Often in darkness we discover the risen Christ

Easter Day Reading: John 20:1-18 ‘Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark….’ It’s so often in darkness that we discover the risen Christ. While it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, because a few days before, her friend Jesus had been killed. With his death herContinue reading “Often in darkness we discover the risen Christ”

Family learning activity: Light in our lives (24 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 9:28-36 One day Jesus asked Peter, James and John to come and pray with him. He led them to the top of a steep mountain, where it was peaceful and quiet, and they could be alone. Jesus started to pray to his heavenly father when suddenly he appeared to change! His face andContinue reading “Family learning activity: Light in our lives (24 February 2013)”

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

3 February 2013 Luke 2:22-40 Liturgically, we seem to be in a time machine. We had Jesus as a baby, then as a twelve year old in the temple, then his baptism when he was about thirty – and now we go backwards to when he was forty days old, as his parents perform twoContinue reading “The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple”

Family learning activity: Thank God for Jesus (3 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 2:22-40 Anna and Simeon give thanks in the temple for Jesus Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the Temple to present Him to God, offering a sacrifice of two young turtle doves. An old woman was in the Temple when they came. Her name was Anna and she was 84 years old. AsContinue reading “Family learning activity: Thank God for Jesus (3 February 2013)”