THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 101/12.11.22
The Sunday of JOY!
LIVE THE EUCHARIST
Click on the link below for the readings that you will hear at the Sunday 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 pink button below.
Sunday Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121822.cfm
Family Stories: Here are some stories about Christmas!
The Christmas Light by Claudia Cangilla McAdam
The Nativity by Marion Thomas
Twas the Evening of Christmas by Glenys Nellist
The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale by Aaron Shepard
The O Antiphons are short prayers that are prayed when people come together for evening prayer or vespers. Seven days before Christmas, the O Antiphons are sung (as in the LISTEN section above). Each begins with an O, followed by a different name for Jesus. You can pray your own version of these, as a family, using the infographic below. Gather around the Christmas tree or Manger and share the words together, along with a carol, or a different petition of where Jesus is needed most right now in the world. Begin your prayer on December 17, and pray through December 23. It is a wonderful way to invite Jesus into your celebration of Advent and Christmas!
Story of Christmas Minute To Win It Games
This special collection of Christmas Minute To Win It games helps you share the true story of Christmas in a fun and memorable way. Each of the six games is linked to a part of the Biblical Christmas story. This allows you to tell the story of Christmas as you introduce each game.
Why did God decide to come to the world as a baby? With poor parents? When it wasn't really safe?
Why is it important for me to go to Church when I am excited about opening my presents?
How can we celebrate Jesus' birth this year in our family?
How would Jesus want me to celebrate?
Would my family and I have followed the star like the shepherds?
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