The month of the Most Precious Blood
Do some stargazing on the feast of St Dominic (Saturday 3 August), the patron saint of astronomers. Try and find the Southern Cross.
St Alphonsus Mary Liguori (Thursday August) is the patron saint of confessors. Visit Catholic Icing blog to do a craft about the “ Treasures of Reconciliation ”:
Celebrate The Transfiguration of the Lord (Tuesday 6 August) by wearing white and setting the dining table with a white cloth to recall how Jesus’ “face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light” ( Matthew 17:2 ).
St Mary of the Cross (Thursday 8 August) is the first Australasian Saint and one of the Church’s newer saints, canonized in 2010. Visit Cath Family blog to make a hatterbox using inspiring quotes from St Mary Mackillop: http://bit.ly/29q2ikO
Visit Tercets blog to make an Immaculate Heart of Mary craft during the month of August using felt and buttons: http://bit.ly/29Cu67Q
St Maximilian Kolbe (Wednesday 14 August) was imprisoned during WW2 and offered himself in exchange for the father of a large family who was to be executed. Pray for those who suffer in our world today from man’s inhumanity, and in particular pray for an end to abortion.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Thursday 15 August) is the Patronal Feast for Aotearoa, New Zealand. Make an Assumption Triptych with the Immaculate Conception on the left, the Assumption of Mary in the middle, and Mary as Queen of heaven and earth on the right, like this one from Homeschooling Down Under blog.
Pope St Pius X (Wednesday 21 August) loved the Holy Eucharist. He encouraged people to receive Jesus as often as they could, and even made a law permitting children to receive Holy Communion earlier than ever before. Pray the “Our Father” for our current Holy Father’s intentions.
If you did not do a May crowning, you might like to do one to celebrate The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Thursday 22 August). Use real flowers, or make a crown from fake flowers.
Learn the names of the 12 Apostles. Visit Activities for Kids blog to make a Jesus Crown and Disciple Fish mobile that features St Bartholomew (Saturday 24 August) : http://tinyurl.com/zr9rt4b
Do something nice for your mother in honour of St Monica (Tuesday 27 August), who followed her son St Augustine and prayed for years for his conversion to Christianity.
St Augustine’s (Wednesday 28 August) complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with bad habits. St Augustine became a famous Catholic writer and one of the greatest saints who ever lived. Be comforted that there is no one whom God cannot forgive and help change.
We commemorate The Passion of John the Baptist on 29 August. Have a snack with honey as you recall that it was because St John the Baptist was a great preacher and drew crowds of people wanting baptism, that Herod had him arrested and thrown into prison. Soon after that John was beheaded
Have your children help cook dinner in honour of St Lawrence, patron of Chefs (Saturday 10 August).