Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and lasts for forty days. We remember that because we are sinful, we need a Savior. Jesus gave us the greatest gift of Himself for our salvation. He wants us to love Him and be close to Him. Lent is a great time to give gifts back to […]
Throughout Jesus’ life on earth, he was moved the Holy Spirit through the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit that he had. We who are baptized, and especially we who are confirmed, have the same gifts of the Holy Spirit. We have been given the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord.
As parents, we want the absolute best for our children. We want our children to possess a certain set of values for their own personal character development and for the good of those around them. Here is a little exercise: look at the following twelve values and pick the three you think are most important. […]
Sure, when I lifted my son up to that statue I was being light-hearted, but the gesture was not entirely symbolic. It was my way of confirming to myself that I had truly given all I have back to Christ through Mary. Even that willful little boy.
The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization offers you these resources for your children during Advent. You are welcome to print and use these sheets to do the activity.