Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Jesus Tree ~ Week Five

One of the things I love about both the Jesse Tree and the Jesus Tree is they tend to make my children listen closer to the readings and Gospel at Mass. This past Sunday, my hubby took the kids since I was sick, and when he got home, the boys ran into my room and said, "Mommy!! Guess what? We don't need to read the story for our Jesus Tree today!! We already heard it at Mass!" I said, "Are you sure it was the one for today?" They said, "Yep!! It was all about the Samaritan Woman at the well!" Well what do you know, IT WAS!! So they hung up their symbol and colored the accompanying page I had found for them.

Anyhow, here are the symbols for next week!

Day 27 ~ The Centurion's Servant

Symbol: Roman Helmet
Readings: Mt 8:5-13
NCPB: Page 134
Coloring: PDF File with Coloring Page and Activities

Day 28 ~ Zacchaeus the Publican
Symbol: Tree
Readings: Lk 19:1-10
NCPB: Page 187
Coloring: Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
Just for Fun: Zacchaeus Maze; Word Search

Day 29 ~ Peter Receives the Keys to Heaven

Symbol: Two Keys
Readings: Mt 16:13-20; Mk 8:27-30; Lk 9:18-21
NCPB: Peter, Head of the Church Page 159
Coloring: St. Peter  (Update: Jesus Gives Peter the Keys)

Day 30 ~ Widows' Son Back to Life
Symbol: Face with Tears
Readings: Lk 7:11-17
NCPB: The Widow's Son Page 142
Coloring: Jesus raises Young Man

Day 31 ~ A Coin for Caesar

Symbol: Caesar Coin
Readings: Mt 22:15-22; Mk 12:13-17; Lk 21:1-4
NCPB: We will read page 163 -- but since it exactly what I was looking for we will read out of the bible for sure...
Coloring: Render to Caesar
Just for Fun: Render to Caesar Word Search

Day 32 ~ Lazarus Raised from the Dead

Symbol: Mummy Head
Readings: Jn 11:1-44
NCPB: Page 179
Coloring: Jesus Raises Lazarus
Just for Fun: Jesus Raises Lazarus Word Search, Maze

Day 33 ~ The Adulteress

Symbol: Gray Stones
Readings: Jn 8:1-11
NCPB: Page 175
Coloring: PDF File with Coloring Page and Activities

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