Home Activities

Communion of Saints

Home Activity: Litany of Saints

The Litany of the Saints is a great prayer for use throughout the year, especially at those times during which we need special guidance or graces.

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Communion of Saints

Home Activity: Who is Your Role Model?

Explore contemporary heroes of the Catholic faith.

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Epiphany • Generations of Faith

Home Blessing: Home Activity

Families bless their home and remember the themes of the feast of the Epiphany.

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Epiphany: Reflecting on Gifts • Generations of Faith

Families reflect on their gifts and prepare to present these gifts to the baby Jesus.

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Jesus' Death & Resurrection

Family Response

As a family, read the four Gospel accounts of the Resurrection, one per day, then discuss together. • By Joan Weber

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Jesus' Death & Resurrection

Last Words

Take each of the seven last words of Jesus and identify one action you as a family can take to honor what Jesus is saying. • By Joan Weber

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Our Lenten Journey • Generations of Faith

RCIA Moment

Reflection on the Samaritan woman.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: Called to Service

This home activity provides a resource for acts of service inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Palm Sunday

Home Activity 1

This Palm Sunday home activity can be given to those who participate in the parish learning sessions for Palm Sunday or can be used independently of them. • By Paulette Chapman

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Palm Sunday

Home Activity 2

This Palm Sunday home activity can be given to those who participate in the parish learning sessions for Palm Sunday or can be used independently of them. • By Paulette Chapman

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Pentecost: God's Grandeur • Generations of Faith

A family reflection on Pentecost based on the poem God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins. • By Jim Merhaut

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Celebrating Triduum

New Life

This home activity provides families with a way to thank God for the gift of new life in Christ which Jesus's resurrection continues to give us by planting something during the 50 days of the Easter Season.

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Celebrating Triduum

Crafts and Family Prayer

Work with children to create prayer symbols and lead family prayers to celebrate the Triddum at home. • By Tom East

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Jesus Through the Church Year • Generations of Faith

Liturgical Seasons: Home Activity

This activity and resource guides families in reflecting on the seasons of the liturgical year.

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Walking with Jesus through Lent • Generations of Faith

Lenten Games

Families are challenged to see games through the light of everyone winning rather than having winners and losers. • By Jim Merhaut

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May I? Thank You! Sorry!

Pope Francis points to the Holy Family as an example for families today in many different ways. Here is a home activity to help families follow the Holy Father’s advice to practice three key phrases: May I? Thank You! Sorry!

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Church Structure

Home Activity: Scripture and Tradition

There are two resources designed to help Catholics deepen their faith and find greater joy in life: Scripture and Tradition. When we sink ourselves into Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition we build a strong foundation for our families to grow. • By Maria Scherer and Kim Schroeder

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Church Structure

Home Activity: Year of Faith Prayer

As a family brainstorm all the different people who affect your faith life from the different levels of the Church: Domestic, Parish, Diocesan, National, and Universal. • By Maria Scherer and Kim Schroeder

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Gathered by Eucharist: Sent in Mission

Home Activity: Bringing the Eucharist to Others

This home activity provides families an opportunity to reflect on how they can bring a special meal to others. • By Jane Angha

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Gathered by Eucharist: Sent in Mission

Home Activity: Special Meals

This home activity provides families an opportunity to reflect on special meals. • By Jane Angha

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Gathered by the Eucharist – Sent in Mission Home Activity

The celebration of the Eucharist is at the heart of our Catholic Faith. It is in this sacrament we hear the Word of God, ask for forgiveness, open our hearts to Jesus and accept the challenge to go make a difference in the world. • By Jane Angha

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Images of God

Home Activity: Family Prayer

It is important to pray for family members each day. To pray with and for our spouse, children, or an extended family member is a healthy spiritual practice. When we pray regularly, our "God vision" sharpens.

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Images of God

Home Activity: Glimpses of God Jar

Create a Glimpses of God Jar to set on the kitchen table or another place where the family regularly gathers. Invite each family member to take a minute before your evening meal to write down how or where he/she got a glimpse of God today.

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Incarnation: God Among Us

Home Activity: Being Like Jesus

This home activity provides a resource for faith sharing and prayer that challenges family members to be like Jesus for others. • By Joan Weber

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Incarnation: God Among Us

Home Activity: Family Advent Prayer

This home activity provides families with an advent prayer service that focuses on preparation for the Incarnation. • By Joan Weber

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Jesus' Mission Continues

Home Activity: Christ in the World

Place this chart on your refrigerator or in another prominent place in your home. Complete it each day as you discuss one community, national or international event and how Christ is working in the event or calling someone to respond with Christian faith in the event.

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Jesus' Mission Continues

Home Activity: Table Prayer

Mealtime prayer focusing on theme of being Christ in the world

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Jesus Teaches Us about Ourselves

The Jesus Game

Cut out the following phrases about the life of Jesus and put them into a container. Family members take turns pulling out a piece of paper. When it is your turn, read the paper and complete the phrase either from memory or by looking up the Bible reference.

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Resurrection of the Body

Learning Through Books: Hope for the Flowers

Use the book Hope for the Flowers to deepen your understanding of resurrection. Can be adapted for parish use. • By Gladys Pozza

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Resurrection of the Body

Blueprints for Living

Resurrection faith calls us to live in our bodies today with an appreciation for their goodness. Families can use this activity to reflect on their goodness. • By Gladys Pozza

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Resurrection of the Body

Fruits of the Spirit

Use this activity to help your family reflect on what it means to live in our bodies according to the Spirit. • By Gladys Pozza

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What is Faith? Home Activity: Secret Saints

By Jane Angha

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What is Faith? Home Activity: Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ

By Joan Weber

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Discipleship: Serving Others in Christ's Name

Home Activity: What is Discipleship?

This home activity provides a way for families to share together about their understanding of discipleship. • By Jane Angha

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Discipleship: Serving Others in Christ's Name

Home Activity: Finding Time

Finding time for service and faith growth is hard busy families. This home activity provides families with a way to consider how they spend their time. • By Jane Angha

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Home Activity: Encounters with Christ

This activity engages families in reflecting on how encounters with Jesus in Scripture changed people’s lives and how it can change them as well. • By Rosina Hendrickson

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CRS & Catholic Charities

Home Activity: About Catholic Charities

This home session focuses on ways to get families involved in the work of Catholic Charities. • By Jim Merhaut

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CRS & Catholic Charities

Home Activity: About CRS

This home session focuses on ways to get families involved in the work of Catholic Relief Services. • By Jim Merhaut

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Discipleship: New Testament Role Models

Home Activity: Prayer

Here is an adapted prayer for anyone to use, based on 1 Corinthians 13.

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Discipleship: New Testament Role Models

Home Activity: YouTubing It Up!

Being a disciple of Jesus Christ takes a conscious effort each day to use our talents to bring the message of Christ to the world. Take some time checking out these YouTube videos, find some more, and reflect on the questions given.

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Earth Day

Home Activity: Eco Footprint

As a family or household, find out how your lifestyle impacts the earth. Take the Earth Day Network Footprint Calculator.

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Earth Day

Home Activity: Pledge to Protect

The Catholic Climate Covenant offers the following Pledge of Commitment to be good stewards of God

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Economic Justice

Home Activity: Eight Beatitudes of Parenting

Blessed are the parents . . . Eight Beatitudes for parents today.

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Economic Justice

Home Activity: Option For the Poor

Jesus calls us to serve the poor and be good stewards of our resources.

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Faithful Citizenship

Home Activity: Living the Gospel Call

The Catholic Church calls us to take action against injustice, to be involved in the political process. This activity helps families think about situations and plan for ways to respond.

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Faithful Citizenship

Home Activity: Praying with the Saints Who Took a Stand

Think of some of the heroes of our world, people who have taken a stand to make the world a better place. As a family, pray with them for a society which promotes the life and dignity of every person, for a world in which people look at everyone across the globe as part of one and the same human family.

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Living in Solidarity

This home activity provides families with a variety of strategies for living the principle of solidarity at home. • By Gladys Pozza

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Poverty Awareness

Home Activity: Pray for the Poor

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Poverty Awareness

Home Activity: Stance of Solidarity

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Sacred and Social: Call to Family, Community, and Participation

Home Activity: Reaching Out

This home activity will help families reflect upon ways they can meaningfully participate in the communities to which they belong • By Jane Angha

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Sacred and Social: Call to Family, Community, and Participation

Home Activity: Table Prayer

This home activity will invite the whole family to participate as they pray at table over the theme of participation • By Jane Angha

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Thanksgiving Tables: Service

Home service challenge for Thanksgiving.

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Catholic Social Teachings • Generations of Faith

Serving with Commitment: Home Activity

This home activity provides families with a way to explore what it means to serve other and live the principles of the Catholic social teachings. • By Jane Angha

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Catholic Social Teachings • Generations of Faith

Standing with Friends: Home Activity

This home activity provides families with a way to talk about what it means to live as family with our brothers and sisters in need throughout the world. • By Jane Angha

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Being Truthful • Generations of Faith

Home Activity: Movie Time

A variety of movies to watch at home about being truthful.

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Being Truthful • Generations of Faith

Home Activity: Ranking Lies

Meet as a family and rank this list of lies from the most dishonest to the least dishonest, then, share your answers with each other.

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Stewardship: House Tour • Generations of Faith

Do a tour of your home and see where you can find examples of how your household practices stewardship.

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Stewardship

Home Activity: Seven Days

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Living Like Christ

Living Like Christ Every Day: Home Activity

This home activity provides families with a way to talk about what it means to live like Christ every day. • By Jane Angha

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Living Like Christ

Loving God, Ourselves, and Others: Home Activity

This home activity provides families with a way to explore what it means to love God, ourselves and others • By Jane Angha

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Life in Christ

Attentive Chores

This home activity provides families with a way to see household chores as holy, and to discover God's presence in the midst of them.

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Benedictine Spirituality

Home Activity: Line a Day

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Benedictine Spirituality

Home Activity: Pray the Psalms

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Call and Vocation

Home Activity: A Week of Prayer

Spend a week, perhaps to begin one meal a day, praying in thanksgiving for the diverse vocations God calls his people to share in the community.

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Call and Vocation

Home Activity: Company for Supper

Many of us don't have opportunities to hear the stories of the vocational callings of the priests, religious, or singles in our life. Why not invite someone over for supper and have a conversation with them about their vocation and how they heard God calling them?

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Divine Word Spirituality

Home Activity: Night Prayer

Before you go to bed each night, spend just three minutes in conversation with the Holy Trinity.

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Divine Word Spirituality

Home Activity: Where Does the Word Lead?

Our spiritual lives are rooted in God's love for us. One of the ways we discover how much God cares for us is by reading and praying with God's Word. As a family or household, spend time over the course of a week reading a passage and discussing the question for each day.

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Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Amends

The three parts of forgiving are: 1. Apologize (I am sorry.) 2. Ask forgiveness. 3. Make amends.

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Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Prayer

Gather around a table. Light a candle to remind the family of Christ's presence. If children are old enough, they can take turns lighting the candle while a parent says an opening prayer, like, "Forgiving God, we ask you to help us forgive when we have hurt each other and to be willing to make amends."

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Franciscan Spirituality

Home Activity: Franciscan Spirituality in Action

When someone in your family acts in a way reflecting Franciscan spirituality, write it in the matching section on the wheel. What impact does it have on your family when people act as Francis did?

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Franciscan Spirituality

Home Activity: Nature Walk

As a household, with a friend, or a group of friends, plan a nature walk in some place of natural beauty in your local community.

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Ignatian Spirituality

Home Activity: Examen the News

Finding God in all things is an important part of Ignatian spirituality. Help your family to find God in the events around us.

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Lay Spirituality: Go in Peace

Home Activity: Not Mission Impossible

Home activity focusing on lay spirituality: Recognizing God in the midst of the world, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday activities.

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Lay Spirituality: Go in Peace

Home Activity: What is Your Spirituality?

You need to continually listen for how God is calling you to move from selfishness to love in the routines of your life. Your life's passion and your key relationships will present to you your unique building blocks for your spirituality. Reflect upon questions designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of God's special calling just for you.

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Praying into Sunday: Eucharistic Adoration

Home Activity 1

This table prayer can be used by families or individuals following a learning session on Eucharistic adoration • By Maria Scherer and Kim Schroeder

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Praying into Sunday: Eucharistic Adoration

Home Activity 2

This home activity includes a bread baking activity and a number of prayers that can be used as a follow up to the learning sessions on Eucharistic adoration • By Maria Scherer and Kim Schroeder

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Proclaiming Hope

Getting Hope: Home Activity

This activity helps families share and pray about what it means to receive and share hope.

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Proclaiming Hope • Generations of Faith

Mary as a Star of Hope

This sharing and craft activity provides a way for families to reflect on Mary's role in showing us the way to hope.

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Proclaiming Hope

Signs of Hope: Home Activity

This faith sharing activity helps families talk about the signs of hope in their lives.

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Proclaiming Hope

Steps to Hope: Home Activity

This faith sharing activity for families with older youth provides a way to share about hope guided by Paul's letter to the Romans.

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Providence Spirituality

Home Activity: People of Hope

Providence spirituality does not mean I just wait for God to act, but I am to be a co-creator with God. It means that our actions in the world can and do make a difference.

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Providence Spirituality

Home Activity: Getting In Tune

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin transformed her obstacles and fears by relying on her spiritual strength which came from being "in tune" with God. 

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Baptism@Home Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

This collection of home activities engages the home church in reflecting on ritual moments in the celebration of baptism, focusing on creed, water, naming, light, signing, and oil.

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Easter Timeline • Generations of Faith

The four gospels record different versions of the resurrection stories. Become familiar with each by putting events in the correct order.

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Liturgy of the Hours

Around the Clock

The Liturgy of the Hours is both a preparation for the Eucharist and an extension of the action of the Eucharist: praise and thanksgiving offered to God, throughout the day. The early Christians stretched their experience of Eucharist by consecrating the hours of the day and night through prayer.

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Liturgy of the Hours

Pray Always

Our Lord asked us to Pray Always. The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of the church. The family is the domestic church. As the domestic church, discuss when you will pray the Liturgy of the Hours as a family.

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One Holy Catholic Apostolic

The Catholic Church is a one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. Households are churches too. They are often called the domestic church. As churches, they are also called to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic. It is important to think about and talk about how your domestic church incorporates and expresses these four essential gifts from God.

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One Holy Catholic Apostolic

Table Prayer

Four prayers to use at home for your mealtime on four consecutive days.

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Parts of the Mass

Home Activity: It All Started in Homes

In this home activity you will make connections between the four main parts of the Mass and a typical family gathering.

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Parts of the Mass

Home Activity: Live the Mass

The power of the liturgy is not complete until it has been put into practice in the world. In this home activity you will read and/or watch the Good Samaritan story found in Luke 10: 25-37.

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Revised Roman Missal

Pray Well: Home Activity

All families need visible reminders that our personal relationships with God and communal relationships with God are the sources of good thinking and good living. It all starts with prayer.

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Revised Roman Missal

Table Prayer

Use the following prayer during mealtimes.

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Apostle Easter Eggs

This Easter home activity helps children become familiar with the traditions associated with the twelve apostles. • By Jim Merhaut

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Acts of the Apostles

Home Activity: Changing Family Traditions

This home activity helps families plan for traditions need to change as members are added to the family.

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Gospel of John

Home Activity: Bread of Life

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Gospel of John

Home Activity: Good Shepherd Maze

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Gospel of John

Home Activity: Seven Signs Crossword

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Gospel of John

Home Activity: Vine and Branches

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Gospel of John

Home Activity: Wash Feet

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Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Family Life

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Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Know Luke

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Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Praying with Luke

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Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Ritual of Forgiveness

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Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Who's Left Out

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Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Blind Bart

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Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Family Scripture Reflection

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Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Fertile Soil

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Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Praying with Mark

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Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Scavenger Hunt

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Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Beatitude Attitude

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Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Got Talent

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Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Picture the Kingdom of Heaven

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Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Praying with Matthew

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Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Scavenger Hunt

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Intro to New Testament

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

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Intro to Old Testament

Home Activity: Picture Collage

By Leif Kehrwald

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Intro to Old Testament

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

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Lectionary Cycle C: Gospel Watch

Use this chart to be on the lookout for Gospel stories you will hear throughout the year.

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Weekly Storytime • Generations of Faith

Take time each week to read the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday.

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Letter to the Hebrews

Home Activity 1: Sharing Our Sacrifices

This home activity provides families with a way to continue their discussion about sacrifice as presented in the intergenerational session. • By Jim Merhaut

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Letter to the Hebrews

Home Activity 2: Family Obedience

This home activity provides families with a way for families to share together on the topic of obedience. • By Jim Merhaut

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O Antiphons

Home Activity: Jesus' Birth

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O Antiphons

Home Activity: O Come Emmanuel

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Pentateuch

Home Activity: Covenant Love

God created us in His image and invites us into covenant relationship with Him and with each other.

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Pentateuch

Home Activity: Liberation Prayer

God sent Moses to liberate the Israelites to freedom. God liberated them not only from physical slavery but also invited them into a loving covenant relationship.

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Pentateuch

Recommended Web Links

Recommended web links to learn more about the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch.

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Prophets of the Old Testament

Home Activity: God Is Greater

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Prophets of the Old Testament

Home Activity: Table Prayer

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Reading the Bible

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

By Agnes Done

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Reading the Bible Matthew Scavenger Hunt

Form two teams. Print out two copies of this activity. Cut out the Clue Cards and give one set to each team. Each team attempts to find the following passages in the Gospel of MATTHEW. The first team to get all the right answers is the winner.

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Reading the Bible at Home Curious Questions

A great way to discover what’s in your child’s heart, and to share your thoughts with your child without being pushy is to play “Curious Bible Question.â€ Read the short passage aloud with your child, and then ask and answer the “Curious Bible Question.â€

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St. Paul

Home Activity: Blessings for the Home

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St. Paul

Home Activity: Paul's Challenge to Live the Gospel

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St. Paul

Home Activity: Pray without Ceasing

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St. Paul

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

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St. Paul

Home Activity: St. Paul Calls Us to Holiness

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St. Paul

Home Activity: Tracing Paul's Journey

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Childrens Gospel Stories

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Curious NT Question

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Curious OT Question

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Family Scripture Reflection

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Footsteps of Jesus

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Hosea 11

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Isaiah 43

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NT Picture Collage

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Old Testament Heroes

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Sayings of Jesus

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Synoptic Gospels

Home Activity: Exploration

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Synoptic Gospels

Home Activity: Lectio Divina

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Write an Epistle

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Synoptic Gospels

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

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The Great Stories: Historical Books of the Bible

Home Activity 1

This home activity is designed to be a follow up to the intergenerational learning session on The Historical Books of the Bible but it can stand alone • By Jim Merhaut

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The Great Stories: Historical Books of the Bible

Home Activity 2

This table prayer will remind those who participated in The Historical Books of the Bible learning sessions about the virtues of some of the key characters in the books • By Jim Merhaut

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Gospel Commandments

Home Activity on the Ten Commandments

Parishioners can use this resource to explore the Ten Commandments at home. • By Jim Merhaut

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Ten Commandments Table Prayer

Home Activity

Use this prayer format for the next ten times your household gathers for a meal.

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Wisdom Literature

Home Activity: Daily Proverb

We need wisdom to guide us in our personal relationships and in understanding and responding to our complex world. Make it a part of your day to pray for wisdom.

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Wisdom Literature

Home Activity: Name That Psalm

The Psalms remind us that our Lord knows us and loves us. They help us to get in touch with our feelings of gratitude, joy and sorrow as we join our voices with those before us in passionate expressions of faith in God.

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Ascension: Being Christ's Body in the World • Generations of Faith

Home activity on being the Body of Christ for those who suffer from injustice, neglect, or sadness.

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Ascension: Four Different Perspectives • Generations of Faith

Home activity engaging the family in reflecting on the end of the Gospel by each of the four evangelists, how they differ, and what families can learn from each one. 

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Giving and Receiving Forgiveness • FamilyFaith@Home

Family members will reflect on the need for and practice forgiveness in their lives both from the perspective of accepting and giving forgiveness in their relationships with God and each other.

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Celebrate Family: Lent • Celebrate Family

Resources and planning guide for family faith sharing during Lent.

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Family Resources for Easter • FamilyFaith@Home

Family faith sharing resources for the season of Easter.

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Fall • Celebrate Family

Family faith sharing resources for the months of September, October, and November

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St. John Bosco: A Saint for Youth • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

Sharing the lives of the saints in our Catholic Church is a great way to show how God works in the world through ordinary people! St. John Bosco was an ordinary Italian priest until he saw a need in his community. He did amazing things because of his faith and with God's help. • By Jane Angha

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Vocation: Responding to the Call • First Steps for Families

Home Activity (English & Spanish)

Parent take-home activity designed to help parents engage in vocational discernment with their children at home • By Jim Merhaut

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Lenten Almsgiving • First Steps for Families

(English & Spanish)

Home activity to follow the fifteen minute parent drop in session for Lent and Ash Wednesday. • By Jim Merhaut

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Lenten Fasting • First Steps for Families

Use this activity at home following the family mini-session on fasting. • By Jim Merhaut

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Valentine's Day Messages that Stick! • First Steps for Families

This gathering will help children and parents focus on the heart of the holiday and bring faith to the forefront, still leaving room to enjoy chocolates, and little valentines. • By Jane Angha

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Lenten Prayer • First Steps for Families

This home activity provides prayers for parents and children to pray throughout the day. • By Jim Merhaut

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St. Joseph Celebration of Fatherhood • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

Home activity for celebration of fatherhood. • By Jim Merhaut

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Feast of the Visitation • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

By Joan Weber

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Sharing the Good News • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

This gathering helps children and parents focus on ways to share the Good News. • By Jane Angha

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Works of Mercy • First Steps for Families

Home Activity (English & Spanish)

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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Beatitude Attitude

This activity challenges families to live the message of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.

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Got Talent?

This resource engages families in looking at how much they share their God-given talents with others.

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Picture the Kingdom

Families engage their own imaginations about what the Kingdom of God is like after they listen to Matthew’s account of Jesus teaching his followers about the Kingdom.

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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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Happy Birthday, Mary! • First Steps for Families

September 8

Ideas for celebrating Mary's Birthday over 12 days. • By Jim Merhaut

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Sign of Blessing • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

By Tom East

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Sign of the Cross • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

By Joan Weber

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Celebrating John XXIII • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

By Joan Weber

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Meal Blessings • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

By Jane Angha

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Christ the King • First Steps for Families

Consider some of the things that Jesus says and decide how you might practice what the King preaches. • By Jim Merhaut

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Gratitude • First Steps for Families

(English & Spanish)

Families practice the spirituality of gratitude in their homes with Gratitude journals. Families may want to do this for two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. • By Jim Merhaut

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Holy Family Chart • First Steps for Families

English & Spanish)

Use this chart to keep track of the ways your family is becoming a holy family, modeled after Jesus and his family. • By Jim Merhaut

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Getting to Know Jesus • Faith Festivals

By Jane Angha

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Advent Weekly Table Prayers • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Table prayers for each week of Advent.

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Celebrating Easter at Home • FamilyFaith@Home

This resources offers families ways they can live out the Easter promise through service, prayer, and conversations at home.

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FamilyFaith@Home: Lent

This resource offers ideas for families to pray together, have faith-filled conversations, and reach out in service during the Lenten season.

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Fall: Connecting with Family • FamilyFaith@Home

Non-Gathered Strategies for Effective Ministry

This resource provides simple ideas for helping families connect faith with everyday life throughout the fall. • By Christina Semmel

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Fall Prayers • FamilyFaith@Home

These resources are designed to help families pray together for the fall season.

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Fall: Family Service • FamilyFaith@Home

These resources are designed to help families engage in service and reflection about justice together for the fall season.

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Fall: Family Faith-Sharing • FamilyFaith@Home

These resources are designed to help families share faith together for the fall season.

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Discipleship: Serving Others in Christ's Name

Home Activity: Finding God in Those We Meet

In this activity, families are invited to reflect on being the face of Christ for others. Rosina Hendrickson gives us food for thought through her personal encounter with God in people she met on a trip to Jamaica. • By Rosina Hendrickson

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Discipleship: Serving Others in Christ's Name

Learning Through Movies: The Mission

This resource invites families to watch The Mission together, then reflect on what this movie can teach them about the meaning of missionary discipleship. • By Rosina Hendrickson

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Easter Hope • First Steps for Families

Find hope in the fulfillment of God's promises. • By Jim Merhaut

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Eucharist: We Are What We Eat! • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

This home activity provides an opportunity for parent and children to talk about the benefits of receiving Eucharist. • By Joan Weber

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The Paschal Candle: Sharing the Light of Christ • First Steps for Families

Home Activity

By Jane Angha

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Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Being Missionaries Like Paul

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Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Challenging Our Family Culture

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Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: See How Those Christians Love One Another

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Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Sent to Serve

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Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Table Prayer to Our First Christians

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Communion of Saints: Holiness • Generations of Faith

Virtue Reality

Explore the idea of holiness within your family.

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Communion of Saints Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

Use this meal ritual to share stories about the Saints.

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Communion of Saints Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

Explore the themes of Holy Gifts & Holy People in relation to the Communion of Saints.

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Communion of Saints Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

In this table prayer, we focus on the Communion of Saints, which calls us to unity with each other and joins us to Christ.

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Table Prayer for the Easter Season • Generations of Faith

During the Easter season, place the family’s Christ candle in the center of the table. Alternate prayer leader and candle lighter throughout the season.

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Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

Beatitudes

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Mission Home Activity Learning • Generations of Faith

A listing of two websites on mission to send home.

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Mission Home Activity Ritual • Generations of Faith

A simple commitment to mission ritual for the home church.

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Table Prayer of Solidarity • Generations of Faith

Cultural Prayer Home Activity

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Advent Daily Prayers for Families • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A simple format for families to pray together daily during Advent.

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An Advent Sharing List for Families • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A collection of 29 things families can do together during Advent to foster the spirit of Christmas.

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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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Christmas "Presence" • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A family activity that uses the Gospel story of Jesus' birth to explore God's presence in our lives.

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Prayers for Every Day of Advent • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Simple prayers to use for each day of Advent.

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Praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary • Generations of Faith

By praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, we can meditate on the Advent and Christmas themes of hope, trust, waiting and anticipation, the presence of God in history, and changing relationships. Your family can hold its own retreat throughout Advent and Christmas by putting aside time each week for Scripture, prayer and reflection. This guide for praying the Joyful Mysteries can form the basis for such a family retreat.

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Exploring Advent: Preparing for the Messiah • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

This family reflection will focus on your family's experience of preparing and what it takes to prepare well.

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Advent Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

Table prayer to use with your family throughout Advent.

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Waiting with Hope • Generations of Faith

Young Adult Advent Journal

If you are a young adult who has been looking for a way to prepare spiritually for Christmas, this book is for you. These reflections have been written by people in their twenties and thirties. These young adults have taken the readings for the Advent season and used them as a springboard for their own prayerful thought and reflection. Now they invite you to do the same.

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Saintly Nature Walk • Generations of Faith

Use the beauty of the month of October to prepare for the celebration of All Saints' Day on November 1. Plan some family time outside where you can enjoy the brilliant colors of autumn and share your reflections on the lives of the Saints.

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Patron Saint for the Year • Generations of Faith

As a family, choose a Saint to honor for the coming year.

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The Meek are not Weak • Generations of Faith

The third beatitude may be the least understood of all. This activity will help your family to appreciate the depth and power of meekness, a gift so desperately needed in our world today.

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Will the Real Saint Please Stand? • Generations of Faith

This family activity explores the three categories of saints.

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No Fear Skeleton • Generations of Faith

This activity helps dispel our fears surrounding death and dying in light of the celebration of the feast of All Souls.

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All Souls' Day Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

Use these Scripture verses to guide your mealtime reflections throughout the month of November.

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All Souls' Day Shrine • First Steps for Families

Use this guide to help you set up an All Souls' Day shrine to honor a friend or family member who has died.

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All Souls' Day Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

Select a deceased member of your family or a friend you will remember in a special way on All Souls' Day this year. Use this tent card to guide your table prayer in the days leading up to All Souls' Day and throughout November. • By James Merhaut

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Ascension: Bless this Body • Generations of Faith

Reflect on and share what parts of Christ's body each family member is called to be for others.

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Ascension: Sent to Share Good News • Generations of Faith

Reflect on the ways you can share the teachings of Jesus with others, through words as well as actions.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Ascension • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Examine the 'job description' Jesus left for his disciples (and us!) at his Ascension.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Baptism of the Lord • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Create your own family tree and reflect on your family's genealogy in Christ.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Beatitudes • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

This family reflection helps us to understand the kinds of people Jesus is calling us to be in the Beatitudes.

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Praying Our Way to Baptism • Generations of Faith

Family Table Prayers

This series of table prayers can be used at mealtime as a family prepares to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism of a family member or to prepare to participate in a parish celebration of the sacrament. • By Jim Merhaut

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What's in a Name? • Generations of Faith

This simple ritual will help families celebrate the dignity of each member's baptismal name either on a birthday or a baptismal anniversary date. • By Jim Merhaut

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Who is John the Baptist? • Generations of Faith

This crossword puzzle will help your family to prepare for the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, the Advent Season, or the Beheading of John the Baptist. • By Jim Merhaut

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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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Jesus Son of God Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

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Jesus Son of God Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

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Jesus, Son of God • Generations of Faith

Table Prayer

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Jesus, Son of God: Obedience • Generations of Faith

Virtue Reality

Explore how Jesus is a model for being obedient. • By Agnes Done

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Easter Family Baking • Generations of Faith

Recipes for Easter Bread and Refrigerator Roll Dough.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Easter • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Reflect on the story of Easter and what the Resurrection means for each of us.

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Earth Day: Planting a Tree • Generations of Faith

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Easter: Service Ideas for the Season • Generations of Faith

A collection of service ideas for your family to do during Easter.

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Easter Candle Symbols • Generations of Faith

A home reflection on the meaning of the symbols on the Easter candle. • By Jim Merhaut

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Easter Candle Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

A table prayer to use at home with an Easter candle. • By Jim Merhaut

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The Blessing Egg • Generations of Faith

Teach stewardship with this simple alteration of a traditional Easter egg hunt at home. • By Jim Merhaut

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Call to Family, Community & Participation • Generations of Faith

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Celebrating Holy Week at Home • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Scripture, prayers, and activities for celebrating Holy Week at home.

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Journey to New Life • Generations of Faith

Young Adult Lenten Journal

If you are a young adult who has been looking for a way to prepare spiritually for Easter, this book is for you. These reflections have been written by people in their twenties and thirties. These young adults have taken the readings for the Lenten season and used them as a springboard for their own prayerful thought and reflection. Now they invite you to do the same.

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Living Lent Through Service to Others • Generations of Faith

A collection of service ideas for your family during Lent.

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Preparing the Family Lenten Prayer Space • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this guide to help your family create a prayer space to use during Lent.

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Mary • Generations of Faith

Table Prayer

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help • Generations of Faith

Table Prayer

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Becoming a Disciple Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

A table prayer focused on answering the call to discipleship.

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Becoming a Disciple Virtue Reality • Generations of Faith

Explore the virtue of self-discipline and how it is needed for discipleship.

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Palm Sunday: Let’s Make a Pilgrimage • First Steps for Families

This home activity invites families to make a pilgrimage to local holy sites as part of their faith journey through Holy Week.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Pentecost • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Explore the power of the Holy Spirit through his family activity.

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Exploring All Saints' Day: the Beatitudes • Generations of Faith

This reflection asks your family to reflect on the Beatitudes and how each of us measures up to the criteria for being truly blessed.

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Exploring All Saints' Day: The Communion of Saints • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

The Communion of Saints is the community or family of the entire people of God. This activity will give your family the opportunity to reflect on the Communion of Saints - those holy people who have gone before us, and those living among us.

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Pentecost: The Christian Church • Generations of Faith

This activity provides a way for families to reflect on the Holy Spirit's call to unity with other Christian communities.

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Thanksgiving - the Story of Zacchaeus • Generations of Faith

A reflection on generosity based on the story of Zacchaeus.

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The Conversion of Paul • Generations of Faith

Use the story of Paul's conversion in Acts of the Apostles to think about your own experiences with conversion.

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The Nicene Creed: Trinity • Generations of Faith

This activity will help participants appreciate the trinitarian structure of the Nicene Creed. You may want to use it in preparation for Trinity Sunday. This activity can be adapted for home or parish use. • By Jim Merhaut

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Trinity: Three-in-One • Generations of Faith

This activity will help families with young children explore the concept of the Trinity. • By Jim Merhaut

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God's Healing Presence Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

Use this meal ritual to reflect on God's healing presence in our lives.

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Anointing of the Sick • Generations of Faith

Ritual Moments

Use these rituals to reflect on 4 moments from the Sacrament: Litany, Laying on of Hands, Prayer over the Oil and Anointing.

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Healing & Anointing Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

A table prayer to recall the power of healing in our lives.

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Eucharist Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

Reflections, prompts, and activities based around Eucharistic themes: bread, wine and cup, Sign of Peace, Our Father, Offertory, and Commissioning.

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Family Scripture Activities • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A couple of activities for learning about the Bible and reflecting on what it is telling us today.

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God's Word at Home • Generations of Faith

Learning and Growing through the Lectionary Readings (English & Spanish)

A simple process you can use for taking the message of the Sunday Gospel reading and apply them to daily life as individuals and families.

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God's Word Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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Holy Orders • Generations of Faith

Meal Ritual

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Holy Orders • Generations of Faith

Ritual Moments

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Holy Orders • Generations of Faith

Spiritual Reflection

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Holy Orders • Generations of Faith

Table Prayer

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Marriage Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

Share stories of darkness and light during this meal ritual and be reminded that we are called to be light for the world.

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Marriage Prayer • Generations of Faith

Litany of Reconciliation

Marriage and family life give us plenty of opportunities to reach out to each other with love and forgiveness. Pray this Litany of Reconciliation together.

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Marriage Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

Reflect together on blessings and covenants in relation to married and family life.

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Marriage Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

Pray in a special way for all who are married or preparing for marriage in this table prayer.

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Ordinary Time • Generations of Faith

Creed: Jesus Son of God Meal Ritual

By Agnes Done

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Ordinary Time • Generations of Faith

Creed: Jesus Son of God Ritual Moments

By Agnes Done

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Ordinary Time • Generations of Faith

Creed: Jesus Son of God Table Prayer

By Agnes Done

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Family Reconciliation Ritual: Nails • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A ritual for families to experience reconciliation at home.

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Exploring Reconciliation & Forgiveness • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

This activity allows families to reflect on forgiveness within the family using their own experiences alongside the Gospel.

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Exploring the Prodigal Son • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use several parables to reflect on sin and forgiveness.

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All Saints' Day Family Reflection • Generations of Faith

Ordinary Holiness (English & Spanish)

This reflection helps families find ways to be holy in the ordinary of everyday life.

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Exploring All Saints' Day: Remembering Our Heritage • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

The feasts of All Saints and All Souls are a time for us to remember and reflect on our heritage as followers of Jesus and as members of the Church. Use this activity to guide your family in remembering your heritage.

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Reconciliation Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

This ritual will guide families through reflection and prayer based on our call to be the light of the world.

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Reconciliation Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Reflect together on these moments from the Rite of Reconciliation: Contrition, Confession, Act of Penance, Absolution, and Proclamation of God.

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Poverty & Hunger: Action Activities • Generations of Faith

If your family is looking to take action on poverty and hunger issues, use this resource to get started.

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Reconciliation Table Prayers • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Table prayers for being the salt of the earth and receiving God's healing love.

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Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

Call to Family, Community, Participation

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Justice • Generations of Faith

Creation: Meal Ritual

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Care for Creation: Virtue Reality • Generations of Faith

Creativity

Explore the virtue of creativity in this family activity.

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Justice • Generations of Faith

Catholic Social Principles -Solidarity Meal Ritual

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Catholic Social Teaching Scripture Journey • Generations of Faith

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Justice • Generations of Faith

Option for Poor: Meal Ritual

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Justice • Generations of Faith

Option for Poor: Ritual Moments

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Justice • Generations of Faith

Option for Poor: Table Prayer

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Option for the Poor: Virtue Reality • Generations of Faith

Generosity

Explore the virtue of generosity in this family activity.

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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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Winter & Lenten Social Activities • Gather Us In

Ideas meant to jump-start your own brainstorming for social activities for families. They are tentatively placed according to season, but many would work at different times of the year, particularly in different climates. These are an aid to your ingenuity, not a replacement for it. • 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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Winter & Lenten Service Activities • Gather Us In

Ideas meant to jump-start your own brainstorming for service activities for families. They are tentatively placed according to season, but many would work at different times of the year, particularly in different climates. These are an aid to your ingenuity, not a replacement for it. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

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Fruits of the Holy Spirit • Generations of Faith

Confirmation Meal Ritual

Use this meal ritual to reflect on the fruits of the Spirit and we celebrate at Confirmation.

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit • Generations of Faith

Confirmation Table Prayer

A table prayer that focuses on the gifts of the Spirit.

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Confirmation Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

Reflect together on these moments from the rite of Confirmation: Sponsor, Baptismal Promises, Chrism & Anointing, the Laying on of Hands, and the Seal of the Holy Spirit.

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Daily Temperature Reading • Generations of Faith

Use these five communication tools for daily check-ins with spouses and family.

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Family Reflections on Marriage • Generations of Faith

Share stories and pictures of your wedding day, courtship, and marriage, and plan a renewal of vows together.

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Marriage Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

Taste & See

Ignite conversation about family with this meal ritual.

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Family Reconciliation Ritual:Stones • Generations of Faith

A ritual for families to use to experience reconciliation at home.

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Preparing for Reconciliation as a Family • Generations of Faith

Parent Guide

A guide for parents to use at home with children preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Advent Reflections: Cycle B • Generations of Faith

Reflections on the Sunday readings from St. Paul for Cycle B.

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Exploring Advent: God in Our History • Generations of Faith

During Advent we can reflect on God's presence in our history; how is God revealed to us in our own "histories," in the history of our families?

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Exploring Advent: Sharing Our Gifts • Generations of Faith

This reflection is an opportunity for your family to reflect on your experience of Christmas and "gifts" this year.

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Exploring Advent: The Reign of God • Generations of Faith

This family reflection focuses on the Advent theme of the Reign of God and provides families with the opportunity to reflect on God's reign in their own lives.

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Christmas Season Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

A table prayer to use throughout the Christmas Season.

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Advent Family Baking • Generations of Faith

Enjoy making these Christmas rolls and cookies with your family. Think of someone with whom you can share your baked goods this season.

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Stir-Up Sunday • Generations of Faith

First Sunday of Advent

An old family tradition is the stirring of the bowl of Plum Pudding on the first Sunday of Advent: “Stir- up Sunday.” The pudding (prepare it the Saturday before Advent begins) is filled with the good things of the world and is meant to represent Christ who will bring with him on his birthday all of the good things of heaven. Pudding is then stored until Christmas Day.

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Advent Resource • Generations of Faith

A one-page summary that highlights the most important aspects of Advent to share with family members.

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Advent: Saints for the Season • Generations of Faith

Virtue Reality

Learn about several December Saints through the virtues of generosity, trust, and simplicity in these three family activities.

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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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Advent Family Rituals • Generations of Faith

Four rituals to use with your family during Advent.

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Advent Wreaths & Prayers • Generations of Faith

A short explanation of the symbolism of the Advent wreath, a blessing to use with your wreath at home, and a collection of daily prayers to use with your family throughout Advent.

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Preparing for Christmas • Generations of Faith

This resource includes a variety of things your family might do during Advent to change how you prepare for and celebrate Christmas.

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Epiphany Family Rituals • Generations of Faith

A collection of ways for your family to celebrate Epiphany.

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Advent: Service Ideas for the Season • Generations of Faith

A collection of service ideas for your family to do during Advent.

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All Saints' Day Table Prayers • Generations of Faith

Use this collection of table prayers based on the Beatitudes for eight days leading up to or following the Feast of All Saints on November 1.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Epiphany • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A reflection on gifts based on the story of Jesus' birth.

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Popular Gospel Stories: Holy Family • Generations of Faith

Use the feast of the Holy Family as an opportunity to recall your own family memories.

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Dia de Los Reyes Magos • Generations of Faith

Three Kings Day

Compare your family's Christmas traditions to those of families in other parts of the world.

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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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Baking for Lent & Holy Week • Generations of Faith

Explore Lent & Holy Week themes through baking. Recipes include pretzels, hot cross buns, Easter bread, and refrigerator roll dough.

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Carnival & Mardi Gras • Generations of Faith

Incorporate family members' favorite meals into the weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday, and then bake a King's Cake for Fat Tuesday!

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Lenten Transformation • Generations of Faith

Use a spring bulb garden or butterfly garden to experience the growth and transformation that Lent calls us to.

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Living Lent as a Family • Generations of Faith

Reflect on the themes of fasting and feasting and commit to some family Lenten resolutions.

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Family Resources for Lent • Generations of Faith

Books, movies, and seasonal highlights to enrich your family's observance of Lent.

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Lent: Saints for the Season • Generations of Faith

Learn about several March Saints through the virtues of humility, sacrifice, & faith

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Exploring Lent: Conversion • Generations of Faith

Lent is an opportunity for conversion. Reflect with your family on your experiences of Lent and conversion.

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Family Mardi Gras Celebration • Generations of Faith

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Lent: Living Simply • Generations of Faith

Discover ways your family can live more simply during Lent.

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Easter Family Resources • Generations of Faith

Books, movies, and seasonal highlights to enrich your family's celebration of Easter.

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Easter: Saints for the Season • Generations of Faith

Explore the virtues of love, courage, and devotion by learning about the Saints of the Easter Season.

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Is There Really an Easter Bunny? • Generations of Faith

Use this resource to guide your family's discuss of the Easter bunny and its symbolism.

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The Fire of the Holy Spirit Fondue • Generations of Faith

Families can use this fun and tasty activity to learn about why fire is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. • By jim merhaut

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Pentecost Wind Sock • Generations of Faith

Honor the power of the Holy Spirit by creating a wind sock to display in your yard or window on Pentecost Sunday.

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Popular Gospel Stories: 10 Lepers • Generations of Faith

Use the story of the ten lepers to think about gratitude.

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Easter with a Bang • Generations of Faith

Use this balloon activity to explore the scripture stories about the resurrection.

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Lectionary Cycle B: Gospel Watch • Generations of Faith

Use this chart to be on the lookout for Gospel stories you will hear throughout the year. • By Leif Kehrwald

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Baptism, the Birds, & the Bees • Generations of Faith

Learning about Christian initiation provides parents with an excellent opportunity to have a talk with children about child birth.

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Church Scripture Reflections • Generations of Faith

Seven Scripture reflections to help families reflect on the Church.

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Church Virtue Reality: Unity • Generations of Faith

Reflection on the virtue of unity.

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Respect for All Life Word Search • Generations of Faith

Use this home activity to reflect on key concepts included in respect for all life. • By Jane Angha

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Saints of Service • Generations of Faith

As a family, can you match a list of Saints with the people they served?

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Who Needs You to Be Neighbor? • Generations of Faith

Read the story of the rich man & Lazarus, and for one week track all of the stories, personal experiences, news reports, and other ways you hear about people in need.

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Called to Serve: The Works of Mercy • Generations of Faith

Reflect on how your family can make service a part of your everyday routine while you study the Works of Mercy.

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Proclaiming Hope

Learning Through Books: Hope for the Flowers

Use this book to explore the theme of hope.

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God the Father: Scripture Reflections • Generations of Faith

Seven scripture reflections focused on God the Father and Creator.

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God Virtue Reality: Perseverance • Generations of Faith

Reflect on the virtue of perseverance in light of how God perseveres with us.

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Prayer: Scripture Reflections • Generations of Faith

Seven scripture reflections focused on the theme of prayer.

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Pathways in Prayer • Generations of Faith

Complete this short quiz to help you reflect on your own prayer preferences.

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Reading the Bible: Breakfast on the Beach

Read and re-tell the scripture story of breakfast on the beach.

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Reading the Bible: Prayer • Generations of Faith

Four ways to use the Bible for prayer.

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Creeds in the Bible • Generations of Faith

During Advent, Lent or the Easter season cut these scripture passages apart, place them in a bowl, and as a family read and discuss one each evening.

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Covenant & Community • Generations of Faith

Explore the covenants God made with God's people and then create a family covenant.

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Nicene Creed Matching Game • Generations of Faith

Match phrases from the Nicene Creed to who or what it applies to in this family activity.

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I See the Face of God in You • Generations of Faith

Think about influential people in your lives and how you see God in those people.

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Homemade Hearthstones • Generations of Faith

Make a set of family hearthstones and use them for a family activity.

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Pick a Card Discussion Activity • Generations of Faith

This activity will guide participants to reflect on the ways that God is revealed in daily life.

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Scripture Revelation Ritual • Generations of Faith

This activity will guide participants in recalling the words, phrases, and passages of Scripture that they carry in their hearts and discuss how God reveals Godself to us in those passages.

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Learning to Pray with Kateri Tekakwitha • Generations of Faith

Use St. Kateri as a model for learning how to pray.

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Our Family Creed • Generations of Faith

As a Christian community we profess our faith through the reciting of the Creed. As households of faith we sometimes live an unspoken creed about who we want to be as a family. This activity will guide you through articulating those beliefs.

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Professing Our Faith • Generations of Faith

Use this fill-in-the-blank activity to review what your family knows about the Creed.

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Put Your Heart Into It • Generations of Faith

You are not alone if sometimes you feel bored by reciting the Creed week after week at Mass. Here are four suggestions for putting your heart into the Creed.

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Liturgical Year • Generations of Faith

Use this blank liturgical calendar to practice labeling the seasons of the church year.

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Service Ideas for Fall • Generations of Faith

This resource includes many ideas for fall service projects. They can be adapted for other times of the year.

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Exploring Poverty: The Rich Man & Lazarus • Generations of Faith

Use this activity to discover how your family can make a difference in the life of someone in need.

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Enough for Everyone • Generations of Faith

Celebrating World Food Day

The purpose of World Food Day is to focus people's attention on food and to get all the world's people working together to find solutions to problems like food distribution and hunger. Use this activity to guide your family in a reflection on World Food Day.

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St.Patrick's Day Celebration • Generations of Faith

Ideas for celebrating the feast of St. Patrick in your home.

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The Workers in the Vineyard • Generations of Faith

Understanding God's Love

Use this activity to remember that God loves all of us, no matter what.

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The Greatest Commandments • Generations of Faith

The Law of Love

Use this activity to explore Jesus' teaching of the Greatest Commandments.

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