Wednesday, March 28, 2012


When discussing the arrest of Jesus, we remembered how the crowd "fell back" when Jesus said, "I am he." I asked why, and Michael, 7, said that they were afraid, "Because of his courage. He stepped forward rather than hide or run."

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Danny, 4, was working with the Cenacle while I presented the City of Jerusalem nearby. When a child said, "He rose," Danny interjected, "When we get dead we're going to rose."

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Sunday, March 18, 2012

He Runs After Us

Nayah, 4, was receiving the Found Sheep for the first time. When asked before the reading what the Shepherd would do when he realized that one of the sheep was missing, she replied, "Run out!" She picked up the figure of the shepherd, rushed it over to the lost sheep, and said, "Pick up the sheep and put it back in the sheepfold."

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


When asked, "Why did Jesus break the bread for his disciples?" Beya, 6, replied, "You know, he said the bread was like his body. And he had a broken heart."

Sunday, March 11, 2012

God's Plan B?

A Level III group was discussing Joseph and his brothers, and how Joseph says that God had a plan to save the family. Xavier asked "What was God's 'Plan B'?" – meaning, suppose Joseph's brothers hadn't sold him? Oscar answered, "The question is 'What was Plan A?' Because God did not want Joseph's brothers to sell him. God just used that to help the people in the famine."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

So Glad to See You

Prayer by Thomas, 7, (whose grandmother had recently died) after the presentation of the Origin of the Eucharist:

God, I will never leave you out of my heart.

And I will do the same thing for you, Jesus.

When I die I will see you for the first time and when I see you I will be so glad that I will hug you as if you were my mother.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Kino, 6, was working with the City of Jerusalem. When I asked if he recalled what happened at the Cenacle, he pointed to the Cenacle material, and then to the altar, explaining, "And that's the table."