass as part of His Holy Family.


4. BELIEVE with all your heart and RECEIVE more of JESUS Christ, Son of God, at every MASS. AMEN.


Leader: Let us confess our faith in the words of the Apostle’s Creed (shortened version)


THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

Amen.


Leader: PRAYING FOR OTHERS


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


Almighty God,

We ask you to love and care for those in our lives: our families, friends, and others who need you as the REAL BREAD of LIFE to nourish them to learn and grow to be the best versions of themselves.


We know that you are doing for them better things than we can ask or pray for them, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.


CONFESSION

Leader: Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God:

O GOD, We are VERY SORRY for our sins that take us away from your love and care.


Take a moment in silence to share your confession to God with these words in your heart:


Especially I confess_______________________________.


Everyone: Forgive us for Jesus' sake, and grant us strength and wisdom to amend our lives. Amen.



Everyone:

LORD’S PRAYER

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.


For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen


PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

Everyone:

Dear Jesus, we believe that you are truly present in this Holy Sacrament.


We love you above all things, and we desire to have you within our souls.


And since we cannot now receive you in the Mass, we ask you to come supernaturally into our hearts.

We together with you and all your faithful people at the Mass around the world and in Heaven. We love you with all of our soul.


Keep us always close to you..  Amen.


Leader: Please join us now spiritually in Holy Communion with Consecrated Hosts from another MASS.


The gifts of God for the People of God. Remember that Christ died for you and He nourishes you in your heart as you believe in Him.


The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ which was given for you. It will keep your body and soul to everlasting life.


Quiet Time for Pondering


PRAYER OF GRATITUDE after receiving Holy Communion


Write simple prayer


Almighty and ever living God,

we thank you for feeding us, in these holy mysteries,

with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood

of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;


and for assuring us, through this Sacrament,

of your favor and goodness towards us:

that we are true members of the mystical body of your Son,

the blessed company of all faithful people;

and are also heirs, through hope,

of your everlasting kingdom.


And we humbly ask you, heavenly Father,

to assist us with your grace,

that we may continue in that holy fellowship,

and do all the good works that you have prepared for us to walk in;


through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,

be all honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.


CLOSING PRAYER AND BLESSING

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


DISMISSAL

Leader: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

Everyone: Thanks be to God


Closing Song: The Blessing.


IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT for ALL

Here are some options for you to show God what you have learned. Choose one or more to do to show how much you love and worship God.


· Read John 6 to understand that Jesus is the Bread of Life with God’s Powerful Holy Spirit.


· Draw a picture to show what you learned about Jesus being the True Bread of Life


· In your journal, write to God about how grateful you are that he nourishes your heart and soul.


Take a photo of your artwork or what you wrote in your journal to share with Ms. Sue 760.445.4049


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


1. HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS

Zoom GATHERING DATES: Saturdays, 11:00 AM

ALL family members are invited!