Next week is our Christmas party. :)
This week, we read the Annunciation (Luke 1: 26-38), and then one of the girls wanted to read the Magnificat (Luke 1: 46-56) so we did that as well. For those unfamiliar with it:
46 And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
47 my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
48 For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
49 The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
50 His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.
51 He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
52 He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.
53 The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,
55 according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."
56 Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.
Our word of the day was 'pope'. *eye twitches* I had to spell it on the board because the kids kept insisting that I was saying 'pulp'. *headdesk* Anyway, I explained that he was the Bishop of Rome, and a little about the progression from deacon to priest to bishop. I left out the technical stuff because, well, they're six. It can be confusing. *sigh* I let Debbie teach the whole, 'the church was founded on St. Peter' bit. It was a cop-out, and I know it. But I'm not going to teach something I'm not convinced of, however, it is a Catholic class, and it needed to be said. So. There you go.
Most of the day was spent making Christmas cards for the St. Vincent de Paul society. They're going to deliver the cards with meals to the people that they serve. We thought it was great, and the kids had lots of fun. :)