Religious Ed Lesson Plan - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Nov. 15, 2020 - Use your talents
Religious Ed Lesson Plan
Solemnity of All Saints - November 8, 2020
USE YOUR TALENTS
Welcome to St. Mary's Religious Education!
Before beginning this week's lesson:
Read the overview of today's lesson (more background information found at the end of the email). Then print out the symbol of the week (4 to a page), kids bulletin and Holy Heroes coloring page, and "Adorers" lesson plan. Then gather materials for the activity and set up the videos so they are ready to show.
Begin the lesson by giving each student the symbol of the week to color (I print out 4 to a page).You might want to post it up somewhere during the week to remind everyone of the lesson and then save them in a folder to look back on.
If you don't have time this week to do a whole lesson - at least print out the coloring page and/or kids bulletins and talk about the main theme throughout the week - Identifying and using your own special talents.
Or just have them watch the suggested videos!
Please let me know what works and what doesn't in this plan
We want to continue to grow our faith even during these busy and uncertain times as best we can. If everything is set up beforehand, it should take 30-45 minutes for each lesson.
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Symbol of the Week:
(PRINT OR DRAW - right click to print image)
It looks a little like a coin – but it has the word TALENT on it. In biblical times, there was a coin, money, that was called a TALENT. We have another meaning for the word “talent”. Talk about everyone's talents they can offer.
Overview of Today's Lesson: Discovering your talent
Today is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time this year. Next week we celebrate the feast of Christ the King and the end of our liturgical year. In St. Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, he talks about being ready for the end of the world. We remembered last week’s readings about being ready! For us in our lives today, that means living the best life we can so that our hearts are ready to receive Jesus. If we always have love in our hearts, it won’t matter when the final judgment occurs.
In Matthew, we hear another parable describing the kingdom of heaven. We hear about the faithful servant who increased his master’s money. We compared the money left in the servant’s care to the talents and gifts that God gave each of us. We talked about our responsibility to use those gifts to make the world a better place.
Activities to do at home:
*Make a list! What are the things your child likes to do? Take those talents and find concrete things your child can do to help make the world a better place. An artist might like to draw a picture to send to someone who is sick, a talker might like to visit that person. A child who likes to shop might like to help you find sale items of food and clothing to donate to those in need.
*Make up a prayer! Make up a prayer to say each morning this week asking Jesus to stay in your heart all day and help you be close to him.
Catholic Kids Video (SET UP)
Illustrated Introduction Video to today's liturgy.
Watch it at the beginning of your lesson after introducing today's topic.
Watch it a few times if you need to!
Just a note: Sometimes the Homily at the end of these videos does not end up exactly like the discussion for the rest of the lesson, but it's still a great kid-minded homily and usually can be worked in to the overall lesson.
Catholic Kids Homilies Video
The Kids' Bulletin - Good Intro (PRINT)
The back page of this kids bulletin (linked below) is also a great introduction to the lesson each week.
Print this 4-page bulletin (double-sided) for each child. Each week there's a summary of the lesson, two activities and a comic about a Saint. TTo print, click the link and select download (You can also view it full screen). Save these in a folder to look back on as the week's go on.
This is also a great thing to read at the beginning as an introduction as you color the symbol of the week.
For the younger kids, print out a coloring page from Holy Heroes (Find later in the email)
View and Print The Kids' Bulletin HERE
Prayer, Discussion and Activity (PRINT AND SET UP)
Adorers of the Blood of Christ offers a great (and short) lesson plan for a Children's Liturgy. Scroll past the readings to find the plan that begins with a prayer, and ends with a discussion and small activity. Print it out beforehand and gather materials for the activity if necessary.
Adorers Lesson Plan for November 15
Optional Video (SET UP) and Coloring Page (PRINT)
Holy Heroes Mass Prep video and coloring page!
Holy Heroes offers a Children's Mass Prep page each Sunday including a short video illustrating the Gospel of the Week. And also a coloring page with the date and a verse from the Gospel. Save the coloring pages in a binder/folder and you will be reminded of what you learned each week!
Keep in mind these are not always updated until Friday or Saturday so check back at this link if it's still showing last week's mass prep.
Mass Prep with short video, coloring page, and quiz
Background Information for Understanding and Context
The virtues of a good wife are extolled.
Blessed are those who walk in God’s ways.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Paul warns the Thessalonians to stay alert because the day of the Lord cannot be predicted.
Jesus tells the parable of the talents, in which he teaches about the importance of using the gifts that God has given to us in service to the Kingdom of Heaven.
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on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 8:12AM