Faith Festivals

A wide variety of 90-minute, seasonal, intergenerational learning sessions.

Faith Festivals - By Month • Faith Festivals

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Mary Poppins Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching a family classic movie, Mary Poppins. This movie reminds us of the importance of taking time to really notice each other and to notice the needs around us.

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The Muppets Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching The Muppets. This movie reminds families of the power of friendship, sharing your gifts and working together.

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The Croods Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching The Croods (and reflecting on it together).

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Surf's Up Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching Surf's Up. This movie is about friendship, family, believing in yourself, and using your gifts

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Jesus the Teacher Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help participants explore some key aspects of Jesus' teaching style and to incorporate his style into the teaching opportunities that arise at home and in other places. • By Jim Merhaut

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Standing for Life in All Ways Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help families grow in their understanding and appreciation of the Catholic vision for respecting life – all life and all issues that touch life and the human experience. • By Jane Angha

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Ash Wednesday Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to prepare households to enter into the celebration of Ash Wednesday. • By Mariette Martineau

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Mardi Gras: Preparing for Lent Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households be ready for the season of Lent and focuses on the practices of almsgiving, prayer and fasting. • By Mariette Martineau

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Getting to Know Jesus Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

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This 90-minute session for families combines tie-dying t-shirts with exploring the colors, symbols, and sacraments of our Catholic faith. The home activity encourages families to share their faith by sharing the meaning of their t-shirts. • By Jane Angha

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Seder Meal Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

Experience a Seder meal while making the connections between that meal and our Catholic celebration of the Eucharist. • By Jane Angha

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Being Easter People Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households live the joy and hope of Easter all year round. It gives an understanding of what Jesus' Resurrection means in the lives of families and helps them celebrate that they really are Easter people. • By Joan Weber

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Earth Day: Celebrating God's Gift Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

(English & Spanish)

A 90-minute intergenerational learning session focusing on Earth Day. • By Joan Weber

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The Way to “Be”: Marian Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to prepare households to faithfully pray with Mary, especially during the months of May and October. Participants will experience Mary as someone we pray with, someone we look up to as the Mother of God and one of the first disciples of Jesus. • By Mariette Martineau

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Faith Festival: Service Rocks! • Faith Festivals

This faith festival for families engages them in actual service projects as they learn Catholic teaching about being people who serve those in need. • By Jane Angha

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Rite of Confirmation Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute session is designed to help households want to attend the celebration of confirmation in your parish and find ways to support those who are getting confirmed.

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Campfire Family Night Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute faith formation session can be used for families or for the intergenerational faith community. It engages people of all ages in exploring some of the great stories from Scripture, but in the style of stories told around a campfire. • By Jane Angha

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Praying All Ways Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival guides parishioners in reflecting on the purpose of prayer and the many different ways in which Catholics pray while providing them with actual experiences of prayer. • By Joan Weber

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Love is Our Mission! A Parish Meeting of Families Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

The theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families with Pope Franciswas Love is Our Mission: the Family Fully Alive. Inspired by the gathering, this extended event provides a gathering for families of all ages in your parish. Youth can help facilitate the day and participate with their families. • By Tom East

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Encounter: The King’s Standard Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This faith festival invites participants to explore the meaning of the Kingdom of God and the image of Christ as our King. Table groups will create their own coat of arms (standards) for Christ in celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. • By Ryan Meyers

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Francis of Assisi Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival helps an intergenerational group explore key events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Participants also discover principles of Franciscan peacemaking and how they apply to their families, schools, workplaces, and communities. • By Jim Merhaut

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Families Our Treasure Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households explore Pope Francis' quotes and teachings about family. This session facilitates a local conversation about family and its gift to its members and society. • By Mariette Martineau

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St. Oscar Romero Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

Archbishop Oscar Romero was canonized on October 14, 2018 in San Salvador. This Faith Festival is an opportunity to invite households to celebrate his life and to examine how they too are called to serve and to advocate for the rights and dignity of others. • By Mariette Martineau

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The Joy of the Gospel Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

Faith Festival is designed to guide parishioners in reflecting on the message for Catholics in Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel. • By Joan Weber

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Attitude of Gratitude Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival helps families focus on all the incredible things they have been given and how being truly grateful can be a blessing to others. Gratitude puts things in perspective! • By Jane Angha

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Amazing Saints Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

(English & Spanish)

A 90-minute intergenerational learning session on the saints. • By Jane Angha

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Preparing for Christmas Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households be mindful as they prepare for Christmas by getting hearts and minds focused on the real celebration! • By Jane Angha

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Prepare the Way: John the Baptist Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to engage participants in the spirit of preparation for the Lord that John the Baptist exemplifies each Advent season. • By Jim Merhaut

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Season of Light Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute faith festival engages families and all parishioners in exploring how they can be the light of Christ during the Advent season. • By Jim Merhaut

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Campfire Tales • Faith Festivals

To gather the parish community on a summer evening for a campfire – retelling stories from Scripture that will intrigue, delight, and surprise. • By Jane Angha

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Brave • Faith Festivals

(Spanish)

This Spanish-language handout provides a way for families to continue their faith sharing about the film Brave.

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Brave Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Main Session

Invite families to join together in watching Brave. This movie focuses on family relationships by sharing an adventurous tale about a princess and her mother, the queen. • By Tom East

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Family Movie Nights Resource • Faith Festivals

Leader Guide

By Tom East

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Mary Poppins Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Main Session

Invite families to join together in watching a family classic movie, Mary Poppins. This movie reminds us of the importance of taking time to really notice each other and to notice the needs around us. • By Tom East

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Campfire Family Night Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute faith formation session can be used for families or for the intergenerational faith community. It engages people of all ages in exploring some of the great stories from Scripture, but in the style of stories told around a campfire. • By Jane Angha

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Epic Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Main Session

The movie Epic is about trust, friendship, and how all creation is connected no matter if we are plant, person, creature, or insect. This Movie Night gathers families for prayer, faith sharing and fun together as they watch this family film. • By Jane Angha

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The Muppets • Faith Festivals

This handout provides a way for families to continue their faith sharing about The Muppets. • By Tom East

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The Muppets • Faith Festivals

(Spanish)

This Spanish-language handout provides a way for families to continue their faith sharing about The Muppets.

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The Muppets Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Main Session

Invite families to join together in watching The Muppets. This movie reminds families of the power of friendship, sharing your gifts and working together. • By Tom East

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Surf's Up • Faith Festivals

Home Activity (English & Spanish)

This handout provides a way for families to continue their faith sharing about Surf's Up. • By Jane Angha

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Surf's Up Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Main Session

Invite families to join together in watching Surf's Up. This movie is about friendship, family, believing in yourself, and using your gifts • By Jane Angha

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The Croods • Faith Festivals

This hand out provides a way for families to continue their faith sharing and have fun activities connected to watching "The Croods." • By Tom East

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The Croods Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Main Session

Invite families to join together in watching a recent family movie, "The Croods." This movie challenges us to be brave in the face of changes reminds us of the importance of taking time to say the things that need to be said to each other. • By Tom East

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Attitude of Gratitude Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival helps families focus on all the incredible things they have been given and how being truly grateful can be a blessing to others. Gratitude puts things in perspective! • By Jane Angha

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Love is Our Mission! A Parish Meeting of Families Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

The theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families with Pope Franciswas Love is Our Mission: the Family Fully Alive. Inspired by the gathering, this extended event provides a gathering for families of all ages in your parish. Youth can help facilitate the day and participate with their families. • By Tom East

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Seder Meal Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

Experience a Seder meal while making the connections between that meal and our Catholic celebration of the Eucharist. • By Jane Angha

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Amazing Saints Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

(English & Spanish)

A 90-minute intergenerational learning session on the saints. • By Jane Angha

View all

Being Easter People Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households live the joy and hope of Easter all year round. It gives an understanding of what Jesus' Resurrection means in the lives of families and helps them celebrate that they really are Easter people. • By Joan Weber

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January Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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Jesus the Teacher Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help participants explore some key aspects of Jesus' teaching style and to incorporate his style into the teaching opportunities that arise at home and in other places. • By Jim Merhaut

View all

Standing for Life in All Ways Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help families grow in their understanding and appreciation of the Catholic vision for respecting life – all life and all issues that touch life and the human experience. • By Jane Angha

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February Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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Ash Wednesday Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to prepare households to enter into the celebration of Ash Wednesday. • By Mariette Martineau

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Mardi Gras: Preparing for Lent Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households be ready for the season of Lent and focuses on the practices of almsgiving, prayer and fasting. • By Mariette Martineau

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March Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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Getting to Know Jesus Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

Main Session

This 90-minute session for families combines tie-dying t-shirts with exploring the colors and symbols of our Catholic faith. The home activity encourages families to share their faith by sharing the meaning of their t-shirts. • By Jane Angha

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Getting to Know Jesus • Faith Festivals

By Jane Angha

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April Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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Earth Day: Celebrating God's Gift Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

(English & Spanish)

A 90-minute intergenerational learning session focusing on Earth Day. • By Joan Weber

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May Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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The Way to “Be”: Marian Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to prepare households to faithfully pray with Mary, especially during the months of May and October. Participants will experience Mary as someone we pray with, someone we look up to as the Mother of God and one of the first disciples of Jesus. • By Mariette Martineau

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June Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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July Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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August Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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September Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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Praying All Ways Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival guides parishioners in reflecting on the purpose of prayer and the many different ways in which Catholics pray while providing them with actual experiences of prayer. • By Joan Weber

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October Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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Encounter: The King’s Standard Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This faith festival invites participants to explore the meaning of the Kingdom of God and the image of Christ as our King. Table groups will create their own coat of arms (standards) for Christ in celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. • By Ryan Meyers

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Francis of Assisi Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival helps an intergenerational group explore key events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Participants also discover principles of Franciscan peacemaking and how they apply to their families, schools, workplaces, and communities. • By Jim Merhaut

View all

Families Our Treasure Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households explore Pope Francis' quotes and teachings about family. This session facilitates a local conversation about family and its gift to its members and society. • By Mariette Martineau

View all

St. Oscar Romero Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

Archbishop Oscar Romero was canonized on October 14, 2018 in San Salvador. This Faith Festival is an opportunity to invite households to celebrate his life and to examine how they too are called to serve and to advocate for the rights and dignity of others. • By Mariette Martineau

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November Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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The Joy of the Gospel Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

Faith Festival is designed to guide parishioners in reflecting on the message for Catholics in Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel. • By Joan Weber

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December Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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Preparing for Christmas Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households be mindful as they prepare for Christmas by getting hearts and minds focused on the real celebration! • By Jane Angha

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Prepare the Way: John the Baptist Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to engage participants in the spirit of preparation for the Lord that John the Baptist exemplifies each Advent season. • By Jim Merhaut

View all

Season of Light Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute faith festival engages families and all parishioners in exploring how they can be the light of Christ during the Advent season. • By Jim Merhaut

View all

Faith Festival: Service Rocks! • Faith Festivals

This faith festival for families engages them in actual service projects as they learn Catholic teaching about being people who serve those in need. • By Jane Angha

View all

Brave Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching Brave and faith sharing afterwards. This movie focuses on family relationships by sharing an adventurous tale about a princess and her mother, the queen.

View all

Mary Poppins Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching a family classic movie, Mary Poppins. This movie reminds us of the importance of taking time to really notice each other and to notice the needs around us.

View all

The Muppets Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching The Muppets. This movie reminds families of the power of friendship, sharing your gifts and working together.

View all

The Croods Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching The Croods (and reflecting on it together).

View all

Epic Movie Night • Faith Festivals

The movie Epic is about trust, friendship, and how all creation is connected no matter if we are plant, person, creature, or insect. This Movie Night gathers families for prayer, faith sharing and fun together as they watch this family film.

View all

Surf's Up Movie Night • Faith Festivals

Invite families to join together in watching Surf's Up. This movie is about friendship, family, believing in yourself, and using your gifts

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Faith Festivals - By Month • Faith Festivals

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Getting to Know Jesus Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

All Resources

This 90-minute session for families combines tie-dying t-shirts with exploring the colors, symbols, and sacraments of our Catholic faith. The home activity encourages families to share their faith by sharing the meaning of their t-shirts. • By Jane Angha

View all

Rite of Confirmation Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This 90-minute session is designed to help households want to attend the celebration of confirmation in your parish and find ways to support those who are getting confirmed.

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