Catholic Kids Bulletin!
Each SUNDAY, I will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass for the NEXT weekend. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, I'll also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.
Here's the link (It's a 2 page document)... Catholic Kids Bulletin--5/1/2011 Divine Mercy Sunday
A few bits of information...
**On the Gospel picture, I drew the wounds of Jesus including the wound in his side. From everything that I could find, the wound was on the left. It also fits in with picture of Saint Faustina's vision....
**On the 2nd page, there is a color-by-number of Saint Faustina and a vision of Jesus. The color by number indicates that the kids should color the rays that are emanating from the left side of his chest--one red, one white. I believe these are to symbolize the water and blood that poured from Jesus' wound on the cross when he was crucified.
**On the picture of Saint Faustina, it says, "Jesu Ufam Tobie," which translates to, "Jesus, I trust in you."
My background is in education, and the goal of these bulletins is to give young kids an introduction to the basics of our Catholic Faith. I try to explain things on a kid's level, but many of the truths in which we believe are very difficult to explain succinctly and in child language. So instead of filling the pages with words, the goal is to give the kids a solid foundation in the Faith, hoping that the child will continue to build upon that base as he grows. I recommend that you look over the sheet with your children before Mass, to help prepare them for the Sunday celebration. Your child may have questions, and if they ask something you don't know, I recommend referencing the Catechism of the Catholic Church or leave a comment below and I'll do my best to find an answer.
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