Tonight we covered chapter 16, Celebrating the Eucharist: The Mass, in our text book. The students learned that Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper and that we remember this important feast at every Mass. The children learned that the Mass is both a meal and a sacrifice. We also talked about ways in which we can participate in the Mass each week. Some of the students pointed out that they can't participate if they're not there. Very true, indeed!
Our key words for this week are Passover, Eucharist, Mass, sacrifice and assembly. All of these terms and their definitions should be underlined or highlighted in your child's book. The students are responsible for knowing these terms.
This week's mystery of the rosary is the fifth sorrowful mystery, the Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord.
This week's homework is to complete the Project Disciple portion of the chapter on pages 144 and 145. I also asked the students to think about what they can sacrifice or give up for this Lent which starts on Wednesday. Some of the children threw out suggestions like younger siblings, school, religious education class and vegetables, but I told them that they should discuss what they want to give up with their parents.
I hope you all have a great week. Don't forget this Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Lent is just around the corner. See you next Thursday.