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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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Baptism@Home Scripture Reflections • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Seven short reflections related to the sacrament, each with a scripture reading, brief reflection, and prayer.

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Vocation: Responding to the Call • First Steps for Families

(English & Spanish)

Take-home activity designed to help parents engage in vocational discernment with their children. • 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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Works of Mercy • First Steps for Families

Home Activity (English & Spanish)

By Jane Angha

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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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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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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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Amazing Saints Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

(English & Spanish)

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

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Earth Day: Celebrating God's Gift of Creation • Faith Festivals

(English & Spanish)

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

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Advent Weekly Table Prayers • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Table prayers for each week of Advent.

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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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Popular Gospel Stories: 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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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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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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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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Celebrating Holy Week at Home • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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

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Lenten Ideas for Adults • Generations of Faith

Fasting, Praying & Almsgiving (English & Spanish)

A collection of ideas for adults to use during Lent regarding fasting, praying and almsgiving.

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Lenten Ideas for Children • Generations of Faith

Fasting, Praying & Almsgiving (English & Spanish)

A collection of ideas for children to use during Lent regarding fasting, praying & almsgiving.

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Lenten Daily Prayers • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A collection of prayers for each day of Lent.

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Lenten Family Celebration • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this celebration on Ash Wednesday to begin the season of Lent in your home.

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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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Lenten Moments • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A collection of over 20 scripture reflections based on several Lenten themes to use with your family during Lent.

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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 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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Celebrating the Gift of the Holy Spirit • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this prayer for the nine days from the Ascension to Pentecost Sunday.

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Thanksgiving Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A table prayer to give thanks for the blessings in your lives.

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Easter Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

Preparing for Baptism (English & Spanish)

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All Dine with Jesus Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A family mealtime experience focused on Matthew the Tax Collector (Matthew 9:9-13).

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Barbecue on the Beach Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this meal ritual at a picnic or BBQ to reflect on the enthusiasm we have about our faith.

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Bread of Life Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this ritual to reflect on Jesus, the Bread of Life.

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Corpus Christi Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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Emmaus Story Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this ritual alongside the Emmaus story to recognize and celebrate Jesus all around us.

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Holy Thursday Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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Loaves and Fishes Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A meal ritual to reflect on hospitality and generosity.

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On a Mission from Jesus Meal Ritual • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use the Great Commission to reflect on how we are all called to be missionary disciples.

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Eucharist Ritual Moments • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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

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Easter Season Table Reflections • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Prayers to use for each week of the Easter Season.

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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 applying them to daily life as individuals and families.

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Scripture Reflections on Eucharist • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Seven short reflections related to the sacrament, each with a scripture reading, brief reflection, and prayer.

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God's Word Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A table prayer to reflect on Jesus as God's word.

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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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Guide to Individual Reconciliation • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Guide to assist individuals who are celebrating the sacrament of reconciliation outside of a communal setting.

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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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Reconciliation Scripture Reflections • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Seven scripture readings and reflections to guide families in prayer centered on sin and forgiveness.

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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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Leader Guide (Spanish) • Whole Community Catechesis

Guía General del Líder

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Building the Reign of God • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants understand more fully what it means to live in the Reign/Kingdom of God. They will explore the teachings of Christ as they relate to our modern world and everyday life and how to allow our lives to more fully reflect the teachings of Christ.

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Celebrating Liturgy & Sacraments • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that the liturgy is the work of the Trinity and understand that the sacraments are signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the church.

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Following Catholic Social Teaching • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to learn about Catholic social teaching, including the exercise of virtue in society, the common good, the equal dignity of human persons, and the need to reduce excessive social and economic inequalities

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Knowing the Trinity • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to more deeply appreciate our belief in one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They will hear how to know God better by seeing how divine love in the Holy Trinity also extends to daily life in our homes when we live in love.

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Learning about Chastity • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that by creating the human person, man and woman, God gives each one personal dignity. They will appreciate that chastity means the full and complete integration of sexuality within the person and the covenant that spouses enter into.

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Living a Moral Life • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that certain concrete acts are always wrong to choose and that we may not do evil to achieve a good result. They will deepen their understanding that a well-formed conscience is upright and truthful.

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Loving the Bible • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to appreciate that God is the author of Sacred Scripture because God inspired its human authors and that we must be attentive above all to what God wants to reveal through the writings of the sacred authors.

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Loving the Church • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to understand that the word "church" designates those whom God’s word gathers together to form the people of God, nourished with the body of Christ to become the body of Christ.

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Meeting Jesus • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that the whole of Christ’s life was a continual teaching: his silence, his miracles, his gestures, his prayer, his love for people, his special affection for the little and the poor, his way of the cross, and his resurrection. They will better understand that in his teaching Jesus announced the reign of God and by his example called us to live out the paschal mystery.

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Praying Well • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to explore prayer as a way of cooperating with the Holy Spirit, who helps us remember all that Jesus said and who instructs us in the life of prayer. They will learn the basic forms of prayer: blessing, petition, intercession, thanksgiving, and praise and gain a greater sense of being blessed and of offering blessing.

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Talking about God • Whole Community Catechesis

(English & Spanish)

This session will help participants to recognize that God has revealed and given himself to us out of love, gradually communicating God’s own mystery in deeds and in words.

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Exploring Advent: God in Our History • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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

(English & Spanish)

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

(English & Spanish)

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

(English & Spanish)

A table prayer to use throughout the Christmas Season.

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Advent Resource • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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

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Advent Wreaths & Prayers • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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

(English & Spanish)

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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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

(English & Spanish)

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

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Family Commitment Blessing: Feast of the Holy Family • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this family blessing on the feast of the Holy Family to renew your commitments to each other.

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Living Lent as a Family • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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

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Exploring Lent: Conversion • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

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

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Blessing of the Home Cross • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

Use this prayer on Ash Wednesday to bless your family's home cross.

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Anniversary of Baptism Table Prayer • Generations of Faith

(Spanish)

Use this table prayer on the anniversary of family members' baptism.

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Exploring the Mission of Our Family: Our Church of the Home • Generations of Faith

(English & Spanish)

A family reflection that focuses on our family mission: to love God, to love each other, to forgive, to serve, to reach out to those in need.

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Easter Table Prayer: Water & Light • Generations of Faith

(Spanish)

An Easter table prayer focused on water & light.

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