Thursday, December 18, 2008


A catechist was working with Felicity (12) to plan her first prayer service. She took a great deal of time choosing her reading, and finally settled on the Annunciation. She prepared the prayer table, and chose art of the Annunciation. After her reading, she invited everyone to bring to the prayer table something which spoke to her/him of Mary or angels. At the last moment, the catechist decided to participate, too, and grabbed one of the sheep from the sheepfold. The children gathered and explained their choices.
Beatrice (10)-The Scripture booklet of the Annunciation
Tara (12)-the "Luke" book from the bible material
David (10)-The world and cross from the Gifts material, "because Christ came for salvation of the world and forgiveness of sins."
Kevin (11)-The empty sheepfold, because "of all the people in the world, God could have chosen anyone, but chose Mary as the one choice.
Catechist-"And I had the sheep!"

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mary Had a Baby

Hayden's (age 4) sung prayer at the Paschal Candle:
"Mary had a baby. This is good for all of us, and pray for Mary until the baby, until he dies in the ground, and then he rose on the cross. He was alive a long, long time ago. I thought he would never die again. But you can still go where he lived.
"Someday at supper he said, 'Here's my body' and 'Here's my blood. You should drink this until I die.' And if you wanted to go to the Land of Israel, you'd have to go across the ocean, and over New York and over the salty sea and the plane would drop you off where Jesus lived."

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Son of Most High

Seven-year-0ld Edward drew this picture with the words, "The angele gabriel told Mary Jesus wood be called Son of the Most High."

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Visitation

A 5-year-old child with autism received a presentation on the Visitation of Mary with Elizabeth. Afterwards, he took the figure of Mary and brought it to the sheepfold. She removed the sheep and place Mary at the center. He returned the sheep around her, then added Elizabeth.

The people who walked in darkness....

In a brilliant yellow, Serena (age 6) drew a picture with a bright star, and the words, "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."