Faith Formation Grades 1-6

In today’s Gospel (Mark 10:46-52closeMark 10:46-52 Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way. (ESV) closeMark 10:46-52closeMark 10:46-52 Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way. (ESV) Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way. (ESV) ), the blind Bartimaeus had to make up his mind about Jesus without the benefit of seeing him. He asked Jesus for the gift of sight. His faith was rewarded with vision.
We all learn about Jesus from what we hear of him from those who teach us and from what we see in
his followers. Our faith response is also rewarded with the gift of vision. We come to see Jesus as our
Lord and Teacher who leads us to the Father.

Pray Together: October is the month of the Holy Rosary. As a family, pray at least one decade of the Rosary together. Make the recitation of the Rosary an interesting and happy event. Ask the Blessed Mother to take away any family “blindness” and give you all the vision of those who follow Jesus.
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2nd Year Confirmation Candidates!


We gather this Monday, October 29th from
6:30PM -8:00PM in the Holy Family Room for
“Labyrinths: Paths to Invite Prayer Outdoor
(and indoors)”

Have you ever wondered what that “maze” is in our plaza? It is not a maze at all, it is a labyrinth. A labyrinth is an ancient form of prayer used by Catholics as well as other religions. This evening we will explore this Catholic prayer style and create a few labyrinths ourselves.

 

Reminder: We will be celebrating our Confirmation candidates’ Rite of Welcome next Saturday, November 3rd at the 5PM mass.

 

Wednesday Night G.I.G!
NO MEETING TONIGHT (10/31).
HAPPY ALL HALLOWS EVE !

We will gather next Wednesday evening,
November 7th for
“Jesus Loves Me This I Know!”

 

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