February 2018 Faith Fun

February 2018 – The Month of the Passion of Our Lord

Celebrate the month of the Passion of Our Lord by visiting Kinder Craze blog for a matchstick cross project.

http://bit.ly/1QcL50M

or Catholic Icing blog to make a Crown of Thorns

http://bit.ly/1WgJXts

Visit Catholic Icing to create a Valentine Countdown Chain to remind us of God’s love for everyone, as you count down the two weeks leading up to Wednesday 14 February: http://bit.ly/2htI2Ts

Have a candlelit dinner to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord, or “Candlemas“. Friday 2 February.

This feast is the 4th Joyful mystery of the Rosary and can be read aloud in the Gospel of Luke (Chapter 2, verses 22-40).

St Agatha, Martyr (Monday 5 February) is the patron saint against fire. Take this day to establish a fire escape plan for the family and to practice family fire drill. Also check any smoke detectors or fire alarms

Sing the national anthem, “God Defend New Zealand” and pray for New Zealand on Waitangi Day 6 February, 1840.

Pray for the church in Japan in honour of St Paul Miki and Companions Tuesday 6 February.

Tell your children about the “holy twins”: St Scholastica, Virgin (Saturday 10 February) and the tender love she had for her brother St Benedict. Ask them how they can help one another to become saints.

Visit a grotto or do a grotto craft to commemorate the first apparition of Mary, the Mother of God at Lourdes (11 February 1858).

Find ideas at Catholic Icing blog:

http://bit.ly/1WgJAPE

Have pancakes for dinner on Shrove Tuesday (13 February), the night before Ash Wednesday.

Attend Mass on Ash Wednesday (14 February). Wear your ashes out into the world as a witness to our faith. 

Visit Catholic Icing blog to create this almsgiving activity, which will help you count down the days of Lent:

http://bit.ly/2DYY58o

Pray for Pope Francis on the feast day of the Chair of St Peter (Thursday 22 February). Teach your children about the Papal Flag.

The February Activity Sheet

The activity sheet containing these ideas can be downloaded below. You can then print them off and stick them on your fridge as Carly suggests.

February 2018