Summer Seasonal Spotlight

The Summer season features resources focused on the events of parish life that occur during the months of June, July, and August. 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

Celebrating Triduum

Triduum, the three holiest days from sundown Holy Thursday to sundown Easter Sunday, is a liturgical season unto itself in between the seasons of Lent and Easter. What are the roots of this season and what are the core meanings of the liturgical celebrations of Triduum?

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Earth Day

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Easter Season

We celebrate Christ's resurrection and the birth of the church.

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Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Prepare parishioners for a fruitful celebration of the Easter mysteries.

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Lent Rite Journey

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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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Palm Sunday

The Passion of the Lord kicks off the holiest week of the year. What is the meaning of this unique liturgy, and how does Christ's passion inspire passionate living for us? These resources will help you prepare the whole community for celebrating Palm Sunday.

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Pentecost

The season of Easter begins Easter Sunday and ends on Pentecost, fifty days later. The feast is called Pentecost coming from the Greek word pentekoste or fiftieth. It is held in the Church second only in importance to Easter. It is best understood in context of the original feast of Pentecost in the Jewish tradition also known as Feast of Weeks.

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Faith Festivals

August Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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July Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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June Faith Festivals • Faith Festivals

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FamilyFaith@Home

Summer FamilyFaith@Home

These resources are designed to help families engage in shared prayer, faith sharing, service and reflection.

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Weekly Justice Challenges

2021 Summer 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

August First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

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

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July First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

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

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June First Steps for Families • First Steps for Families

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

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Celebrate Family

Summer • Celebrate Family

Family faith sharing resources for the months of June, July, and August

Gather Us In

Summer Social & Service Activities • Gather Us In

Ideas meant to jump-start your own brainstorming for social & 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