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kalei January 24, 2016 @ 8:24PM

Catholic Alphabet Letter V

That Catholic Alphabet Handwriting Program

The Letter V Is for Votive

FAITH FOCUS:  Prayer; the tradition of lighting a candle at church

 

COPYWORK PASSAGE:

 

The word votive comes from the Latin word "votum" meaning "vow."  When we light a votive candle at church, we are vowing to pray for someone, a special intention, or to show honour to God.

 

POSSIBLE COMPLEMENTARY THEMES:

 

  • What are some purposes for prayer?
  • What are some types of prayers - the Mass, litany, novena, devotion, chaplet, etc.?
  • We can use prayer for adoration of the Lord.  With your class, visit Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.
  • Candles symbolize light as well as provide it.  Discuss the tradition of lighting candles in the Catholic Faith.  It is used to remind us that Christ is the Light of the World; we should no longer walk in darkness, and God is present as such in the tabernacle lamp, etc.
  • Teach students about the power of prayer, including praying for one another, the needs of the world and the universal church.
  • How are votive candles made or produced?
  • Ask children to share a favorite prayer.
  • Write a prayer as a class.
  • Work on memorizing any basic prayers to mastery.  Use any of our printable games designed to help children memorize specific prayers.
  • Track the basic prayers your learners already know by using our special prayer report card.
  • Review basic prayers. Resolve to have your class learn a basic prayer in Latin such as the Ave Maria or Pater Noster.
  • Incorporate the use of candles in your next class or prayer service.

The Essentials

 

Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter V
Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter V
Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter V. This twelve-page printable featuring the letter V is only part of our Catholic Alphabet Handwriting Program. Learn more about this program designed to help writers of any age improve their writing and penmanship. This...
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The Extras

Here are only a few suggestions for resources to accompany this lesson.

 

Prayers I Know by Heart Report Card
Prayers I Know by Heart Report Card
Help Kiddos Fill Their Hearts with Prayer Help young Catholics keep track of the prayers they have committed to memory with this simple progress report card that is perfect for classroom or home religious education. This resource is perfect for double-sided...
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  Act of Contrition     Assessment     Glory Be     Hail Mary     Our Father     Planning     Prayer     Sign of the Cross  

Pray and Draw the Lord
Pray and Draw the Lord's Prayer Booklet
Help Children Learn the Lord's Prayer and Practice A Bit of Art Skills Too This little mini-book project can help children learn to memorize and understand the Our Father or Lord's Prayer, which is used in the Holy Mass as well as the Holy Rosary.  The...
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Prayer (PACT) F3 Activity
Prayer (PACT) F3 Activity
F3 Cut and Paste Activity Helps Children Learn About the Purposes of Prayer Including References to the Holy Mass Use this cut and paste activity to teach children about prayer for Petition, Adoration, Contrition, and Thanksgiving in a tangible way. This...
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Prayers I Should Know - Sheet #1
Prayers I Should Know - Sheet #1
The Basic Prayers Any Catholic Should Know   Help young learners and those new to the faith commit prayers to memory with this simple printable prayer sheet.  This reference sheet is easy to print and perfect for home review or CCD Religious Education...
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Catholic Sacramentals Montessori Cards Set 6
Catholic Sacramentals Montessori Cards Set 6
Set 6 of the Catholic Sacramentals Montessori Cards Help build your child's love and knowledge of their Catholic faith with these Montessori cards that let them explore church articles and church traditions in a tangible way. Simply print out sheets and...
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Christ Is the Light Coloring Sheet
Christ Is the Light Coloring Sheet
Jesus Is the Light of the World A lit candle in front of God's Word illuminates the room to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world and that if we follow Him, we will not walk in darkness.  (John 8:12)   Age:  Any Focus:  Fine motor skills Theme: ...
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Hail Mary Printable Prayer Sheet
Hail Mary Printable Prayer Sheet
Prayer Sheet Featuring the Hail Mary Prayer with Color. Use this simple color sheet to help children learn and master the Hail Mary prayer. An alternate black-and-white Hail Mary printable prayer sheet is also available.  This resource is also available...
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Write the Eternal Rest Prayer
Write the Eternal Rest Prayer
Let's Learn the Eternal Rest Prayer Prayer is at the core of our relationship with God. Help children master the Eternal Rest prayer. This copywork sheet features print style writing and space for children to copy the prayer in their own cursive or print...
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Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Learning Card Set
Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory Learning Card Set
Help Catholics Learn the Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory This set of two identical learning cards focuses on the Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  This read-only style learning card serves as a reference for this prayer and is small enough...
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  All Souls     Holy Souls     Learning Card     Prayer  

Our Father Prayer Game
Our Father Prayer Game
Help Your Young Learner or Your CCD or Religious Education Class Commit the Our Father or Lord’s Prayer to Memory with This Simple Game. Both prep and play are quite simple and quick. Print out sheets, cut apart pieces on the lines, mix up pieces and...
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Weekly Liturgy Lesson - Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Focus on the Gospel for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Use this 37-page unit study to help children understand that God wants us to be reverent in His house, the church, based on John 2:13-22. Jesus drives out the money changers...
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Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Show God I Love Him
Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Show God I Love Him
Help children think about ways to show God Love based on the two greatest commandments. This cheery card features an image of three angels showing their adoration for God as they spell out His name. Find four identical cards on this sheet, which make...
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