February 2019 – The Month of the Passion of Our Lord
Celebrate the month of the Passion of Our Lord by visiting Kinder Craze blog (http://bit.ly/1QcL50M) for a matchstick cross project or Catholic Icing blog (http://bit.ly/1WgJXts) to make a Crown of Thorns
Visit Catholic Icing to create a Valentine Countdown Chain to remind us of God’s love for everyone, as you count down the two weeks leading up to Thursday February 14:
Have a candlelit dinner to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord or “Candlemas“, 40 days after Christmas (Saturday 2 February). This Feast is the 4th Joyful Mystery of the Rosary and can be read about in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 2:22-42)
St Agatha, Martyr (Tuesday 5 February) is the patron saint against fire. Take this day to establish a fire escape plan for the family, and to practice a family fire drill. Also check any smoke detectors or fire alarms.
Sing the national anthem “God Defend New Zealand” and pray for New Zealand on Waitangi Day (6 February 1840),
Pray for the church in Japan in honour of Sts Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs (Wednesday 6 February).
Visit a grotto or do a grotto craft to commemorate the first apparition from Our Lady of Lourdes (11 February, 1858). Find ideas at Catholic Icing blog:
Sts Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop (Thursday 14 February) were brothers and apostles of the Slavs. They translated the Bible into Slavonic. Pray for Bible translation around the world.
Pray for Pope Francis on the feast day of The Chair of St Peter the Apostle (Friday 22 February). Teach your children about the Papal Flag.
Make Turkish Dekight to remember St Polycarp, martyr (Saturday 23 February).
February Activity Sheet
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.