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Catechist Prayer Service 4“And to Some the Gift of Teaching”OPENING SONG: “Take This and Eat” (Good News/ Promise CD 1, track 21)LEADER: We gather together in friendship and thanksgiving for the many gifts we have received this year  We have also been gifts—gifts to one another and to our parish community ALL: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit  Amen LEADER: Happy are the just; they are like trees planted near running water ALL: That yield fruit in due season and whose leaves never fade LEADER: The Gospel writer Mark tells us two stories about Jesus feeding multitudes  In these miracle stories, Jesus responds to the needs of large groups and, in both cases, the feedings result in an abundance of food left over  In our work as catechists this yearwe have seen miracles, too  We responded in love and kindness to our students and we fed them with the Word of God READING: Mark 8 1-9REFLECTION: What times during the past year have I needed a miracle? What miracles have happened?LEADER: Jesus, you are the Bread of Life  ALL: Help us to walk with you always LEADER: Jesus, you reached out and taught others about your Father ALL: Help us to walk with you always LEADER: Jesus, you nourished those who were hungryand weak ALL: Help us to walk with you always LEADER: Jesus, you taught us through your actions  ALL: Help us to walk with you always LEADER: Thank you for this great year of teaching  Thank you for the many friends we have made and for the children we have taught  Keep us all safe and close to you  We ask this in Jesus’ name ALL: Amen CLOSING SONG: “Yes, Lord, I Believe”(Good News/Promise CD 2, track 26)Happy are the just; they are like trees planted near running water that yields fruit in due season and whose leaves never fade Psalm 1 1, 3©Pflaum Publishing Group, a division of Bayard, Inc 36


































































































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