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Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish

Kid’s Corner

June 28, 2020

The thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

At the beginning of today’s Gospel, Jesus says we cannot love any person more than Jesus, and to follow Jesus, means we must take up our cross. 

This Gospel reminds us that when we choose to follow Jesus, we might be faced with difficult decisions of doing what is right. We must act in ways that show that we are disciples of Jesus.  Jesus does not say it will be easy being disciples of Jesus, but He promises that our life of discipleship will be rewarded.   

We have many opportunities in our daily life to reach out to others, to be a welcoming presence and a sign of God’s love.

Here are a couple of songs to get you up singing and dancing!

Jesus, I am In - Jana Alayra
I wanna do right - Jana Alayra

June 19, 2020

Celebrating First Holy Communion this year looked much different than other years. While some families decided it was best to wait for their children to receive this Sacrament, others felt it was right for them to continue on this path this year.  We would like to congratulate the children who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion for the first time!  God’s Blessings to Milo, Cecelia, Zak, Leiana, Michalela, Jamila, Liam, Lhundyn, Denekrish and Abrielle.

Thank you to Father Doss for celebrating Mass with us during this unique time, personalizing the experience for our small groups of families.  We appreciate Mr. John, Ms. Sharon and Ms. Bev providing music for us to prepare our hearts during Mass. Thank you parents for being your child’s first teacher and role model.  Thank you for your commitment in showing them God’s love. Thank you to Mrs. Pat for your love of Jesus and your commitment in sharing our faith with these children on their journey preparing to receive Jesus in the Eucharist.

June 21 - Today is Father’s Day!  Remember to wish your Dad a Happy Father’s Day!

Sing a song for him! 

Do you know who knows the number of hairs on our head? That’s right, God does. God cares for us so deeply and knows us so well that he even knows the number of hairs on our head! No matter what happens to us, we can trust God to take care of us.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus talks to his disciples about fear. Jesus assures the twelve disciples that God cares about them.  The apostles needed courage to go and share the gospel with others, Jesus reassures that God knows our fears. We are valuable to God and He protects us.

We grow in our faith when they learn to place our needs before a loving God. Pray this prayer together with your family:

Dear God, Thank you for Your love and care.  We trust You because You know us so well. Help us to share the good news of the Gospel. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit, give us the strength and courage, to stand up and be witnesses to what we believe.  Amen.  

June 9, 2020

This Sunday, June 14 is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

Jesus says, “I am the living bread.”  In today's Gospel, Jesus is telling about the special gift He gives us in the Eucharist. In the Eucharist, the bread and wine becomes His Body and Blood.  Unlike regular bread that can nourish us for only some time, Jesus says His Body and Blood will make us live forever.  Jesus says He will give us living bread. 

When we share in the Body and Blood of Christ, Jesus himself comes to live within us.  Every time we receive the Eucharist, Jesus keeps the promise He made in today’s Gospel – those who eat His flesh and drink His blood will remain forever connected to Him.

Watch this video:  ‘I AM the bread of Life’ from John 6:51:

Listen to this song ‘Bread of Life’ song from Catholic kids worship:

June 5, 2020

Thank you God for Your gift of Love!

This Sunday, June 7, we celebrate the Holy Trinity, three Persons in one God - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  We come to know God by what He does for us.  God sent Jesus to save the world because God loves the word.  The Holy Spirit is given to us so that we may believe that God loves us and wants to give us eternal life.

Sunday’s Gospel is John 3:16-18  

Whenever we make the Sign of the Cross, we are reminded of the mystery of our faith that expresses what we believe about God.  We believe in the Holy Trinity:  God the Father, Jesus the son and the Holy Spirit.

Sing along with actions to ‘Trinity Roll Up’

May 29, 2020

The Feast of Pentecost

Last Sunday we celebrated the Ascension of the Jesus Christ.  After Jesus’ resurrection, He spent 40 days on earth, instructing His followers.  Jesus then returned to be with His Father in heaven.

In last week’s Gospel, Jesus told his disciples to go and tell the whole world about him. Jesus told them to make disciples, to teach and to baptize.  Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised He would always be with them.

Today is not that different, we become members of the church through Baptism.  We too are called to be share the Good News, to go forth and make disciples.

The Season of Easter concludes with this Sunday’s celebration, the Feast of Pentecost.  50 days after Easter, God sent the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples.  The Holy Spirit gave the disciples strength and courage to continue the mission begun by Jesus Christ.

When we are baptized, we receive the Holy Spirit in our lives.  We continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit to continue Jesus’ mission.  The Holy Spirit reminds us to help others, pray for people who are sick and be kind to our brothers and sisters. We celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit on the Feast of Pentecost.

Watch ‘The Holy Spirit Comes’ from the scripture Acts 2.

Click below for some family activities:

May 13, 2020

2019-2020 photos now available!

May 8, 2020

Kids, don't forget to wish your mom Happy Mother's Day. Here is a video that you can share with her:

The month of May is devoted to our Mother Mary. She helps us remember to say “yes” to God, just like she did.  We love her and she helps us grow closer to God.  Praying the Rosary is asking Mary to pray with us for special intentions.

We invite you to pray along and reflect on the Joyful Mysteries, the special events in Jesus and Mary’s lives, while you watch this Animated Rosary video. 

If you don’t have a rosary at home, you can print off this one to colour and pray.

Sing along (and dance if the Spirit moves) to “I Wanna Say Yes” song

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