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Creed – Teen Family Lesson 2018-2019

Lesson Focus – The Nicene Creed
Before you begin – INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
  • To complete this lesson, you will need to refer to pages in the Catholic Youth Bible (CYB-O – orange color on cover OR CYB-T – teal color on cover).
  • After reviewing the lesson, you may find it necessary to explain the information to your children in a language they can better understand. Please contact the FF Office at 716-688-0599 or email familyfaith@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 prayer with the Sign of the Cross
  • Listen to The Nicene Creed 
  • End the prayer with the Sign of the Cross

Discover!

  • Sign of the Cross

Parents: Remind your children that when we say this simple prayer, we are saying “Yes, I believe…”:

> in one God
> in the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
> you can call on God
> God will hear and answer your prayer
> Jesus died on a cross for us
> Jesus rose from the dead
> Jesus will send the Holy Spirit to you

  • The Apostles Creed

Parents: The Sign of the Cross prayer is a simple reminder of our beliefs. When you say the Apostles Creed (CYB-T pg. 1728 or CYB-O pg. C39 which is after page 1536), you are giving a more complete explanation of what you believe. This lesson will focus on the Nicene Creed.

  • The Nicene Creed

Parents: When you say the Nicene Creed, you are reciting a profession of faith that was created by the Council of Nicea I (325 AD) to teach very clearly that Jesus Christ is “consubstantial” or “one in Being” with the Father, sharing the same divine nature (they are both God); that He is begotten (of the same substance), not made or created; and that Mary conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and through her, Jesus Christ, true God, became also true man. This completed Nicene Creed was introduced into the Mass about the year 500 AD.

Teens: Click on the links below to complete each activity.

Scripture Connection Activity

Creed Images Activity

Live!

  1. PARENTS: Share with your children your memories about receiving the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) and your dreams for their life within the Catholic church.
  2. CHILDREN: Share with your parents what you believe about God.

Pray!

End your lesson with prayer –
  • Begin prayer with the Sign of the Cross
  • As a family say, the Act of Faith (CYB-O pg. C38 which is after pg. 1536 or CYB-T pg. 1738)
  • End prayer with the Sign of the Cross