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St. Alphonsus Liguori Religious Education 2017-18. Holy Spirit Demonstration. Holy Spirit Interactive: Your Complete Guide to Catholic Youth Ministry. Have you ever wanted to set up a Youth Ministry in your parish or community, but didn't quite know how to get started? Holy Spirit Interactive, which has begun working actively with youth on several fronts, presents a 52-week course that will take you through all the steps you need to build a vigorous, purpose-driven Youth Ministry within a year's time. Every week, you will find new articles showing you how to work with youngsters, gaining their trust and their loyalty. You will also find a series of activites that will allow you to teach the youth about God, Scripture and other spiritual matters in a fun and interesting manner. Week Nine: ICE-BREAKER: Picture Perfect! An activity to help everybody express themselves. ACTIVITY: Perseverance Help the youth understand the meaning and the importance of perseverence in day-to-day life.

ARTICLE: Persistance Pays How not to let counterinfluences, opposition or discouragement obstruct your way. Week Eight: ICE-BREAKER: Link Up! Week Seven: Object Lesson for Pre-Teens: The Holy Spirit • Provided by If you say the words “Holy Spirit” to kids, you may conjure images of something straight out of a Harry Potter movie.

Kids, especially younger ones, don’t necessarily grasp the difference between the Spirit of the Lord and a ghost they see on television. But the Holy Spirit is one of the greatest blessings. The Holy Spirit is present, both inside us and on earth with us. The very idea of who the Holy Spirit is and how the Holy Spirit can be in more than one place at a time is confusing. Yet understanding the presence of the Holy Spirit is essential to children’s spiritual growth. Silly Dough Trio Kids will make putty dough using three ingredients, which will each become unrecognizable, though still present. What You’ll Need: • Bibles • 1 cup of Elmer’s white glue per group of 4 kids • ¾ cup of warm water per group • ½ tsp of Borax per group • food coloring (optional) • 1 bowl per group • 1 large spoon per group Ask for willing children to read aloud Romans 8:11 and John 14:16-17.

Seven Games to try that link into studies on the Holy Spirit! Seven Games to try that link into studies on the Holy Spirit! BLINDFOLD MAZE Aim: The Holy Spirit guides us though life. We like to think that we are in control and that our physical senses are correct. However God knows more than we do, just as a person with sight can pick things better than people without sight. Needs: String, blindfolds, items of your choice. (eg baked beans, rocks, spaghetti, jelly, corn flakes, etc) Setting up: Create a maze by using string which has a number of branches that lead to items How to play: People are blindfolded and set off at thirty second intervals to crawl through the maze.

(Each person to have a minder) As they go through the maze they are to feel each item and guess what it is. SIGNATURE HUNT Aim: To show the diversity within the body of Christ and lead into the material on spiritual gifts. TEAM SHOES Aim: To encourage team work and that the body of Christ must work together. SIGNATURE HUNT Find people who have 1. 10. Christian Games That Teach About the Holy Spirit | Our Everyday Life. Games for Teen & Youth Ministry. Fruit of the Spirit ~ Links | Paper Gifts for Estefany. POP QUIZ: What is the difference between ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ and ‘Gifts of the Spirit’?

Fruit of the Spirit ~ grows from the inside out (as the character of Jesus is formed in us);Gifts of the Spirit ~ are like Christmas ornaments – they can be put ON the tree; they can also be taken OFF. They are gifts.From God’s point of view, which is the more important? Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control; against such there is no law. Ephesians 5:9 For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth. Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.

John 15:1-5 I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. Fruit of the Spirit – colouring free printable. 12-10 Gifts of the Spirit | BYU Studies. Explanation: (Charts 12-10, 12-11) The main purpose of priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ is to lead the faithful in such a way that they can feel and receive the gifts of the Spirit, the greatest of which is the gift of eternal life. The gifts of the spirit are rich and manifold. Chart 12-10 combines into a single profile the array of spiritual gifts that are mentioned in four scriptural lists: in 1 Corinthians 12, Moroni 10, Doctrine and Covenants 46, and the seventh Article of Faith. No two of these lists are the same, just as no two individuals are the same. To one is given one gift; to others are given other gifts. Through priesthood ordinances, people prepare themselves to receive the gifts of the Spirit by repentance, baptism, and then righteously keeping one's covenants with God.

Chart 12-11 lists the many instances in the New Testament that mention the ordinance of baptism. References: H. Catholic Confirmation Activities that Excite and Engage | The Religion Teacher | Catholic Religious Education. This list of Catholic Confirmation activities will help you get your students excited and engaged in the sacramental preparation process. The Sacrament of Confirmation is a critical sacrament in the life of young Catholics and should be a positive and transformative experience that they carry with them for the rest of their lives. Consider using some of these activities for Confirmation with your students to help them rejuvenate their baptismal vocation and equip them with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

General Catholic Confirmation Activities Confirmation Discussion Questions for Teens (Ave Maria Press) Sacraments of Christ PowerPoint (Ave Maria Press) Scriptural Understanding of the Holy Spirit (Ave Maria Press) Rite of Confirmation Lesson Plan (The Religion Teacher) Post-Confirmation Lesson Plan and Discussion (The Religion Teacher) The Feast of Pentecost Activities (The Religion Teacher) Sacrament of Confirmation Symbols Video (The Religion Teacher Members) How to Pray the Rosary - 5 Million Rosaries. The Prayers of the Rosary The prayers of the Rosary are timeless. They are simple, meaningful, and they bring us peace. While people often add other prayers, these are the basic ones. If you are praying the Rosary in a group, then most of the prayers are divided in two. The leader prays the first half, and the whole group responds with the second half (indicated by an asterisk: *). Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Apostles’ Creed Our Father Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. * Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses; as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women; and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. * Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. St. Vocation 101: What is Vocation? The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Lesson Plan | The Religion Teacher | Catholic Religious Education.

If you sat down to think about it, you could probably come up with a long list of things that God gives us to make us better people. There are a whole host of gifts that allow us to reach our dreams and conquer our greatest challenges, but based on the Scriptures (Isaiah 11:2-3) and the Church’s teaching we know that there are seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel (right judgment), fortitude (courage) , piety (reverence), and fear of the Lord (wonder and awe). This lesson plan about the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit will help students recognize and appreciate the gifts that God considers to be most important and understand how they can turn to the Holy Spirit for an increase in God’s gifts especially through the sacrament of Confirmation.

Lesson Objectives Lesson Assessment Teaching Strategies 1. List all of the skills, talents, gifts, etc. that you have been given by God and provide one example of how you have used that gift. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Bible Based Word Puzzles and Mazes - Kids Sunday School Place. Word Puzzles are a fun way to become familiar with important messages from your lesson. Look for Crosswords, Cross-outs, Fill-in, Scrambles, Word searches, mazes and more. Use these special activities for a particular theme, or just for fun. Always a hit with the kids. More information Abram and Lot Part Company (Word Search) Children search for words found in the story of when Abram & Lot had to part company due to the size of their flocks.

According to His Purpose (Cross-out) Children cross out words that are the names of animals, colors, and numbers to reveal the encouraging message of Romans 8:28 Ahab and Jezebel (Word Search) Children search for words found in the story about Elijah's confrontation with Ahab and Jezibel. All Sins Forgiven (Cross-out) Children cross out certain words in this puzzle to reveal the message of 1 Peter 3:18, that Jesus died for our sins to bring us to God. Amazing Patience Attributes of God Bible Word Search Blessed is He Christian Suffering Cross Puzzle Do Not Worry. Free Christmas Plays for Children "The Birth of Jesus" Here is a simple kids Christmas skit for church. You can download, print, and use with your children’s choir. Like all our resources this is 100% free for you to use in your children’s ministry. This pageant is written directly from the Bible, only adding songs and direction for the actors. There are no speaking parts for the actors, only a narrator.

The narration is indicated by being in italics. Please leave a comment below with any suggestions or to let us know how you used our Christmas play in your church. Free Christmas script Ages: This pageant has been used with a preschool ages 1-5 year olds as well as a children’s church ages 2 – 5th grade. Costumes: These can be as simple or as extravagant as you want them to be. Props: Just like the costumes, can be as simple or as extravagant as you want them to be. Songs: We used a CD with children’s voices. Narration: We opted to have a person in the balcony with a microphone, over pre-taping the narration. Christmas Play Script Related. 6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers. Routines and consistency matter greatly and are necessary for creating a smooth learning environment in your classroom. Routines help with creating community, checking for understanding, and managing the classroom. I'm going to share three opening routines and three closing routines that you can start using in your next class.

Opening Routines If students come in and know that they will be required to write, read, or share at the launch of the lesson, then they enter the room already anticipating that there is an immediate expectation. (The same goes for closing routines and winding down your lesson.) There won’t be the usual litanies of, “What are we doing today?” Share One Word Ask students to share one word about how they are feeling that day. Quote of the Day Students love to share their opinions. The Reading Minute This one comes from English language arts teacher guru Kelly Gallagher.

Closing Routines Rate the Learning or Lesson Closing Statement or Question Grab a Goal. The Lord's Prayer File Folder Game. The Lord's Prayer File Folder Game How to Play:This is a bible file folder game to help children memorize the Lord's Prayer. Children use the picture cards to fill in the blanks in the verse. When complete encourage them to read the prayer all together. Advertisement. Kindergarten Homeschool: The Lord's Prayer Resources.

Bsfinternational. Resources on the 8 Beatitudes. The Beatitudes Beatitudes: General - Blessed are the poor in spirit - Blessed are they who mourn Blessed are the meek - Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness Blessed are the merciful - Blessed are the clean of heart - Blessed are the peacemakers Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness Beatitudes Posters - Reflections on the Beatitudes Worksheet - Texte of the Beatitudes - Books on the Beatitudes Beatitudes - General Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are the poor in Spirit - Gilles Côté Blessed Are the Poor! | Catholic Exchange Blessed are the Poor in Spirit | Catholic Exchange Blessed Are The Poor by Henry Karlson "Vox Nova" Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit - From a sermon by Saint Leo the Great, Pope (d.461) Blessed are the poor in Spirit - Quotations from various online documents Poor in Spirit: Quotations to stir heart and mind, compiled by Richard A.

Poster Poster Introductions to the Bible. Moral Science Club: Beatitudes for Teens. [First published October 20, 2007] Matthew Lesson 7 – Chapter 5: 1-17 You know everybody has them. They make a list: after school, go to soccer practice at 4, need supplies for science project from Office Depot, need to do Math homework and so on. It’s a To-Do List and it really helps keep you organized when you get really busy, doesn’t it?

But imagine for a moment what your “To Be List” would be like. You wake up in the morning and you get out your pen and paper and say, Lord, how do you want me to be today? In Matthew 5, the Lord gives us a list of how we are supposed to be. We studied last week that Jesus had started his ministry after the arrest of John the Baptist. Verse three reads "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. How about you? Verse four reads “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Jesus says that God wants us to mourn for others, and when we do, he will make us happy. How about you? How about you?

Does that describe you? 30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World. No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations and magical childhood moments, when captured on camera by talented photographers, can make for truly wonderful photos.

These 33 images we collected will prove that childhood can be wonderful no matter where you go. Show Full Text Many in the Western world fear that technology is making today’s children lose touch with nature and with their own creativity, and while there are arguments to be made for the intellectual stimulation that apps and programs for children can bring, there’s also something to be said for simply playing with a stick in the mud or chasing dandelion seeds though an open meadow.

For better or worse, the children in these photos seem entirely content making their own fun. Indonesia Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email Image credits: Ipoenk Graphic Image credits: Agoes Antara Russia Peru. Beatitudes (Topic Index)- Kids Korner - BibleWise. Beatitudes Activities: 11 Teaching Ideas for Religious Educators | The Religion Teacher | Catholic Religious Education.

Helping young people to pray - Insight. RETHINKING YOUTH MINISTRY: 10 Simple Prayer Ideas for Teens. The Lord's Prayer in a Bag - Building Faith | Building Faith. GAMES Workshop Lessons and Ideas for the Lord's Prayer. Orison_forgiveness. Matthew 5 NIV - Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount. Who Jesus Is - Learn about the love of the Son of God. JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR. Blest Are They - The Beatitudes.