October 2018 – The Month of the Holy Rosary
Spend a day doing little things for God and others in honour of St Therese of Lisieux “The Little Flower” (Monday 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 (Tuesday 2 October).www.catholicicing.com/guardian-angel-feast-day
Feed the birds, or do something else nice for animals, in remembrance of St Francis of Assisi (Thursday 4 October).
Make a full or single decade Rosary and then pray using it to celebrate Our Lady of the Rosary (Sunday 7 October). Visit Catholic icing blog to make an edible Rosary!
Visit Catholic Icing blog to create Miracle of the Sun spinners:
The Miracle of the Sun happened over 100 years ago on 13 October 1917 at Fatima, when Our Lady appeared to three young shepherding children. It was witnessed by over 30,000 people!
Pray for the unborn on Respect Life Sunday (14 October). Honour and show your support for mothers who have chosen life under difficult circumstances.
St Therese of Avila (Monday 15 October), the first female Doctor of the Church’s inspirational words:
“Christ has no body 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 the world.”
Bake something in honour of St Ignatius of Antioch who called himself the “wheat of Christ” (Wednesday 17 October). St Ignatius was martyred for his faith. May we also die to self and live for Christ.
Read aloud from the Gospel of St Luke (Thursday 18 October). Foods to honour St Luke include beef, as he is known as the “ox” and is the patron of butchers.
On Mission Day (Sunday 21 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. Pray for missionaries sharing God’s love around the world, and make an effort to talk to someone you know about this week.
The first words St John Paul II (Monday 22 October)spoke after his election were, “Be not Afraid!” Those words summarize his entire life, and call us to do the same! Amongst his great teaching was Theology of the Body. Take this opportunity to discuss modesty.
The feast day of Sts Simon and Jude is Sunday 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.
October 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.