Week of May 19, 2019: Know Us By Our Love (Ages 5-10)


Faith To Go Podcast: The Glory Within

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: Coloring Page

Supplies: Printer, paper, ink, coloring utensils


For this weeks activity, we have a coloring page from Sermons4Kids.com.


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) What does it mean to love?

2) How do you love someone else?

3) Why does Jesus want us to love others?

4) Who are we supposed to love?

5) How do you love people that are hard to love?


Dinner Time: Rules

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. What are some rules you have at home?

2. Do you have rules in your classroom at school?

3. What rule does Jesus teach us in the Gospel this week?

4. Why is this an important rule?

5. Why will other people know you are a Christian?


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 13:31-35


When they were together for their last supper and Judas had already left the house to betray Jesus, Jesus said, “God has been glorified in me now. My dear, dear friends, I will only be here with you a little longer. You will miss me, but as I have said before, I’m going where you can’t come. Here is your assignment: Love each other. Just as I love you, love each other that way. People will be able to tell you are my followers if they can see that you love each other.”

-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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