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 sundayprep.org/for many more videos, activities, sermons and more for children of all ages.
Today’s gospel briefly shows how Jesus is tempted in the wilderness for forty days. The author of today’s gospel understands that Jesus will struggle against Satan throughout his life and ministry.
The gospel points out that Jesus is not alone with the wild beasts in the wilderness. God’s blessing is with him. The Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness and the angels are sent to help him. Jesus comes back ready to start his public ministry. He urgently tells the people to repent and believe in the good news.
Let us pray.
God of Love, our baptism calls us to share Christ’s love with others.
Help us to be loving and caring toward others each day.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.
- What happens to Jesus in the wilderness?
- How long is Jesus tempted in the wilderness?
- Who helps Jesus?
Message found at http://rclblectionary.com/
Purple is the liturgical color of Lent. Where do you see purple at Mass today?
MEET OUR EXTENDED FAMILY
St. Lucy Yi Zhenmei
(Feast Day February 19)
December 9, 1815 – February 19, 1862
Lucy Yi was born in 1815 in China. Lucy was the youngest child in her family and was very dedicated in her prayer life. At the age of 12, she decided to consecrate her life to God. She loved reading and learning. When she was 20 years old and pursuing her college education she fell ill. After her recovery Lucy took her spiritual life still more seriously. She knew she could not leave her family to become a nun because they needed her financial help. Instead, she prayed daily and worked to support them. After her father died, she lived with her brother and mother, using part of her time to teach the faith to children nearby. Lucy Yi later became a missionary, and while on a mission trip in 1862, she entered a region that was hostile to Christians. The local governor imprisoned and sentenced to death the priest and several missionaries in their group. She was among those who were sentenced to death because she refused to renounce her faith. The following day she was executed. St. John Paul II canonized St. Lucy Yi and her companions on October 1, 2000.
Watch a family movie set in the desert. Consider The Prince of Egypt, Aladdin, or Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Pop some popcorn, grab some blankets, and enjoy your time together! Alternatively, select a movie where someone is alone for a long period of time like Up, Frozen, or Moana.
Material found on: https://www.52sundays.com/
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.
To get weekly updates for Little Prophets via email sign up for free at the following link: https://StFrancisofAssisiParish.flocknote.com/ChildrensLiturgy