The Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary
In Spring new life abounds. Plan a trip to see some baby farm or zoo animals and talk about new life. Consider planting a garden to help children feel close to God through His creation
Make homemade, heartfelt cards for Dad and your parish priest for Father’s Day (First Sunday in September).
St Gregory the Great ( 3 September) was the first pope to use the title “servant of the servants of God.” All the popes since have used this title. Do something extra to help your teacher in honour of St Gregory the Great, patron saint of teachers.
Saints can seem like people from long ago. Talk to your children about St Teresa of Calcutta (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997). Watch this episode from Christian Kids
TV : https://bit.ly/2BRizko
Sing Happy Birthday to Our Lady to celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8 September).
Decorate letters spelling out MARY to celebrate the Most Holy Name of Mary (12 September).
Create a cross as a family to celebrate The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (14 September).
Visit Catholic Icing blog to create a mobile of the 7 Sorrows of Mary for The Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows (15 September).
Sts Cornelius and Cyprian (16 September) were two friends in service of Christ and his Church. They are buried in the catacombs of St Callixtus, which became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome. To learn more about the catacombs visit www.catacombe.roma.it
Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions (20 September). During the 17th century the Christian faith was brought to Korea through the zeal of lay people. Today there are over 5 million Catholics in South Korea. Discuss things you can do as a layperson to help your parish community grow.
Read the passage where Jesus calls St Matthew (21 September) to ” Follow me ” (Matthew 9:9-13). We are all called to belong to the family of God.
St Pius de Pietrelcina (better known as St Padre Pio) ( 23 September) is a saint of the last century. He is most famous for his stigmata. Visit Family at the Foot of the Cross blog to make
Stigmata Rice Crispy Treats: http://bit.ly/2wq3yUf
St Vincent de Paul (27 September) was a great apostle of charity. Find out more about the St Vincent de Paul Society near you, and see if you can participate.
Pray the prayer to St Michael the Archangel on the Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels. (29 September).
St Jerome (30 September) translated the Bible from Hebrew to Latin. Learn how to say “Come Holy Spirit” in latin: “Veni Sancte Spiritus”.