Mary, Mother of God – Solemnity

January 1, 2023

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Hurried off and found them

Mary kept thinking

Just as the angel had said

They named him Jesus

Blessing

YOUNG CATHOLICS

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

This feast day celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as the mother of our Lord Jesus. The first reading gives a traditional blessing. The second reading tells how Jesus was born of Mary to save us. And in the gospel, we hear how the shepherds visited the Holy Family after the birth of Jesus.

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary? A Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help youth understand that it is like asking a friend to pray for you. And i

Yes No Game

The Yes No game is a fun activity for your youth group or youth ministry meeting. It can be tied in with teaching by reminding us that we need to say “Yes” to God.

Sunday Connection
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The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

The shepherds found Mary and Joseph and the infant in the manger.

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The shepherds told Mary and Joseph what the angel had said about Jesus. Mary didn’t understand it all, but she continued to obey God, naming the child Jesus as the angel had told her to do.

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Mary said yes to God and honored that commitment by becoming the mother of Jesus. Because she did so, she is a model of discipleship.

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For most young people at this age, their relationships with their mothers are in transition. As they assert their independence, they attempt to pull away from their mothers, but they still need them for help and guidance. On the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, we turn to Mary to help us grow closer to her son, Jesus.

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With our celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Fr. Edward shares how we can follow Mary’s example of letting none of God’s gifts to us “fall from the table” as we reflect in the new year.

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Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

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Crepe Paper Rose Craft

This week on Catholic Crafts with Clare we make a Crepe Paper Rose craft!

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With our celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Fr. Edward shares how we can follow Mary’s example of letting none of God’s gifts to us “fall from the table” as we reflect in the new year.

CATHOLIC KIDS MEDIA

Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

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SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE

Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

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Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

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THE KID'S BULLETIN

Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

REFLECTION

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MINISTRY TO CHILDREN

Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

CHILDREN’S SERMON

The Star of Nativity

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Who’s the star of the show? This is a question that might come up frequently in our lives. When it comes to the holidays, we easily let things distract us and take over our attention, neglecting the whole focus of Christmas. Even in something like a Christmas musical program or pageant, kids can jostle for “lead roles” and wonder who the star is. However, the star of a Christmas program isn’t any of the bedsheet-clad children…In fact, it’s usually not reenacted by a person at all. Rather, it is (or SHOULD be) Jesus! This message reminds children that Jesus needs to be the star of our lives, too. He should be the central figure of all that we are and all that we do, on Christmas Day and every day!

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Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

Don’t Miss Christmas!

OBJECT: You’ll need a helper who will light the candle on the cupcake and bring it out at the end of the children’s sermon.

One day the boy was walking down the street when he saw a poster in a store window.

It’s here! It’s finally here! Christmas is finally here! I just love Christmas, don’t you? What do you like best about Christmas? Is it the Christmas tree with its blinking lights? (Allow children to answer.)

Maybe you like the beautiful music or the delicious Christmas goodies. Perhaps it’s Christmas dinner with turkey and dressing and all of the trimmings. For some it might be all of the parties or visiting with family and friends. For many people the best thing about Christmas is the presents — both the ones we give and the ones we receive. Especially the ones we receive!


Activities for  Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

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Mary Mother of God, Solemnity

Cause for Celebration

OBJECT: Party items.

“… when the fullness of the time came, God sent out his Son…(Gal 4:4) … that we might receive the adoption of children” (Gal 4:5).

I know a little boy who was adopted when he was three days old by a family who wanted and needed him to join their family. His mother, who loved him and gave birth to him, was unable to care for him so she wanted to make sure he was with people who would also love him and give him a good home.

His new family, a mommy, a daddy and a sister, loved him very much. On the day he came home from the hospital his new mommy and daddy invited other family members and friends to a party and they all celebrated his birth. They even baked a birthday cake. They felt so blessed to have this new baby boy as a part of their family. He grew up to be a fine young man.


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A Special Baby

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