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Activity File Sheet – Galaxy Playdough

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Memory – Apostles

Indoor Game 

One True Cross Game

Media Resources These are from Paula’s personal library – but PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BORROW.  You may want to preview first for your class, so be sure to request in plenty of time. Contact via email and she will get them to you asap!  Some movies are long – you may want to only show “clips” to reempasize a point from your lesson.

The  Eucharist for Little Children (DVD/20 mins) Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” – Mark 10:14  These simple words inspire us to lead our little children to the Lord Jesus. And an excellent way to do that is through the sacrament of the Eucharist. In The Eucharist for Little Children , your children will begin to understand the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist. They will encounter Jesus in the solemnity of the Mass, the quiet of adoration and the splendor of a Corpus Christi Procession. Your children will also experience the Lord through the traditional beauty of the Church, inspiring music and the vibrant spirit of our DVD host Jennifer Naimo. Jennifer brings her Broadway talent to a new dimension in this ministry to little children. This DVD is an excellent way to prepare your children for their first Holy Communion. It will also give them a better understanding of the Mass.

Bernadette, The Princess of Lourdes (DVD/30 mins) (animated) It’s February 11, 1858. Three girls from Lourdes, France, gather firewood in front of a grotto. Suddenly one of them, Bernadette Soubirous, 14, drops to the knees, gazes ecstatically at something beautiful only she can see, and starts to pray. Soon the town buzzes: Has Bernadette, poor, sickly, and always behind in school, really seen a Lady from Heaven? The police chief is angry, the pastor busy, and the crowd amused, but Bernadette is calm and brave. Then a spring bubbles up from nowhere and withered arms and sightless eyes are cured. At last, the Lady tells Bernadette her name: “I am The Immaculate Conception.” Bernadette, The Princess of Lourdes is the exciting true story of a visit by the Queen of Heaven that left all the world a source of health for body and soul.

Francis, The Knight of Assisi (DVD/30 mins) (animated) In the ages of knight and kings, Francis’ wish was to become a mighty warrior and conquer a mighty castle! One day he gave up everything to follow the Gospel. This deep faith and humility brought about a change in himself, his friends, his town and the Church. Language Tracks: English, Spanish, and French.

The Mass for Children and Young People, Gaynell Cronin and Jack Rathschmidt, O.F.M. Cap. (DVD/44 mins) By linking home church and parish church, these two programs invite children to thank God for the gift of Jesus and the gifts of all creation, spotlighting parts of the Mass to which a young child can most easily relate and recognize. Part 1 (9 min.) focuses on the actions of Gathering and Greeting, Forgiving and Praising, Listening and Caring. Part 2 (10 min.) focuses on the actions of Giving and Sharing, Remembering and Belonging, Receiving and Serving.

Paul The Apostle (DVD/180 mins) From the Emmy award-winning directory Roger Young comes the spectacular story of Paul the Apostle. This augmented adaptation, largely based on the biblical account, profiles Christ’s most prolific messenger. Paul, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was at the forefront of efforts to stamp out the early church until Jesus stopped him on the road to Damascus, forever changing his life and mission. He joyfully faced persecution, imprisonment, and peril in order to share the love and redemption offered by Christ.

The Prince of Egypt (Dreamworks) (DVD /99 mins.)  An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and, later his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (The story of Moses)

The Traditonal Mass for Children Pro Multis Media (DVD/ 53 mins) Based on Fr. William Kelly’s 1925 book, The Mass for Children, this all-new DVD provides a wonderful introduction to the Traditional Latin Mass for your children and grandchildren. In this unique presentation, vivid pictures, compelling stories, and actual footage of a traditional Low Mass combine to simplify all necessary explanations in order to make the Holy Sacrifice better known and better loved by Catholic children. Adults too, expecially those new to the Traditional Mass, will view this enlightening presentation with interest and profit, and only wish they’d seen it when they were children! Bonus Features: Father Gets Ready for Holy Mass- an overview of the vestments and their meaning, plus the vessels, altar and tabernacle; To Calvary Through the Mass- shows the devotional connections between the parts of the Mass and Our Blessed Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection; Plus Two Sing-a-long Songs- Anima Christi and I Assist at Mass. 53 minutes including Bonus Features.    (This is worth viewing in light of the New Roman Missal – provides a lot of insight, although it’s a bit dated.)

With God in Russia, The true story of Walter Cisek (DVD /30 mins) Well known for his heroic story of surviving 24 years in Russian prison camps, this film about the great Jesuit Fr. Walter Ciszek traces his incredible endurance and struggle for survival. It highlights his tremendous faith in God, and the remarkable impact his life has had on the resurgence of Catholicism in Russia, as seen with on location footage from around the world.

Memory Verse Ideas

Memory Verse John 3 16 Instructions

Mem Verse John 3-16

Object Lessons

Act Sheet – Can you love me for one minute

Obj Lesson – Distractions from Jesus

Obj Lesson – Activity File Sheet Obj Lesson – Gravity and God’s love

Obj Lesson -Holy Spirit Obj Lesson – God’s Gift of Grace Obj Lesson – Explaining the Holy Trinity

Obj Lesson – Clean Pennies

Review Games 

Around the World – Trivia Review Game

Act Sheet – Review Game – Let em act up Act Sheet – Review Game – Lazarus

Act Sheet – Review Game – Have a Ball Holy Bingo

Holy Bingo Instructions Act Sheet – Hop Scotch Rosary

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Reconciliation Service Grade 3 – 4

Reconciliation Service Grade 5 – 6

Reconciliation Service Grade 7 – 8


Advent Wreath All Saints Day

An Easter Praise using M&Ms Pumpkin Prayer

Valentine Card


Baptism Ceremony-SKIT

Work Sheets

Act of Contrition Work Sheet

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Mass Celebration WORD FIND


Eucharist WkSheet

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Jesus-Baptism Crossword Conversion Heart Crossword

Conversion Heart Crossword ANSWER

Early Church Problem Solving and Answers Evangelizers of the Church

Jesus in the Sacrament Crossword and Answers

My role in the Church

Response to Enemies Wksheet

Acts of Charity – Justice

Acts of CharityJustice


Choices – Maze Wksheet