Solemnity of Christ the King (C)

November 20, 2022

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Images from the Readings

The Liturgy Centre

Death on a cross

Mocking by soldiers

The King of the Jews

The promise of paradise

Shepherd King

First to be raised

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

Help younger children distinguish between earthly kings and Jesus, Our King and Savior.

GRADES
4, 5, and 6

We do not have kings or royalty in our culture, but Christ the King is different from all traditional notions of royalty. Christ is King because in his death and resurrection, he brought salvation to all humankind. We show that we are his followers when we live our lives accordingly.

GRADES
7-8

Young people at this age can be very competitive, and they understand that a trophy symbolizes strength and triumph. This Sunday’s Gospel challenges our understanding of victory and strength.

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CATHOLIC KIDS MEDIA – Christ the King! A fun Catholic relection for kids based on the readings for the 34th week in Ordinary Time, cycle C.  This videos is from 2019. For most recent videos click here.

BISHOP MARK O’CONNELL

Intro to Luke 23:39-43
for Children

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THE KID’S BULLETIN

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GOSPEL REFLECTION

I’m Sorry

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested:Erasers

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Jesus had done nothing wrong and still he forgave the people who hurt him. 

Why is it so hard to say, “I’m sorry?” When we need to say, “I’m sorry” it is because we have made a mistake and hurt someone. It doesn’t feel good to admit that.

As you work on a school assignment and discover that you have make a mistake how do you correct the error? Yes, you can use an eraser to remove the words or numbers that are wrong and start over. (Demonstrate)

That is like what happens when we say, “I’m sorry.” If the person we have hurt forgives us, we have an opportunity to start over and try to do better. Asking for forgiveness and forgiving others is an important part of being a Christian.

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SOURCE: THE SERMON WRITER
GOSPEL REFLECTION

A Risky Plan

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects suggested: Photos of Mount Everest; Mountain climbing gear, if available.

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Because of his choice to follow God’s plan, Jesus became our connection to God.

Have you ever thought about why people climb mountains? There are probably many different reasons. Can you think of some? Because they like to be outside? Because it is beautiful on the mountain? Because of the view? Because they want to reach the top?

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, 29,035 feet. It is much, much taller than anything you have ever seen or perhaps, can even imagine. Mountain climbers have a difficult time climbing to the top because it is very cold, storms come up with high winds and there may be an avalanche where a large amount of snow suddenly slides down the mountain. At the top of Mount Everest there is not enough oxygen in the air so climbers have a hard time breathing. Many people have died trying to climb to the summit. Why do you think a person would choose to do something so risky?

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SOURCE: THE SERMON WRITER
FAMILY ACTIVITY

Jesus, the Forgiving King

by Larry Broding

Even on the cross, Jesus found the power to forgive. That is why he is King of our hearts.

Have your family draw a picture of “Jesus, the Forgiving King.” On the picture or poster, write down how Jesus forgives us. Use the activity as a way to discuss Luke 23:35-43.

SOURCE: WORD SUNDAY

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