In the first part of the Mass we celebrate the Liturgy of the Word. We listen to our readers as they deliver the Word of God to us by reading from the Bible. This is followed by the Gospel and the Homily. This part of the Mass can be long, especially for young children, who are easily bored by readings which they do not yet understand. The Children’s Liturgy teaches children about the Gospel at a level they can understand and enjoy. This helps to make the Mass a positive and meaningful experience for children, while helping them to grow in the Catholic faith and become full and active members of our Parish Community.
Download this sheet of children’s prayers and say them with your child.
Play the exciting adventures of the Bible! <<< Click the Link!
Run. Jump. Explore. Enter the wonderful world of Ancora and play your way through exciting Bible Quests. With a new Quest each month, the stories of the Bible are really brought to life in new and exciting ways.
Play exciting quizzes. Test your knowledge by taking quizzes on the Bible Quests you’ve completed – how much can you remember about the stories? Why not try the personality quizzes, too, and find out which Guardians of Ancora character you’re most like.
Listen to the Bible stories. Enter the ‘Story of the saga’ library to find out even more about the lost stories of the saga – The Bible stories the Quests are based on. Listen as chief storyteller, Fabula, reads the exciting stories aloud.
Watch the videos. Visit the Theatre of the Saga and watch videos related to each Bible story. New videos are being added every week!
Other Children’s Activities
St Joseph picture to colour Here are some pictures of St Joseph, the Patron saint of our parish. Maybe you could print them out and colour them. Bring them to church next time you come, to show Father McKay and maybe he’ll put them up on the wall for everyone to enjoy.
22nd October 2017
29th Sunday of Ordinary time
Give to Caesar what carries his image, and give to God what carries his image.
The coin belonged to Caesar because it bore his image, and we belong to God because we bear his image.
Today we hear how some Pharisees tried to trick Jesus into saying the wrong thing so that they could have a reason to get rid of Him
In Jesus’ day, the people were required to pay a poll tax. It was not a very popular tax with the people. One day some religious leaders came to Jesus and asked him if he thought the people should pay the poll tax. They were actually trying to trick Jesus, because they knew if he said, “Yes, they should pay the tax” the people would be angry. But if he said, “No, they shouldn’t ” he would get into trouble with the authorities.
Jesus saw right through their plan and he did a very wise thing. He asked them for a coin, then he said, “Whose picture is on this coin?” They answered, “It is Caesar.” Caesar was the Roman ruler and all taxes had to be paid to him.
Jesus then said to them, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”
We know that we were created by God and that we were created in the image of God.
If we are created by God, and we were created in His image, we must belong to Him. We are all God’s Children
In today’s Gospel Jesus is reminding us that we have two main responsibilities. One is to love God and to try to live our lives the way God wants us to. The other responsibility is to care for each other and to make sure that everyone gets their fair share of the good things that God has given us.
Dear Father, you created us in your image and we belong to you. Because of that, we give our hearts and lives to you.
We pray for world leaders: that they may make sure all people have their fair share of the gifts that God has given us.
We pray for all members of our global family: that together we may do all that we can to share fairly and bring an end to poverty.
We pray for our parish, family and friends: that we may do our best to live the way God wants us to and share all that we have so everyone has enough
Closing prayer: Patient and loving God, be with us as we try to care for one another, help one another, share with one another and work together to make the world a fairer place for everyone to live. Amen.