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OPENING SONG: “Come Gather” (Seeds CD 2, track 2)OPENING PRAYER: In every generation sowers must sow anew the seed that is the Word of God  In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus tells us some seed never sprouts, some withers, some gets choked out by weeds, but some falls on good ground and yields thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold  Our ministry is to sow God’s Word in the good ground of young people’s lives SIDE 1: Let us plant the seeds of a joyful God SIDE 2: Let us plant the seeds of love and forgiveness SIDE 1: Let us plant the seeds of joy and thankfulness SIDE 2: Let us plant the seeds of empathy and compassion READING: Mark 4 1-8REFLECTION: Let us share what attitudes and values we want to sow this year by what we teach and by how we teach  Take time for participants to contribute.LEADER: That the Word of God leads us to action the service of God, we pray to the Lord ALL: May all the seeds we plant fall on good ground  LEADER: That the Word of God helps us listen to allGod’s children, we pray to the Lord ALL: May all the seeds we plant fall on good ground LEADER: That the Word of God takes all judgment of others from our hearts, we pray to the Lord ALL: May all the seeds we plant fall on good ground  LEADER: That the Word of God makes us sensitive tothe hurts and pains of others, we pray to the Lord  ALL: May all the seeds we plant fall on good ground LEADER: That the Word of God sings in our hearts and voices, we pray to the Lord ALL: May all the seeds we plant fall on good ground LEADER: Loving God, may we and those we teach be good ground in which your Word flourishes and yields thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold  Help the seeds of justice, love, and peace sprout in those we teach  Amen CLOSING SONG: “Upon This Rock” (Good News/ Promise CD 2, track 21)Catechist Prayer Service 1Our ministry is to sow God’s Word in the good ground of youngpeople’s lives ©Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc 33


































































































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