THE FAMILY ZONE
Equipping the Domestic Church/ISSUE 107/3.5.23
How's Your Lenten Season Going?
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 purple button below.
Sunday Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/031223.cfm
Dinner conversation FROM THE SUNDAY SCRIPTURES: On March 12, the second reading from Ephesians says:
"Live as children of light,
for light produces every kind of goodness
and righteousness and truth"
What does it mean to live as children of light? As your kids how they have been light for others this week. What can you do as a family to produce the goodness that comes from being the light of Christ, out in the world?
CREATE and PLAY
Try this science experiment with your kids! Before the water, the color is there but not beautiful. When the water is added, the coloring becomes beautiful and complete. With Jesus as the Living Water in our lives, we become all we are meant to be!
How To Make Coffee Filter Flowers
What's nicer than a fresh bouquet of flowers? How about a homemade bouquet of flowers made with STEAM! Explore the colorful world of science meets art with DIY coffee filter flowers. This easy spring craft is the perfect activity for kids at any time of the year.
PRAY: THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Way of the Cross for children: how to tell your child
It is not easy to explain certain things to a child. Not even for modern children, used to witnessing impressive scenes on television every day, bombarded on all sides by disturbing images, suggestions, media solicitations completely disrespectful of their age, the fragile condition of their psyche still so malleable.
50 St. Patrick's Day Activities For Kids | Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Home
The Greening of the Canal and the St. Patrick's Day Parade are some of our favorite things to do in Indy in the spring. But your family can celebrate Irish culture for the whole month of March with special foods, music, dancing, crafts, and lots, and lots of green.
INSPIRED BY THE SAINTS: Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
We hear their names in the Eucharistic Prayer I, but do we know who they are? Perpetua and Felicity, patron saints of mothers, were two young women who were martyred in the Third Century for following the Christian faith. Perpetua was a young, pregnant noblewoman, who gave birth while in prison and Felicity was her servant, who was also pregnant. St. Perpetua kept a diary while in prison and it was later published. It is one of the earliest writings by a Christian woman. Hover over the QR Code to see a prayer altar to these women found in the National Shrine, in Washington D.C.
SHARE A STORY
This week, we're sharing the book: "Saturday at the Food Pantry" by Diane O'Neill.
Molly's mom is looking for work and they need a little extra help keeping food on the table. Follow along with them as they visit the food pantry, see a friend, make someone's day and realize that everyone needs a little help sometimes.
This story, by author Diane O'Neill gives families a great tool to either discuss their own personal situation or to share why it is important to gather some extra food to contribute to the parish food collection or drop off at a local food cupboard. It's a great book to share, chat about and then engage in some meaningful family almsgiving...sharing the WHY of what we are called to do as Catholics. We hope you will look for this book at your local library!
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