Fall Seasonal Spotlight

The Fall season features resources focused on the events of parish life that occur during the months of September, October, and November, leading up to Advent. For the topics listed below you will find intergenerational programs, peer learning sessions, home activities, and ideas for the individual to live his or her faith in the wider community.

Faith Themes

Communion of Saints

We believe in the communion of saints.... We hold in common "God's holy gifts for God's holy people." How are the living and dead united in a mysterious offering of support and encouragement which builds up the church?

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Ordinary Time

We mark the church year through numbered days, as we hear stories from our ancestors of faith, including the life and teachings of Jesus.

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Proclaiming Hope

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Thanksgiving Tables

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Faith Festivals

November Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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October Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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September Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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FamilyFaith@Home

Fall FamilyFaith@Home

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

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Weekly Justice Challenges

2021 Fall Weekly Justice Challenges

Year B

Place these justice challenges in your bulletin or on your website to encourage parishioners to embrace just living.

First Steps for Families

November First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

These are all the resources for First Steps for Families for the month of November.

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October First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

These are all the resources for First Steps for Families for the month of October.

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September First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

These are all the resources for First Steps for Families for the month of September.

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Celebrate Family

Fall • Celebrate Family

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

Gather Us In

Autumn 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

Autumn 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

Saints Alive • Gather Us In

Family Day Activity

This activity forms an excellent opening for a religious education program, whether in family or classroom. It can also be used as an All Saints Day celebration, a Holy Family Sunday celebration, or a closing activity at the end of the religious education year. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto