Creed – Teen Family Lesson 2019-2020

Lesson Focus – The Rosary tells the story of Jesus’ life in four parts called Mysteries. This lesson will focus on the Joyful Mysteries. These are the joyful things that happened in Jesus’ early life.
Before you begin – INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
  • To complete this lesson, you will need to refer to the Catholic Youth Bible (CYB)
  • After reviewing the lesson, you may find it of great value to your child and yourself to discuss what was learned and what questions need additional answers. Please contact the FF Office at 716-688-0599 or email familyfaith@stmaryswormville.org if you would like assistance. You may also want to consider attending one of the workshops scheduled for this topic.

Pray!

Begin your lesson with prayer  –
  • The Rosary
    • Parents: If your child is not familiar with the rosary, then please put a rosary in the hands of your child and explore it together using one or all of the following activities.
      • Read and discuss CCB page 1998
      • Complete one or more activities on pages 2 through 7 of the RAB
  • Prayers of the Rosary
    • Parents: If you child does not know the prayers of the rosary, you can use the following list to teach them. You may also find the activities on pages 2 through 7 of the RAB to be a help.
      • Sign of the Cross — CCB page 1992
      • Apostles Creed — CCB page 1994
      • Our Father — CCB page 1992
      • Hail Mary — CCB page 1993
      • Glory Be — CCB page 1992
      • Fatima Prayer — this is not in your Bible but it is simple: “O my Jesus forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls into heaven especially those in most need of your mercy
  • The Five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
    • Parents: For each of the five mysteries complete one or more of the activities for each mystery. Consider using what you have learned to pray the decade of the rosary with your children.
    • Complete the activity on page 8 of the RAB
  • Joyful Mystery #1 — The Annunciation (Complete at least one of the following three activities)
    • Bible — CCB pages 1574-1575 (Story & Activity)
    • Video — Click Here
    • Activity — RAB page 9
  • Joyful Mystery #2 — The Visitation (Complete at least one of the following three activities)
    • Bible — CCB pages 1572 — Mary Visits Elizabeth
    • Video — Click Here
    • Activity — RAB page 10
  • Joyful Mystery #3 — The Nativity (Complete at least one of the following three activities)
    • Bible — CCB pages 1578-1579 (Story & Activity)
    • Video — Click Here
    • Activity — RAB page 11
  • Joyful Mystery #4 — The Presentation (Complete at least one of the following three activities)
    • Bible — CCB pages 1576-1577 — Jesus is Presented in the Temple
    • Video — Click Here
    • Activity — RAB page 12
  • Joyful Mystery #5 — The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Complete at least one of the following three activities)
    • Bible — CCB pages 1577 — The Boy Jesus in the Temple
    • Video — Click Here
    • Activity — RAB page 13

Live!

  • The Joyful Mysteries remind us to be glad for all the good things we have in life. Parents, share with your children good memories and experiences from your childhood and from theirs.
  • Parents, consider praying a decade (10 beads) of the rosary with your children to remind us of the joyful events of Jesus’ life. Note: For younger children, consider praying 3 Hail Mary’s instead of a whole decade.
  • Parents, these words/phrase remind us of the Joyful Mystery: Humility, Love of Neighbor, Obedience, Joy. Choose one and discuss how it relates to your family’s life.

Pray!

End your lesson with prayer –
  • Begin prayer with the Sign of the Cross
  • As a family say, the Act of Faith (CCB pg. 1996)
  • End prayer with the Sign of the Cross