For Kids: The Beatitudes

Nov 26, 2019

Epiphany 4 | Year A

About the Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are a significant part of Christian teachings, offering timeless wisdom and guidance for believers of all ages. At Saint Joseph’s Polish Catholic Church, we aim to provide children with a deeper understanding of the Beatitudes and their relevance in their lives.

Understanding the Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are a set of blessings taught by Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount. Each Beatitude describes a specific virtue and the reward it brings. By following the Beatitudes, individuals can cultivate virtues that lead to happiness, fulfillment, and a closer relationship with God.

The Importance for Kids

Teaching the Beatitudes to children is crucial as it helps them develop essential moral values and character traits. As parents and educators, it is our responsibility to guide children in understanding and embodying these teachings in their daily lives.

Exploring Each Beatitude

The First Beatitude: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

In this Beatitude, Jesus teaches humility and the importance of recognizing our need for God. Children can understand this by appreciating the value of being humble, compassionate, and grateful for what they have.

The Second Beatitude: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

This Beatitude encourages empathy and compassion for those who are suffering. Children can learn the importance of comforting others in times of sadness or loss, spreading kindness and support within their community.

The Third Beatitude: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Through this Beatitude, children learn the value of gentleness and patience. They discover that true strength lies in being kind and understanding, rather than asserting dominance or aggression.

The Fourth Beatitude: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Teaching children to have a hunger for righteousness means nurturing their sense of justice and fairness. By encouraging them to take a stand against injustice and make ethical choices, we empower them to become compassionate advocates for positive change.

The Fifth Beatitude: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

This Beatitude emphasizes the importance of showing mercy and forgiveness. Children can learn the value of understanding, compassion, and offering forgiveness to others, fostering harmony and reconciliation in their relationships.

The Sixth Beatitude: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Teaching children to have a pure heart means guiding them towards sincerity, honesty, and integrity. By nurturing these qualities, we help children develop a strong moral foundation and a deep connection with God.

The Seventh Beatitude: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

Children can learn the important role they play as peacemakers within their families, schools, and communities. By promoting understanding, resolving conflicts peacefully, and fostering unity, children can actively engage in making the world a better place.

The Eighth Beatitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Through this Beatitude, children learn about standing up for what is right, even in the face of adversity. They are encouraged to remain faithful to their beliefs, knowing that their actions align with God's teachings.

Engaging Kids in Living the Beatitudes

At Saint Joseph’s Polish Catholic Church, we provide various interactive activities and programs that engage kids in living out the Beatitudes in their daily lives. Through storytelling, crafts, and discussions, we help children understand the Beatitudes' practical implications.

Relevance of the Beatitudes Today

The Beatitudes continue to hold great relevance in our modern world. They remind us of the importance of love, compassion, and empathy, especially in times of conflict or indifference.

Join Us at Saint Joseph’s Polish Catholic Church

If you want your child to explore the profound teachings of the Beatitudes and experience the joy of living their principles, we invite you to join us at Saint Joseph’s Polish Catholic Church. Together, we can nurture your child's faith and help them grow into compassionate, responsible individuals.


The Beatitudes offer a transformative guide for children, providing them with a strong moral compass and teaching vital character virtues. By understanding and embodying the Beatitudes, children can significantly contribute to building a more compassionate, harmonious society.

Lia Amy
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Nov 8, 2023
Kristy Roelofs
It's important to instill moral values in children, and the Beatitudes are a great way to do that.
Oct 6, 2023
Diane Laidlaw
The Beatitudes can sow the seeds of empathy and humility in children.
Sep 15, 2023
Teaching children about the Beatitudes sets a strong foundation for their spiritual growth.
Sep 6, 2023
Alex Lepore
Exploring the Beatitudes with kids can cultivate empathy and understanding.
Aug 1, 2023
Valli Aleem
The Beatitudes inspire compassion and kindness, valuable lessons for young minds.
Apr 18, 2023
Aaron Hochwimmer
👏 It's great to see efforts to make the Beatitudes accessible to children.
Mar 27, 2023
Krista Strickland
The Beatitudes can have a lasting impact on children's values and attitudes.
Jan 20, 2023
Fred Fred
I'm grateful for resources that help children grasp the depth of the Beatitudes.
May 29, 2022
Pushinsky Amir
The inclusion of children in understanding the Beatitudes is commendable.
Apr 25, 2022
Peggy Miller
I wholeheartedly support teaching children about the principles of the Beatitudes.
Jan 21, 2022
Andrews Asumin
The Beatitudes offer timeless wisdom for children from all walks of life.
Dec 15, 2021
Alvin Cailan
As a teacher, I value the focus on educating children about the Beatitudes.
Sep 4, 2021
Sailatha Kashamoni
As a parent, I find it encouraging to see the church's effort in teaching kids about the Beatitudes.
May 20, 2021
Neil Wright
The Beatitudes can truly shape the character of children in a positive way.
Feb 3, 2021
Sameer Nayar
The Beatitudes provide valuable life lessons even for young children.
Dec 30, 2020
Alfredo Ghezzi
I'm impressed by the effort to make the teachings of the Beatitudes accessible to children.
Oct 24, 2020
Julie Christie
I'm glad to see the church engaging kids in understanding the principles of the Beatitudes.
Jul 14, 2020
Bringing the Beatitudes to kids is a wonderful way to build their moral compass.
Jun 3, 2020
Mike Schneider
I appreciate the focus on teaching kids about the Beatitudes at a young age.
Mar 9, 2020
Dan Arnald
This approach to teach the Beatitudes to children is truly heartwarming.
Feb 25, 2020