February 2017 Faith Fun

February 2017 – The month of the Passion of Our Lord

Ccrown-741478_1920elebrate 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

Hcandles-1076675_1920ave a candlelit dinner to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord, “Candlemas“. Thursday 2 February.

Check to see if your parish has blessed candles to take home.

Snew-zealand-654980_640ing the national anthem and pray for New Zealand on Waitangi Day 6 February, 1840.

Pshibuya-crossing-923000_1280ray for the church in Japan in honour of St Paul Miki and Companions Tuesday 7 February.

Tvintage-1781627_1280-jpgell your children about the “holy twins”: St Scholastica, Virgin (Friday 10 February) and the tender love she had for her brother St Benedict. Ask them how they can help one another to become saints.

Vfrance-1079332_1920isit a grotto or do a grotto craft to commemorate the first time Mary Mother of God appeared at Lourdes 11 February 1858.

Find ideas at Catholic Icing blog:

http://bit.ly/1WgJAPE

S256px-monastery_sveti_jovan_bigorski_saints_cyril_and_methodiusts Cyril, monk, and Methodius, Bishop (Tuesday 14 February) were brothers and apostles of the Slavs. They translated the Bible into Slavonic. Pray for Bible translation around the world.

Vvalentine-countdown-chainisit Catholic Icing to create a Valentine Countdown Chain to remind us of God’s love for everyone.

http://bit.ly/1lh9Yvo

Pvatican-26894ray for Pope Francis on the feast day of the Chair of St Peter (Wednesday 22 February). Talk with  your children about the Papal Flag.

Mabackground-2754_1280ke Turkish Delight to celebrate St Polycarp, Martyr on his feast day Wednesday 23 February.  

The February Activity Sheet worksheet

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.
The Second side of the activity sheet includes a wide range of activities for Advent.

February 2017

Prayer for our Land

On Waitangi Day you might like to pray our National Anthem in all three languages of New Zealand.  Te Reo Maori, New Zealand Sign Language and English.  This video will lead you.