Monday, June 29, 2009

After the Eucharistic Presence presentation, Henrik worked with the material. He had the Good Shepherd go out and find the lost sheep, and when the lost were found, the altar was set for a grand celebration, to mark their return. Henrik said that the people around the altar "couldn't believe it," so amazed were they at what the Good Shepherd had done. The people were "so surprised" to have a celebration like this.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Jesus is in everything

During bible study we read the passage in John I: All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. I asked what this could mean, and Oliver, age 9, answered, "It means that everything created through Jesus had a little of Jesus as part of it. Jesus is in everything."

Monday, June 15, 2009

"It changes us."

During a presentation of the leaven with a 6-9 group I asked, "Do you think the kingdom changes anything in the world?
Felicia, 6, answered, "It changes us."
"It makes us grow - like the seed."

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Good Shepherd invited them.....

Submitted by catechist Mary Lennard:

Following the presentation of the Found Sheep, two four-year old girls were working with the sheepfold. After a time they burst into joyful laughter. I looked over to see that the sheepfold was empty. No sheep were in sight. "Where are the sheep?" I asked. Confidently
they showed me the altar. They had arranged the sheep around it.
"The Good Shepherd invited them to eat bread and drink wine," they
explained. The catechists rejoiced in awe that the Shepherd had led
them to a new pasture.

Monday, June 1, 2009

God can speak our language.

Bethany, age 8: "When we get baptized, we start learning about God. And we're just babies! Our parents take us to church and we CAN UNDERSTAND THINGS!! We can understand things without anybody telling us because GOD is telling us. God can speak our language. And when we sleep, God sends angels into our dreams.