Children’s Liturgy online – Pentecost – 31 May 2020

Today is the Church’s birthday!

Over the last few weeks, Jesus died for us, rose from the dead, then ascended to Heaven.

This week, Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to help us. The Holy Spirit comes in the form of wind and fire. It is a bit scary but it gives us strength and confidence. It helps us to speak in different languages and to share our faith with people around the world.

Click on the video below to learn about the essentials of Pentecost in two minutes:

Here in Luxembourg, especially in our English-speaking community, many people speak many different languages. This is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

We are the Church! We speak different languages, we come from different parts of the world, we share and celebrate a common faith. This is what makes us the Church. And this is why today – Pentecost Sunday –  is the Church’s birthday.

Worksheet: LOOK-Sunday-31st-May-2020

Children’s Liturgy resources: Children’s Liturgy online

Children’s Liturgy by Zoom: Children’s liturgy via Zoom

Children’s Liturgy online – 24 May 2020

This Sunday, let’s recall everything that has happened over the last few weeks.

200524_prayerOn Good Friday, Jesus died on the Cross.

On Easter Sunday, he rose from the dead!

On Thursday of last week, we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension, when Jesus went to join his Father in Heaven.

Prayer

This Sunday, we hear how Jesus prayed to his Father in Heaven for us. He showed us how we can pray to him as well.

In this week’s Children’s Liturgy by Zoom, we will explore different ways to pray. The worksheet includes prayer cards for children to cut out and colour in.

(An urgent appeal for Prayer!)

Action

When Jesus went to join his Father in Heaven, he left us in charge of our world. Pope Francis sent us all a letter about this. With the coronavirus pandemic turning the world upside down, could now be the time to change things? What can you do about it?

 

(N.B. The Look worksheet for this week focuses on the Feast of the Ascension rather than the Gospel reading for the 7th Sunday of Easter: LOOK-Sunday-24th-May-2020)

 

Children’s Liturgy online – 17 May 2020

BalloonsIn the Gospel today, Jesus tells his disciples that he will send them a helper… the Holy Spirit.

But who, what, where is the Holy Spirit?!

In today’s online Children’s Liturgy via Zoom, we will explore how the Holy Spirit helps us to be good followers of Jesus.

The online Children’s Liturgy is aimed at nursery- and primary-aged children. If you would like to register, please follow these instructions.

Today’s worksheet: LOOK-Sunday-17th-May-2020.

More resources: Children’s Liturgy online

Children’s Liturgy online – 3 May 2020

cartoon_sheep_design_vector_559278In today’s Gospel we hear about how Jesus knows each of us by name, like a shepherd knows his sheep.

Today’s Children’s Liturgy will again take place live online via Zoom. It’s fun, it’s social and it’s all focused on today’s Gospel story.

Please bring along a stuffed sheep toy, a mini-figure sheep, your own drawing of a sheep, a cut-out of a sheep, a picture of a sheep from a storybook you have – or any other way you can think of to suggest a sheep. Today we are all Jesus’ sheep!

If you would like to register for the Children’s Liturgy, please follow these instructions.

Today’s worksheet: LOOK-Sunday-3rd-May-2020

More resources: Children’s Liturgy online

Children’s Liturgy online – 26 April 2020

Today we will hold our first live online Children’s Liturgy via Zoom. If you participate regularly in the Children’s Liturgy and have not received an invitation, please contact parish@catholic.lu.

Today’s Gospel reading tells a seriously surprising story of how Jesus appeared to his disciples several days after rising from the dead on Easter Sunday. This video explains what happened in the form of a poem:

 

You can find activities about today’s Gospel reading here: LOOK-Sunday-26th-April-2020

For more details on our Children’s Liturgy online, please click here.

Children’s Liturgy online – 19 April 2020

Today is the first Sunday after Jesus rose from the dead at Easter. But not everyone is ready to believe…

All the regular resources for the Children’s Liturgy can now be found on a dedicated page:

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Today’s Gospel reading – John 20: 19-31

It was late, and the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid. Then Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.”

One of the twelve disciples, Thomas, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the scars of the nails in his hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

A week later the disciples were together again indoors, and Thomas was with them. The doors were locked, but Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands; then reach out your hand and put it in my side. Stop your doubting, and believe!”

Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Do you believe because you see me? How happy are those who believe without seeing me!”

Reflection

Try this experiment to see if you can believe in something even without seeing it.

Take a blank piece of paper and some lemon juice. Using a fine (and clean!) paintbrush or a cotton bud, write a message — such as “I believe!” — on the piece of paper and let it dry. Can you see the message?

Show the paper to your parents and family members. Can they see the message? Do they believe it’s there?

Now ask your parents to blow a hot hair-dryer over the paper. What do you see now?

Send your photos to parish@catholic.lu

Worksheet

For more activities about today’s Gospel reading: LOOK-Sunday-19th-April-2020