Father Sean and Mrs Anthony came to Nursery to lead us in a liturgy for Ash Wednesday. Father Sean explained that the ashes are made by burning palm crosses from last year. We will receive fresh palm crosses on Palm Sunday in a few weeks.
Mrs Anthony played the guitar and we all sang. Father led us in a prayer. Then Father made a cross on each of our foreheads with the ash and asked us to try to be like Jesus during Lent. How can you be more like Jesus?
We have thought about the people that love and care for us. We thanked God for their love.
The Nursery children went to explore our church. We talked about what people do in church. We know that a church is a place to pray, sing, read from the bible and to listen to Fr. Sean. Who gathers in the church? We know that we might see Fr. Sean and Deacon Tim there.
We blessed ourselves with Holy Water on the way in and out. Can you find the fonts in our photographs?
We noticed a very big crucifix hanging from the ceiling and lots of smaller ones. Who is on the crucifix?
Some children showed their friends the Children's Liturgy room. What do you do here?
We lit a candle and said a prayer of thanks for our church. Take a look at our photographs. Can you find the bell? What is it for? Do you know who the statues are of?
We have been thinking about the beautiful world God gave us. We talked about the things God made including ourselves. We are grateful for all the things we can do. What are you grateful for? What can you do?
We can run, climb, sing, help, share, care and play together.
Thank you God.
What can you see in our prayer area?
Can you find the:
Can you make the Sign of the Cross?
Who can you see in the photographs?