Sunday, 15 March 2015

We are God's work of art!

4th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Welcome to another little liturgy.  Today there is a little relief from Lent as it is Laetare Sunday and also Mother's Day.  I hope all the mothers out there have a peaceful day.

Summary of Liturgy of the Word

First Reading
Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23
The priests and people of God did not listen to his word and laughed at his prophets.  Their enemies destroyed the temple and took them in exile to Babylon.  After many years, king Cyrus of Persia was encouraged by God to have the temple rebuilt.  

Psalm 136
O let my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not!

Second Reading
Ephesians 2:4-10
St Paul tells us that God loves us so much that, even though we are sinners, we are brought to life in Christ.  

John 3:14-21
Jesus says that God loved the world so much that he gave his only son to bring light into the world.   When we do wrong we are still living in darkness but if we live by the truth we live in the light.  

Activity during Mass

Today the Gospel talks about people who do evil things living in darkness and other people hating darkness and choosing to live in the light.  Jesus came so that we could choose the light.  Draw a cartoon of people in darkness meeting Jesus and then moving into the light.  List down some of the things that you imagine people of light doing.

Today the priest's vestments are rose or pink.  Normally in Lent they are violet or purple.  At other times they can be white, green, gold or in some traditions even black.  Draw out a vestment shape for each of these colours and colour it in.  Write down when you think that colour is used and why.  

Other activities and useful resources

You might want to research more about Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus mentioned in the Old Testament reading today.  


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