The Family Zone
Lectionary-Based Playlist /Issue 31/November 1, 2020
See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God
SUNDAY READINGS: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/110120.cfm
- Loyola Kids Book of Saints by Amy Welborn
- The Story of Saint John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope by Fabiola Garza
- Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. Schmidt
- Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints by Colleen Swaim
For Teens: Spend some time exploring the website of a modern day teen destined for sainthood: https://carloacutis-en.org/index.html#image1-11
- Saints in your Life
Interview and then write a story about someone you love and how they show you what it means to be holy. In other words - tell the story of a saint in your life.
- Saints in our Church
- Make a List of all the qualities you think a Saint must and should have!
- Hear this Sunday's Psalm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooll1Wm4vzk
- Would you like to understand how Halloween and All Saints Day and All Souls Day intersect? Listen to this interview from Vatican radio:
- Try this process for praying with the saints: https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-reflections/praying-with-the-saints/
- Observe All Saints and All Souls Day with your family: https://www.teachingcatholickids.com/the-family-of-god/
- Would you like to pray in the words of the saints? Visit this webpage from a California parish to learn the prayers composed by many famous saints:
- Have a family game night with All Saints Bingo: https://www.showerofrosesblog.com/2011/10/all-saints-bingo-30-card-printable.html
- Do you have an old Guess Who board you can repurpose? Make a fun saints game for your family to get to know the saints! https://equippingcatholicfamilies.com/2011/02/guess-who-of-saints/
- Have an All Saints Day party using these family fun activities: https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2019/10/all-saints-day-celebration/
- Make a paper chain of saints! https://www.catholicicing.com/saint-craft-for-catholic-kids-paper-doll-chain-of-saints/
- Create a family wall of saints: https://www.looktohimandberadiant.com/2014/10/all-saints-day-art-project.html?spref=pi
- The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated by the country of Mexico this weekend. It is a commemoration of relatives who have died and is very colorful and filled with rich tradition. Learn more about the celebration as a family and try a craft or make a special Pan de Muerto bread together: https://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/pan-de-muerto-mexican-bread-of-dead/
- Could you be a saint? Did saints ever do anything wrong or were they always perfect?
- How does someone officially become a saint?
- How many saints are there?
- Is someone born to be a saint or do they become that because of the choices they make?
- Why do we ask saints to pray for us?
- Is my great-grandma (grandpa) in heaven a saint?
- How do I pick a saint that is special to me?