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.

Communion of Saints

Home Activity: Who is Your Role Model?

Explore contemporary heroes of the Catholic faith.

Epiphany • Generations of Faith

Home Blessing: Home Activity

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

Epiphany • Generations of Faith

Reflecting on Gifts: Home Activity

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

Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Home Activity: Family Response

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

Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Home Activity: 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

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Home Activity: Called to Service

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Home Activity: Prayer Ritual

This home activity provides families with a prayer ritual that focuses on Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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

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

Pentecost

Home Activity: God's Grandeur

The world is charged with the grandeur of God. • By Jim Merhaut

Pentecost

Home Activity: The Christian Church

The feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit to empower the people of God to understand the potential of the faithful to be the hands and voice and heart of Christ on earth. We call that community the Christian Church.

Celebrating Triduum

Home Activity: 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.

Celebrating Triduum

Home Activity: 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

Celebrating Triduum

Home Activity: We Are Easter People!

To keep the Easter spirit alive in your family, do this short ritual every day during the Easter season. It can be used before the evening meal or before bedtime.

Jesus Through the Church Year

Lectionary Readings: Home Activity

This activity provides a way for families to share and pray with the readings in preparation for Sunday liturgy.

Jesus Through the Church Year

Liturgical Seasons: Home Activity

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

Walking with Jesus through Lent

Lenten Games: Home Activity

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

Walking with Jesus through Lent

Lenten Table Prayers: Home Activity

Families are invited to reflect on the Gospel readings each week.

Holy or Hole-y

The first home activity takes families deeper by helping them look at themselves and how they are (or aren’t) following the model of the Holy Family in daily life. • By Joan Weber

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! And Sorry!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Jesus' Mission Continues

Home Activity: Table Prayer

Mealtime prayer focusing on theme of being Christ in the world

Jesus Teaches Us about Ourselves

Home Activity: Emmanuel Table Prayer

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus is called Emmanuel, a name which means, "God is with us."

Jesus Teaches Us about Ourselves

Home Activity: 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.

Resurrection of the Body

Home Activity: Blueprints for Living

By Gladys Pozza

Resurrection of the Body

Home Activity: Fruits of the Spirit

By Gladys Pozza

What is Faith? Home Activity: Secret Saints

By Jane Angha

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

By Joan Weber

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

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

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

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

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

Discipleship: New Testament Role Models

Home Activity: Prayer

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

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.

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.

Earth Day

Home Activity: Pledge to Protect

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

Economic Justice

Home Activity: Eight Beatitudes of Parenting

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

Economic Justice

Home Activity: Option For the Poor

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

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.

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.

Living in Solidarity

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

Poverty Awareness

Home Activity: Pray for the Poor

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Poverty Awareness

Home Activity: Stance of Solidarity

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

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

Thanksgiving Tables

Home Activity: Service

Home service challenge for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Tables

Home Activity: Table Ritual

Thanksgiving home table ritual.

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

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

Being Truthful • Generations of Faith

Home Activity: Movie Time

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

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.

Stewardship

Home Activity: House Tour

Stewardship

Home Activity: Seven Days

Stewardship

Home Activity: Table Prayer

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

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

Life in Christ

Attentive Chores: Home Activity

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.

Life in Christ

Four Cardinal Virtues Table Prayer: Home Activity

This home activity provides families with a prayer which can be said before meals to ask God for the virtues of prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude.

Benedictine Spirituality

Home Activity: Line a Day

Benedictine Spirituality

Home Activity: Pray the Psalms

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.

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?

Divine Word Spirituality

Home Activity: Night Prayer

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

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.

Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Home Activity: Amends

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

Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Home Activity: 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."

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?

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.

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.

Ignatian Spirituality

Home Activity: Spontaneous Gratitude

Saint Ignatius was a strong supporter of reducing structure in the prayer lives of Christians. His less structured approach to prayer can be a comfort to families.

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.

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.

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

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

Proclaiming Hope

Getting Hope: Home Activity

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

Proclaiming Hope

Mary as a Star of Hope: Home Activity

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

Proclaiming Hope

Signs of Hope: Home Activity

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

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.

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.

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. 

Baptism at Home: Ritual Moments

This home activity engages the home church in reflecting on the ritual moments in the celebration of baptism.

Baptism at Home: Scripture Reflections

Scripture reflections(seven days)on the Sacrament of Baptism.

Easter Season Home Activity Easter Timeline

The four gospels record different versions of the resurrection stories. Become familiar with each.

Easter Season Home Activity Praying the Easter Stations

Pray the Stations of the Resurrection at home.

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.

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.

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.

One Holy Catholic Apostolic

Table Prayer

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

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.

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.

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.

Revised Roman Missal

Table Prayer

Use the following prayer during mealtimes.

Acts of the Apostles

Home Activity: Apostle Easter Eggs

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

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.

Gospel of John

Home Activity: Bread of Life

Gospel of John

Home Activity: Good Shepherd Maze

Gospel of John

Home Activity: Seven Signs Crossword

Gospel of John

Home Activity: Vine and Branches

Gospel of John

Home Activity: Wash Feet

Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Family Life

Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Know Luke

Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Praying with Luke

Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Ritual of Forgiveness

Gospel of Luke

Home Activity: Who's Left Out

Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Blind Bart

Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Family Scripture Reflection

Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Fertile Soil

Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Praying with Mark

Gospel of Mark

Home Activity: Scavenger Hunt

Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Beatitude Attitude

Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Got Talent

Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Picture the Kingdom of Heaven

Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Praying with Matthew

Gospel of Matthew

Home Activity: Scavenger Hunt

Intro to New Testament

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

Intro to Old Testament

Home Activity: Picture Collage

By Leif Kehrwald

Intro to Old Testament

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

Lectionary Cycle C

Home Activity: Gospel Watch

Lectionary Cycle C

Home Activity: Weekly Story

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

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

O Antiphons

Home Activity: Jesus' Birth

O Antiphons

Home Activity: O Come Emmanuel

Pentateuch

Home Activity: Covenant Love

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

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.

Pentateuch

Recommended Web Links

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

Prophets of the Old Testament

Home Activity: God Is Greater

Prophets of the Old Testament

Home Activity: Table Prayer

Reading the Bible

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

By Agnes Done

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.

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€

St. Paul

Home Activity: Blessings for the Home

St. Paul

Home Activity: Paul's Challenge to Live the Gospel

St. Paul

Home Activity: Pray without Ceasing

St. Paul

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

St. Paul

Home Activity: St. Paul Calls Us to Holiness

St. Paul

Home Activity: Tracing Paul's Journey

Childrens Gospel Stories

Curious NT Question

Curious OT Question

Family Scripture Reflection

Footsteps of Jesus

Hosea 11

Isaiah 43

NT Picture Collage

Old Testament Heroes

Sayings of Jesus

Synoptic Gospels

Home Activity: Exploration

Synoptic Gospels

Home Activity: Lectio Divina

Write an Epistle

Synoptic Gospels

Home Activity: Sharing Learning Reflections

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

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

Ten Commandments

Home Activity: Gospel Commandments

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

Ten Commandments

Home Activity: Table Prayer

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

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.

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.

Ascension

Being Christ's Body in the World

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

Ascension

Bless this Body

Home activity having each family member sharing which part of Christ’s body he/she is, followed by a blessing

Ascension

Four Different Perspectives from Four Different Guys

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 

Remembering Baptism • First Steps for Families

Home activity to follow the fifteen minute parent drop in session themed on baptism. • By Joan Weber

Vocation: Responding to the Call • First Steps for Families

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

Lenten Almsgiving • First Steps for Families

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

Lenten Fasting - First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

By Jim Merhaut

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

Lenten Prayer - First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

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

St. Joseph Celebration of Fatherhood • First Steps for Families

Home activity for celebration of fatherhood. • By Jim Merhaut

Feast of the Visitation • First Steps for Families

By Joan Weber

Sharing the Good News • First Steps for Families

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

Works of Mercy • First Steps for Families

By Jane Angha

Brave • First Steps for Families

This handout provides a way for families to continue their faith sharing about the film Brave. • By Tom East

Brave • Faith Festivals

(Spanish)

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

The Muppets • Faith Festivals

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

The Muppets • Faith Festivals

(Spanish)

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

Surf's Up • Faith Festivals

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

Surf's Up • Faith Festivals

(Spanish)

This Spanish-language handout provides a way for families to continue their faith sharing about Surf's Up.

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

Happy Birthday Mary! (Nativity of Mary: September 8) • First Steps for Families

By Jim Merhaut

Sign of Blessing • First Steps for Families

By Tom East

Sign of the Cross • First Steps for Families

By Joan Weber

Celebrating John XXIII • First Steps for Families

By Joan Weber

Meal Blessings • First Steps for Families

By Jane Angha

Christ the King • First Steps for Families

By Jim Merhaut

Gratitude • First Steps for Families

Families practice the spirituality of gratitude in their homes. • By Jim Merhaut

Advent • First Steps for Families

This gathering for parents and children explores the meaning of Advent and how we can prepare well for Christmas. • By Jim Merhaut

Holy Family • First Steps for Families

Home activity for families to use following the 15-minute session with parents and kids at church • By Jim Merhaut

Getting to Know Jesus • Faith Festivals

By Jane Angha

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

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

Easter Hope • First Steps for Families

By Jim Merhaut

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

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

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

By Jane Angha

Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Being Missionaries Like Paul

Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Challenging Our Family Culture

Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: See How Those Christians Love One Another

Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Sent to Serve

Early Church History • Generations of Faith

Home: Table Prayer to Our First Christians

Mission Home Activity Learning • Generations of Faith

A listing of two websites on mission to send home.

Mission Home Activity Ritual • Generations of Faith

A simple commitment to mission ritual for the home church.

Advent Daily Prayers • Generations of Faith

Advent Daily Prayers (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

Advent Preparing for Messiah Daily Prayers • Generations of Faith

Spanish

Advent Preparing for Messiah Popular Gospel Stories • Generations of Faith

Spanish

Advent Preparing for Messiah Prayers for Every Day • Generations of Faith

Spanish

An Advent Sharing List for Families • Generations of Faith

An Advent Sharing List for Families (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

Blessing before the Christmas Meal (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

Blessing before the Christmas Meal and the Christ Candle • Generations of Faith

Blessing for a Christmas Creche • Generations of Faith

Blessing for a Christmas Creche (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

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Home Setting An Introduction • Generations of Faith

Here is a one page overview of the Home Setting of the Weaving Faith site.

Parish Setting an Introduction • Generations of Faith

Here is a one page overview of the Parish setting of the WeavingFaith site.

Popular Gospel Stories • Generations of Faith

Christmas Presence

Popular Gospel Stories • Generations of Faith

Christmas Presence (Spanish)

Prayers for Every Day of Advent • Generations of Faith

Prayers for Every Day of Advent (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

Praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary • Generations of Faith

Spiritual Reflections for the Family • Generations of Faith

Spiritual Reflections for the Family (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

Table Prayers for Advent (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

Table Prayers for Advent 1 • Generations of Faith

Table Prayers for Advent 2 • Generations of Faith

Table Prayers for the Christmas Season • Generations of Faith

Table Prayers for the Christmas Season (Spanish) • Generations of Faith

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Waiting with Hope • Generations of Faith

Young Adult Advent Journal

All Souls Shrine • First Steps for Families

Let’s Make a Pilgrimage—Palm Sunday Home Activity • 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.

Pentecost • Generations of Faith

The Christian Church: Home Activity

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

Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

God's Healing Presence

Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

Healing and Anointing