*NEW* Pentecost craft and a new section for Teens. Resources such as worksheets and links to online videos for children.
Kids Craft - Pentecost Spinner
We usually celebrate Pentecost with games on the grass or a workshop after 9am Mass. Sadly we can’t do that this year, so we are sharing with you how to make a Pentecost Spinner. All you need is a piece of paper, some colouring pencils, glue stick and a paper clip. CLICK HERE for the template and instructions.
Teens - Pentecost and Why it's Still Important
Almost everyone knows the story of Pentecost, widely known as the birthday of the Church. The Apostles were hiding in the Upper Room for fear of the Romans. The Holy Spirit appeared as tongues of fire over their heads and the 11 went out and preached the Gospel. Read more about Pentecost and Why it’s Still Important.
Lifeteen reaches out to teenagers and helps them understand the Church in their own terms. Check out “Don’t Waste Your Quarantine” by Faith Noah, who explains that “quarantine” comes from the Italian quarantina, meaning “forty days.” Hello! A quarantine is a form of Lent! Noah encourages teens how to use the quarantine to create order in one’s life. “Order will change your life. Make a schedule. Map out every hour if you need to. Eat your meals at the dinner table, and not on the couch. This structure will be a game-changer.” And there’s a blog, “Holy Hobbies,” advising teens on how to give spirituality to things teens enjoy doing.
Parentlife educates parents on teen culture so that they can be empowered to guide their teenagers through the modern world. It has content to help guide you through the very challenging and blessed years of raising teenagers.
Parents and children are encouraged to join CAFOD online every Sunday at 10am for prayers and reflection on the Sunday Gospel. The liturgy is led by catechists who would usually be leading children’s liturgy in their parish and is based on CAFOD children’s liturgy resources.
Sessions last approximately 15 minutes and it takes less than a minute to register. You will also find downloadable activity sheets to keep your little ones busy.
In the current climate people are responding to the challenges of not being able to come together for Sunday Mass. A lady from the Celebrate community has crated "Colour and Shape" on Facebook as a way for families to gather in prayer and share God's Word together. Videos are posted on Saturday evenings, ready for use on Sundays.