Week of June 2, 2019: Jesus Prays for Us (Ages 0-4)


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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: Jigsaw Puzzle

Supplies: Age appropriate jigsaw puzzle


Help your children do work a jigsaw puzzle.


Jigsaw puzzles have pieces that are all different shapes and sizes and colors. These puzzles pieces all work together for show us this great image. But just as it can be hard to figure out a jigsaw puzzle, sometimes we don’t get along with all the pieces of the community of God. That’s okay, but this shows us that we can look for the places where they fit, too.


Story Time: Gospel Reading and Reflection

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


Discussion Questions:

1) I wonder what Jesus taught people.

2) I wonder what he wanted the disciples to know before he left.

3) I wonder where Jesus is going.

4) I wonder who Jesus prayed for.

5) I wonder who Jesus prayed to.


Dinner Time: Baking

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.



Prayer-

Alleluia! You have risen! Alleluia!


It is a mystery.

You were nailed on a cross.

You died.

They put you in a tomb and sealed the door.

It is a mystery.

The tomb is now empty.

You are alive.

Death is nothing to you.

It is a mystery.

You have opened a door for me.

Continue to show me the way to God.

Help me remember the joy of this day.


Alleluia! You have risen. Alleluia!


-Call On Me: A Prayer Book for Young People


Questions:

1. I wonder if you have ever baked anything.

2. I wonder what ingredients were in it.

3. I wonder if you would eat a spoonful of flour by itself.

4. I wonder how it tasted all baked together.

5. I wonder what ingredient you are in your family.


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.

John 17:20-26


Jesus prayed for his disciples. And then he prayed for all of us who believe because the disciples told other people about Jesus. “Father,” Jesus said, “You and I are one. May these people also be one with us so that the whole world will believe in your love for them. Let me be with them, Father, because I love them and they need me. I have told them everything I know about you and the love that you have for them. Let them feel that love.”

-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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