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Christmas and Epiphany

Build.Plant.Grow provides catechetical instruction for children based on the Sunday readings of the Christian Church during the period beginning with Advent up to and including the closure of the liturgical year with the Feast of Christ the King. These readings from the Lectionary are divided into three-year cycles: A, B, and C. In 2014-15, for example, readings are from Cycle B.

Lesson plans include a short exegesis of the readings, application to a children’s book, and the virtue that is common to the Bible readings and the children’s book, activities to extend the understanding of the virtue, practical advice for incorporating the virtue in an age-appropriate manner. Examples of the children’s books include such favorites as A Light in Every Window and Dear Children of the Earth.

Cycles A B C

English Spanish
Christmas Day  Christmas Day Cycle ABC_Spanish 
Feast of the Holy Family The Feast of the Holy Family Cycle ABC_Spanish 
Epiphany Epiphany Cycle ABC_Spanish 
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God Cycle ABC_Spanish