Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Each month of the year, the Church recognizes a certain aspect of our faith and reminds us to celebrate it.  In January we celebrate the Most Holy Name of Jesus.  My 5th graders are responsible for composing and reading a prayer each morning over the intercom to start off our school day during January.  We use the theme of the Names of Jesus, and they run with that as a topic for Bible verses, specific prayers to that name of Jesus, the meaning of that name, etc.

Before they pick a name, we brainstorm all of the names of Jesus that we know.  This year, that brainstorm took the form of this poster:

The kids were then able to choose a name to use as they wrote their prayer.  It is amazing that the Son of God made himself all things for all people, and even allows us to know him by different names, just so that we can connect with him more fully.

This is a close up of the title that I put at the top of the poster.  I decided that it would be nice for the kids to have something to remind themselves of what we have learned this month, so I turned that into a black and white printable.

Now they can each color this page, and we will include the information that they researched about the name of Jesus that they chose, as well as the final prayer that they composed.  It will make a great addition to their religion notebook!

Click here for the printable:

You may also like this Names of Jesus project!


  1. I just found your blog via Pinterest and love it! I'm also a blogger and a catechist for a beautiful, group of 2nd graders. I look to the web for ideas and I adore your printables. The art work is wonderful! I copied your Hands of Prayer as we're studying prayer this week in class. Prayer is near and dear to my heart. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

    1. Thanks so much! I am glad that you have found some things to help in teaching your 2nd graders. Blessings on you and your students!

  2. Hi - I want to try this with my fourth grade class. For the brainstorming part, do you first have a lesson or several lessons of the various names of Jesus? I'm not sure how many would know so many names.

    Also, did you write all the names on your own as the kids were giving you the names? Or is the picture of all the names a printout?

    1. Hi! We just had an epic brainstorming session :). I didn't have a specific lesson, but I think we might have listened to/prayed the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus and then added more from that list.
      The poster was on the board and I wrote on it with marker as we brainstormed. So the only part that is printable is the IHS monogram. Hope that helps!

  3. Hello Katie. My name is Sr. Marie. I am a Junior High Religion Teacher. A friend told me about your website in November of 2021. I love it. Thank you very much for the job well done. It's very helpful to go to your website whenever I need some great information. God bless you and your ministry. Keep up the good work. You are in my prayers