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Welcome to Little Prophets!  We would like to share with you some great tools for helping our younger Catholics take a closer look at the Sunday readings. Please visit the Children’s page at many more videos, activities, sermons and more for children of all ages.

The Parable of the Two Sons! Ordinary Time 26A

In today’s gospel Jesus tells a story about two sons who are faced with a moral choice. When the first son is asked to work in the vineyard he tells his father no and then he changes his mind. The second son agrees to go and work, but then he does not go. With this story Jesus helps his listeners see that a person can change and do what is right. Doing the right thing is most important. With today’s parable Jesus teaches that the kingdom of God is available to sinners just as much as it is available to the righteous. All that is needed is a decision for change, a change of mind and heart.


Let us pray.

Thank you God, for your love and guidance.
Help us to make choices that show our love for you.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.

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The topic for today is moral decision-making. To begin, write three clues to help the children name a famous person on a chalkboard or a sheet of poster paper. Invite the children to identify the person using the clues. Then write down three clues to help the children name Jesus. Invite the children to identify Jesus using the clues. Discuss:

  • How did Jesus live in the world?
  • How does Jesus want us to live?
  • How does Jesus help us to make good choices?

Explore the artwork in your parish buildings and see if you can find any images of animals.

St. Francis of Assisi (Feast Day October 4)

September 26, 1182 – October 3, 1226

Francis was born into a wealthy merchant family, served as a soldier, and was a prisoner of war. He left this life behind when he heard God call him to “rebuild his Church.” Francis was never a priest, though he was later ordained a deacon. Francis preached about returning to God and obedience to the Church. Slowly companions came to Francis, people who wanted to follow his life of sleeping in the open, begging for garbage to eat, and loving God. He eventually founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, the Third Order of St. Francis, and the Custody of the Holy Land. His love of nature helped him see all of God’s creation as part of his brotherhood. He later became associated with patronage of animals and the natural environment, and it became customary for Catholic churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day.

St. Francis designed the first nativity set.

Pet Blessing
Take your pet to a pet blessing hosted by a local parish. If you don’t have a pet, sit down with your family and create a list of blessings, writing down everything for which you are grateful. Hang your list in a prominent spot in your home.

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Catholic Kids Media is an effort to evangelize the culture, providing quality Catholic programming for kids that does not water down Catholicism. They develop resources for parents and teachers to instruct children in the Faith and practices of prayer.  You can visit their YouTube Channel here.

52 Sundays contains unique content for each Sunday of the calendar year.  To help all families reclaim the Lord’s Day and grow in the habits of discipleship, the Archdiocese of Detroit created 52 Sundays, a weekly resource that provides a structure for living Sunday in a distinctly Catholic way.  You can visit that website here.

The Kids’ Bulletins are a resource for Catholic kids who would like to have some fun while learning about the readings from the Sunday Mass every week. (Ordinary Form)  They are made by a mom in Canada who is happy to share them with anyone who can use them to help learn or teach about the truth and beauty of the Faith.  You can visit her website here.

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