33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time C

November 13, 2022

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Images from the Readings

The Liturgy Centre

Beautiful stones knocked down

Wars, riots, earthquakes, diseases

Don’t be afraid

Saved by being faithful to Jesus

Don’t be a burden on others

Making Connections

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Jesus predicts the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and warns his followers that persecution will come before the end time.

GRADES
1-3

Younger children may not be aware of most world events, but they understand that life brings challenges. Help children understand that God cares for us and is with us during good times and difficult times.

GRADES
4, 5, and 6

Children, while innocently naïve about most world events, are also profoundly sensitive to the concerns of adults. We can help children interpret adult concerns by sharing information about current events in appropriate ways. We can also put these concerns in the light of God’s kingdom and the assurance of God’s care for us.

GRADES
7-8

Young people at this age are already experiencing many of life’s difficulties and challenges. It is important for them to understand that God is with them at these moments. This Sunday’s reading reminds us that as followers of Jesus, we face many difficulties.

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CATHOLIC KIDS MEDIA – Endings and New Things! A fun Catholic reflection for kids based on the readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle C. This videos is from 2019. For most recent videos click here.

BISHOP MARK O’CONNELL

Intro to Luke 21:7-19
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THE KID’S BULLETIN

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GOSPEL REFLECTION

Listen!

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested:Books, especially “The Chronicles of Narnia” if they are available.

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It is important that we listen for God’s words and receive the wisdom necessary to make a good decision.

Do you have a favorite book? Perhaps there is a poem or words to a song that you especially enjoy. Some words seem to speak to our heart. The words may teach us something new or they may they may cause us to say, “that’s exactly how I feel.” Reading a story or a poem or listening to the words of a song can make us feel connected to others. Reading can help us understand more about ourselves, other people, the world, and God.

C.S. Lewis is the man who wrote “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” from the children‘s series of books, “The Chronicles of Narnia.” It is a wonderful story. Some think his writing is inspired by God. He has written several books for adults as well as books for children. Many people have been able to find answers to questions they have about being a Christian, as a result of reading his words.

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SOURCE: THE SERMON WRITER
GOSPEL REFLECTION

Things That Go Together

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested: Use some of the items suggested below to add visual impact to the lesson.

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When you are at a loss for words think about listening for God’s words and for the wisdom to use them well.

Can you think of things that go well together? Here are some ideas:

• A baseball and a bat are needed to play baseball.
• Bacon and eggs are a tasty treat for breakfast.
• An umbrella is useful to have in the rain.
• Birthday cake and ice cream are a good combination.
• Turkey with dressing is served for Thanksgiving dinner.
• A book and a bookmark make a good pair.
• Red and green, the colors of Christmas, go well together.

The things we have listed fit together nicely and work well as pairs. They compliment each other.

Now let’s talk about something that goes well with words. The Bible teaches us that wisdom is a good thing to fit together with our words. Wisdom, or being wise, comes from studying and learning many things. Wisdom also comes from God.

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FAMILY ACTIVITY

Family Prayer Box

by Larry Broding

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus warned his followers against overreacting. Faced with fears, rumors, and external pressures, followers might be tempted to act rashly. Instead, Jesus insists his followers should trust his Spirit to guide them.

In these uncertain times, we need to take his words to heart and pray. One way to address family fears and place them before the Lord can be found in a “Family Prayer Box.” Have family members write down fears and anxieties on sheets of paper and place them in the prayer box. Offer the box and its contents to God each night this week. Open the box at the end of the week and discuss how God answered the prayers.

SOURCE: WORD SUNDAY

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