A large piece of poster board:
Disciples of Mission Family Activities
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Holy Spirit of God, come into our hearts. Bless us and guide our discussion.
Listening to the Gospel:
Listen as one person reads the Gospel out loud. Spend a minute or two in silience.
Discussion: Now talk about what you have heard. You may use these sugegestions to guide you.
With preschool children: Have you ever followed another person, like your mother or father, or maybe an older sister or brother? Why did you do it? Have you ever tried to do exactly what someone else was doing? Why?
With primary grade children: Who is the person you most want to be like? Why? Do you do some of the same things he or she does? What are some of these things?
With preteens: Who is the person you most admire? What is it about him or her that most appeals to you? Do you try to be like this person? Have you tried to be like Jesus? How?
Holy Spirit of God, come into our hearts. Bless us and
We love and admire Jesus so much and we try to be like him. This is what it means to follow him and serve him. We try to act the way he did.
Take the sheet of poster board and put it on a table or some other place where everyone in the family can reach it. In one corner, draw a picture of Jesus. One person can draw the picture (perhaps the youngest child) or it can be a joint effort. You can also draw a symbol of Jesus, like a cross.
Memory Verse: If you serve me, you must go with me. (John 12:26)
|Closing Prayer: At the end of the session, pray together:
Jesus, we want to be
At home and at school,