THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 78/ 1.23.22
Do Not Be Afraid
LIVE THE EUCHARIST
Engaging in the Works of Mercy are practical ways that we can live out our faith. Through the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, we can help many who are suffering in our world. Below is a link to a lesson that will help your family learn more about how to become the hands of feet of Christ in your home and out in the world!
Click on the link below for the readings that you will hear at the Sunday's Mass for the coming two weeks. This will give you a chance to prepare your heart and mind for full and active participation in Mass this weekend! For a Mass schedule in our diocese click on the orange button below.
Family Stories: Story Time with a Positive Message.
- Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna
- AAAligator! by Judith Henderson
- Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace and Courage by Carey Wallace
- For Teens: Made for Greatness: A Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth by Ginny Kochis
Parenting Articles: Helping your child address fear: https://parentingforfaith.org/post/five-ways-help-kids-face-their-fears
With younger children, share the story of David and Goliath in your own words. Ask them to write down things that scare them or make them nervous. Then, have a conversation about how you, your child and God can overcome these worries together!
God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage.
Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to your honor and glory.
Philippe de Champaigne, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Word of the Week!
- Do you think the grown-ups in your family are afraid of things?
- Do you think the strongest people in the world are afraid of things?
- Does God know when I am afraid?
- Was Goliath afraid, at all, of David?
- How would I feel if I overcame one of my biggest fears?
- Can fear of some things be a good thing? How?
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