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Third Sunday of Lent, 23rd March 2014

Third Sunday of Lent, 23rd March 2014

Read today’s Gospel story and then follow the links to colouring and activity pages. You can print these out and complete them, they are related to the Gospel story you have just read.

Gospel for this Sunday:

(cf John 4:6-11, 13-19, 28-29, 39-42)

Jesus had been walking all morning and was tired and thirsty.  He stopped to rest beside a well called Jacob’s Well when a Samaritan woman came to fill her jug at the well. Jesus asked her, “Will you give me a drink?” The woman was very surprised because the Jews and the Samaritans hated one another and rarely spoke. “Surely Sir, you are a Jew, why should I share my water with you?” Jesus said “If you knew me, it would be you asking me for a drink, for I would give you the water of life.”

The woman was puzzled. “The well is deep and you have no bucket, so how could you reach this ‘living water’?”  Jesus said, “When y

ou drink the water from this well, your thirst always returns. Anyone who drinks the water that I can give will never be thirsty again. This water will become a spring inside them, and fill them with eternal life.”

The woman said to him, “Sir, share this water with me.” Then Jesus told the woman many things about herself that no other person knew, and she believed that he was truly the Son of God. When she told the people of the town what had happened by the well, they too came to believe that this man was the Son of God.

Links for this Sunday:

  • Click here for this week's Colouring Page 
  • Click here for this week's activity page and here for a word search.
  • Click here for this week's Trócaire activities.

Prayer for Third week of Lent:

We thank you Jesus, for the blessing of water;

For being able to turn on a tap

And know that it will flow;

For the rain and the rivers and the mighty oceans.

We thank you for the “water of life”

Poured out and shared with us at our baptism,

And throughout our lives

So that we can have everlasting life.