Our Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B) Can Help Kids to Focus on the Gospel.
Use this Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B) to help teach children that we must love God and our neighbor -- in that order. The inspiration for this lesson is the Gospel of St. Mark 12:28-34.
In this week’s Gospel, Christ presents us with the Greatest Commandment, which is a two-part command. Answering a question of a scribe truthfully and unrefutably according to the Old Testament, Jesus says that there is only one God and that He should be loved above all. Clarifying more, Christ states that you should love the Lord with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Jesus also adds that you must love your neighbor as Yourself. The scribe shows full understanding by repeating Christ’s lesson back to Him, and for this Jesus praises him. We, too, must understand these truths and then put them into action. There is only one God, and He must come first. And, the “love of neighbor” must not be confused with mere tolerance of others. We must strive to love others as much as God loves each of us.
This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class, and it may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.
This Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B) unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student Lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-Eight Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-We Must Love God and Our Neighbor Coloring Sheet
-5 Ways to Show Love for God Get the Gospel Trading Card
-The Greatest Commandment Display Activity (with poster)
-Jesus Gives the Greatest Commandment Picture Puzzle (3 Levels) 4pc., 9pc., & 12pc.
-We Must Love God and Our Neighbor Wearable Medallion Set
-The Greatest Commandment Writing Sheet
-4 Thematic Notebooking Sheets
-31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus Gives the Greatest Commandment Mini-Book
This lesson provides opportunities for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring.
Teachers should use the materials and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.
Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
Focus: Jesus Gives the Greatest Commandment
Theme: We must love God and our neighbor.
Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
CCC: 129, 202, 228, 575, 2196