Christmas Season

We celebrate Christ's birth—the incarnation—so that God could be with us in a more intimate way.

Epiphany

Christ is made known to all the nations, as the magi visit and offer their gifts.

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Holy Family

We learn from Jesus' family—the examples of Mary and Joseph—how to be holy ourselves.

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Blessing Before the Christmas Meal • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A table prayer for Christmas.

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Blessing for a Christmas Creche • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Bless your family's Christmas creche on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day with this special prayer.

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Incarnation: Christmas Learning Activity • Generations of Faith

An activity to explore the symbolism and meaning of the Incarnation.

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The Christmas Creche • Generations of Faith

An activity that explores the symbolism and meaning of Christmas through the prayerful assembly of the Christmas creche.

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Layers of Meaning: Christmas Learning Activity • Generations of Faith

Use this activity to explore the symbolism and meaning of Christmas through the opening of gifts.

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The Christmas Season • Generations of Faith

Use this activity to explore all of the feasts of the Christmas season.

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Christmas Season Table Prayers • Generations of Faith

A collection of prayers to use throughout the Christmas season.

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Christmas Vocabulary Game • Generations of Faith

Play this game to build your family's Christmas vocabulary. All you need is a piece of paper and a writing utensil!

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Names of Jesus Mobile--Home Activity • Generations of Faith

Christmas is a time when we are called to reflect on the meaning of Jesus' names and titles. Work with your family to create this mobile containing the names and titles for Jesus used in the readings for Christmas liturgies.

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Two Nativities for Christmas • Generations of Faith

Reflect on the two versions of the story of Jesus' birth found in the Gospels and set up two nativity scenes in your home that reflect the differences.

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Advent & Christmas Social Activities • Gather Us In

A party, a cookie swap, and caroling -- three activities to help your family celebrate the season. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Advent & Christmas Service Activities • Gather Us In

Try some of these service activities to help your family embrace the spirit of the season. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Christmas Season Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

A table prayer to use throughout the Christmas Season.

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Kwanzaa • Generations of Faith

Learn about the celebration of Kwanzaa and integrate some of its rituals into your family's celebration of the Christmas season.

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World Day of Prayer for Peace • Generations of Faith

January 1

Use this prayer on January 1 to pray for peace with your family.

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Baptism of the Lord

A collection of resources about the Baptism of the Lord.

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Childermas • Generations of Faith

Holy Innocents' Day

Use this reading, reflection, and call to action to celebrate Holy Innocents' Day on December 28.

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Infancy Narratives • Generations of Faith

Living the Christmas Season

Use this intergenerational program to explore the birth of Jesus, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, and Epiphany.

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