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HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS - Saturday May 15, 2021

Updated: May 15

HOLY FAMILY CATECHESIS

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

Saturday, May 15, 2021


THEME: JESUS SAID: BE MY WITNESSES in ALL the WORLD

*WITNESSES: we show others who Jesus is by how we live our lives and how we treat them


OPENING WORSHIP SONG: HE IS HERE


The ASCENSION of Jesus Christ


Jesus is taken into heaven, and the disciples go and tell others about Jesus as He commanded.


FAMILY COMMUNION


This rite is used when the consecrated elements are brought from an earlier celebration of Holy Communion.


Everyone: Make the Sign of the Cross:

Leader: Alleluia, Christ is Risen


Everyone: The Lord is risen indeed!


1. Prayer for Purity

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


2. Prayer for The Ascension of Jesus Christ

Almighty God,

we believe that your Son our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven

and is now with you praying for us as we learn and grow

through your grace and the power of the Holy Spirit in us,

to be true WITNESSES of your Love and Power in Your Kingdom here on

earth as it is in heaven. AMEN In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one GOD, AMEN.


3. Watch this video of the Ascension of Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD0LNtc1UE4

St. Francis Sunday Readings for the Family to Study:

https://www.stfrancis-vista.org/


FIRST LESSON: Acts 1: 8-9

Jesus said: …….you will receive power

when the Holy Spirit

comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.


PSALM 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9


All you peoples, clap your hands; shout to God with joyful cries.

3 For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, (feared = respected) the great king over all the earth,


God has gone up with a shout; the Lord, amid trumpet blasts.

7 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our king, sing praise.


8 For God is king over all the earth; sing hymns of praise.

9 God rules over the nations; God sits upon his holy throne.



GOSPEL: Mark 16:15-20

15 Jesus said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel

to every creature.

16 Whoever believes and is baptized

will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.

17 These signs will accompany those who believe:

in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages.

18 They will pick up serpents [with their hands],

and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them.

They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”


The Ascension of Jesus.

19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them,

was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.

20 But they went forth and preached everywhere,

while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word

through accompanying signs.


TEACHING

1. What happened to Jesus after His Resurrection?

He ascended into heaven after 40 days and is now seated at the right

hand of God the Father praying for us!


2. Who did Jesus leave on earth to carry on God’s mission?

His 11 disciples who taught others and now all of us as the Body of Christ, the Church.


You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses …..to the ends of the earth….and I will be with you always!!!

3. What kind of power did Jesus give His disciples and us?

The power of the Holy Spirit living in us to be all we were created to be and to help others be open to life in His Kingdom now and forever.


4. What can we do today to share God with others? BE WITNESSES

a. Listen with your heart as Jesus did

b. Love with your actions as Jesus did

c. Pray for others to BE OPEN to God as Jesus did


CONCLUDING PRAYER (Sign of the Cross)

Almighty God, we believe that your Son our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now with you looking after us as we learn and grow through your grace and the power of the Holy Spirit in us, to be true WITNESSES of your Love and Power in Your Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven. AMEN


PRAYERS of GRATITUDE: Thank God for his blessings in your life.


PRAYERS FOR OTHERS: Those in Need of God’s Love


CONFESSION

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


O GOD, We are VERY SORRY that we have sinned against you and for all the wrongs we have done and the good we have not done.


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.


PEACE

Leader: The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People: And with your spirit.

Leader: Let us pray.


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





EVERYONE:

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

grant us your peace.


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.


PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

God, our loving Father,

We thank you for feeding us, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body (and Blood) of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ

Leader:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

2 CORINTHIANS 13:14T


Leader: Let us bless the Lord.

Everyone: Thanks be to God


DISMISSAL

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

Everyone: Thanks be to God


Closing Song: HEALING IN YOUR GLORY


IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT for ALL

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


3. Jesus said, "Let the children come to me... for to such belongs the kingdom of God."


CALENDAR of EVENTS:

MAY


May 21: Birthday Blessings for Marvelyn Prado Hernandez!!!


MASS SCHEDULE:

Option #1 SUNDAY May 23, Spiritual Communion by Zoom @ 3:30 PM Ask Ms. Sue for Zoom Link: 760.445.4049


Option #2 See WEEKLY Mass Schedule at Saint Francis: https://www.stfrancis-vista.org/ English: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 5:00 PM; Espanol: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 7:00 P

MOVIE NIGHT


SAVE THE DATE

MOVIE NIGHT and CHAPLET PRAYER: Friday, May 28, 6:30 PM


SUMMER PLANS:

June:


1. FAMILY MEETING with each new or continuing family interested and committed to learning and growing in their faith.


2. REGISTRATION for:

a. Tutoring

b. GROUPS: Fellowship, Chaplet Prayer, and Leadership/Character

c. First Communion Preparation


July:


1. TUTORING: Reading, Math, Writing

2. Family Faith Sharing and Fellowship Groups

3. Chaplet Prayer Groups

4. MOVIE NIGHTS

5. Leadership and Character Development Groups (Grades 5+)

6. Family Catechesis Gatherings

7. First Communion Preparation


For more information:

Sue Bentley 760.445.4049, Angeles Orozco: 760 458.7182

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


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 Registration Open

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 Registration 0pen 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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