LESSON 1,3 &4
1.What is prayer?
Prayer is a form of communication, a way of talking to God.
The word pray comes from the Latin word precari, which simply means to entreat or ask.
And in praying, we strengthen that recognition of the presence of God, which draws us closer to Him. That is why the Church recommends that we pray frequently and make prayer an important part of our everyday lives.
2.Who is God?
GOD is unique, there are no other gods besides him (Isaiah 44:6) He who is from everlasting to everlasting. God is the fullness of being and of every perfection, without origin and without end. All creatures receive all that they are and have from Him. God is in heaven, on earth and in every thing and every place.
3. Why is God called the creator?
God is called the creator because he created everything out of nothing only by his word. ( Isaiah 43:1, Col1:16-17)
Heb 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
4. Why is God called the Father?
God is called father because everything comes from him and because of His good ness and love for all His children. He is the one who created the first man and woman, the images of Himself. Isaiah 43:1
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
5. What is the purpose of being created by God?
a) For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
Notice two points in this verse:
1. God created you. You are not an accident.
2. God has a plan for you. You have a purpose in life.
b) One purpose in life is to praise and worship God.
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O lord; they will bring glory to your name. (Psalm 86:9)
I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. (Psalm 86:12)
c)You are created to know God If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
d) One purpose in life is to grow in character.
The type of person you become is more important than your successes and failures in the world.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
6. What is a virtue?
It means having the fortitude to make right decisions in every area of life, regardless of opposition from outside influences.
Names of God: BIBLICAL REFERENCES:
Rev 1:8 I am alpha and Omega
John 1:1 In the beginning (God as word)
Colossians 1:16 (God is the creator)
2cor4:4 Jesus the image of God
John 4:24 God is the spirit
1John5:7 Holy trinity one God
Isaiah 43:11 Who is God
WORDS TO KNOW
SOUL: The part of us that thinks loves and wishes good or evil. The soul lives forever. It helps us to discern good and bad.
Helps us keep away from sin.
Grace : the life of GOD in our souls,we receive grace from the sacraments,from prayers,and from doing good.
LESSON #2 THE BLESSED TRINITY
QUESTION & ANSWERS:
1. What is mystery of faith?
Something we cannot understand but we believe because God has told us it is true. By a mystery of faith we mean a truth, which we cannot fully understand and which is revealed to us by God.
2. What do you mean by holy trinity?
The mystery that tells us God is three Divine persons in one god. THE TRINITY IS THE MYSTERY OF FAITH.
Fill in the blanks:
1. A …………………. Is something that we cannot understand but we believe because God has told us it is true.
2. Jesus is the ………………… of the holy trinity.
3. The father is …………………
4. The …………. …………… is god.
( second person, mystery,Holyspirit,God)
Deut6:4, Is45:5,1cor 8:4,Math3:16-17,John 12:45,Rom8:9,Luke1:35,John14:16-17,1John5:7,Is61:1
1. Who is the Holy Spirit? (Isaiah 9:6)
The Son (Jesus) is called Wonderful _____________, ___________ God, ______________ ______________, and __________ of Peace. The Holy Spirit is a part of the Trinity of God.
2. How do you get the Holy Spirit? (Acts 2:38)
___________ of your sins. This means to turn from sin, to change direction from wrong to right, and to follow Jesus.
3. Where does He live? (John 14:16-17)
The Father will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of ___________. The world will not accept Him, but you know Him because He lives with _______ and will be in you.
4. What does the Holy Spirit do in our lives? (Acts 1:8)
You will receive ________ when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the _________ of the earth. (He gives us courage to tell about Jesus!)
5. What does the Holy Spirit do in our lives? (John 14:26)
The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, will ___________ us all things and will remind us of everything He has said to us.
6. What does the Holy Spirit do in our lives? (John 14:27)
He gives us ________. We do not have to be troubled or afraid.
7. What does the Holy Spirit do in our lives? (John 16:8)
He _________ the world of guilt. That means that He makes us sorry for our sin.
8. What does the Holy Spirit do in our lives? (Galatians 5:22-23)
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, ________, patience, ________, goodness, faithfulness, ____________ and self control. (We become people who have these characteristics in our lives.)
What does the sign of the cross mean?
2. Open ourselves to grace
3. Sanctify the day
4. Commit the whole self to Christ.
5. Recall the Incarnation.
6. Remember the Passion of Our Lord.
7. Affirm the Trinity
8. Focus our prayer on God.
9. Affirm the procession of Son and Spirit.
10. Invoke the power of God’s name.
12. Witness to others.
LESSON # 5 GOD IS OFFENDED
Who are angels?
Angels are purely spiritual creatures; they have intelligence and will. They are personal, perfect and immortal creatures. The church benefits from the mysterious and perfect help of angels. They also watchfully care and intercede for each one of us from infancy to death ( Heb 1:14)
What is sin? What is the sin in us called?
Sin sets itself against God’s love for us and turns our hearts away from it. Like the first sin, it is disobedience to God’s laws.
The sin in us is called the original sin. It was committed by our first parents Adam and eve.
What is mortal sin?
It IS THE SPIRITUAL DEATH OF SOUL. (separation from God),we lose eternity if we don’t repent. The sacrament of penance will bring us back. Eg lust, stealing, murder
it includes a serious matter, the person knows its serious and freely commit it.
venial sins are slight sins.they injure friendship with God. Eg gossip,slander
proverbs 24:16 Just man falls 7 times a day
1cor 6:9-10 mortal faults separate us eternally
GENESIS 4:14-19; PUNISHMENT OF FIRST SIN
If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.
Lesson 6: Becoming a child of God
1. What is the sacrament of baptism?
The sacrament of baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life.The sacrament of baptism is the gateway to life in the spirit and the door to other sacraments. Baptism is the birth into new life in Christ. (Mt.28:19-20, titus 3:5)
2. What does baptism do for us?
i. Baptism does two principal effects: purification from sins and new birth in the holy spirit.(acts.2:38,john3:5 )
ii. Baptism makes us adopted children of god
iii. (Gal.4:5-7)and temples of the holy spirit. (1cor6:19)
3. Why do we need baptism?
To live as a child of God.
We enter eternal life and communion
It is necessary for salvation
John 3:5,Mt.28:19-20,Mk 16:16
4. What are sacraments?
i. Sacraments are signs of grace, given by Christ and entrusted to the church, by which we are called to live a divine life.
ii. An outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace given to us by Christ himself.
5. What are the seven sacraments?
i. Baptism, Holy communion, Reconciliation,
Confirmation, matrimony, holy order and anointing of the sick.
6.:”How can I become a child of God?”
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).
“You must be born again”
When, Nicodemus, asked to Jesus about inheriting heaven, Christ said, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:3).
7. What are the rewards of being gods child?
The rewards of being God’s child are immeasurable. As God’s child, we are a part of His family (the church), promised a home in heaven, and given the right to approach God in prayer as Father (Ephesians 2:19; 1 Peter 1:3-6; Romans 8:15).
Mathew 3: 13-17 (Baptism of Jesus)
Mathew 28: 19,20 (Jesus asking the disciples to baptize)
2kings 5:1,14 – Naaman cleansed from leprosy
Acts 2:38 (Peter saying about baptism)
Fill in the blanks/ true or false
(Galatians 3:26-27)) How does faith in Christ lead us to become Children of God?
By being baptized into Christ.
All people are already children of God.
2) We are baptized in order to be a child of God.(T)(F)
3) (James 2:17, 20, &24) One who believes in faith only is
A wise man.
A foolish man.
Going to be saved.
4) We are justified by faith only.(T)(F)
5) (James 2:17) Faith that has no works is
A dead faith.
A living faith.
A saving faith.
6) To be a child of God our faith must cause us to accept and do all the Lord commands.(T)(F)
7) (1Peter 1:4) Who will inherit a home in heaven?
All sincere religious people.
Only God’s children.
8) Heaven is reserved only for God’s children. (T) (F)
Lesson 7: Obeying God our Father
1. Who are prophets?
A prophet is someone chosen by God to speak a message from him to the people. Usually this message is about their present concerns, something that they need to hear for their spiritual well-being. The prophet speaks these words with the authority, or permission and power, from the Lord.
By doing these things the prophets were really preparing the Jews for the coming of the Messiah, a name which means “the Anointed One.” In Greek the word for “Anointed One” is Christos, from which we get “Christ”.
Some prophets who obeyed GOD
Abraham: Genesis 17:1-16- the promise god gave for the obedience of Abraham.
Noah:Genesis 9: 1-3 * DAVID- (2Sa 7:18-29) * Moses: Exodus 19:9
2. How do we show our love for God?
We show our love for God by keeping his commandments because Jesus said, “ if you love me keep my commandments”
Mathew 24:34-40 “Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ’Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
3. WHAT ARE THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS?
“YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART,AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH YOUR ENTIRE MIND”
YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF
4. What does scripture say about obeying God’s word and law?
And Samuel said, “Has the Lord great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying
Isaiah 1:19” If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
Philippians 2:8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21
Explain The Biblical word for “obey” comes from the Greek “hupakou” which means to listen attentively;
Ask them to name prophets from old testament who were obedient to God the father and the promised blessings Lesson 8 :God gives us Laws
What are God’s Laws?
The Law is God’s instructions concerning the moral, social, and spiritual behavior of his people. The Law is the very reflection of the nature of God because God speaks out of the abundance of what is in him.
What are the commandments Jesus gives?
Jesus was asked: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. Matt 22:36-40
What is called the golden rule given by Jesus?
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. ((Matt 7:12)
What is a canon law?
Canon law is the name for the Catholic Church’s order and discipline, structures, rules, and procedures.
What was the law followed by the people of the old testament?
The “TORAH”the first five books of the Old testament ,GENESIS,EXODUS,DEUTERONOMY LEVITICUS & NUMBERS
The six precepts or laws of the Catholic Church
To respectfully and devoutly assist at The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass On all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation.
To fast and abstain on the days appointed.
To go to Confession at least once a year during the Easter Season.
To receive the Sacrament of the Most HolyEucharist At least once a year during the Easter Season.
To contribute financially (i.e. give money) To the support of the Catholic Church.
To never violate the laws concerning the Sacrament of Matrimony.
II. Faith experience with Bible references
Exodus 20:1-17 Ten commandments
Psalms:19:7 law and testimony are God’s words
Isaiah 8:16, 20 , Nehemiah 9:26 If we don’t obey laws
Say true or false
1.You shall not steal
2. You shall not smoke
3. Honor your father and your mother
4. You shall not make for yourself an idol or bow down to them 5. It is best to tell the truth
6. Do to others as you would have them do to you
7. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord
8. You must obey God rather than men
9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor
10. You shall not murder
11. In God we trust
12. You shall have no other gods before me
13. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy
14. Be kind to the poor
15. You shall not commit adultery
16. You shall not covet your neighbor’s property
Human Applications: What are some of the rules at your house? What are you allowed to do and not allowed to do? Did you know that God has rules, too?
Lesson 9: I choose to Love God
What is sin?
Sin is disobedience to God’s commandments, either by doing what is forbidden or failing to do what is required.
What is a venial sin?
Venial sins are slight sins. They do not break our friendship with God, although they injure it. They involve disobedience of the law of God in slight (venial) matters. Thus, not fully intending the action their guilt before God is reduced. It is always good to remember, especially those who are trying to be faithful but sometimes fall, that for mortal sin it must not only be 1) serious matter, but 2) the person must know it is serious and then 3) freely commit it.
What is mortal sin?
Mortal sin is called mortal because it is the “spiritual” death of the soul (separation from God). However, by turning our hearts back to Him and receiving the Sacrament of Penance we are restored to His friendship. Catholics are not allowed to receive Communion if they have not confessed for their mortal sins.
What are Cardinal sins?
Was Jesus tempted by the devil?
Temptations of Jesus Mathew 4:1-11
SIRACH 40:14 If we don’t obey Law
Rev 12:11 Triumph over evil
Mark 11:12 Jesus cursing the fig tree
Mathew 4:1-11 Temptations of JESUS
How to keep away from sin?
Be careful to fill your mind with God’s Word: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Keep Your Mind Clean
Psalm 101:3 “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”
Doing good works:
Hebrews 10:24, 25 “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
View Others with Godly Eyes
1 Timothy 5:1, 2 “Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.”
Romans 13:14 “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.”
What is God’s reward for your keeping away from sin?
James 1:12-15 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”
LESSON 10: Preparing for the Savior
1. What is advent?
In the Catholic Church, Advent is a period of preparation, extending over four Sundays, before Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, “to come to,” and refers to the coming of Christ. This refers, first of all, to our celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas; but second, to the coming of Christ in our lives through grace and the Sacrament of Holy Communion; and finally, to His Second Coming at the end of time.
2. What does the prophecy say about the savior and about mother mary?
A most important prophet for Christians is Isaiah, who lived eight hundred years before the birth of Christ. More than the others, Isaiah spoke about the coming Messiah. Here are some of his prophecies about the Redeemer:
3. What is epiphany?
The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East.
4.What is advent wreath and candles?
The Advent wreath is likely the most popular tradition, and wreaths are typically present in both the parish church and in the home. It is a more recent tradition, with the modern Advent wreath emerging in Germany and spreading throughout Europe and beyond in the 1930’s.
The Jesse Tree is also a popular Advent tradition. A Jesse Tree, named for the father of David, is a tree that is decorated gradually throughout Advent with symbols or pictures of biblical persons associated with the gradual coming of the Messiah, Christ. This includes, among others, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Joseph and Mary.
Advent candles: During each Sunday of the Advent season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. Others consider the lighting of the first candle to symbolize expectation, while the second symbolizes hope, the third joy and the fourth purity. The Christ candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day reminding Christians that Jesus is the light of the world.
Bible references :
The Messiah’s virgin mother: “The virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and him name shall be Immanuel (which means, God-with-us)” (Is 7:14)
The Messiah will be a great light: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom (sinfulness), a light has shone” (Is 9:1)
The Messiah will be a great ruler: “For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and for ever peaceful” (Is 9:5-6)
The Messiah shines in glory upon the people: “Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. Nations shall walk by your light, and kings by your shining radiance” (Is 60:1, 3)
Comparison with new testament
Luke 2:1-7, 2:21
Matthew 2:4–6—The scribes knew that Bethlehem was the prophesied birthplace of the Messiah.
Matthew 1:18–23—Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled.
Lesson 12: The holy Family
1.Who was St. Joseph?
St. Joseph is the guardian and foster father of Jesus, and Mary’s husband.(Mt.1:12-16)
2.What is called the domestic church?
A family is called a domestic church
3.Why we have to be obedient to our parents and elders?
We have to be obedient to our parents as Jesus was obedient to his parents.
Why were Mary and Joseph so “worried” (Lk 2:48) about Jesus?
This worry of both Mary and Joseph is captured in what we call the “fifth Joyful mystery” of the rosary, the “Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.” Jesus, the boy, was indeed both divine and human; and yet he had to grow, like you and me, in his humanity. As scripture puts it, he returned home to Nazareth with them, and “increased in wisdom”
We also need to take special note that Jesus lived under their “complete authority” (or, was “obedient to them” ) when he returned to Nazareth (v. 51). Jesus spent his spiritual childhood under the total care and protection of Mary and Joseph.
Reflection: What does that say to you and me? Are we ready to live under the authority and protection of Mary and Joseph? Have I ever consecrated myself, and my family, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
Lord, help us to live like the Holy Family, united in respect and love. Teach us the sanctity of human love and the value of family life. Help us to live in peace with all. Help us to find you in the service of God as Mary and Joseph fond Jesus fulfilling his vocation in the temple.
Genesis 3:15 messiah born of woman
Micah 5:2 messiah born in Bethlehem
Isaiah 7:14 messiah born of a virgin
Daniel 2:44 messiah’s throne will be eternal
Isaiah 7:14 will be called Immanuel
Hosea 11:1 spend some time in Egypt
Jeremiah 31:15 a massacre of children will happen at messiah’s birthplace
Isaiah 40:3-5 messenger before Jesus
Luke 1:80, Luke 2:52, Mathew 3:13-17
There are three things the Holy Family can teach us about our own yes to God
The Holy Family actively participated in their response to God’s invitation.
The Holy Family’s yes to God was not just one time, but an ongoing yes.
The Holy Family rooted their lives in God.
Lesson 13: The Good News
1. What is the good news that Jesus taught?
Preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among the people. Jesus taught in parables to make people understand the kingdom of God in simple ways, he taught the beatitudes and The Our father, which teaches us the way we should live. Jesus called us for repentance and forgiveness to live a life of holiness and virtues.
2. What did the voice from heaven say after Jesus baptism?
a. Mathew3:16” As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
3. Who are Disciples and Apostles?
I. The word “disciple” refers to a learner or follower.
Jesus is not the only “teacher” to have “disciples” in the New Testament;
There are also “disciples of John [the Baptist]” (Mark 2:18; Matt 9:14; Luke 5:33; 7:18; John 1:35; 4:1) and “disciples of the Pharisees” (Mark 2:18; 6:29; Luke 5:33) and “disciples of Moses” (John 9:28)
The word Apostle mean
o However, one first has to be trained as a “disciple” (learning from the teacher), before one can be sent out as an “apostle” (representing the teacher).
In the NT Epistles, Peter identifies himself as “an apostle of Jesus Christ” (1 Pet 1:1; cf. 2 Pet 1:1).
o The Letter of Jude once refers to “the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ” (v. 17), but without specifying who is meant.
o Paul – often calls himself an “apostle” of Jesus, esp. in beginning his letters (Rom 1:1; 1 Cor 1:1; 2 Cor 1:1; Gal 1:1; Eph 1:1; etc), or when stressing his equal status with the other apostles (Rom 11:13; 1 Cor 9:1-5; 15:7-10; 2 Cor 12:12; Gal 1:17-19).
o Apollos – never individually called an “apostle,” but clearly included when Paul refers to “us apostles” (1 Cor 4:9; cf. 1:12; 3:4—4:6)
4. The names of twelve disciples
a. PETER, ANDREW,JAMES, JOHN(sons of Zebedee),JAMES( son of Alphaeus),SIMON (Zealot also known as LEBBAEUS), Philip, Barthalomew, Thaddeus (Judas son of James),Thomas, Mathew (tax collector), Mathias (replaced Judas Iscariot)
5. What does Jesus invite us for to enter the kingdom of God?
Jesus’ invitation to enter his kingdom comes in the form of parables, a characteristic feature of his teaching. Through his parables he invites people to the feast of the kingdom, but he also asks for a radical choice: to gain the kingdom, one must give everything. Words are not enough, deeds are required.
Lesson # 14 Jesus our teacher
1. Who was JESUS?
Jesus Christ: Eternal son of God made man
God saves “ Savior” “there is no other name under heaven given among human beings by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12)
Christ means “ Anointed one” Messiah
LORD – Divine sovereignty – over nature ,illness, demons, death and sin
Promised seed- Gen 3:15
Prophet – Deut 18:15
Victory over enemies – Gen 22: 17-18
The Word – Jn 1:1
Mediator – 1 Tim 2:5
Messiah from Nazarene Isaiah 11:1
2. What was the mission of Jesus?
To proclaim the kingdom of GOD
“The time is fulfilled, the kingdom of God is a hand ,repent and believe in the Gospel”
To bring humans to our Father to share His own divine life and love.
To seek ye first the kingdom of God …(Mt.6:33)
To preach the final end to which God calls us that is Christian Beatitude
The coming of the kingdom of god, the vision of God , entering into joy of the Lord and entering into God’s rest
3. Why Jesus used parables?
1.Jesus Used Parables to Make Difficult Principles Easier to Understand
2.Jesus Used Parables Because They are Memorable
3.Parables Were A Common Teaching Style During the Time of Jesus
4. Jesus Came to Show Us God Not to Teach Us Rules
4. What is Hell?
Sheol in Hebrew / Hades in Greek
People who are deprived of vision of God or self exclusion from God.
5.Why did Jesus go down to the dead before resurrection?
Jesus went down to the dead to open the gates for the just who had gone before him. So that the dead will hear the voice of the son of God and those who hear will live, Jesus the author of life and free those in bondage.(Rev 1:18)
TREE OF LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN (Lk6:43-45)
Prudence- right reason in action
Fortitude- Firmness in difficulties
Temperance- moderates attraction of pleasures
Justice- to do actions justly
Lesson 15: Let Us Pray
1. What is prayer?
Quite simply, prayer is talking to God. Prayer is a natural expression of our relationship with God. Jesus teaches his followers to pray to God as our Father, simply and directly, trusting God to answer our prayers in the way that is best for us. We do not need anyone to stand between us and God – we have direct access to God as we pray. Its God’s gift, a covenant and a means of communion with God.
2. Types of prayer
Blessing and adoration
PRAYER OF PETITION
PRAYER OF INTERCESSION
Prayer of thanksgiving
Prayer of praise
3.Why do we complain of not being heard in prayer?
St. james 4:3 says “ you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly to spend it on your passions” our father knows what we need before we ask him”(Mt.6:8)but he awaits our petition because the dignity of his children lies in their freedom.
4. What is the greatest and perfect prayer taught by Jesus himself?
The Our father. It says God’s majesty and presence is in heaven, which is our homeland. We are citizens of it. HIs name is sanctified, and Christ’s second coming. He is our Jehovah Jirah and our provider. He will bless us with wisdom to have discernment of good and bad.
5 . How should we pray?
Jesus warns against hypocrisy in prayer – that is, when we try to impress others with our prayers. Also, we don’t pray with the aim of pressuring God to give us what we want. We must pray in faith that we have received the grace.
Different ways are praying are:
We can pray with our thoughts: thinking about God and how good he is and how wonderful are the gifts He has given to us.
We can pray with our words: talking to God and telling Him about our problems and difficulties our joys and happiness.
We can pray with our actions and the things we do
We can pray standing up ,sitting down kneeling or even walking.
5. Who inspires us to pray
The Holy Spirit who teaches the Church and recalls to her all that Jesus said also instructs her in the life of prayer, inspiring new expressions of the same basic forms of prayer: blessing, petition, intercession, thanksgiving, and praise.
Because God blesses the human heart, it can in return bless him who is the source of every blessing.
LESSON 19# THE GOOD SHEPHERD
1.How can we say Jesus is our good shepherd?
Jesus gave his life for our sins. A shepherd protects his flocks giving his life to keep them safe. Jesus himself has said “I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. I am the Good Shepherd”
- What does a shepherd do for his sheep?
FEEDING, WATERING, GROOMING, SHEARING, PROTECTS &LEADS.
- Who are the sheep? What are we called to do?
We are the sheep and we are called to believe in Him, listen to his voice and follow him.
- Who were the first people to go and adore the infant Jesus?
The shepherds were the first who went to adore the baby Jesus.
- Can you think of men in the Old Testament who were shepherds and who were especially close to God? there are 7
`Abel, son of Adam was a shepherd who “found favor with God” (Genesis 4)
Abraham in Genesis 21 is described as a chieftain with many herds of sheep
Jacob is a shepherd for his uncle Laban in Genesis 30
Joseph was shepherding his father Jacob’s flocks in Genesis 37
Moses went from prince of Egypt to shepherd of Midian in Exodus 3
David was a shepherd of his father’s flocks in 1 Samuel 16:11
Amos the Judean shepherd was God’s prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel in Amos 1:1
Read psalm 23
ONE WORD ANSWERS:
- What does a shepherd take care of? (Sheep.)
- Does a good shepherd lay down (or give) his life for the sheep? (Yes.)
- What do you think this means? (The good shepherd would risk his or her own life to protect the sheep.)
- What does a hired hand do when he or she sees the wolf coming? (Runs the other way leaving the sheep behind.)
- What happens to a flock of sheep if there is no shepherd? (They may be attacked by a wolf and get scattered.)
- In our Bible story, does the good shepherd know his sheep? (Yes.)
- Do the sheep know the good shepherd? (Yes.)
- Do we have a good shepherd? (Yes.) Who is our Good Shepherd? (Jesus.)
Lesson # 20 The last supper
- What is Passover?
Passover reminds the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
- What is the sacrament of Eucharist?
The word Eucharist means thanksgiving and is the greatest of the sacraments as it has two important things.
- JESUS himself created this sacrament at last supper in the upper room.
- It combines sacrament of Holy Communion and also the holy orders as only they can transform the bread and wine into body and blood of Jesus.
- Rituals during the holy week
Sequence of the holyweek begins with the
Palm Sunday which is the triumphant entry of Jesus to Jerusalem
Maundy Thursday( symbolizing the washing of disciples feet by priests)
Good Friday (Passion of Christ)
Easter Vigil (Lighting of candle , renewing of baptismal vows and readings from the old testaments are read.
- What is the other name for Passover?
The festival of the unleavened bread.
- Who betrayed Jesus?
Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus
- Who denied Jesus before the cock crew?
Peter denied Jesus thrice before the cock crew.
- Biblical references
LUKE 22:15 : JESUS SAYS I’ve earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you.
Mathew 26:26 The last supper.
Revelation 3:20 behold I stand and knock at the door if you open I will enter and eat with him.
Exodus 16: 19-21
- What Jewish holiday was being cel- ebrated at the Last Supper?
- Christmas B. Passover
- What is the ritual meal for this holi- day called?
- brunch B. banquet C. seder
- What Bible story does this holiday remember?
- Israelites’ freedom from slavery B. Noah’s ark
C. David and Goliath
- What did Jesus do at the Last Supper?
- bless bread and wine
B. predict who would betray him C. tell about the new covenant D. all of the above
.5. What is included in John’s Gospel story about the Last Supper that doesn’t appear in Matthew, Mark, and Luke?
- a dove appearing
B. washing disciples’ feet C. angels singing
- What was the name of the feast that Jesus and the disciples were attending in Jerusalem? ?
- . What animal did they sacrifice?
- How many disciples did Jesus send out to find a room for to eat the Passover Lamb?
- Jesus told two of his disciples to go into the city and meet a certain man. What did Jesus say this man would be carrying?
Jar of water
- What did Jesus want the disciples to remember about the wine?
Blood of the covenant
- What did they do before they went out to the Mount of Olives?
Sung a hymn
One word answers:
- How did the Jewish people celebrate Pentecost? (By bringing a gift to offer to God)
- When the believers were gathered together what sound did the believers hear? (Loud wind)
- What did the believers see? (Flames of fire resting on their heads)
- Who filled each of the believers on the Day of Pentecost? (The Holy Spirit)
- Why were the people in Jerusalem confused? (They could hear the believers from Galilee speaking in the language they could understand)
- What did they hear the believers saying in their own language? (wonders of God)
Which prophet wrote about God’s promise to send the Holy Spirit? (Joel)
LAST SUPPER DECODE WORDS:
In Remembrance of Me
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:26
Each number represents a letter of the alphabet. Substitute the correct letter for the numbers to reveal the coded words.
3. 18-5-13-5-13-2-18-1-14-3-5 4. 2-12-15-15-4
|A 1||B 2||C 3||D 4||E 5||F 6||G 7||H 8||I 9||J 10||K 11||L 12||M 13||N 14||O 15||P 16||Q 17||R 18||S 19||T 20||U 21||V 22||W 23||X 24||Y 25||Z 26|
REMEMBRANCE,BLOOD, BODY, BREAD, SUPPER, EAT, DRINK, CUP
FILL IN THE BLANKS ON LENT:
- Lent continues until _____ ______. (Holy Thursday)
- The Church gives us _______ weeks of Lent to prepare for Easter. (six)
- The day Lent begins. (Ash Wednesday)
- The liturgical color for Lent is ______. (violet)
- Lent is the time that we prepare for Jesus’ _______________. (resurrection)
- Giving to the poor. (almsgiving)
- To go without. (abstain)
- Easter celebrates the _________ Mystery, the mystery of our dying to sin and rising with Christ to the new life of grace. (Paschal)
- We open our hearts to God’s love by the Lenten practices of ________. (prayer)
- Lent is a time of _________. (penance)
- Going without food. (fasting)
- Not eating meat. (abstinence)
True or False
- Lent starts on Ash Wednesday.
- During Lent we fast which is to go without food on certain days.
- Lent recalls the time that Jesus and the disciples were out in the desert.
- A cross is marked on our foreheads with blessed ashes on Ash Wednesday.
- We only do fast on Ash Wednesday.
- All Catholics must fast during certain days in Lent.
- We are supposed to do almsgiving during Lent, which is giving to the poor.
- We are supposed to do abstinence during Lent, which is praying and meditation so we can become more like Jesus.
- We do fast and abstinence on Good Friday.
- Lent ends on Good Friday.
- Lent is the time before Christmas.
- The color of Lent is green.
- There are 30 days in Lent, not counting Sundays.
- The last Sunday in Lent begins Holy Week.
- No Mass is celebrated on Good Friday.
- We must do abstinence every Friday during Lent.
- Lent is considered a time of penance and discipline.
- Lent is a time to prepare for Jesus’ ascension.
- Eating between meals breaks the fast, but drinking liquids does not.
- We fast and do abstinence every day during Lent.
Lesson #21 Jesus dies for us
- Which bible verse tells us why Jesus died for us?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
2.Why Jesus died for us?
To save us from our sins and to bring us closer to god the father.
- What is Maundy Thursday?
- Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper.
- Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as an act of humility and service, thereby setting an example that we should love and serve one another in humility.
- What is the meaning of “INRI’ WRITTEN ON Jesus cross?
- What is good Friday?
Good Friday is the day on which Catholics recollect the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
- What is the name of the garden and what happened when Jesus prayed before being crucified?
Garden of gethsemane and Jesus sweated blood while praying there.
- What are the four parts of Easter vigil mass?
Liturgy of light, liturgy of word, liturgy of Baptism and liturgy of Eucharist.
- 7. What are The last seven words of Jesus from the cross?
- Words of forgiveness: Luke 23:34
- Words of salvation: Luke 23:43
- words of affection: john 19:26
- Words of anguish: Mathew 27:46
- Words of suffering: john 19:28
- Words of victory: john 19:30
- Words of contentment: Luke 23:46
8.What is paschal ?
The paschal its name comes from pasach, the Hebrew word for Passover.
Biblical references :
Prophecy and its fulfillment
- Zechariah 13:7,
“Strike the shepherd that the sheep may be dispersed, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.”
The Prophecy Fulfilled: Matthew 26:31 31 Then Jesus said to them, ‘You will all fall away from me tonight, for the scripture says: I shall strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered,
The Prophecy: Isaiah 53:7, ”He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.” (Isaiah 53);
The Prophecy Fulfilled: Matthew 26:62-63, The high priest then rose and said to him, ‘Have you no answer to that? What is this evidence these men are bringing against you?’
63 But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, ‘I put you on oath by the living God to tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.’
The Prophecy: Isaiah 53:3, ”He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. ” (Isaiah 53);
The Prophecy Fulfilled: Luke 23:18-23, “… they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him … And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.” (Luke 23), Matthew 27:20-25, Mark 15:8-14, John 19:14,15.
- STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
- Jesus is condemned to death
2.Jesus is made to carry the cross
- Jesus falls the first time.
- Jesus meets his Blessed Mother
- Simon helps Jesus to carry the cross.
6.Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
- Jesus falls the second time
- Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
- Jesus falls the third time
- Jesus is stripped of His clothes
- Jesus is nailed to the cross
- Jesus dies on the cross
- Jesus is taken from the cross
- Jesus is laid in the tomb.
Lesson # 16 WE BELIEVE
- What are souls?
Soul is the immortal and spiritual part of humans created by God which helps us to reunite with God after our death through resurrection.
“Soul” refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him, that by which he is most especially in God’s image.
2.What is intercession?
Intercession is prayer that pleads with God for your needs and the needs of others.Intercession is warfare — the key to God’s battle plan for our lives.
- What does faith do to us?
Faith makes us taste in advance the light of the beatific vision, to see Jesus face to face, the goal of our journey here below.
Faith helps us persevere in our trials and troubles.
Faith helps us look beyond our darkness and keeps us in light of hope.
FILL IN THE BLANKS:
I believe in _____ God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and _____. I believe in one _____ Jesus Christ,
the Only _____ Son of God,
_____ of the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, _____ with the Father;
through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was _____ of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered _____ and was buried, and rose
again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the _____ hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his _____ will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of _____, who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
_____ with the Father and the Son
is _____ and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and _____ Church.
I _____ one baptism for the forgiveness of sins ,and I look _____ to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen
Lesson # 17 Asking forgiveness & Lesson #18 Sacrament of penance
- Why we need forgiveness?
Jesus himself started the sacrament of forgiveness so we must forgive one anther and ask pardon to gain salvation and live a holy life.
Jesus breathed upon His disciples saying: ‘Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained’ (John 20:22-23).
- What are the other names of the sacrament of forgiveness called?
- I) sacrament of confession
- II) SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
III)SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
IV)SACRAMENT OF CONVERSION
- How do we feel when we sin?
Our hearts are heavy and we feel weak and burdened. We hear our conscious telling us we have wronged. We even feel sad and sometimes painful that we have hurt someone.
- THE MANY FORMS OF PENANCE IN CHRISTIAN LIFE?
- fasting, prayer, and almsgiving and fraternal sharing( charitable and missionary works)
- What is contrition?
- Contrition is true sorrow for our sins because they have offended GOD who is so good and loving, because Jesus suffered and died for our sins.
Colossians 3:5, 8-10, 12-17,Hebrews 12:1-5
Mathew 4:17 Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near
Mathew 6:14-15 if we forgive heavenly father will forgive
Colossians 3:13“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. “Love one another even as God for Christ’s sake forgave you
- the priest forgives sins in the name of _Jesus
- we need to be sorry for our _sins
- the sacrament in which the individual’s sins are forgiven through
- confession and penance
- sacraments give sanctifying soul
- admit having done something wrong
- to have sorrow for one’s sins and a firm intention of not committing the sins again
- the judgment of our reason as to whether an act is good or bad
- what you must do after confession is penance
- the freeing from sin by God through the priest absolution
- number of sacraments seven
- the telling of our sins to a priest in the Sacrament of Penance
an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace
- breaking God’s law is sin
TRUE OF FALSE
- If we do not forgive each other, we will not be forgiven.
- When we convert sinners from their ways, we aid in hiding a multitude of sins.
|3. Jesus told Peter that we are to forgive a brother up to seven times.
4. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
5. Almsgiving– means doing good for others.
6. Does god look on outward appearances?
7. A shepherd leads them to good food. He leads them past the dry rocky ground, away from poisonous plants, to fields of green grass
LESSON # 22 JESUS IS RISEN ! ALLELUIA
- What is meant by paschal candle?
The EASTER vigil rite begins between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Sunday outside the church, where an Easter fire is kindled and the Paschal candle is blessed and then lit. This Paschal candle will be used throughout the season of Easter, remaining in the sanctuary of the church or near the lectern, and throughout the coming year at baptisms and funerals, reminding all that Christ is “light and life.”
- Jesus true God and true man (miracles after resurrection)
John 20: 28 Thomas touches Jesus wounds
John 21:1-14,24 miraculous catch of fish
- Some appearances of Jesus after his resurrection?
- Jesus Appears to Mary MagdaleneJohn20:1-31
- Jesus Appears to His Disciples and then to Thomas.
- Jesus walks to Emmaus with his disciples.
- To the seven disciples who had returned to their fishing on the Sea of Galilee
- To His Disciples as He Ascended to Heaven on the Mount of Olives
- The ascension of Jesus from the scriptures and what does it tell us about Jesus?
- The truth of Jesus’ divinity is confirmed by his Resurrection.
- By his death, Christ liberates us from sin; by his Resurrection, he opens for us the way to a new life.
- Risen Christ himself is the principle and source of our future resurrection.
- Why we use the Easter eggs?
The egg represents the empty tomb of Christ, symbol of rebirth or resurrection declared by Pope Paul V.
- After his death what did Jesus Christ do?
After his death, he rose from the dead.
- To whom did Jesus appear to after his resurrection?
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene John20:1-31
Jesus Appears to His Disciples and then to Thomas.
- What did Jesus show the disciples to prove that it was really Him?
Jesus showed them his Hands and his Feet.
- How many days after resurrection Jesus stayed?
Jesus stayed 40 days after resurrection before ascending to heaven.
Words to know:
Easter: The day we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
Resurrection: When Jesus from the dead.
Pascal Candle: Symbol of Jesus, the light of the world.
We pray: May the Light of Christ rising in glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and mind.
True or False
- Very early Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and two women went to the tomb to take spices and found the huge stone rolled away.
- The guards told them that Jesus was alive.
- The women looked inside the tomb and Jesus was not inside.
- The women ran and told two disciples that Jesus’ body was gone and that they were told that Jesus was alive.
- Paul and John ran to the tomb to see if Jesus’ body was gone.
- John got there first, but did not go in until Paul went inside.
- They found inside the tomb, the cloths Jesus had been wrapped in.
- They thought someone had stolen Jesus’ body.
- When Paul was at the tomb later by himself, Jesus came to talk to him.
- Jesus rose from the dead.
- Jesus was resurrected on the third day.
- John told the disciples that he had seen Jesus and that he had spoken to Him.
- Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus.
- Two disciples saw Jesus on the road to Emmaus.
- At first, the disciples did not recognize him and thought he was a stranger.
- Jesus appeared to the disciples suddenly in a locked room.
- The disciples though that Jesus must be a ghost.
- They believed it was Jesus when they saw his wounds on His hands and feet.
- Paul was not with present when Jesus appeared to his followers.
- Peter would not believe that Jesus was alive until he saw the marks of the nails on Jesus’ hands and feet, and touched the wound in Jesus’ side.
Lesson 23&24 : The holy mass & what do we do at mass
- 1. What is mass?
Mass is the central act of worship in the life of a Catholic.
- Why do we call the Sabbath day holy?
God created the universe and all its beings six days and the seventh day he rested. In the old testament the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord: … in it thou shalt not do any work” (Exodus 20:10).In the new testamentJesus called himself that he was “Lord of the Sabbath”. The Sabbath day or seventh day was usually Saturday which On 3 March 321, Constantine I decreed that Sunday (dies Solis) will be observed as the Roman day of rest.
- What are the rites of the mass?
LITURGY of the WORD (Biblical Readings, Homily, Creed, Intercessions)
LITURGY of the EUCHARIST (Preparation, Eucharistic Prayer; Communion Rite)
- What are the Easter vigil mass rites?
Service of Light,
Liturgy of the Word,
Liturgy of Baptism, and
Liturgy of the Eucharist
- What are the five words for the grains of incense said by the priest?
- By his holy
- and glorious wounds,
- may Christ the Lord
- guard us
- and protect us. Amen.
- What is the liturgical calendar?
The Catholic liturgical calendar is the cycle of seasons in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church.
- what are the six liturgical seasons?
Advent, Christmas, ordinary time after epiphany, lent, Easter ordinary time after Pentecost.
- Things used for the holy mass?
Lectionary, chalice, paten, ciborium, communion cups, corporal, censor and boat, alb and cincture.
- What are the different colors of chasuble?
Green – ordinary time, White – Worn during the Christmas, Easter seasons and celebrations of Mary, the Angels, Saints who were not martyrs, is the preferred color for Masses for the dead..
Red – Worn on Passion (Palm) Sunday, Good Friday, Pentecost Sunday, and on the Feast Days of Martyrs including the Apostles and Evangelists.
Rose – Worn on the 3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) and the 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday).
Violet – Worn during Advent and Lent or at Masses for the dead.
- Words from scripture that says Jesus is the son of god?
- Mark 1:9-15
You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
- Mark 9:2-9 “Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”
- John 2:13-22
2 :20 The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?”
2:21 But he was speaking of the temple of his body.
2:22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
- John 3:14-21
3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
- John 12:20-33
12:28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”
Words to Know
Altar The table Mass is offered on.
Chalice The cup of precious material that holds the Blood of Jesus at Mass.
Ciborium The cup of precious material that holds the Hosts people receive at Communion.
Cruets The bottles that hold the water and wine.
Missal The book with the prayers for Mass
Paten The plate of precious material that holds the Host, the Body of Jesus.
Lectionary The book used for the readings in mass
Monstrance The vessel in which the consecrated host is placed during Eucharistic Adoration. Corporal: Square linen cloth which sits on the middle of the altar.
Other vestments – chasuble that which is worn outside the alb
Alb – which is worn on top of the cassock and Cincture – the rod they tie around the waist
One word answers:
What do we call the person who reads the first and second reading? (The Lector.)
Which book is the first and second reading read from? (The Lectionary.)
Where do the first readings usually come from in the Bible? (The Old Testament.)
How do we respond to the readings after the Lector says, “The Word of the Lord.” (“Thanks be to God.”)
The Book of Psalms is from the Old or New Testament? (Old)
Do we stand or sit during the first and second reading? (Sit)
Is the Lector a man or a woman? (Either)
Where do the second readings come from in the Bible? (The New Testament.)
Do we stand during the Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia)? (Yes)
What season is the Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia) not sung or said? (During Lent.)
Do we stand or sit during the Gospel? (Stand)
Questions and answers:
Q: What part of the Mass comes after the Liturgy of the Word? A: Liturgy of the Eucharist
Q: What does the word eucharist mean? A: Thanksgiving
Q: For what do we thank God? A: For sunshine, flowers, music, life, people, love, everything
Q: What prayer did Jesus teach his disciples? A: Our Father (the Lord’s Prayer)
Q: What can we say to one another at the Sign of Peace? A: Peace be with you
Q: Where do the words of the Sign of Peace come from? A: Greeting of Jesus to his disciples after the Resurrection (see John 20:19)
Q: Who is present in the bread and wine of the Eucharist? A: Jesus Christ
Q: When did Jesus give us the Eucharist? A: At the Last Sup
Lesson # 25 :Jesus comes to us & Jesus returns to the Father
- How does Jesus come back to us? And What does Holy Communion do to our souls?
The Holy Communion is the body and blood of Jesus and when we receive it in reverence he comes to live in our hearts, as it’s the temple of God. The Holy Communion, known also as the Lord’s Supper, represents the greatest expression of God’s love for His people.
- Why Do Believers Partake in The Holy Communion?
Because of His loving instruction that we are to remember Him and His passion as we partake in the Holy Communion.
Acts 1:6-11, John 7:33
- What was the mission given to the disciples before his ascension?
Jesus met with his disciples on a mountain in Galilee and gave them a command to go out and spread the good news and baptize them in the name of the father , the son and the holy spirit.
- Who will rise after death?
All the dead will rise, “those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.”
- How do we know that Jesus went back to HIs father?
When the disciples’ saw Jesus ascending to heaven and clouds covering and also before Jesus left He said, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.
- What was the promise Jesus gave for the disciples before he ascended?
Jesus told the disciples that they will be baptized by the holy spirit and they will become witnesses to Him.
- How do we know that Jesus is with us always?
Jesus Himself said before he ascended that “I am with you always, to the ends of the age”
Choose the correct answersL
- ) Because Jesus had said he would rise again, Pilate set a watch over the tomb at the request of…
- The Saducees
- The chief priests and Pharisees
- The Scribes
- ) Why did Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James come to the tomb when the Sabbath was past?
- To see if He had risen.
- To anoint Him with sweet spices.
- To make sure the tomb was sealed.
3.) The wife of Zebedee and the mother of the apostle James the elder and John came to the tomb. Who else came with them?
- Another woman named Mary.
- ) Who told Mary that Jesus was not in the tomb, but He had risen?
- The guards.
- An angel.
- God told her in a dream.
- ) To whom did Jesus first appear after His resurrection?
- Mary Magdalene
- His mother Mary
- ) As the women went to tell Jesus’ disciples that Jesus had risen, who did they meet on the way?
- ) What was the disciples response when they were told that Jesus had risen?
- They didn’t believe it.
- There was much joy and rejoicing.
- They ran to the tomb to see for themselves.
- We aren’t told.
- ) The soldiers that had been guarding the tomb reported that the disciples had stolen Jesus’ body. Why?
- Because they were given money.
- Because they were afraid for their lives.
- Because they were sure that was what had happened.
- We are not told why.
- ) Where did the disciples first see the risen Jesus?
- ) Which disciple said he would not believe Jesus had risen unless he could see the nail marks in his hands?
LESSON 27 : THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
- What does the word “Pentecost” mean?
The English word “Pentecost” is a Greek word pentekostos, which means “fifty.” It comes from the ancient Christian expression pentekoste hemera, which means “fiftieth day.” The fiftieth day after Passover is called the Pentecost.
- What happened on the day of the Pentecost?
The disciples along with mother Mary were sitting on the upper room. Something like tongues of fire rested on their heads. “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.
- Who is the Holy spirit?
Holy spirit is the third person of the trinity and he is the helper Jesus promised to send to the disciples before he ascended.
- What are some of the role of the Holy Spirit?
Holy spirit is the helper, the truth, the source of life, teacher and guide and also during each sacraments he fills us with his power.
- Gifts of the holy spirit?
Wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, courage, piety and fear of the lord.
- The fruits of the holy spirit?
Love, peace ,joy, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, self control, goodness, generosity, modesty, chastity.
- How many days after easter is Pentecost Sunday?
50 days after easter or 7th Sunday after easter Sunday.
- BIBLE REFERENCES( Knowledge of faith)
1 Samuel 10:6-7
- What are the three main sacraments where we receive the holy spirit?
Sacrament of baptism, confirmation and holy orders.
- Which sacrament does really need the grace of holy spirit?
The sacrament of reconciliation or penance.
LESSON 28: GOD’S FAMILY – THE CHURCH
- When do we become the members of the church?
When we receive the baptism.
- Why is family called as domestic church?
The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit.
- How can we maintain family as domestic church?
By respecting one another, by saying rosary, family prayer, quality time together and attending mass as a family, sharing love and care.
- What is the evidence in your life that you belong to the family of God?
We know that we are true Christians because of the Holy Spirit’s presence in us, and because our lives have been changed by His indwelling presence.
- What is the hierarchy of the church?
- What is a church?
The word “Church” (Latin ecclesia) means an assembly. The Church” is the People that God gathers in the whole world.
- How the meaning of church is seen?
We see the word church used three different ways: First, as the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Galatians 1:1-2). Second, it is defined as the body of individual living believers (1 Corinthians 15:9; Galatians 1:13). Finally, it is defined as the universal group of all people who have trusted Christ through the ages (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 5:23-27).
One word answers:
- Church is the whole universal community of believers
- Church is also called people of God
- Christ is the head of the church
- The church is guided by the Holy spirit
- Church is the sacred place where sacraments take place.
- Church is also called the Christ’s instrument
- Church is both human and divine
- Church is the goal of God’s plan
- Church is called the building of God
- Church is called the house of God where God’s family dwells.
Lesson # 29 — MARY OUR MOTHER
- Mary—Who Is She In God’s Plan?
“When the designated time had come, God sent forth His Son born of a woman.” —Galatians 4:4
Catholics see Mary as the most important human being in God’s plan, Catholics and the Orthodox say Mary will lead a person to Jesus, just as all good Christians try to lead their friends to the Lord. After all, Mary’s last recorded words in the Bible were: “Do whatever He (Jesus) tells you” (Jn 2:5).
- What does mother Mary teach us?
To persevere in hope, to do God’s will and to accept suffering.
- Who were the two people who foretold about the death of Jesus?
Simeon and Anna
- How many months did Mary stay with her cousin Elizabeth?
- What comment did Elizabeth give seeing Mary?
Elizabeth said that the baby in her womb leaped for joy on her coming.
- What did Jesus say from the cross about his mother?
Jesus told to his disciple John to take Mary to his house and also said this is your mother and that he will be her son.
- What was the last words of Mary in the scripture?
“DO what he tells you”
- Do we worship and adore mother Mary?
We show our devotion to mother Mary not adore or worship as the Trinitarian God alone has the right to be worshipped and adored.
- How many times did mother Mary was anointed by the Holy Spirit?
Mary was anointed on the day of annunciation and also on the day of Pentecost she was with the other disciples.
- Important days of obligation of mother Mary
January 1 – solemnity of Blessed Virgin Mary
March 25- the annunciation
August 15- feast of assumption
- Choose the correct answer:
- What was the occupation of Mary’s husband Joseph?
- tent maker
- ) Which tribe of Israel did Joseph belong to?
- ) What was the name of the angel who appeared to Mary?
- ) And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour, for:
- surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.
- He hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
- He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy.
- He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
- ) What did Mary do right after the angel appeared to her?
- visited Elisabeth.
- married Joseph.
- went to Bethlehem.
- went to Jerusalem.
- ) What happened when Elisabeth heard Mary’s greeting?
- The child she was carrying leapt in her womb.
- Elisabeth sang a song of greeting.
- The child she was carrying died.
- Elisabeth was very distressed and left the house.
- ) How long did Mary stay with Elisabeth?
- 1 week
- 3 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- ) Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem?
- To pick up supplies for the winter.
- To visit the temple to annoint Jesus.
- To escape from King Herod.
- To be registered in the census and be taxed.
- ) What was the feast that Mary and Joseph went to Jerusalem for each year?
- Feast of Tabernacles
- Festival of Booths
- ) What did Mary tell the servants to do when Jesus turned the water into wine?
- Whatever the headwaiter told them to.
- Whatever Jesus told them to.
- Get only new jars.
- Get the jars and fill them with water.
Lesson 30 : Heaven our home
- What the Church Teaches about heaven ?
A place where those who die in God’s grace and friendship and are perfectly purified [whether in this life, or in the next life in Purgatory] live forever with Christ. They are like God forever, for they “see him as he is,” face to face.
- What is Heaven like?”
Heaven is the beatific vision of the blessed who will be united with the holy trinity, the Virgin Mary and all angels and saints after crossing purification. It is the final place of joy and happiness everyone will desire.
- What is the anointing of the sick mean?
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.
- What is purgatory?
All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. This final purification is called purgatory.
- THE LAST JUDGMENT
The resurrection of all the dead, “of both the just and the unjust,” will undergo the Last Judgment. The son of man will come and judge those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
- What are ways to avoid judgement?
We need to repent, have faith, and be baptized. We are called to go works of charity and live a life as witness to Christ.
- Why Christians aim for heaven?
Christians are called to be citizens of heaven not of earth. So our goal is to reach heaven.
Knowledge of faith
Rev. 22:4 – “And there shall be no curse any more, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him. And they shall see his face: and his name shall be on their foreheads.”
Matt. 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
I John 3:2 – “Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”
Revelation 21:1-2 describes this: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” The very tabernacle of God will be with humans then and heaven is any place where God is (Rev. 21:3). All pain, suffering, and tears will absent there (Rev. 21:4).