Advent Book Countdown

Advent Traditions can begin with using what you have on hand. Many families have a difficult time finding Advent Calendars that keep the focus on the season of Advent rather than highlighting the giving of trinkets or candy. We rather enjoy the giving of trinkets with our family’s tradition of using a Lego Advent CalendarContinue reading “Advent Book Countdown”

Session 9: Mary and the Saints

Our Spiritual Mother and the Communion of Saints “In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said,Continue reading “Session 9: Mary and the Saints”

Session 8: Why Do I Need the Church?

The Mystery of the Catholic Church In Him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in Him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise ofContinue reading “Session 8: Why Do I Need the Church?”

Session 6: The Paschal Mystery

The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” -Luke 9:23  Some parents find that discussing the Paschal Mystery with young children can be overwhelming, especially the Passion portion. The PaschalContinue reading “Session 6: The Paschal Mystery”

Session 4: The Story of Salvation

Creation, Fall, and Redemption. For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.  John 3:16 The Story of Salvation is presented in 3 parts: Creation, Fall and Redemption. We are made in the image of God toContinue reading “Session 4: The Story of Salvation”

Session 2: Divine Revelation

God is seeking us and is the compass for our lives. The teachings of Jesus were shared with the world first by the Apostles and St. Paul. They traveled around the world and taught as they went. They set up churches wherever they went and formed small communities of people who chose to believe inContinue reading “Session 2: Divine Revelation”