In this 4th Grade lesson, we examine the Creed on the Communion of the Saints. The Catholic Church is the body of Christ, which makes all of Her members connected to one another forever. We will explore this connection we have to the many members of Christ's Church and how we maintain this connection.
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The Way of Salvation, Andrea da Firenze (1365-68)
In the last lesson we learned that the Church is Jesus’ body. All of us are part of one body. We can also say that we are part of one family: The Catholic family! We have a special name for this family: The Communion of Saints.
The Catholic family is very big. So big that not everyone is close by. Even though some family is far away, it’s important we talk to each other. Talking keeps us close.
We think of talking as using our voices, but there are other ways we can talk. Our actions speak. When we do nice things for others, we tell them we care. We also talk by praying. Prayer is very important because it is how we talk to our Catholic family that is not on Earth anymore.
We have different names for people in our family. There is Mom and Dad. There is brother and sister. There is aunt, uncle, cousin, and grandparent. In our Catholic family there are special names we use, too. These names describe where each part of the family lives.
You are the Church Militant. All of the living members of the Church are part of the Church Militant. We work for Jesus in the world. We talk to others. We take care of our neighbors by good works. We pray for all people.
We also pray to people that died. Some are in Heaven. Some are in Purgatory. When we pray to them, and for them, we stay close to them!
This is our family in Heaven! We also call them saints. Saints love to talk to us in prayer. They are happy when we pray to them for help. They are happy when we thank them in prayer for their goodness. Because they are with God in Heaven, the saints pray to God for us. When they pray for us, they help keep us close to God.
Angels are also a part of the Communion of Saints. They are different than saints, but they are God’s creation. This makes them a part of God, and part of His glory in Heaven. Angels pray to God for us, too.
This is our family in Purgatory. It is important we pray for them because they are hurt. When you hurt yourself, your parents give you a hug to make you feel better. It doesn’t take the hurt away, but the hurt is less. When we pray to the souls in Purgatory, we are helping them hurt less.
The souls in Purgatory also pray to God for us. They offer God their hurt to help us hurt less while we are in the world.
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