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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
November 13, 2019
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Christmas

During the Christmas season from December 24th until the Sunday after Epiphany, we reflect upon the mystery of love that is made visible in the birth and early childhood of Christ.

Activity of the Week

Solemnity of the Epiphany

Choose one of the following activities as a way to further reflect on the Sunday readings:

  • Place the Magi into the crèche. Identify a gift you have to bring the Newborn King. Talk about the gift with family members and invite them to reflect on the gifts they wish to bring.
  • Take a winter-night walk on a clear crisp evening. Find the North Star or any constellations you recognize. If you have any small children with you, remind them that the Wise Men followed the brightest star in the sky in order to find Baby Jesus. Help them find the brightest star in the night sky. Enjoy this facet of God’s world.
  • In an effort to follow the light of Christ, it sometimes helps to remove some of the clutter in our lives. Choose an evening or Saturday morning in which radio, television and computer are all turned off and your home becomes quiet. If you have children, explain to them the need to seek God in silence.
  • The three kings gave gifts to Jesus, and we just received Christmas gifts. Go through your books and toys. Make a special Epiphany box for the poor and donate the box to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or another place in your community that helps those in need.