Sunday, March 11, 2018

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, also known as Laetera or Rejoice Sunday. The priest may wear rose or pink vestments. We are joyful because Easter is almost here. In the Gospel reading Jesus talks with a man named Nicodemus. He tells him that whoever believes in him will have everlasting life. God loves us so much that he sent his only Son to give his life for our sins so that we might be able to live forever with him in heaven. Nicodemus believed in Jesus but in secret. Jesus tells him that whoever lives the truth comes to the light so that his works may be clearly seen as being done for God. If we are honest and good we are not afraid to let others see our actions.

On the Way to Mass...Talk about how your actions shine with love for everyone. How can you be a light for Jesus? Sing the Love Round or This Little Light of Mine.

At Mass...Use the coloring sheet and Mass quiz to help you pay attention. Look around to see if there is a different color used today. Smile at everyone today and say the prayers nice and loud so all can see that you are a true follower of Jesus!

On the Way Home & Rest of Week...This week we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Do you know his story? Do you know what he used to teach people about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit? There is another famous Patrick from Ireland who is on his way to being declared a Saint by Pope Francis; Father Patrick Peyton. Go to FamilyRosary.org to learn more.

  • Extra Credit...
  • Mass Quiz
  • Coloring Sheet
  • Anything you learn about either Patrick