Seekers Online – Blessed Mother Lesson, email sent May 17

Seekers Online Class 13 – scheduled March 22-25, email sent March 24

Seekers Online Class 14 – email sent April 12

Seekers Online Class 15 – email sent May 4

 

BCRE Seekers Lesson At Home: Blessed Mother

Happy Blessed Mother Mary Month Seekers Families!  

Mary, our Blessed Mother, mirrors all that we can be if we open ourselves totally to the Spirit’s action in our life. During the month of May, we celebrate Mary and invoke her help for all mothers and for all others who care for us with a mother’s love.

Since the earliest days of the Church, Christians have prayed to Mary to ask for all kinds of help and intercession. We too can turn to Mary and ask for her prayers that we might grow in faith and become closer to her Son, Jesus.

During this overwhelming and challenging time, please know that I continue to hold you and your family up in prayer. Please let me know if I can help with anything, in anyway, at anytime. You can email me with questions and concerns at Melissa.Gozzo.CCB@gmail.com

Peace and Blessings,

Melissa Gozzo
Billerica Catholic Religious Education (BCRE)
Young Disciples Coordinator (Gr. K – 1)
Seekers Coordinator (Grade 2)
First Reconciliation and Eucharist Coordinator (Grades 2-5)

Resources For At Home Use

I invite you to explore this week’s final class topic at home:

  • Mary: Mary Is Our Mother

If you are unable to pick up your child’s work at this time or if you already have all your materials at home with you, we encourage you to use the following underlined links: Home Guides for Mary Is Our Mother and your Catholic Children’s Bible to help your child continue his/her faith formation from home.

Please Note:

  • The underlined Home Guide Link above includes the Home Guide PDF for ALL Chapters/Lessons. (Mary: Mary Is Our Mother Home Guide can be found on pages 68 and 69 of the PDF)

Additional Activities

The month May is dedicated to Mary!
Honor our Blessed Mother with your family this month. 

May Crowning: 

Although the New Testament records very little about Mary, Christian tradition has always recognized that Mary’s role in Christian life did not end with the Nativity. Rather, her importance continued throughout Jesus’ life on Earth and beyond. From John’s Gospel, we see how she encouraged Jesus to perform his first miracle of his From the Acts of the Apostles, we know that Mary supported Jesus’ followers through the growth of the early Church after Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension. Presumably, Jesus’ disciples continued to ask for Mary’s help and prayers even after Mary was assumed into Heaven.
public ministry at the wedding in Cana.

After Mary was assumed into heaven, she was crowned Queen of heaven and earth. Every May we ask Mary to be the queen of our hearts, and we turn to her to learn how we can experience the love of the Lord in the joys and sorrows of our daily life.

To express our love, we may place a crown on a statue of Mary. We can honor her with flowers – symbols of the beauty of her life.

Ways we can honor Mary:

  • Plant A Mary Garden (Or Clean Up The One You Have)
  • Make crown (be sure to incorporate flowers), put it on, and pray “Hail Mary” with your family.
  • Pray a decade of the rosary or pray an entire rosary.
  • Lead this prayer with your family:
    • Mary, you are the Queen of Peace because you show us the way to God. Help us see and follow the path to God so that we can be happy in Heaven forever. Amen.
YouTube Video Clips related this week’s lessons

YouTube Songs related to this week’s lessons

 

All Seekers Families may STILL pick up their folders inside a clear storage bin outside the BCRE Office at St. Theresa Parish Hall labeled: “Seekers (Grade 2) Folders from Class.”

 

Inside the large clear storage bin are color-coded bins for each class day:

Yellow Bin: Sunday Class at St. Andrew
Red Bins: Monday 4PM and 6PM Classes at St. Theresa
Green Bins: Tuesday 4PM and 6PM Classes at St. Theresa
Purple Bin: Wednesday 6PM Class at St. Mary

Kindly retrieve your child’s folder from the colored bin that corresponds to your child’s class at your convenience.

This bin, located outside the BCRE Office at St. Theresa Parish, is accessible 24/7.