We've put together a list of some of our favorite resources to help you grow in faith! We'll keep the list updated as we find new ones!
General Catholic Goodness
Set up a Home Prayer Space
You don't need a crucifix on every wall to let your kids know that faith is important to your family. A simple prayer space in a part of your home you visit often (maybe your family room?) can be a great focal point for family prayer, and a constant visual reminder of God's presence. All you need is a small table or shelf and some well-loved items your family uses for prayer. It's a good place for your family bible, a picture of your favorite saint, a candle, and anything else that can help your family pray. Another way to adapt this is to create mini-prayer spaces in each child's bedroom.
Scripture Memory Flash Cards (Prayers + Mass Parts)
These flash cards can help kids learn how different parts of the prayers we say often, both in and out of Mass.
Activities from the Gospel of Luke
As we finish up liturgical year "C", Loyola Press has some activities parents can do with their kids to learn more about Luke's Gospel. Year "A" begins on November 27th, in which we dive into Matthew's Gospel. You can find activities to go with Matthew here.
Printable Advent Calendars
Free from Loyola Press
The Jesse tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to Jesus' birth. The Jesse tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of King David. We adorn a Jesse tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus. The ornaments of the Jesse tree tell the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the faithfulness of God across four thousand years of history. Download a guide for putting together your own Jesse Tree here.
Epiphany House Blessing
Celebrate Epiphany by blessing your home! Pick up chalk in the church or use some you have at home!