Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Language of God

After reading Acts 2:1-11 with a group of 9-year olds, the catechist asked, "How could people from so many different places all understand the apostles?"

Nathan replied, "Because when you speak with God there is only one language, and they were all speaking the language of God."

The catechist asked, "Is there any other time we know of when all people will be speaking the 'one language of God?'"

The children replied, "Parousia."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


At end of a presentation on baptism, Taylor, 3, wanted to sing "God Gives Us Fire" (to “God Is So Good”). He stayed focused on work rest of morning (an accomplishment for him.) Made a drawing of orange/red "fire" (scribbly-looking) on large paper, then spent a long time coloring the map of Israel all green. Overheard him telling Mom that the green was fire. Her comment to the catechist (thinking she had a budding pyromaniac): "What's with all this fire?!"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Prayer to the Spirit

Group Prayer from Level II:  
Come Holy Spirit,
Fill us with your love and goodness.
Free us from our sins and help us on our path to heaven. 
We pray that your power will take the evil away from the planet you made us.
Thank you Holy Spirit, thank you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

God blesses me

Isaac, 4, not yet baptized, takes in all that he sees in the atrium and in the liturgy with joy. Upon leaving the church, he exclaims with a smile, "God blesses me!"

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Mother's Day Prayer

A Mother's Day Prayer

God is a mother that is gentle and kind.
God can cook for the rich and the poor.
You shall never die in the hands of God.
You are the daughter of God, and every girl is the daughter of God.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

God breaks himself

Steven, age 5: "God breaks himself in two - just so we can share him. And his spirit stays up in heaven until we ask for it. Then he breaks it into a million pieces so everyone can have some, and he wants us to share what we got so love can spread over the whole world."