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First Sunday of Advent Family Activity

Have a fish dinner to celebrate the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Say a prayer for those in the fishing industry.

Read each week about a Christmas tradition in another country. Consider adopting a new tradition this year!

St. Francis Xavier

Pray for missionaries all over the world who are spreading God’s Word.

Use a Jesse Tree to help prepare for Christmas.

Go through the toys you have and donate ones that you have outgrown to a local charity.

Fill your children’s shoes with small gifts or wrapped candies while they’re asleep to celebrate St. Nicholas’ Feast Day

Second Sunday of Advent St. Nicholas

Zoom Sessions-2, 6, and 8

Choose family prayer partners. Pray for that family member every day during Advent.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Honor Mary the Mother of God by praying the Hail Mary

Eat a Mexican meal today and pray the Hail Mary as a family

Saint Juan Diego

Call someone who could use your company today.

Write a letter to someone who has had a special impact on your life

Mary made flowers appear as proof of her apparition. Draw or send flowers.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Zoom Session–4

Zoom Sessions-1,3, 5 and 7

Third Sunday of Advent

Make at least one handmade gift to give this year (individually or as a family).

Watch a Christmas themed movie together as a family.

Surprise your neighbor with a random act of kindness.

Send Christmas cards to family and friends.

Make Christmas cookies and share them together. Thank God for the gifts of food and family.

Pick out at least one gift from a local store or from a small business owner (local or online).

Family Advent Activity TBA

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Learn to say Merry Christmas in a few languages.

Go Christmas caroling.

Shut off all the house lights and all electronics and enjoy the light of your Christmas tree.

Christmas Eve

Read Matthew 1:18- 25 as a family and learn about the birth of Jesus.

Christmas

Wait until today to add Jesus to your family’s Nativity scene.

Go around your community and look at the Christmas light displays.

Feast of the Holy Family

Brainstorm with your family things you can do to live more like the Holy Family.

Feast of the Holy Innocents

Donate baby supplies to our parish food pantry

Read Matthew 2: 1- 12 as family and learn about the Magi who followed the star to find Jesus after his birth.

Go outside with your family tonight and do some stargazing. Pray about the beautiful world God has created for us.

Pray for help to follow Jesus’ example. Demonstrate good discipleship to family and friends.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

Go star gazing to celebrate the Epiphany. Discuss how the wise men might have felt while they were traveling to meet Jesus.

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As the New Year begins, reminisce with your family about the past year and talk about plans and goals for this year. May your family have a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Do Epiphany Home Blessings by writing 20+C+M+B+21 above your front door in chalk.