This year, Body, Mind & Soul camp participants will learn about the Our Father (also known as The Lord’s Prayer). What do you know about the Our Father?
The “Our Father” prayer comes directly from Jesus, and he taught it to his disciples here on earth. If you want to read it for yourself, the prayer can be found in the Gospel of St. Luke 11:2-4 and the Gospel of St. Matthew 6:9-15. While the prayer has been used since the beginnings of the church, until the 16th century, everyone said the Our Father in Latin, and it was called the Pater Noster. Catholics say the Our Father during Mass, but it is also used when praying the Rosary, during Baptism and is one of the daily prayers that all Catholics are encouraged to use.
To help the children understand the Our Father, the Body, Mind & Soul camp will focus on walking children through the Our Father. Each day we begin with a prayer. We will make crafts that help teach the children about different elements of the prayer and will study Bible verses that highlight the Our Father. Throughout the week there will be music, activities & even an “Our Father” parade to help children understand this important gift from Jesus.
If you are interested in sharing The Our Father with a child in your life, there are some wonderful guides from different Catholic education resources online, including this children’s activity from Loyola Press,
If you are interested in helping a child on the Rosebud Reservation learn the Our Father, consider a donation to the St. Francis Mission. It costs $100 to send each child to camp (including materials, food & transportation). Want to help? Donate today!