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BCRE PATHFINDERS:  Your Faith Lesson @ Home

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Thank you for responding to Below is this week’s installment your Gr. 5-6 Class #13 Faith @ Home lesson.  The topic is The Paschal Mystery.  Your youth can work independently.  The lesson should take about 30-45 minutes, and includes a fun review activity.
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Faith Lessons @ Home Class #13A:  The Paschal Mystery 

 For all Grade 5-6 youth and their adults 

Pray together        Mystery of Faith
                                      (Sign of the Cross)
                                      We proclaim your Death, O Lord
and profess your Resurrection,
until you come again.

pray the Lord’s Prayer
(Sign of the Cross)

Review activity     Ten Commandments Puzzles
                                       Complete ONE or BOTH of the “Ten Commandments Word Search”
and “Ten Commandments Crossword”

                                                a)  Click HERE  to view/print puzzles
                                                b)  Click HERE  to view/print puzzles

Lesson                The Paschal Mystery 
                                  I. READ the following:

Today, we use the word mystery to mean a problem to be solved, or something unknowable.  We often call Jesus’ Passion, Death, and Resurrection the Paschal Mystery.  However, Jesus’ suffering and death are things we know about – they are not problems to be solved …

The Church teaches us that a sacrament is a sign of grace that gives God’s divine life to us.  A sacrament is a sign that causes what is means.  For example, in Baptism, water is poured over our body , and we are blessed with special oils on our forehead, hands, and chest.  At the same time, our soul is cleaned of Original Sin, and the Holy Spirit enters to help us avoid sin and do good.

During the time when Jesus was alive on earth, and the New Testament of the bible was being written, the same word was used to mean both “mystery” and “sacrament”.  So today in the Church, mystery and sacrament both mean a visible sign of God’s divine life.

When we talk about the Paschal Mystery, mean that Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection are the sacrament of our salvation, the visible sign of God’s grace and truth that actually cause us to have God’s divine life within us, within YOU!  The Paschal Mystery is how Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection saved us from sin and death.  The Paschal Mystery gave us new life as sons and daughters of God.

                                  II. COMPLETE the Mystery of Faith activity from your workbook
                                           a) Click HERE to view/print workbook pages   

Pray together       Nicene Creed
(Sign of the Cross)

I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, 

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

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