This month’s lessons feature five dynamic activities to help your students learn more about the Gospel message. Your students will contemplate the motherhood of Mary, consider how they can be like the wisemen, compare Jesus, the Lamb of God, to the first Passover lamb, consider the sacrifices required to be a follower of Christ, and examine the meaning of each Beatitude.
As always, each Joy of the Gospel lesson contains everything you need to teach about this month's Gospels: the Sunday Gospel readings, discussion questions, student activities, and answer keys.
January 1, Luke 2:16-21
Students contemplate the motherhood of Mary by reflecting on sacred art.
January 8, Matthew 2:1-12
Students consider ways in which they too can be like the wisemen and come to adore the Lord.
January 15, John 1:29-34
Students compare Jesus, the Lamb of God, to the first Passover lamb.
January 22, Matthew 4:12-23
Students consider the sacrifices required to be a follower of Christ and how they can respond to Jesus’ call in their own lives.
January 29, Matthew 5:1-12A
Students examine the meaning of each Beatitude and apply them to their own lives.