Session 2: Divine Revelation

God is seeking us and is the compass for our lives.

The teachings of Jesus were shared with the world first by the Apostles and St. Paul. They traveled around the world and taught as they went. They set up churches wherever they went and formed small communities of people who chose to believe in the Gospel message. They wrote letters back to the communities they founded, in order to help them learn more about God and His teachings. They also used the Sacred books of the Jewish people to teach about God. From the very beginning of the Church, the Bishops gathered and, guided by the Holy Spirit, interpreted the teachings of Jesus to make sure the message of the Church was True and consistent. This was the beginning of the Magisterium (teaching office) of the Church.

Vocabulary words to discuss with your child: Salvation, Free will, Grace, Faith

Homework First Year Sacramental Prep: Complete the Mustard Seed craft provided for week 2 in the craft package. Read and explain the Parable of the Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31-32). Please reference: What is the Meaning of the Parable of the Mustard Seed?

Watch: The Mustard Seed

Homework Second Year Sacramental Prep: Complete Spirit of Truth pages 6-10, you will need to submit pages 7-10 to the Religious Education office at the end of the month. Watch the videos for: the Mustard Seed and What is the Church?

Homework Years 3-6th Grades: Read from The New St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism pages 16-17, C, #22-23A and 23B. Explain that when a Catholic says Worship, we are talking about 3 principle acts: adoration, petition (asking for help) and sacrifice. That is why Mass is the highest form of Worship

Watch: What is the Church?

Activity Ideas: Mustard Seed word search

A simple coloring page to go along with the Parable of the Mustard Seed theme.

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