Return of the Icons

Return of the Icons

What would you do if somebody came into your house and destroyed all your pictures? What if somebody poked holes in the photos of your family? Or cut through some of the pictures of your friends? Or burned the precious pictures of your grandparents or great-grandparents? That’s exactly what iconoclasts...

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Treasure on earth, treasure in heaven

Treasure on earth, treasure in heaven

Do you have a secret hiding place, where you keep some of your special things? Maybe you keep a favorite toy, a diary, or some candy—all because you don’t want your brother or sister to take it! We all want to keep our treasures staying nice, and away from people...

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Staying on track

Staying on track

Have you ever taken a train, or have you watched a train chugging down the tracks? A train has to stay on the tracks to get to where the people want to go. Next week, we will start a journey too. Where do we want to go? We want to...

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The Joy of the Lord

The Joy of the Lord

Have you ever been so excited to get somewhere that you ran on your way? Imagine taking a walk to the playground and then taking off running when you saw the park. Sometimes it’s just too hard to wait! Today we hear the beautiful story of the Prodigal Son. We...

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Cleaning Up

Cleaning Up

Imagine your parents telling you to clean up your room. What would you do? Would you put everything back into its right spot? Would you hang up your clothes and put your toys away? Or…would you think about hiding the mess? You could stuff your things in the closet so...

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I must stay at your house today!

I must stay at your house today!

Have you ever had an unexpected visitor at your house? Maybe somebody called your parents and said, “I’m coming over!” All of a sudden, everybody is running around. We have to clean the house! We have to find something to serve for dinner! We have to change out of our...

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The Same Story

The Same Story

Have you ever gotten some advice from one person…but then you heard it from another person too? Maybe your parents told you one thing, and then your grandparents or your teachers said it too. In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about the very beginning of our Lord’s work, His ministry....

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The Holy Spirit gives life!

The Holy Spirit gives life!

Did you ever get a toy for a present…but you didn’t have batteries for it? What happened? It didn’t work, did it? Your toy needed something to give it power to go, to really work. In today’s epistle reading, we find out what makes the Church go. We find what...

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The best message

The best message

Have you ever gotten a message? A letter, a phone call, an email, a text message? Was it a good message, or was it something you didn’t want to hear? What did you think of the news you received? Just this week, we will celebrate the great feastday of Theophany,...

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Joy to the world!

Joy to the world!

Angels. Shepherds. Wise men. Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Even as the littlest kid, you knew the story. But you know lots of stories, don’t you? What’s different about the Christmas story? Well, the Christmas story is true! And it brings you joy! On Christmas Eve, we’ll hear about the...

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A full house

A full house

Do you have any friends or relatives who live far away from you? Do you visit sometimes or talk on the phone? Maybe you wish they lived closer to you so you could be together more! In the Gospel reading today, we hear how our Lord also wants His friends...

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Playing dress-up

Playing dress-up

Have you ever played dress-up? Did you dress up as a princess? A firefighter? A train conductor? Sometimes it’s fun to pretend you are something you aren’t, isn’t it? In today’s Gospel reading we hear about a different kind of dress-up—and not the good kind! Today, we hear the story...

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