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Session 8-2

 

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 What is my child learning this month? 

During session two, we focused on the Mission of the Catholic Church.

Session 2 Goals:
1)  To help students understand the mission of the Catholic Church which is to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ.
2)  To explain how the Catholic Church today is actively spreading the Gospel.  


Bringing this session home

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GO AND CHANGE THE WORLD! 

A Christian disciple realizes that a living faith is the key to a truly happy life. Living our faith leads to our happiness because it leads us closer to God.  If it leads us to God, it can lead others to God as well.  This is why our Catholic faith is a treasure to be shared with other people, so that they can be happy too.

The twelve Apostles were the first to spread Jesus’ message throughout the world.  Jesus said to them, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all I have commanded you” (Mt 28:19).


Looking out at the world, we can see, as the Apostles did, that there are many people who are unhappy or suffering because they do not know Jesus Christ.  In addition to knowing Jesus through prayer and the sacraments and imitating Him in our words and actions, we must also be willing to share our Catholic faith with other people, as the Apostles did.


God knows that young people can do good things but we will only be ready for greatness if we practice it now by living as Christian disciples in our own homes, in school, and in our communities. 

Jesus is calling you to a special relationship right now and only you can choose to accept it.

 

TALK ABOUT IT TOGETHER!
talkThere are over 60 million Catholics and many other Christians living in the United States.

  • What would our country be like if every Christian was serious about continuing the mission of Jesus Christ?
  • What would your community be like?
  • What are some ways that we can live as true disciples in our everyday lives, trying to live as Jesus taught us, to love God and love neighbor?
  • What are some ways that we can share our Catholic Faith with other people?
  • How can we live as a family to continue the mission of Jesus in our lives?

 

NOW, WRITE ABOUT IT!

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Journal options:

  • Write about one good thing you can do at home, at school, and in your community to live more like a disciple of Christ.
  • How would doing this show others that you want to be like Jesus?
  • What do you think is the greatest challenge in trying to be a disciple of Jesus?
  • How can you meet this challenge?

The above is adapted from the 'What is My Vocation?' Junior High curriculum made available by the Archdiocese of Chicago. You are welcome to use the following resources found in these pdf files:

What is My Vocation - Curriculum for Junior High Students - Unit I
What is My Vocation - Curriculum for Junior High Students - Unit II
What is My Vocation - Curriculum for Junior High Students - Unit III
What is My Vocation - Teacher Edition
Click here for more information and a direct link to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.  


One Step Ahead: Parent Resources 

All Are Called to Build God's Kingdom

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Click here to read the words of Saint Pope John Paul II

 

What gifts does God give the Catholic Church?

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Click here for a video from Fr. Barron to find out! - Fr. Robert Barron


ADVENT / CHRISTMAS RESOURCES

Great movie to watch:

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Click here for a clip!

Ideas for Advent:

Purple is for Advent (PDF)

el Purpura es para el Adviento (PDF)

Prayers to say as a family:

Blessing the Nativity (PDF) 

Blessing the Christmas Tree (PDF)

Blessing the Home (PDF)

Prayer for the New Year (PDF)

 


GOING OFF THE DEEP END:

Taking Your Faith to a Deeper Level

Your mission awaits: Through the sacrament of Baptism, we’re called and empowered by God to continue the mission of Jesus. Each of us has received unique gifts of the Spirit for this mission. After all, such an expansive mission requires diverse gifts—different skills, personalities, perspectives, abilities! But there can also be challenges. It can be tempting to compare the gifts of one person or group with those of another. Do they measure up? Do we measure up? Are some people holier? The good news of Baptism is that we’re all called to holiness. We all measure up! We’re all needed to bring about love, peace, and justice.

How will you embrace your baptismal call today?

Readings: Philippians 3:3-8a; Luke 15:1-10 (488).
“The Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ ”

Take Five For Faith/ Daily Renewal for Busy Catholics
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Jumping Ahead

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Next month we will be learning about the Seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching.  

Refer to page C24 in the Catholic Youth Bible

  • Read the definition of each of the seven themes of Catholic social teaching.
  • Chose one of the themes and read the articles in your Catholic Youth Bible that are associated with the theme that you chose.

Discuss the following questions with your child:

  • Why did you choose this particular theme of Catholic Social Teaching?
  • What did you learn?
  • Discuss examples of how you can live out this theme of Catholic social teaching in your life.

Photo of the Month
Reflect on this picture and discuss it with your child.
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What does this image mean to you in regard to the mission of the Catholic Church?

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