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Conscience – Teen Family Lesson 2018-2019

Lesson Focus – Discover how the Beatitudes help us make good choices and live as disciples of God.

 

Before you begin – INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
  • To complete this lesson, you will need to refer to pages in the Catholic Youth Bible orange colored edition (CYB-O) OR Catholic Youth Bible  teal colored edition (CYB-T) as indicated.
  • After reviewing the lesson, you may find it necessary to explain the information to your children in language they can better understand. Please contact the FF Office at 716-688-0599 or email youth@stmaryswormville.org if you would like assistance in modifying an activity to better suite your family’s needs.

Pray!

Begin your lesson with prayer – 
  • Begin with the Sign of the Cross
  • Say this prayer together:

Dear Lord, help us to live and follow your example through the Beatitudes. Amen 

  • End with the Sign of the Cross

Discover

  • Read Matthew 5:1-12 CYB-O pg.1311 or CYB-T pg.1240 then read Catholic Connection CYB-O pg. 1310 or CYB-T pg. 1241.  Highlight or underline what Jesus says us about true happiness.

Live!

  1. Read Live It! in CYB-O pg. 1708 or Growing in Faith CYB-T pg. 1604. Following that “gut” feeling when you are facing difficult moments of decision may lead you to the right choices.
  2. Print out the The Beatitudes Scroll and post it in your room. Try to live the beatitudes each day
  3. Are there  Beatitudes that you have not embraced yet? How can you try to live them?
  4. Watch this video to see how some Christians are living the Beatitudes.

Pray!

End your lesson with prayer – 
  • Begin with the Sign of the Cross
  • Say the following prayer together:

Lord, make me poor in spirit, so I can receive the Kingdom of heaven.

Lord, when I mourn, help me find comfort.

Lord, make me meek, so that I may inherit the land.

Lord, help me to hunger and thirst for righteousness, so I may be satisfied.

Lord, make me merciful, so I may obtain your mercy.

Lord, make me pure of heart, so I may see you.

Lord, help me to make peace, so I may be called your child.

Lord, when I am persecuted for righteousness’ sake, show me your kingdom.

Amen

  • End with the Sign of the Cross