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Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish

Kid’s Corner

November 29, 2020 Happy New Year!

First Sunday of Advent – Be ready to welcome Jesus

Gospel reading:  Mark 13:32-37

Happy New Year!!!  Let us celebrate and be ready to welcome Jesus.  The word Advent means coming.  It is a time of waiting and expectation.  Only God knows when the second coming will be, but in today’s Gospel we are reminded that we must stay awake and be ready for Jesus when he returns at the end of time.

Jesus told his disciples: “Only my heavenly father knows when the Son of Man will return, so stay awake and be ready so that you will not be taken by surprise.  Like a man who goes on a journey and tells his servants to take care of his home, they must be prepared for his return at any time so that he will always find them ready to greet him.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, help us to live as you taught us, with our lives filled with love and goodness, so that we will be ready to greet you when you come again in glory.



Activity:  Set up your advent together as a family and as you light the first candle, discuss what you are going to do this season to prepare for the coming of Jesus. Examples could be reading from the bible, praying for those in need, welcoming Jesus into your heart.

A link from the Archdiocese of Toronto on all about the advent wreath.


Happy Advent.  How can you prepare for the coming of Jesus.


Brother Francis’ video on Jesus our Savior.



November 22, 2020

Feast of Christ the King – Matthew 25:31-46

Today is the last Sunday of the church’s year, the feast of Christ the King.  As the year draws to an end, we turn our thoughts to the time when Christ will return as king.

Today’s prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, watch over us and guide us.  Help us to remember that whatever we do to others, we do to you. Amen.

Activity:

Draw some large, old fashion scales tilting heavily to one side.  On squares of paper, write down some loving and unloving actions.  Place them on the relevant side of the scales.  Add the caption, “Christ will weigh up our goodness.”



Here are some short videos about this week's gospel. Sit back and enjoy.



Sing along to We are the World.


November 15, 2020

Thirty Third Sunday – Matthew 25:14-30

When we love someone, we sometimes give a gift, something special for him or her to use and enjoy.  God has given talents to each one of us as a sign of His love; these are gifts from God.

Today’s prayer:

Heavenly father, we thank you for the talents, which you have given to each of us.  Whatever our gifts may be, teach us to use them wisely and for the good of others. Amen.

Activity:

Discuss as a family, what each of you have as talents and how you use your talents to help others.



Sing along with Br. Francis as he sings about God’s Love



November 8, 2020

Thirty Second Sunday – Matthew 25:1-13

It is easy to be ready for something to happen when we know the day and time to expect it.  Today Jesus explains that we must always be ready for his return, even though no one knows when he will be coming.

Today’s prayer:

Lord Jesus, we know that one day you will return, and we will be with you in heaven.  Help us to make each day our best, so that we will always be ready to greet you when you come. Amen.

Activity:

Discuss as a family, how can we each keep ourselves ready for when Jesus returns?  If we can live each day as well as possible and make each day our best, then we will always be ready to greet Jesus when he comes.  By trying to be good and to live as Jesus taught us, we will be like the wise bridesmaids who kept their lamps burning.

Two short videos about the parable of the ten bridesmaids. 



Sing along with Br. Francis. Jesus is the Light of the World.


November 1, 2020

The Solemnity of All Saints – Matthew 5:1-12

Today we remember all the saints who have dedicated their lives to Jesus.  Their love for Jesus was so great that they were ready to die for his sake.

Today’s prayer:

We ask the saints to pray for us today.  Give us warm and loving hearts and help us to do what Jesus wants us to do. Amen.

Activity:

Think of three ordinary things, which you could do as an act of love for God, and draw a picture of yourself doing them.  Here are some examples:

          Helping at home with dinner cleanup.

          Praying for someone less fortunate than you.

          Having a smile on your face.

          Sharing your toys with someone else.

          Being kind to someone.

          Calling a grandparent to see how they are doing.

Sing along to "When the Saints Go Marching In".

A Short video on "All Saints Day for Kids of all ages".

A Short video on known and unknown Saints.

Father Mike talks about All Saints.


October 25, 2020

The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Living Love

Jesus taught us to love God and to love each other more than anything else in our lives.

Today’s prayer:

Lord, I have only one life and shall not live this day again.  Help me to remember that everyone is my neighbor.  If I can do something good or show my kindness, then help me to do it today, for unless love is shared, it cannot grow.  Amen.

Sing along with Brother Francis as he sings about Jesus’ and God’s love.


October 18, 2020

The Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Give to God what belongs to God

Everything we have was given to us by God, who gives us love with unending generosity.  How often do we remember to say “thank you” or to return just a little of what we have been given?

Today’s prayer:
Father in heaven, I give you today, all that I think and do and say.  Fill me with grace and make me strong; with you at my side, I won’t go wrong. Amen.

Simple Activity for this week:
Can you think of one everyday thing, which you can offer to God as sign of your love for Him?  It could be tidying your room, spending time with someone, making someone smile, or saying a prayer.  Draw a picture of that event and call it “We offer our lives to God.”

Here are a short video on today’s gospel.


October 11, 2020

The Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – The Wedding Party

God gives each one of us an invitation to join him in his heavenly kingdom and the celebration of everlasting life. We must choose whether to accept the invitation or turn away from his loving offer. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Today’s prayer:

Lord Jesus, you invite each one of us to enter the kingdom of heaven.  Help us to make the effort to do things God’s way, so that we can accept your offer and be ready to share in your glory at the end of time.  Amen.

Take a few minutes to watch a short video on Thanksgiving.  Sing along with Brother Francis as he sings about how he loves to Pray!

The month of October is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Sing along with Brother Francis as he sings the Hail Mary, Our Father and the Glory Be. Pray one decade of the rosary each day in the month October.  One “Our Father”; Ten “Hail Mary”; One “Glory Be”

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