by Beth & Kristofer | Jun 29, 2021 | Beth's Blog of Blessings, Catechesis, Help, Moral Clarity, This Week's Mass Warm-Up!
Wisdom is hard to come by. It requires practicing the three Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love.
This week we dive into these virtues as we join Jesus in his ministry, healing the hemorrhaging woman and raising a girl from the dead.
These are touching stories that we can all relate to, and they show us Jesus’ humanity and his divinity, something the Apostles struggled with, and we still have trouble understanding.
We explore these concepts, these virtues, and wisdom, and have a fun family activity to help us remember these things throughout the week.
by Beth & Kristofer | Jun 22, 2021 | Beth's Blog of Blessings, Catechesis, Help, Moral Clarity, This Week's Mass Warm-Up!
You are a Prophet!
What? Don’t you wish you could tell the future! But to be a prophet is not about telling the future. Somewhere we all lost that definition of “prophet” and “prophecy”.
If you are a baptized Christian, you are a prophet – believe it or not!
In this week’s lesson, we see Ezekiel and Paul as they sacrifice to share the Truth. And we see Jesus fail to convert others, though He is sharing the Truth. He is sharing himself and some still do not believe!
The activity is a short discussion idea that is perfect for the dinner table. Or the car. And we learn a new word:
by Beth & Kristofer | Jun 1, 2021 | Beth's Blog of Blessings, Catechesis, Help, Moral Clarity, This Week's Mass Warm-Up!
The source and summit of our Catholic Faith is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. He is actually present – physically – in the Eucharist. Finding God is easy as a Catholic – He comes to Mass every day and leaves inside us.
This week we talk about the Institution Narrative in the Gospel of Mark that we will hear in the Gospel Reading at Mass on Sunday.
We discuss the mystery and reality of Jesus being present at Mass with us and in us, and our activity is a solemn one we should do every Sunday – at least!
Plus, links to several Spiritual Communions and a link to the Code of Canon Law to see if you are able to receive Communion in the Catholic Church.
That’s a lot packed into 459 words and less than three minutes of your time!
by Beth & Kristofer | May 25, 2021 | Beth's Blog of Blessings, Catechesis, Help, Moral Clarity, This Week's Mass Warm-Up!
What is the Most Holy Trinity?
Well, that is the mystery – the central mystery – of our faith. In this lesson, we discuss the meanings of both, the basic justification for the understanding we have, and how this and other mysteries have been revealed to us, the Church.
And there is a simple activity that perhaps we should all be doing anyway…
by Beth & Kristofer | May 18, 2021 | Beth's Blog of Blessings, Catechesis, Help, Moral Clarity, This Week's Mass Warm-Up!
FINALLY! The Apostles receive the Holy Spirit in this long and glorious story leading up to the birth of The Church.
Wait…what? Didn’t Jesus give them the Holy Spirit already?
Aha! There’s the rub. There is a big difference between being given something and receiving it.
In this lesson for this coming Sunday’s Mass readings. Beth explores that strange but true fact and shares its connection with our Baptism and our entire life.
The activity is simple and fun, and a little exasperating probably, especially if you like fruit or sweets…
by Beth & Kristofer | Apr 27, 2021 | Beth's Blog of Blessings, Catechesis, Duck Ponderings, Help, Moral Clarity, This Week's Mass Warm-Up!
This week we learn about the three parts of being a Disciple. These are simple to explain to children, and practice ourselves.
It doesn’t require anything of us that we aren’t already. Being a Disciple is us being and doing who and what we are, and glorifying The Lord by that life which He gave us.
Also this week, we have a podcast episode connected with this week’s readings that is fun and interactive that the whole family can listen to as a refresher on How to Be a Disciple.