October 2017 – The Month of the Holy Rosary
Spend a day doing little things for God and others in honour of St Therese of the Lisieux “The Little Flower” (Sunday 1 October).
God has made a special Guardian Angel for each of us, to enlighten, guide and protect us. Pray the Guardian Angel prayer, and visit Catholic Icing blog to do an angel craft for the feast of The Holy Guardian Angels (Monday 2 October).
Feed the birds, or do something nice for animals in remembrance of St Francis of Assisi (Wednesday 4 October).
Visit Catholic Icing blog to create Miracle of the Sun spinners: http://bit.ly/1FJRwzR
The Miracle of the Sun happened on 13 October 1917 at Fatima when Our Lady appeared to three young shepherd children. It was witnessed by over 30,000 people!
St Teresa of Avila (Sunday 15 October) is the first female Doctor of the Church. Share her inspirational words:
“Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands,
with which he blesses all the world.“
Bake something in honour of St Ignatius of Antioch who called himself the “wheat of Christ” (Tuesday 17 October).
Read aloud from the Gospel according to St Luke (Wednesday 18 October). Foods to honour St Luke include beef, as he is known as the “ox” and is the patron of butchers.
On World Mission Day (Sunday 22 October) the Catholic Church throughout the world renews its commitment to the missionary movement. Get out a globe or a map of the world to find out where you are and talk about other countries.
Labour Day is Monday 23 October. Write a note or give a small gift to someone who works hard for your community (or for your family)!
The feast day of Sts Simon and Jude (Saturday 28 October). St Simon was called “the zealous one.” St Jude is sometimes called Thaddeus, which means “the brave one.” Talk about what your names mean.