Faith

PRAYER during COVID-19
Places of worship are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you would like to participate in Mass or pray the rosary, please go to Salt and Light Media and check the schedule.  You can live stream the Catholic TV channel.  Daily Mass is broadcast in English, French, Italian and Spanish and the rosary is prayed in English and French from Europe and North America.
 
Daily weekday reflections for our students are posted below.
The bottom of the page also has links to hymns that our students have heard or sung.

Faith/ La Foi /ሃይማኖት 

During the school closure due to COVID-19, we will be sharing the daily reflections on our website so that families can pray and reflect together.  Feel like singing?  See the bottom of the page for links to some hymns.
 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 was the celebration of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 1-13).  Pentecost also marks the end of the Easter season.
June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  
Reflections for the week of  June 1, 2020
This week's reflections come from :The Beginner's Bible 365 Devotions for Kids. Zonderkidz, 2015.
 
 

Monday / lundi   

The risen Jesus tells the disciples to wait for God's power (p. 346)

 

" I am going to send you what my Father has promised.  But for now, stay in the city.  Stay there until you have received power from heaven." - Luke 24:49

 

Jesus was ready to go back to heaven.  He had done his work on earth.  Now it was time for his disciples to do his work on earth.  Jesus said, "Go to Jerusalem.  Wait there until you receive power from heaven.  Then get busy!"

 

I need your power, God, to do your work.

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Pray the Morning Offering

My God, I offer you this day,

All that I think and do and say

Uniting it with what was done,

on earth by Jesus Christ Your Son.

 

Jesus, through Your Sacred Heart,

Pray for us.

 

Amen.

 

 

Sun Shining Brightly
 

 

 
     

Tuesday / mardi 

The disciples remembered thing Jesus had said to them before p. 347

 

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.  Then you will tell people about me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria.  An you will even tell other people about me from one end of the earth to the other.  Acts 1:8"

 

Jesus was gone but the disciples did not forget him.  They remembered things Jesus had taught them.  Jesus told them to teach people all over the world about God's love.  So the disciples talked and prayed.  They made plans.  They followed Jesus' example.  They decided to teach others.

 

Help me be a good example of  your love, God.

 

Pray the Morning Offering

My God, I offer you this day,

All that I think and do and say

Uniting it with what was done,

on earth by Jesus Christ Your Son.

 

Jesus, through Your Sacred Heart,

Pray for us.   Amen.

 

 

 

 

 
 
Hands with Heart around Sun
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday / mercredi 
The risen Jesus goes to heaven p. 348
 
After Jesus said this, he was taken up to heaven.  The apostles watched until a cloud hid him from their sight. - Acts 1:9"
 
The disciples had been with Jesus for three years.  Jesus had said he would be going to heaven.  But now it was time.  Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come to help the disciples.  Then Jesus went up to heaven!  The disciples watched and were amazed.  Jesus is the Son of God!
 
You are amazing Jesus!

 

Pray the Morning Offering

My God, I offer you this day,

All that I think and do and say

Uniting it with what was done,

on earth by Jesus Christ Your Son.

 

Jesus, through Your Sacred Heart,

Pray for us.

 

Amen.

 

 
Jesus' Ascension
 
 

Thursday / jeudi 

Jesus gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit to help us do God's work on earth  p. 349  

 

When the day of Pentecost came, all the believers gathered in one place.  Suddenly a sound came from heaven.  It was like a strong wind blowing.  It filled the whole house where they were sitting. - Acts 2: 1-2

 

Jesus' disciples were in a room in Jerusalem.  Suddenly a big wind blew.  It was the Holy Spirit!  Tongues of fire came on the disciples [and they did not get hurt!].  They could speak languages they had not known before!  Now they could tell strangers from other places about God.

 

Fill me with your Holy Spirit, God!

 

Pray the Morning Offering

My God, I offer you this day,

All that I think and do and say

Uniting it with what was done,

on earth by Jesus Christ Your Son.

 

Jesus, through Your Sacred Heart,

Pray for us.

 

Amen.

 
 
 
 
Pentecost Cartoon

Friday / vendredi   

God's Holy Spirit helps us share the love of Jesus with others.  p. 350

A crowd came together when they heard the sound.  They were bewildered because each of them heard their own language being spoken. - Acts 2:6

 

There were many people visiting Jerusalem.  Peter and the disciples got busy.  They told everyone the Good News.  They told people all about Jesus and his great love and sacrifice for the world.  The people wanted to know Jesus too!

 

God, help me spread the good news to others.

 

Pray the Morning Offering

My God, I offer you this day,

All that I think and do and say

Uniting it with what was done,

on earth by Jesus Christ Your Son.

 

Jesus, through Your Sacred Heart,

Pray for us.

 

Amen.

 

 

 
 
The Holy Spirit Changes Your Heart
 
 
 
HYMNS
Click on the title to open the youtube page with the music.
 
Hymns about the Blessed Virgin Mary
 
Traditional Hymns
This Little Light of Mine (different actions than our students know, same fun!)     Christ be Our Light          Be Not Afraid      Lord of the Dance
 
Praise and Worship Songs
 
Gospel Songs