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Children’s Gospel Reflection

Throughout the school terms, our Parish schools give us an insight into how the children understand each weeks Gospel reading. Enjoy with us, understanding Christ through the innocence of our children.
 
Term 1 of 2021 we hear from our children at St Kevin’s Catholic Primary School

and their understanding and thoughts on the Gospel each week. 

 
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St Kevin’s  Class

Junior TG

John 20 1-9

 

‘Mary Magdalene finds the tomb empty, Peter sees and believes.’

 
 
 

Recent Weeks’ Children’s Gospel Reflections

Gospel

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
 

John 20: 1-9

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved.
 
‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb’ she said ‘and we don’t know where they have put him.’

So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.
Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Understanding the Gospel this week

John 20: 1-9

Focus: Easter reminds us that we have been redeemed by Jesus, and given new life through Him. Because of that, we have hope for now and for the future, and we can share that hope with one another.
And what does redemption mean? For example, if Charlie was caught doing something wrong, he might get put in jail, with a price needed to be released. If Liam worked hard to raise funds and pay the price, he could redeem Charlie and get him out of jail. That’s what Jesus did for us! Our sins made it so that we should pay the price of death, but Jesus payed that price to redeem us and allow us to go to Heaven with Him someday.
 

Discuss with your child/children:

  • What do you have that is new?
  • How do you feel when you have something new?
  • Today, Easter Sunday, is exciting because we celebrate Jesus’ rising and living among us.
  • How can we show that Jesus lives within us in a new way?
 
 
Parents’ notes:
“So often, we miss the joy of Easter and instead settle for so much less. Instead of the joy of Jesus risen from the dead and the joy that we will also get to be with Him in heaven, sometimes people settle for egg hunts. Today, let’s take it all in. God loves us so much. He gave us His only Son, Jesus, to live with us, to die for us, and to rise again so we will one day rise as well.” (taken from blog.cph.org)
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Looking for ideas for this weekend’s Gospel topics to discuss at home with the family?
Perhaps this link below may help….. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                             
 
 
 
 

For our young children 1-5 years of age, this lovely book preview shows 10 simplified Old Testament stories for children, including Creation, Noah and the Ark, Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, Samuel, David and Elijah.