Monday, April 15, 2013

Ascension of Jesus Lesson

My Religious Education Class has two more sessions after today so I wanted to cover 
the most important celebrations in the church.  
Therefore, we jumped ahead on the liturgical calendar to learn about the Ascension of Jesus.  
This holy day of obligation is 40 days after Easter which falls on Thursday, May 9th 
but the church will celebrate it on Sunday, May 12th.

To enhance our bookwork, we made an Ascension of Jesus craft that I found at Ten Kids and a Dog
 and used a picture of Jesus ascending from Catholic Inspired.  
I didn't have enough staplers to use in my class otherwise we would have done it exactly 
as Jennifer demonstrates in her blog.  
But we did use her idea of a LED tea light and put it in the clouds, behind the picture of Jesus.  
It doesn't light up as great as when using a plastic bag, but it did alright.  
Thank you Joann and Jennifer!

Here is our sample:

 It was front and center on our prayer table but it does kind of blend in with the prayer cloth.

As our treat, I sent them home with this Heavenly Jello. I've seen it several places with different names but the recipe can be found at Anastasia's Palace.  
It doesn't indicate the size of the jello package but I needed to use two 8oz packages.  
It's more than enough but one 8 oz package wasn't enough. 
The blue and white are to represent the sky and clouds:

I found these cute Ascension of Jesus cupcake toppers over at Celebrations in the Catholic Home.

I had intended to attach them to the back of the jello cup but my students 
wanted to use them as a bookmark.

It's a very pretty bookmark!



  1. Thank you Noreen!! I just shared your post @ FC:

  2. I had meant to come back and comment on this post! I love the craft and treat idea. We often use "down time" at our Spanish co op for seasonal celebrations- I think both of the these would be nice to do. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Okay, this is just abt the most adorable, meaningful and simply cute lesson.

    THANKS NOreen!

    BTW, can one sub via email to your blog or is it through reader feed only?
    Just wondering if I missed the button.

    Havea great AM!


  4. Wow! What a beautiful idea! Thanks SO much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. God bless, Lisa :-)