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Liturgical Year A

Cycle A Resources: The Gospel of Matthew

Weekly Liturgy Lessons for Children

Liturgical Year A

Lessons are provided for the traditional school year from September through May.

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 1st Sunday in Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about Jesus' Second Coming and that we should prepare for when He returns.  This lesson is based on...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 2nd Sunday in Advent.   Use this unit study to help teach children about St. John the Baptist and his message to the Pharisees. This lesson develops the theme that...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd Sunday in Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about St. John the Baptist, the servant whom Christ called great. This lesson develops...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Advent.   Use this unit study to help teach children about St. Joseph's visit from an angel and that we should prepare for the Messiah. This lesson...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – Christmas Eve (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – Christmas Eve (Cycle A)
Celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord at the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve.   Use this unit study to help teach children about the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. This lesson develops...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – Christmas Day (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – Christmas Day (Cycle A)
Celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord on Christmas Morning.   Use this unit study to help teach children about the birth of Jesus Christ and the visit from the shepherds in the fields....

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Cycle A)
Celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God   Use this unit study to help teach children that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of God and our heavenly mother as well. This lesson develops...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – Solemnity of the Epiphany (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – Solemnity of the Epiphany (Cycle A)
Celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord.   Use this unit study to help teach children that the Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus. This lesson develops the theme that we can show others we...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time   Use this unit study to help teach children that John the Baptist was a messenger for Christ and that he spoke the truth. ...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children about the start of Christ's Public Ministry and that we can all be disciples of...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children about the Beatitudes and that we should treat others as we want to be treated. ...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Use this unit study to help teach children that we should be proud of our Faith and that Jesus calls us the Light of the World. ...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children about God's laws and that we should follow the Commandments of the Lord.  It...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children that we are called to love everyone - even those who don't like us.  It is based...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children that they should not be greedy nor put material possessions at the center of their...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 1st Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 1st Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel Celebrate the 1st Sunday in Lent. Use this unit study to help teach children that they can fight the temptation to sin. This lesson is based on Christ's temptation in the desert...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 2nd Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 2nd Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Lent.   Use this unit study to help teach children that transfigure means to change. The Lenten season reminds us that real change begins...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel Celebrate the 3rd Sunday in Lent. Use this unit study to help teach children that Jesus offers everyone who will follow Him eternal life with Him in Heaven. This lesson is based...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate the 4th Sunday in Lent.   Use this unit study to help teach children that miracles show God's power. This lesson is based on the miracle of healing Christ performed...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 5th Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 5th Sunday in Lent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 5th Sunday in Lent.   Use this unit study to help teach children that Jesus used miracles to build people's faith. This lesson is based on the miracle Christ performed...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - Palm Sunday (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - Palm Sunday (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord   Use this unit study to help teach children about Holy Week, Christ's death, and the need for us to make good decisions lest...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - Easter Sunday (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - Easter Sunday (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel to Celebrate Easter Sunday. Use this unit study to help teach children about the true meaning of Easter.  It is based on the Gospel of St. Matthew 28:1-10. Easter celebrates...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 2nd Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 2nd Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Easter. Use this unit study to help teach children that the Holy Gospel encourages us to grow in our faith. It is based on Christ's encounter with His Apostles...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 3rd Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 3rd Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter.   Use this unit study to help teach children about Christ's encounter with two disciples after His Resurrection.  It is based on the Gospel...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Easter. Use this unit study to help teach children that the Church helps us to follow Jesus.  It is based on the Gospel of St. John 10:1-10. This lesson...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 5th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 5th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Easter.   Use this unit study to help teach children that the Church helps us to follow Jesus.  It is based on the Gospel of St. John 14:1-12. Jesus...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 6th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 6th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 6th Sunday of Easter.   Use this unit study to help teach children that God is always with us.  It is based on Christ's promise not to abandon the Apostles in the...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 7th Sunday in Easter (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 7th Sunday in Easter (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel Celebrate the 7th Sunday in Easter.   Use this unit study to help teach children that prayer focuses on love and trust in God.  It is based on the Gospel of St. John 17:1-11. In...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Use this unit study to help teach children that disciples choose to follow Jesus.  It is based on Christ's requirements for discipleship...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children about fraternal correction and that it must be done out of charity.  It is based on Christ's...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Use this unit study to help teach children about forgiveness.  It is based on Christ's lesson about forgiving others in the Gospel of St....
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Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children that keeping one's word is very important. It is based on Christ's parable of the Workers...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Focus on the Gospel for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Use this 37-page unit study to help children understand that God wants us to know that the Holy Cross is our salvation, based on John...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help children understand that God wants us to speak and act properly based on Matthew 21:28-32. Jesus presents...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children that being jealous of others or what they have is wrong. It is based on the Parable of...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children that God calls each of us to serve Him in a special way; this is called a vocation. It...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children that God wants us to follow the rules. It is based on Christ's order of tribute (tax)...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Use this unit study to help teach children about loving God. It is based on Christ's teaching of the Greatest Commandment in the Gospel...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Use this unit study to help teach children that goodness is more important than honor. It is based on Christ's final public speech given...

That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Use this unit study to help teach children that Jesus wants us to be prepared to meet Him at the end of our lives. This lesson is based...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - Feast of the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - Feast of the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)
Focus on the Gospel for All Souls' Day Use this 32-page unit study to help children understand that God wants us to serve Him and will honor (reward) His servants with eternal life with Him in heaven based...

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...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Use this unit study to help teach children that God gives each person gifts, talents, skills, and qualities. This lesson is based...

Weekly Liturgy Lesson For Kids - Solemnity of Christ the King (Cycle A)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson For Kids - Solemnity of Christ the King (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe.   Use this unit study to help teach children that Jesus is the King of the Universe, and He wants us to practice the...

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