June 2018 – The Month of the Sacred Heart
Visit Real Life at Home blog to print a Word Find for June Saints and Feast Days, including St Justin (1 June), St Boniface (5 June), St Aloysius Gonzaga (21 June) and St Irenaeus (28 June):
Make a monstrance to celebrate The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – (Sunday 3 June). Visit Catholic Icing blog for monstrance craft ideas:
Visit Eucharistic Adoration, even if only briefly with young children.
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is five days after Corpus Christie (Friday 8 June). Cut out a large heart and write “Jesus” on it to symbolize Jesus’ heart. Have each family member cut out a smaller heart with their own names on it and glue them onto the larger heart to show our hearts belong to Jesus. Say several times, “Dear Jesus, I love You. I love you with all my heart.” Do not ask for anything, just keep expressing love.
We celebrate The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday 9 June. Visit Family at the Foot of the the Cross blog to create a Sacred Heart wreath.
or follow this link to create a memory game for the Feast Days of the Blessed Virgin mary:
St Barnabas, Apostle (Monday 11 June) traveled with St Paul to many places to tell people about Jesus (Acts 11-13). We don’t need to travel – we can tell people right where we are! Set up dominos to show the power of one child telling another about Jesus.
“Tony, Tony, Look around.
Something’s missing, can’t be found.”
Plan a treasure hunt in your house or garden to celebrate St Anthony of Padua, the patron of lost articles (Wednesday 13 June).
Read about Daniel and the blazing furnace of fire (Daniel 3). St Thomas More (Friday 22 June), like Daniel, focused on God, not the flames. “I do not care very much what men say of me, provided that God approves of me.” St Thomas More
Have a time of prayer near a fountain or body of water and talk about the gift of the Sacrament of Baptism in remembrance of the The Birth of St John the Baptist (Sunday 24 June).
Have a snack with honey to remember honey being part of St John the Baptist’s diet.
“John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.” ( Matthew 3:4)
Ss Peter and Paul (Friday 29 June). St Peter was chosen by Jesus to lead His flock, and his authority extends to the present Pope in an unbroken line.
St Paul, a convert to Christianity, reminds us of the billions of people who do not yet know Christ as their Good Shepherd. Visit Catholic Icing blog to make a family Litany of Saints:
Showing Love for our Common Home
In this month of the Sacred Heart we pause to remember all the ways God showers love upon us. We are also aware that we are called to shower love upon the world. In this short animated video we are reminded by Pope Francis that our love for the world includes caring for our Common Home – the earth.