Family life teaches us many things. It is often at home that we learn practical skills such as cooking, riding a bike, and making repairs. Talk about some of the things that the members of your family have learned to do at home. We also learn about caring at home. Talk about times when you have learned a lesson about sharing, forgiving, or loving through an experience that happened at home.
Talk about how love is the most important thing a family can share with one another. Explain that it is the same in God’s family. Read aloud this Sunday’s Gospel, Matthew 5:38–48. Talk about how Jesus tried to teach his disciples how to love others beyond those who are closest to them. Jesus tells them to love even their enemies. As members of God’s family, we are called to do the same thing. Talk about some concrete ways you can “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”.
Remind your children that Jesus does not expect us to be perfect. Jesus knows that we are human and will not always do everything correctly. Explain that what Jesus wants us to do is to love others as if they were Jesus himself. If we reach out in love to others, we are doing exactly what Jesus did. That is what perfection looks like. End this time together by praying the Act of Love.
What is Lent?
The season of Lent is a Catholic liturgical season consisting of forty days of fasting, prayer, and penitence beginning at Ash Wednesday and concluding at sundown on Holy Thursday. The official liturgical colour for the season of Lent is violet. Lent begins on 26th February, 2020.
SHROVE TUESDAY is rapidly approaching, and we're all looking forward to giving it our best shot with the traditional pancake flip. So when is Shrove Tuesday? 25th February, 2020 the day before Ash Wednesday.
The history of Shrove Tuesday started many years ago when people would use up their flour, eggs and milk in the house in preparation for Lent which is a time of fasting.
We will be making pancakes to celebrate the day. It is a rich learning experience for the students as they will learn how to write a procedural text, follow a recipe and most of all enjoy the delicious pancakes with their friends.