Liturgical Year Family Activities

Liturgical Year Family Activities
The Church’s liturgical year forms us so that we more closely reflect the image of God. Families can facilitate this formation by observing the liturgical calendar and by engaging in family rituals and activities that mark the seasons and feasts of the Church year and remind us of their significance.

To help families in observing the liturgical calendar, download our Liturgical Year Family Activities. This resource is full of ideas to draw families more deeply into the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ as they celebrate the seasons and feasts of the Catholic Church year. Print the handout as a booklet for reference throughout the year, or share only the seasonally appropriate section as we approach Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. Or print the full activities list and display all the pages on a wall as a large chart to inspire ideas throughout the year.

Encourage families to choose the activities they would find most meaningful, and, in many cases, most enjoyable. No family is expected to complete every idea on the list, but as families get used to celebrating the Church year, expect them to want to do more celebrating.

This resource is perfect for the Year of the Family that Pope Francis announced for March 19, 2021, to June 26, 2022.

About Joe Paprocki 2523 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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