Here are my 7 best intergenerational lessons that I have taught
Movements of the Mass
There are 4 movements of the mass
We gather to pray with one another. How do we pray with others?
We listen as the Word of God is shared. How do we share our stories with one another?
3) Meal Sharing-
4) Sending Forth
We are commissioned by Christ to go and share with the world.
We set two tables side by side to show the comparision of what we do in our Parish Church is mirrored in our homes…..
For the Parish Altar we use:
Altar Cloth, Priest Vestments, Chalice, Paten, Unconsecrated Host, Purificator, Lectionary, Candles
On our Home Table we mirror the Altar with the following items:
Table Cloth, Apron, Cup, Plate, Bread, Napkin, Photo Album, Candles
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Sacrament of Reconciliation with 4 stations
1) Forgiveness Wheel
2) Act of Contrition/Examination of Conscience
3) Story of Zaccheus
Have student reenact the scripture story
4) Parts of the Sacrament of Penance
Tour of the Church
We make stations throughout the Sanctuary. We have a station at each of the following places:
Stations of the Cross
Families are then invited to take a tour around the church. At each station I have an adult present to discuss the station and answer any questions.
Sacraments of Initiation
I have 3 stations; one for each of the Sacraments of Initiation.
Baptism- along with the symbols of baptism
White garment, Baptismal Candle, Picture of a community, Holy Water, Oil, 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit
Eucharist- Unconsecrated bread and wine, wheat, grapes
Confirmation- oil, candle, 7 giftboxes with each of the gifts of the Holy Spirit on them. At each station there are a series of questions about what do you see, where else do you see them , what does this sacrament mean to you.
Overview of the Sacrtament of Reconciliation with the following stations
1) Tour of a confessional
2) Law of Love/Ten Commandment Activity- This activity shows how the ten commandments and the Law of Love is connected
3) Prodigal Son Game- Read the Scripture Story about the Prodigal Son and then play the file folder game.
4) Sin or Accident Game- Give students various scenarios of sins and accidents and students will hold up a red strip of construction paper if it is a sin and green if it is an accident.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Go over what the 7 gifts are and what they mean. Then give them 7 bags with 1 item in each bag and they have to decide which gift it represents and why.
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Patron Saints- Something about siants intrigues us. Perhaps it’s their special closeness to the mystery of the diviine, or their simplicity. Saints are special because they excelled at living their lives with great trust and confidence in God. As they opened their hearts to Christ God was able to work through them.
Patron Saints of
Actors: St. Genesius
Accountants: St. Matthew
Altar Servers: St. John Berchmans
Animals: St. Francis of Assisi
Arthritus Sufferers: St. Alphonsus Liguori
Artists: St.Catherine of Bologna
Bakers: St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Bicyclists: Madonna del Ghisallo
Booksellers: St. John of God
Builders: St. Vincent Ferrer
Butchers: St. ANthony of Egypt
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Cab Drivers: St. Fiacre
Cancer Patients: St. Peregrine laziosi
Catechists: St. Charles Borromeo
Chastity: St. Thomas Aquinas
Children: St. Nicholas of Myra
Converts: St. Margaret Clitherow
Cooks: St. Lawrence
Lawyers: St. Thomas More
Leaders: Blessed John XXIII
Military: St. Joan of Arc
Missionaries: St. Therese of Lisieux
Mothers: St. Monica
Motorists: St. Frances of Rome
Priests: St. John Vianney
Retreats; St Ignatius of Loyola
Nurses: St. Catherine of Siena
Parents: St. Louis IX of France
Police Officders: St. Michael the Archangel
Schoolchildren: St. John Bosco
Scientists: St. Albert the Great
Searchers of Lost articles: St. Anthony of Padua
Teachers: St. John Baptist de la Salle
Throat Ailments: St. Blaise
Astronauts and aviators: St. Joseph of Cupertino
Astronomers: St. Dominic
Athletes; St. Sebastian
Authors: St. Francis de Sales
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