Let Light Shine for the Little Parishioners

Let Light Shine for the Little Parishioners

Have you ever visited a cave, or have you gone for a walk in a very dark place? Maybe it was so dark that you couldn’t see anything or anybody around you. What did you do? Did you turn on a flashlight and look around? When you turn on a...

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Christ’s gifts to us

Christ’s gifts to us

Now that Christmas is all over, are you tired of thinking about presents? Today’s epistle reading tells us about a different kind of present— a gift that Christ gives to each of us. The epistle says that our Lord, Jesus Christ, gives each one of us a gift—not one that...

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Stay clean!

Stay clean!

Have you ever taken a bath or a shower, and your parents told you to stay clean? You might have wanted to play outside and have fun, but you had to keep clean. You know, when we are baptized, we are made clean from sin and from everything we could...

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God reveals his Son to us!

God reveals his Son to us!

Have you ever found a word in the Bible that you don’t understand? Sometimes grown-ups even have to find out what a word means. In the epistle reading today, Saint Paul tells us where the gospel, the good news, came from. “For I did not receive it from man, nor...

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God is with us!

God is with us!

You know what is coming, don’t you? Christmas, the birth of Christ! We know what is coming, because it already came. Christ was born for us more than two thousand years ago, and we are still celebrating! Even before Christ was born, the faithful people knew somebody was coming too....

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A makeover

A makeover

Do you know what a “makeover” is? You might have seen one in a magazine or even on TV. You see pictures of one person, and then you see pictures of that same person with new clothes, a new hairstyle, everything different. That person was made over. You see from...

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Breaking out of jail

Breaking out of jail

Have you ever played police, or capture the flag, or freeze tag? Do you remember the feeling when you get out of jail, or when you get unfrozen? You’re free! In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul reminds us that we are free now too. We know that our Lord, Jesus...

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The shield of faith

The shield of faith

Have you read stories about battles long ago? Do you know what a soldier would carry into battle? Special armor, a helmet, a belt, and more. All these things protect a soldier when he has to fight. The epistle reading today tells us about all these things, but we hear...

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One in Christ Jesus

One in Christ Jesus

Have you ever looked at a baptismal font? Have you wondered how many people have been baptized in it? Maybe you were baptized in the same one as your parents were. Maybe you were baptized in the same font as somebody famous, or in the same font as people you...

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Our Assignment

Our Assignment

Have you ever worked on something that you thought was really good, but then it turned out it wasn’t? Maybe you turned in something at school that you were proud of, but you still got a bad grade? Sometimes we might think we’re doing really well, but maybe we aren’t!...

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“Go and do likewise!”

“Go and do likewise!”

Have you ever talked about a big plan you had? Maybe you talked about a trip you’d like to go on, or a fort you’d like to make, or a book you’d like to write. After you talked about it, did you ever have a hard time doing it? In...

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“A pearl in the mud”

“A pearl in the mud”

Have you ever found some money on the ground? Maybe a coin or two in the dirt, or a dollar bill on the floor somewhere? Most people would get excited about that, and they would snatch that money up! Today we hear a Gospel reading about something else that’s valuable!...

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