(Skit first performed Sunday, January 16, 2005)
A8 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Copyright Ó 2005 Joan Y. Edwards
Based on the following Gospels:
First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
God in the heavens
Dove – Holy Spirit
Fruits and other gifts to hand out to the crowds (give 5 loves away, they get 10 loves back or give 5 different gifts away, they get 10 different gifts back):
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control
wisdom, counsel, understanding, knowledge, skills, faith, ability to heal, working of miracles, prophecy of God’s will, casting out demons, and speaking different languages, strength and power to resist attack, religious devotion and reverence for God, and fear of the Lord mixed with love and hope.
Lamb of God (sacrifice for mankind)
2 Levites-Members of the Hebrew Tribe of Levi who provide male assistants to the temple priests
1 man being baptized
1 woman being baptized
Sky opened up
Doves with gifts of Holy Spirit written on them:
Narrator: One day as
God descending like a dove upon him. And a voice came from the heavens:
God: This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.
Narrator: Later temple priests, their Levite
assistants, and the Pharisees came to question
Priests, Levites, and Pharisees: Who are you?
Priest #1: Are you a prophet?
who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.
Pharisee#1: Are you the Messiah?
Priest #2: How do you know he is the Messiah?
Narrator: Now we go a few thousand years to
Teacher: Where have you heard “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world?”
Student #1: The priest and the people in church say it during Mass before communion.
Student #2: Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Student #1: Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Student #1 and #2: Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
Teacher: When is it that the Holy Spirit comes down on us?
Student #1: Confirmation.
Student #2: When the Holy Spirit comes he fills you with personal character traits – fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control to lead a Christian life.
Teacher: What gifts does the Holy Spirit give to God’s children to help them minister to others?
Student #1: Wisdom, counsel, understanding, knowledge, skills, faith, ability to heal, working of miracles, foretelling the will of God for the future, casting out demons, and speaking different languages, strength and power to resist attack, religious devotion and reverence for God, and fear of the Lord mixed with love and hope.
Teacher: Do you think that the Holy Spirit only comes to people when they are confirmed?
Student #2: No, I think he just comes more strongly after you are confirmed. Confirmation gives you a stronger dose of the Holy Spirits’ powers to help you survive along the path to heaven’s gates.
Teacher: What do you think the Holy Spirit wants you to do with the gifts he gives you? When Jesus says to you, “Receive thee the Holy Spirit. It is up to you whether you use these gifts or leave them on the shelf.
Student #1: I think he wants us to keep what we need to help make us strong and then share the rest with others.
Student #2: What you give away God will give back to you double and sometimes more.
Teacher: Do you believe that?
Student #1 and Student #2: Oh, yes. (Student #1, Student #2 and other students talk together for about ten seconds) Let us show you. See these gifts in our pockets. We are going out into the church and give our gifts away. When we get back, we’ll check and see how many gifts are left. (Student #1 and Student #2 and other students go out into the congregation and hand out all the gifts)
(All Students return to the altar and check their pockets.)
Student #1: Wow! I gave away 5 gifts. I now have 10. I received two times as many gifts in return.
Student #2: Hey, look at this. I gave away 10 gifts and now I have 30. I received three times as many gifts.
Teacher: It goes to show you that
Narrator: The people at