The Family Zone
SUMMER EDITION /Issue 14/July 5, 2020
Follow our summer journey of faith website for all details and handouts!
SUMMER JOURNEY OF FAITH
These are all our "home-grown" videos for the Summer Journey of faith! Enjoy!
SUMMER WITH THE SAINTS
THIS WEEK'S VIRTUE CHALLENGE!
Virtue Challenge: Fortitude
St. Maria Goretti showed great fortitude when she stood up to her attacker, and even more when she forgave him. Her strength in the face of fear is a model to follow.
What Is It?
Sometimes called courage, strength, and endurance.
Ability to confront fear, uncertainty, and intimidation
Live It Out!
Have you been putting off something that makes you nervous? Do it.
Not sure how to do something? Be brave and ask for help.
Mass Connection: The Confiteor (Penitential Rite)
At the beginning of Mass, we prepare for what we are about to do by recognizing our humanity, our sinfulness. And we own up to it, asking forgiveness. Just as Maria Goretti often confessed her sins to the priest, we confess that we are sinners and yet we are entering into a sacred mystery – we need God to strengthen us for both!
When praying the Confiteor, recognize the dual nature of the prayer: to own up to our sinful nature, and to ask our community to intercede on our behalf. Then pray for those around you!
-Benedictine Prayer for Seekers of Faith-
July 11 is the Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot. St. Benedict is co-patron of Europe (along with Saints Cyril and Methodius) and the patron saint of Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate. Benedict lived briefly with a group of monks, then as a hermit. He emerged as an organizer of monastic communities. His monastic movement attracted large numbers of people who were looking to live their faith more deeply. We hope making this breakfast dish provides you a chance to talk about this important saint.
How strong is spaghetti: https://frugalfun4boys.com/strong-spaghetti-stem-challenge-kids/
Which column will hold more weight:
Do you like science activities? Here is a whole stack to keep you busy during long summer days; click the link below to download and start experimenting!!
photo by Kelly Sikkema, Unsplash
A great story about courage and strength in the face of adversity!
For Upper Elementary/Middle School: Wonder by RJ Palacio
Heartwarming story about a boy who faces new challenges with dignity, courage and humor!