32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time C

November 6, 2022

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Images from the Readings

The Liturgy Centre

Did not believe in eternal life

Future world

God of the living

Prepared to die rather than sin 

Wonderful hope

Making Connections

Loyola Press

GRADES
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Younger children may begin to have questions and fears about what happens when we die. Our faith reassures us of eternal life with God.

GRADES
4, 5, and 6

Our appreciation for the eternal is often limited by our experiences. This is something that children learn as they mature. In today’s Gospel, Jesus applies this thought to some people’s conceptions about life after death.

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Young people have vivid imaginations. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus challenges us to broaden our minds and use our imaginations to consider life beyond this earthly life.

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CATHOLIC KIDS MEDIA – God’s Love for Sinners! A fun Catholic reflection for kids based on the readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C. This videos is from 2019. For most recent videos click here.

BISHOP MARK O’CONNELL

Intro to Luke 20:27-38
for Children

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THE KID’S BULLETIN

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GOSPEL REFLECTION

What’s It Like?

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested: Ice cubes; world map showing Antartica

None of us have been to heaven so we must rely on what we are told my someone who has been there.

Antarctica, or as some people call it, the South Pole is a place where most of us will never travel. (Show location on world map.) It is a large continent covered in snow and ice. In fact the land is buried in ice that is as thick as some of our highest skyscrapers. It is the coldest place in the world. Temperatures almost never rise above freezing and have been as cold as 128 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit (minus 89 degrees Celsius). That is very, very cold! Let’s touch these ice cubes to feel how cold ice is.

It is very difficult to travel to Antarctica. Boats trying to get to the South Pole must sail through stormy seas and around huge icebergs. Planes flying to Antarctica must land on ice. If we want to know what it is like at the South Pole we must rely on what others, who have been there, tell us.

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SOURCE: THE SERMON WRITER
GOSPEL REFLECTION

We Don’t Have All the Answers

By Lois Parker Edstrom

We only know that in heaven our needs will be met, we will be happy, and we will be with God.

When we have a question we like to find an answer that satisfies us, but sometimes we have not grown enough to understand the answer. This happens to adults as well as children.

When you were a toddler you may have been too young to understand why your parents did not want you to go out into the road. You were too young to understand the danger of speeding cars.

Even now you may wonder why your parents choose an early bedtime for you and why they are concerned that you eat good food. You may not fully understand that your parents are trying to provide you with the things that help you grow strong and healthy.

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SOURCE: THE SERMON WRITER
FAMILY ACTIVITY

“Heaven is Like…” Poster

by Larry Broding

What will people be like in the final resurrection? In a dispute with the Sadducees, Jesus answered that question. People will be like angels! Unlike our modern notions of angels as pure spirit, Jesus referred to an Old Testament idea of angels. According to the ancient Hebrews, angels had bodies, but they were refined and immortal, unlike ours. Such angels (with bodies) had no reason to procreate, since they lived forever with God. They never suffered from disease, or did they have want.

To communicate this idea with your family, draw you and your family members as angels. Use construction paper if you wish to add color. Cut out your drawings and paste them on a poster of a large throne (representing God the Father). Label the poster “Heaven.” Ask your family members what heaven is like and how they could serve God in heaven.

SOURCE: WORD SUNDAY

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