2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

January 15, 2023

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  • Here is the Lamb of God
  • He is greater than I am
  • Baptise with the Holy Spirit
  • You are a light for the Gentiles
  • Take my saving power everywhere
YOUNG CATHOLICS

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

The Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A inspire us to think about the call to holiness and the need to declare that Jesus has died for our redemption. In the first reading, we hear one of the “Servant Songs”. The psalm is a prayer of both thanksgiving and lament. The second reading evokes the call to holiness. The Gospel recalls the public actions of John the Baptist to identify Jesus as the Lamb of God. John the Baptist recalls the baptism of Jesus and that he saw the Spirit descend upon Jesus.

Litany of St. John the Baptist

In this Litany of St. John the Baptist, we ask this saint by his many titles and roles to pray for us so we can be more like him.

Cry Out

This Cry Out lesson plan on St. John the Baptist will help youth understand who this prophet was and the role he played in making the way for Jesus.

Paper Plate Dove Craft

This paper plate dove craft is simple enough for your Vacation Bible School or Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

Sunday Connection
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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

John testifies that JEsus is the Lamb of God.

GRADES
1-3

John the Baptist knew that his job was to prepare the way for Jesus. When John saw Jesus coming toward him, John acknowledged him as the Lamb of God and knew that it was time to announce the work that Jesus would do: take away the sin of the world.

GRADES
4, 5, and 6

The ministry of John the Baptist prepared for and pointed to the ministry of Jesus. In a similar way, our lives are to offer testimony to who we know Jesus to be for us and for the world.

GRADES
7-8

Young people at this age are often self-occupied and want attention. John the Baptist is an excellent role model of someone who directed attention away from himself and toward Jesus.

GO TO ACTIVITY

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We make Holy Spirit Dove garland to talk about the Baptism of the Lord!

FEATURED ACTIVITY

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

THE MASS BOX

Baptism of the Lord Doves

Join us as we make three wise men and a camel and discuss the Epiphany of the Lord!

SOURCE: Catholic Crafts with Clare
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Why is Jesus called the lamb of God? This informational video will help you know why!

CATHOLIC KIDS MEDIA

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

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SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

WORKSHEET

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SALFORD DIOCESE, UK

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

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THE KID'S BULLETIN

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

REFLECTION

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MINISTRY TO CHILDREN

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

CHILDREN’S SERMON

Jesus is the Lamb of God

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Jesus is the lamb of God, our savior, the hope of the world! These crafts celebrate the joy we have in knowing who Jesus is and what He does for us. A decorative “Joy Jar” offers a fun place to put thankful and joyful thoughts. A “Recycled Sheep” uses various supplies to create a lamb reminding us of our Messiah’s sacrifice on our behalf.

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SERMONS 4 KIDS

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Show and Tell

OBJECT: The children will provide the objects. (This should be pre-arranged. Choose several children depending on how much time you have.)

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 

What do you like best about school? Is it reading? Writing? Math? Spelling? Recess? Well, when I was in school, I think my favorite thing was “Show and Tell.” I always looked forward to the days when we had “Show and Tell” because it gave me the chance to show and tell others about something that was really important to me.

I have asked several of you to bring something this morning to show to the other children and tell them something about it. Who would like to go first? (Depending on how much time you have, allow several of the children to have their time of “Show and Tell.”) I want to thank those who shared with us in “Show and Tell” time this morning. I really enjoyed seeing what you had to show us and I learned a lot from what you told us. It is really fun to show and tell others about something that is really important to you, isn’t it?


Activities for  2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Crossword Puzzle

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SERMON WRITER

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Do You Recognize Me?

OBJECT: Picture of dove

“I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him” (1:32)..

We recognize people in many ways. Our family members are easy to recognize. We are familiar with their faces and certain items of clothes that they wear. We recognize the way they comb their hair, the way they walk and motion with their hands, the way their voice sounds. People we feel close to may even have a distinctive fragrance, like special cologne, or the smells that come from cooking or working in the garden.

Sometimes we are given clues that help us recognize people who are not familiar to us. These clues may tell us something about who a particular person is or what he or she does.

If you see a young person carrying a backpack near a school there is a pretty good chance that person is a student.

You can recognize a fireman or a policeman by the uniform he or she wears.

A man or woman with a stethoscope around the neck is likely to be a doctor or a nurse.


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Who Are You?

OBJECT:Birth certificate. Picture of dove.

“I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him” (1:32)..

When you were born, a birth certificate was filled out. If your birth certificate is available and you are able to look at it, you will see that your name, your birthday, and whether you are a boy or a girl, is recorded there. The information on the birth certificate will also include the names of your parents and the place where you were born. In some cases the footprint of the new baby is placed on the birth certificate. It is fun to look at that footprint and think about when you were that small.

Why do you think such care is taken to record the correct information when a baby is born? A birth certificate is the document that proves who you are. When you start school or travel to another country, you must be able to prove where and when you were born and that you are who you say you are.

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