December: A Mother’s “Yes,” A Child Blessed



The Annunciation – “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord” Luke 1:38
Christmas
is the “Perfect Pro-Life Story!” Mary said “Yes!” to life – this is why we have Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus.  

Materials:  All Grades – Bookmarks for New Moms(with unplanned pregnancies): a bookmark for each student (these can be cut from cardstock)

Discussion Prompt: Share the Nativity story from Luke 1:26-38:

“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, ‘Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.’ But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.’ But Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?’ And the angel said to her in reply, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.’ Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.


Discussion and Questions Ideas

·         God chose to come into the world as a tiny baby in a stable. Point out the highlights of the story that support LIFE Mary was young and unmarried, poor, scared, etc.

·         Why did Mary say Yesto the Angel Gabriel? How do you think Mary felt at that time? Why do you think she felt that way?

·         How do you think some women feel when they find out they are pregnant?

·         Discuss how the mothers and fathers may feel excitement and joy, but that some are nervous or scared. They may feel that they dont have the ability, money, or resources to take care of their babies. This is why we pray for these parents and give them our support.

·         All of us are called to do God’s will. It is important that we pray about His will for our lives and be prepared to say “Yes!”

·         What are some other things that God has created? Why is life more valuable?

·         Read and discuss Jeremiah 29:11


Activities

All Grades: Bookmarks
The students will create bookmarks for new moms who experience unplanned pregnancies and choose life.  Have the students draw the word “Mom” on the bookmark and decorate the bookmark.  They may write an inspirational message on the back.  Students can use their Bibles to find appropriate scriptures.  The bookmarks can be given to a pregnancy center in your community for a mom who chose life for her child. They can also be included with the suggested items in the Corporal Work of Mercy for this month.    



Additonal Activity
Plan a birthday party for Jesus.  It doesnt have to be an actual party, but it can be the class Christmas party.  The idea is to have the students think about and plan as if they were hosting a large celebration of Jesus’ birth.

 

Lesson Plan Closing Prayer
Glory Be




Spirtual Works of Mercy & Corporal Works of Mercy
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Spiritual Bouquet Card Templates

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
The following prayer has been offered up for you and your intentions.
____________________
Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

 

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

Spiritual Bouquet
A Gift of Prayer
I am praying for you today. I have said
___ Hail Marys
and ___Our Fathers for you.

Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Blessings, ___________________

 


September

True Traits Activity Cards

 

 

Blond Hair


Brown/Black Hair


Red Hair


Freckles


Tall


Short


Blue Eyes


Brown Eyes


Green Eyes

 

Likes to Play Sports

 

Likes to Dance

 

Likes to Read

 

Likes to Play Video Games

 

Birthday in January-April

 

Birthday in May-August

 

Birthday in September-December










Fingerprint Cards

 


“For we are his handiwork, created in
Christ Jesus”
Ephesians 2:10



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“For we are his handiwork, created in
Christ Jesus”
Ephesians 2:10


“For we are his handiwork, created in
 Christ Jesus”
Ephesians 2:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








“For we are his handiwork, created in
Christ Jesus”
Ephesians 2:10


Spiritual Adoption Posters


Archbishop Fulton Sheen Spiritual Adoption Prayer:
(simply copy, cut and paste on the poster board)




“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger.”


- Prayer of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

 




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