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Saints by Our Side
This event provides participants with the opportunity to get toknow the saints better through an introduction, a series o dramatic“interviews,” activities, and prayer. Please eel ree to adapt thisopening presentation to ft the needs and preerences o your parish.
Welcome! We are so glad you are here. oday we have gathered together withamilies and riends to learn about our aith and get to know some o the saints who have been among the heroes and role models o the Church.
Who can tell me what a saint is?
(a holy person, a model or us)
Te Churchrecognizes and honors people who showed their love or God in ways that arelasting inspirations and models or all o us. Some saints showed their love orGod in lives o service, and others showed their love by giving their lives ortheir aith. Some saints worshiped God by writing beautiul prayers that we stillpray today or by writing books that help us to learn more about God’s love orus. But in every case, the saints are people who ollowed Jesus and continuedhis work and mission in the world. Let’s see how many saints we can name rightnow.
(Invite people to name.)
O all these saints, do you know who is the greatesto all the saints?
Mary, the Mother o God, is the greatest o saintsbecause she always listened to God and did his will. She used her gits romGod and let everything that she said, did, or thought reect her aith in Godand her love o God.
The Saints Are Models of Holiness
Te Church honors people like Mary and the saints because they respondedto God’s grace working within them, so they were able to do amazing thingsand inspire people to know and to serve God more deeply. Why do you think the Church wants us to know about the saints?
(Te saints can inspire us and provide good examples o how to ollow Jesus.)
Te Church gives them the ocialtitle o “saint” to let us know that these are people who show us how to liveas Christians. Saints are people whom you and I can turn to or inspiration,advice, and help in our everyday lives.
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