23rd FEBRUARY 2020 Tenth Meeting


Holy Family Church

Family Catechism Schedule

23rd FEBRUARY 2020 Tenth Meeting (St. Rita’s Centre) 4pm – 7pm

 

  • Children group
    • Share what they have done with their parents during this month. Talk about the different moments of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
    • Before his Passion Jesus celebrated the Last Supper where He used bread and wine to establish the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the Priesthood. He celebrated the Eucharist with his apostles after his Resurrection and the after his Ascension into Heaven, Jesus celebrate this Holy Meal through the priests He has established within his Church.
    • I belong 7 Page 74 Liturgy of Eucharist (Rite of OFFERTORY)
    • Put in relation the preparation of the Altar, with the preparation of a Family Meal. (Something like Everyday life in I belong 7 Page 68)
    • God feed his People
      • Read the story of the Manna in the desert and the story of how Jesus multiplied the bread to feed the crowd. Comment them and connect them with the Eucharist we celebrate. (I belong 7 Page 70-73)
      • For our bodily life we need to eat food. We receive the food from God who has created and offered to us everything. We receive this offering and elaborate, prepare and cook the food to prepare our family meal.
      • For our spiritual life we need to eat spiritual food, that is the Eucharist, the body of Christ. To give us this spiritual food, Jesus wants to receive from us the bread and wine, fruit of the earth and work of human hands, so that He prepare them for us sending upon them His Holy Spirit, changing the bread into his Holy Body, and the wine into his Holy Blood.
    • To receive Jesus, his Holy Body and Blood, we have to put into his hands our own lives, represented in the bread and wine we give to Jesus through the hands of the priests. I belong 7 Page 75
    • Colour the picture of the page 73 where the boy handed to Jesus all the food that he had and Jesus used them to do the great miracle.
    • If there is enough time, we can pray the luminous mystery of the institution of the Eucharist.
  • Parents group
    • Last month report: experiences of meetings at home.
    • Jesus ascended into Heaven is seated at the Right Hand of God the Father and will come again to judge humankind, establishing for ever the Kingdom of God in Heaven.
    • YouCat: I. Creed: (nn. 41-46)
      • 6. Ascension of Christ (nn. 41-43)
      • 7. Second coming to judge (nn. 44-46)
    • Bible readings (Appendix)

                         

FOR FAMILY MEETINGS AT HOME

  • Talk with them about what they have done in Catechism meeting.
  • Read with them the story of how Jesus multiplied the bread to feed the crowd. Comment it and connect it with the Eucharist we celebrate. (I belong 7 Page 70-73)
  • YouCat: I. Creed: (nn. 41-46)
    • 6. Ascension of Christ (nn. 41-43)
    • 7. Second coming to judge (nn. 44-46)
  • Take a look to these numbers of the You Cat and comment with them about how Jesus ascended into Heaven to intercede for us. Yet He still remains with us in a mysterious way so that He is with us until the last day when He will come to establish for ever the Kingdom of God.
  • Read with them the reading of the final judgement Matthew 25:31-46 and make lectio divina.

 


READINGS APPENDIX

 

The Ascension of the Lord

Acts 1:1-11

Jesus was lifted up while they looked on

In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God. When he had been at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. ‘It is’ he had said ‘what you have heard me speak about: John baptised with water but you, not many days from now, will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’

Now having met together, they asked him, ‘Lord, has the time come? Are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to the ends of the earth.’

As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky when suddenly two men in white were standing near them and they said, ‘Why are you men from Galilee standing here looking into the sky? Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven, this same Jesus will come back in the same way as you have seen him go there.’


John 14:1-3


Do not let your hearts be troubled. trust in God still, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; is there were not, I should have told you. I'm going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too.

Gospel

Matthew 25:31-46

I was naked and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.

‘Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

‘Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”

‘And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’