Sunday, November 27, 2011

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Some prayers of thanksgiving from a Level III atrium:

Thanks for all kinds of life and privileges to you-know-who. (me!)

I would like to thank you for giving me life, family, friends, shelter and food. Without them I would be nothing! I Love U!

Dear God and Jesus, Thank you for all of the love and all the luck that has happened and that we are healthy. (signed, Your Creation)

Thank you for the trees and flowers. Thank you for the beauty of the Earth. Thank you for making me alive.

Thank you for all the talents I have. I also thank you for my parents.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanks be to God!

Maria set the Prayer Table. We then lit the candle and I asked her if there was anything she'd like to thank God for. She responded:
For kitty cats - Thanks be to God! (raising arms in air)
For the whole wide world - Thanks be to God!
For 160 years - Thanks be to God!
For 60 years - Thanks be to God!
For my whole world - Thanks be to God!
For the Holy Spirit in heaven - Thanks be to God!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A New Creation

A lengthy discussion of the Kingdom of God took place mainly between two boys of the second grade. This was the outcome:
Nate, 8: It's like each one of us has a part of God in us - like a piece of puzzle. When we put ourselves together, we see God.
Benjamin, 8: Yeah! It's like Legos; you have all these separate Legos and no directions. But when you start getting them TOGETHER, you get a new creation.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The third grade class created pictures and wrote scripture verses to make placemats for Kairos, a prison ministry:
With several different musical instruments dotting her page, Kaitlyn wrote, "God makes music with a prayer."
Quinn depicted God as a bearded man on the left side of his paper. On the right side was a man (the prisoner) wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a peace symbol. Between God and the man was a large heart. Quinn's message read, "You are not alone. God is with you."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We're inside Jesus

During the lesson on preparing the chalice, the catechist said: "The wine represents Jesus. (Pour a full wine cruet into chalice.) The water represents you and me. (Pour one drop of water into the wine.) Now, what could this mean for us?" Silence descended as they stared at what had just happened. Then they burst out: "We're inside Jesus...We disappear; we're gone...Yes...No, we're still us...We become Jesus...No one can take us out of Jesus!"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I am listening SOOO carefully

Catechist asked: How do we know when the Gospel is read in church?
Kelvin answered: Because I am listening sooo carefully to hear what Jesus wants me to do.
(Catechist later commented, “All I was looking for was, 'because the big gold book gets carried into the aisle’!”)