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Liturgical Year

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The liturgical year: A journey with Jesus
The Liturgical Year, or the Church Year, does not follow the calendar year. The Church year begins with the First Sunday of Advent and has several different seasons including Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time.
Learn more about the Liturgical Year and get a closer look at the Liturgical Calendar here: https://teachingcatholickids.com/the-liturgical-year-a-journey-with-jesus/ 

OR Learn about the Liturgical Calendar and the Liturgical Colors here: https://www.catholicextension.org/camp-catholic/liturgical-year


Check out ways to celebrate the many feasts and season of the Church year as a family https://www.catholicfamilycelebrations.com/ 

Advent

Activities for Families

  • “Sharing Advent and Christmas Joys and Memories”

    • As the “busy-ness” of Christmas increases, take time each day as a family to share Advent and Christmas joys and memories. Each evening at dinner or at another convenient time, choose one or two questions to share and discuss.

  • Family Advent Guide 

    • Scripture verse, reflection, and activities for the whole family to prepare for Christmas.

Prayers

Articles

  

Christmas

Activities

Prayers

Ordinary Time I

Baptism of the Lord - First Sunday of Ordinary Time - (Sun, Jan 10th, 2021)
January is often considered “Pro Life Month.”
January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn. Check out these resources below to help talk to your kids about valuing all life - from womb to tomb.

February is Black History Month. 

February is also the month of the Holy Family.

Lent

Easter


Divine Mercy Sunday - the Sunday after Easter



Ascension Thursday

Often celebrated the following Sunday, takes place 40 days after Easter Sunday


Pentecost

Takes place 50 days after Easter Sunday


Ordinary Time II

May - The Month of Mary
During this month we celebrate the Crowning of Mary as a recognition of her Queenship of Heaven and Earth. We also celebrate Mary as not only the Mother of God, but also our Mother, the Mother of the Church.


6 Saints of Summer 


August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption


August 25th is the Feast of St. Louis, the patron of the Archdiocese of St. Louis


Other Holy Days & Holidays 


Halloween/All Saints/All Souls

Halloween: 


November is the Month to Celebrate All Souls:


Thanksgiving


Catholic Schools' Week