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 Father Patrick Desbois
January 28, 2018
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This puzzle features black Catholic saints, some recent, some from early Christian times. Some letters are filled in to help complete the puzzle. Check page 5 for African saints named
Black Catholic Saints
in Eucharistic Prayer I. The answers are in the Teaching Guide. Down
1 ______ Bakhita, a saint from Sudan, was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000. Her name is like Jesus’ foster father’s name.
2 This native American saint, ______ de Porres, is from Peru. He fed the hungry and cared for the sick. 4 ______, one of the greatest African bishops served the people of Carthage in North Africa. See page 5. 5 ______ the Moor is the patron saint of African Americans. Many American parishes are named after him. The pope before Francis has his name.
7 A young mother from Africa, martyred with her slave, is remembered in
Prayer I.
She kept a
journal. Her
name means
Across F L 3 The mother of Saint
Augustine, the great
African theologian,
prayed for her son’s conversion until it finally happened. A town near the beach in Los Angeles has her name.
TChreoresasrewfourdmaCinluEeucsharistic Prayers. In Eucharistic Prayer I we remember many early Church leaders and saints, some of them Africans that will help you solve this puzzle. We remember Mary, Joseph, the Apostles, and many others, such as CLiynpursia, nC,leLtauws,reCnlecme,eCnhtr,ySsioxgtuosn,uCso,rJnoehlnius, and Paul, Cosmas and Damian.
6 _____ Toussaint was brought to New York City from Haiti as a slave. He worked barber. His name means Peter among French- speaking people.
7 Between the 2nd and 5th centuries, three Bishops of Rome came from Africa. They served the Church as ____.
8 ___ of Cyrene in North Africa helped carry Jesus’ cross (Mark 15:21).
When we pray for ourselves in Eucharistic Prayer I, we ask “Grant
some share and fellowship with your holy Apostles and Martyrs: with John the Baptist, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabus, (Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, Anastasia) and all your Saints...” (Roman Missal).
9 A young mother from Africa, a slave, martyred with her mistress, is remembered in Eucharistic Prayer I. Her name means happy.
PFLAUM GOSPEL WEEKLIES Faith Formation Program
as a
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Share Experiences
Objectives l The young people will:
l Learn about Black Catholic Saints in anticipation of Black History Month.
l Understand that a mean spirit spreads and explore ways to stop it.
l Discover how people working together can make a difference and inspire others.
Gather in a prayer circle. Play and sing “Blest Are They” (CD-2, #11). Lyrics are available to download and print at
Gathering Prayer Leader: Let us begin in quiet. Sit on
the floor or a chair, shut your eyes, breathe in and breathe out slowly once, twice, three times. Remember what you see out your windows at home, on the way to school, in your books. What do you see that is beautiful and free of any cost? Open your eyes. Thank you, God, for things and people of beauty, such as: (Invite young people to name what they see.)
Cover Activity l Black Catholic Saints
(page 1) The illustrations around the puzzle are, from top to bottom,Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Josephine Bakhita, Benedict the Moor, and Charles Lwanga. Answers: Down: 1. Josephine;
2. Martin; 4. Cyprian; 5. Benedict; 7. Perpetua; Across: 3. Monica; 6. Pierre; 7. popes; 8. Simon; 9. Felicity
Article l The Women Who Stopped the Buses (pages 2-3) Before reading this article, ask the teens what they know about the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. After they respond, explain that while the story of Rosa Parks may be quite familiar, many history books leave out the story of the group
of women who made the boycott happen and how it was their planning and readiness that brought about something new that inspired the civil rights movement. Then have the class read about the strong women of the Women’s Political Council.
Discuss the Talk questions on page 3. Answers: 1. Black people by law sat in the back of the bus and gave up their seats and stood if white people needed
seats. By the time of the boycott, some resented the humiliation and abuse and refused to comply with the law. 2. They decide
on the right moment to boycott, print and distribute flyers, and mobilize members. They wait to start the boycott until they have the unanimous support of black bus riders. The members of the WPC showed solidarity and strength, the spirit of the boycott. 3. The black people were united in their goal to end discrimination on the
buses. 4. It forced the Supreme Court to rule on the issue; the Court said that buses must be integrated. The ruling began the end of segregation laws.
Discover Gospel and Doctrine
Objectives l The young people will:
l Describe the type of authority Jesus possesses.
l Situate Jesus in his historical and geographical context. l Review the First and Second Commandments.
Catholic Faith Word l Healing (page 5) Point out the definition at the lower-right corner of page 5. Read it aloud to introduce Sunday’s Gospel reading.
Gospel Ritual Move to the area you have set up for the Gospel reading. As you prepare the young people read and listen to this Sunday’s Gospel, play “Word of Truth and Life” (CD-1, #1).
Sunday Gospel l Jesus Teaches With Authority (page 4) Choose readers to take the parts in the Gospel. Have the rest of the class act as worshipers in the synagogue and witness the Gospel action with their faces and bodies.
Discuss Talk. Answers: 1. Jesus teaches on his own authority, not by citing precedents and traditions. 2. The man may have an addiction or mental illness or flaunt
the Commandments. 3. Jesus threatens selfishness, greed, status seeking, violence, indifference to the poor. 4. Jesus frees the man so he possesses himself again.
Connecting Gospel and Doctrine l
Jesus Brings God’s Healing (page 4) Ask for volunteers to read aloud this week’s doctrine based on
the Sunday Gospel. This is a topic that will likely generate a lot of discussion. We are called to welcome everyone, even those people who may embarrass us or make us feel uncomfortable.
Turn to the Talk questions related to the doctrine. Invite the young people to discuss these questions in small groups, so they may feel more comfortable to share
freely. Encourage the young people to think of outsiders at school and those they may see in the news. Remind them that even the smallest gesture (offering a seat at lunch or a kind smile) can change how an “outsider” might feel.
Distribute the What the Church Believes and Teaches handbooks.
Teaching This Week’s Lesson

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