Week of February 10, 2019: Cast Your Nets (Ages 5-10)

Faith To Go Podcast: Into The Deep

Hosted each week by the Faith Formation team at St. Paul's Cathedral in San Diego, David Tremaine, Maya Little-Sana and Jackie Pippin, the Faith To Go Podcast highlight themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your conversations throughout the week.

Activity Time: Go Fish!

Supplies: deck of cards Play Go Fish this week!

Story Time: Gospel Reading and Reflection

Watch this video together and then use the discussion questions below to reflect as a family.

Discussion Questions:

Who is Simon?

What did they do in the Sea of Galilee?

Why were they washing their nets?

Why did Jesus want to go back out on the water?

Why was Simon reluctant to put his net in the water?

Who did Simon call for help bringing in the net?

How do you think Jesus teaches him to fish for people?

Dinner Time: Catching People

Below is a prayer with which to start your meal and then discussion questions to explore this week’s topic with your family while you eat.


You tell us to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned. Bless all who provide comfort to those in need. Keep our own eyes open to the opportunities in which we can minister to others. For in the eyes of others, we shall see you. Amen.

-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


What do you think Jesus means by “catching people”?

How do you think Peter feels about “catching people”?

What is your roll to catch people?

How does your church try to catch people?

What is something you can do today to catch someone?

Bedtime: Reflections for Children at the End of the Day

During your bedtime routine, invite your children into a time of reflection about their day, maybe by saying, "Did you know that God really wants to know what happened in your day today, and that God is always listening whenever you need to tell God something?" Then continue with these questions:

1) What are some things that happened today that you want to tell God about?

2) What is one happy thing that happened today? What is one sad thing that happened today?

3) Did you see God or feel God with you when those things were happening? Where did you see or feel God when those things happened today?

4) Read to your children this week’s scripture selection, then ask the questions that follows.

Luke 5:1-11 Jesus was standing by the lake, and the people were crowding around him to hear what he had to say. He got into a boat that belonged to Simon and asked him to push out into the lake. Then he sat down in the boat and started teaching the people on the shore. When he was done talking, he said to Simon, “Let’s go out into the deeper water and see what we can catch with your nets.” Simon said, “Jesus, we fished there all night long and didn’t catch a thing. But, if you want, we’ll do that and I’ll let down the nets.” Was Simon surprised when they caught so many fish they didn’t know what to do with them! Their nets began to break they were so full of fish. Simon signaled the other boat to come help them. They filled up both boats so full to fish that they began to sink. When Simon saw that, he fell on his knees in front of Jesus and said, “You are so holy, I don’t think I should even be near you. You know, Jesus, I am really sinful. I don’t think I can take all this holiness.” But Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on I will show you how to catch people and bring them to God.” They brought their boats in to shore, and then Simon and his partners, James and John, left everything behind and following Jesus.

-God’s Word, My Voice: A Lectionary for Children

Did the story remind you of anything that happened in your day today?

5) What are some things that you want to tell God that you are grateful for today?

Share some of your conversations in the comments below:

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