Cycle C

Good News C4a

Christmas Vigil Mass

Son of David

New American Bible Christmas Vigil Matthew 1:1-25

Bible Gateway New International Version Matthews 1:1-25

 

Children are the newest generation in a family. In your family, you, your parents, your grandparents, and great grandparents are different generations.  When Jesus was born, he was the newest generation in his family. David was his 25 greats grandfather, then his grandfather Jacob, his father, Joseph, and son, Jesus. There were 28 generations between David and Jesus.

Say the Our Father.  Ask God to bless your family. Bless your Mother that she might have patience to teach you right from wrong.  Bless your Father that he might take time to spend with you and teach you the ways of God.  Bless your brothers and sisters that they might realize that with God you don’t have to compete.  God accepts each one of us as we are and helps us get stronger and stronger through him.  Bless your grandparents and great grandparents that they may have someone to care for them when they can no longer care for themselves.

 “Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”

 

 

 

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