Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God
children understand that it is important to have faith in Jesus.
Place on the notice board newspaper clippings of faces
of people who are famous.
Dear children, Jesus just as he did with his apostles, asks
us who is he for us.
Have you asked yourself that question? If Jesus asks us
that question, what are we going to answer?
Revise the commitment from
the week before. Let us see if everyone has put the image of Our Lady in an
important place. Have you prayed for the orphans so that the Virgin Mary will
Dear Jesus, we want to know you better so that we could
talk to you and be able to tell everyone that you are our savior the son of
God. Teach us to love others as you have done it. Amen.
Give a sheet of paper with the face of Jesus in the form of a puzzle to each
child. Each child has to color it, cut in pieces and then put it together.
At the end of this task, the children will choose the best face of Jesus and
place it in the center of the notice board.
Let us see what relation there is between what we have done so far
with the word of the Gospel. Matthew 16, 13-20.
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare'a Philip'pi, he asked
his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" 14 And they said, "Some
say John the Baptist, others say Eli'jah, and others Jeremiah or one of the
prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16 Simon Peter
replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 And Jesus
answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not
revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you
are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death
shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of
heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever
you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." 20
What did Jesus ask his disciples?
What was the answer of Peter to Jesus? What did Jesus say to Peter?
Jesus was with his disciples and he asked
them, who did the people think he was. The disciples said that some
people said John the Baptist who was dead, others said Elijah, or
other of the prophets. Jesus, asked them directly, And you, and who do
you say I am ?This same question Jesus asks us especially when we are
in doubt, when our faith fails. In this moment our answer should be
firm and precise: Jesus, you are our God, you are everything for us,
we are safe with you. Jesus told Peter that his answer did not come
from him , it came from God. God puts the truth in our hearts and He
shows us that Jesus is His son. If we believe this and proclaim it we
would be happy. We should never confuse Jesus with someone else, as
the people of his time did.