Shrine Church of Saint Jude

Flipgrid Response:  What are the things each member of the family likes to help with to care for God’s Creation?

Dear Parents and 7th Grade Students and above,

The publication you are using each week is Visions.  This is an opportunity for the student to learn more about their faith and share it with family members and friends.  I am writing a suggested Lesson plan template for the students to work on during the week.  You may work on it throughout the week or do it in one day. It is suggested that students keep a journal, a small notebook to answer questions.  Answers to questions may be written down or just thought about.  It would be great if you could do it ALL but I know many might not be able to. So……. 

What are you required to do:  Read the Gospel page 4, (which includes Sunday Gospel, Connecting Gospel & Doctrine and What the Church Believes and Teaches page) Attend Mass, and Respond to the Question proposed in Flipgrid.  Flipgrid response should be posted by Wednesday of that week.

Visions - Level 7+

Suggested Weekly Lesson Template:

Intro: Preparation for Sunday’s Gospel should begin prior to Sunday.  Preferably Thursday. 

(Thursday) Look at the front cover and do activity. 

(Friday) Pages 3 & 4 - Read through the article and answer the questions. 

(Saturday) Page 4 - 

Sunday Gospel (read & answer questions)

Watch video on Gospel 

Connecting Gospel & Doctrine (read & answer questions)

What the Church Believes (follow directions)  

      4.  (Sunday) Attend Mass - Live or Virtual

      5.  (Monday) Page 5  Our Catholic Faith

      6. (Tuesday) The rest of the publication - Response question will probably be taken from these pages

      7.  (Wednesday) Respond to the question or questions of the week.


VISIONS

January 17, 2021 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 3:3b–10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c–15a, 17–20; John 1:35–42 

Sunday Gospel Background

This Sunday’s Gospel includes one of Jesus’ most wonderful statements: “Come, and you will see“ (1:39). We learn that each person has a calling—a vocation—from God. Whether our vocation is to marriage, priesthood, religious life or single life, we are called to follow Jesus, each in our own way. But like the Apostles, we must spend time with Jesus to learn what he wants from us. Praying to God every day and asking him what he wants of us is the most important thing we can do. Just like Andrew and his friend, we must “come and see.

 

​Faith Word:  Vocation

​Response: How is Jesus calling you to serve?




                                     

SUNDAY LESSONS 

​January 17, 2021 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 3:3–10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13–15, 17–20; John 1:35–42


Sunday Gospel Background

In Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist points out Jesus to two of his own disciples. After these men meet Jesus, they tell others about him. This Gospel includes Jesus’ invitation: “Come, and you will see” (1:39)—a message for his first followers and for us today. It prompts us to think about what discipleship means in our own lives. Look for opportunities this week to share with your child what it means for you to be a disciple of Jesus, and invite your child to do the same. 


​Faith Word: disciple

Response Question:  



January 17, 2021 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 3:3b–10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c–15a, 17–20; John 1:35–42​


​Sunday Gospel Background

This Sunday’s Gospel includes one of Jesus’ most wonderful statements: “Come, and you will see” (1:39). We learn that each person has a calling—a vocation—from God. Whether our vocation is to marriage, priesthood, religious life or single life, we are called to follow Jesus, each in our own way. But like the Apostles, we must spend time with Jesus to learn what he wants from us. Praying to God every day and asking him what he wants of us is the most important thing we can do. Just like Andrew and his friend, we must “come and see.” 


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Faith Word:   Vocation, Pope


Response Questions: How is Jesus calling you to serve?

Good News

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Gospel Reading John 1:35-42 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Background on the Gospel Reading

Although the liturgical season of Ordinary Time begins this week, today’s reading continues with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, which concludes the Christmas season. Today’s reading from the Gospel according to John immediately follows John the Baptist's testimony about Jesus and his identification of Jesus as the Lamb of God. Having been baptized by John, Jesus begins to gather followers. The first followers sought out Jesus because of the testimony and witness of John the Baptist.

We are familiar with the title that John the Baptist uses for Jesus—the Lamb of God. We hear it weekly at the fraction rite during Mass. For those who heard John the Baptist, however, this title recalled key themes from the Old Testament. It alludes to the paschal lamb offered as a sacrifice when God freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, the event that is commemorated by the Jewish Passover celebration. The designation also recalls the prophet Isaiah’s description of the suffering servant of Israel. In using this name for Jesus, John the Baptist predicts Jesus’ passion and death and the new interpretation of Passover that will begin with Jesus’ Last Supper.

We learn in today’s reading how Jesus’ first followers were gathered. The first two, Andrew and another man, were followers of John the Baptist. After hearing John’s testimony, they became followers of Jesus. During their time with Jesus, the details of which are not specified, Andrew and the other follower came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah. Andrew then brings his brother, Simon, to Jesus. Immediately, Jesus gave Simon a new name, calling him Peter, which means “rock” in Greek. The renaming of Simon to Peter is reported in all four of the Gospels.

In the exchange between Andrew, the other disciple, and Jesus, we see an example of the usual pattern for first-century Jewish rabbinical schools. Jews sought out rabbis and established themselves as disciples of a particular rabbi. Jesus appears to have been unique in that he sought out individuals, inviting them to be his followers. In the passage that follows, John’s Gospel tells us how Jesus took the initiative in calling Philip and Nathanael.

Jesus asks Andrew and the other disciple, “What are you looking for?” This is a telling question, and one that we might often ask of ourselves. John the Baptist testified to Jesus’ identity, the Lamb of God, using the framework of the Old Testament. Andrew, Simon, and the other first disciples were looking for the Messiah, whom they also came to know as the Son of God. What do we look for and what do we find in Jesus?






VENTURE

​​​​​​​​​Dear Parents and 5th & 6th Grade Students, 


The publication you are using each week is Venture.  The weekly Sunday lessons  are an opportunity for the student to learn more about their faith and share it with family members and friends.  I am writing a suggested Lesson plan template for the students to work on during the week.  You may work on it throughout the week or do it in one day. It is suggested that students keep a journal, a small notebook to answer questions.  Answers to questions may be written down or just thought about.  It would be great if you could do it ALL but I know many might not be able to. So……. 

What are you required to do:  Read the Gospel page 4, (which includes Sunday Gospel, Connecting Gospel & Doctrine and What the Church Believes and Teaches page) Attend Mass, and Respond to the Question proposed in Flipgrid. This week taken from pp 6-7.   Flipgrid response should be posted by Wednesday of that week.


Venture - Grades 5 & 6

Suggested Weekly Lesson Template:

Intro: Preparation for Sunday’s Gospel should begin prior to Sunday.  Preferably Thursday. 

(Thursday) Look at the front cover and do activity. 

(Friday) Pages 3 & 4 - Read through the article and answer the questions. 

(Saturday) Page 4 - 

Sunday Gospel (read & answer questions)

Watch video on Gospel 

Connecting Gospel & Doctrine (read & answer questions)

What the Church Believes (follow directions)  


      4.  (Sunday) Attend Mass - Live or Virtual

      5.  (Monday) Page 5  Our Catholic Faith

      6. (Tuesday) The rest of the publication - Response question will probably be taken from these pages

      7.  (Wednesday) Respond to the question or questions of the week.

 
 


This page is for the parish children of the Shrine Church of St. Jude Religious Education program. 

All registered children are given Pflaum Gospel Weeklies publications and access to Pflaum Gospel Weeklies and Flipgrid websites.  Weekly lessons and videos are below and on Flipgrid.  Visions & Venture lessons are detailed for the student to do.  Seeds, Promise & Good News will use the "Parent Teaching Pages."  It is suggested that children have a journal (small notebook) to keep their weekly response to questions from publications.  Our program is completely virtual.  Children work through their Gospel Weeklies and record a video response in Flipgrid.  All responses are monitored and are private to the public.

January 17, 2021 • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 3:3b–10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c–15a, 17–20; John 1:35–42​​

Sunday Gospel Background


In Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist points out Jesus to two of his own disciples. After these men meet Jesus, they tell others about him. This Gospel includes Jesus’ invitation: “Come, and you will see” (1:39)—a message for his first followers and for us today



Faith Word: Sunday


Response Question: How can you introduce one of your friends to Jesus?


Learn the prayer:  The Hail Mary