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The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Use your own judgment in adapting these sermons when including them in your children’s ministry.

Here is a centerpiece for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary that you can easily make with your family–with lots of variations.

GOSPEL

MAGNIFY THE LORD

By Louis Parker Edstrom

Objects Suggested: Magnifying glass and objects that would be interesting to view when magnified such as a leaf, blade of grass, print in a book, a bug

It is fun to look at ordinary things through a magnifying glass. The magnifying glass makes an object appear larger. We can see details we didn’t know were there. A magnifying glass helps us get a closer look at things.

Let’s take some time to see what we can discover. See how the print in this book gets larger as you pull the magnifying glass away from the page? Look at your fingernails and hands through the magnifying glass. Do you see anything that surprises you? (Provide various objects that would interest children.)

The word “magnify” has two meanings. It means to make things larger, as when we look through a magnifying glass, and it also means to “praise” or “give thanks.”

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SOURCE: Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org
GOSPEL

MAGNIFY YOUR JOY

By Louis Parker Edstrom

Objects Suggested: Magnifying glass and objects to view through the glass.

Mary was chosen by God to be the mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ. What a special honor.

Mary felt blessed to be chosen to give birth to this special child and she said, “My soul magnifies the Lord” (1:46). “My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior…” (1:47). What do you think this means?

Let’s start by talking about the word, “magnify.” Perhaps we can understand what Mary meant by looking through a magnifying glass. What happens? Yes, things appear to be bigger. You can see things more clearly. You can see things that you are unable to see without the magnifying glass. (During this time ask the kids what they notice as they view various objects.)

Now think about what Mary might have meant when she said, “My soul magnifies the Lord…” Mary was grateful and gave thanks. Others could see her joy. She magnified God’s love so others could see God’s love more clearly.

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SOURCE: Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org
SECOND READING

ALL OF LIFE

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Objects Suggested:

Photos found at web sites listed below.

Photo of a sea pig
Photos of a star-nosed mole and a soft shelled turtle

When you wake up in the morning and look out the window you may see different types of grass, trees, flowers, animals, and birds – all of these things living and growing. Think of sunflowers, strawberries, grasshoppers, owls, cows, corn, evergreen trees, ladybugs – all living and growing. How exciting the world is!

Even in areas that are beyond our view creatures live and grow. I’ve brought a picture of a sea pig that lives at the bottom of the ocean and finds its food in the mud on the ocean floor. It is a strange creature that is similar to a sea cucumber, but looks a bit like a pig.

Here are pictures of a star-nosed mole that tunnels underground and a soft-shelled turtle that weighs one hundred pounds. This is a picture of an insect called a walking stick that is as long as a ruler (12″ or 32cm). It looks like a twig, doesn’t it?

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SOURCE: Sermon Writer: Children’s Sermons – All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan; Video added by SermonPrep.org

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Use your own judgment in adapting these sermons when including them in your children’s ministry.

The Kids’ Bulletin

Society of Christian Doctrine

Speak, Lord — Sunday Worksheet

SDC is a society of lay catechists that started in Malta in 1907. Worksheets can be downloaded and printed for use during Sunday Mass or handed out to children at school prior to the weekend. They are also used by parents who download them to use with their children at home.

DIOCESE OF SALFORD

Wordsearch

Feel free to copy and paste it into your parish publications.

Clipart  © McCrimmons used with permission. All rights reserved; Text  © 2018 Diocese of Salford Office for Liturgy

SERMONS 4 KIDS

Crossword Puzzle

Word Sunday – Larry Broding

A TIME FOR HOPE

Sometimes the little we have is the starting point for God’s blessings. This was the lesson the people missed in the multiplication of the loaves and fish in John 6.

CHILDREN’S READINGS

In the story for both readings, Cari and James made a summer visit to their grandmother’s ranch, nestled in the highlands. They imagined a battle in the clouds, then ran to tell their grandmother. They found their grandmother praying a rosary, in which they joined. The cloud battle paralleled the reading from Revelation, and the rosary honors Mary in the Gospels.

FAMILY ACTIVITY

Honor Our Lady by praying a family rosary. Share the Glorious Mysteries with your family members, especially the Fourth mystery, the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.

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The Religion Teacher – Jared Dees

Lesson Plan and Activities

SOURCE: The Religion Teacher

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