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In light of cancellations of Faith Formation classes, Children’s Liturgy of the Word and Parish Ministry activities, we are providing you with at-home activities to do together as a family. Although we are inconvenienced in many ways right now, we can use this time to grow closer to each other in our individual families and to God.
This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. Did you know that the pretzel was invented by a monk to reward his students for knowing their prayers? The folded dough represents arms crossed in prayer while the three holes represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. What a great way to celebrate Trinity Sunday- with delicious homemade pretzels made by your family!
On Sunday, June 14 we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ). This is a great time to talk about the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Help the lesson come alive with this cute monstrance craft. https://www.catholicicing.com/monstrance-craft-for-catholic-kids/
Help the kids create this cute craft for Dad using popsicle sticks. While they work, talk about St. Joseph and think about the similarities between their dad and Jesus’s dad.
Wednesday, June 24th is the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist. This is a great time to talk to your children about their baptism. Who are their godparents? How did you celebrate the day? What promises did you make on that day? Read Matthew 3:13-17 about the baptism of Jesus together. Then, the younger ones can create this printable craft. https://www.catholicteacher.com/activity-printable-baptism-lord-craft/
At Home with Your Faith will help you and your family live your Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ in these challenging times. Be assured of our prayers as you embrace the sacrifices and the graces of this new way of living our faith in the domestic church, your home. https://www.archbalt.org/at-home/
Here are some Virtual Mass Tips
Ahead of time:
Decide on a time to view and set up connection.
• Consider setting up chairs for your “pews” instead of sitting on your sofa.
• Get dressed up as if you are going to Mass.
• Mark the readings in your Bibles before Mass so you can follow along.
• Offer up your Mass for your family’s intentions and for the needs of the world.
As Mass Begins:
• Light a candle on a table near your screen. This is a reminder that Jesus, the Light of the World, is there with you.
• Participate by singing, saying responses, standing, sitting, and kneeling as if you were in a church.
• Pray a spiritual Communion during the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament.
• Serve donuts or some special treat after Mass.
Please contact the Evangelization and Faith Formation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-923-6953 with any questions.