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    Ways to Use The Family Zone newsletter during the month of DECEMBER

    1. Create a gallery of the nativities in the homes of your families. Have a Zoom show and tell or invite them to send in pictures for your social media. (You can bless everyone’s home nativities on a Zoom Call!) Share the paper nativity from McGrath Institute for Church and have a Nativity decorating /coloring contest. 12/12/21

    2. Help your families connect the dots between Christ being born in a manger that feeds and the Eucharist. An interesting conversation could be connected to a Holy Hour or Advent Adoration. 12/12/21

    3. Get families with PRESCHOOL age children together for breakfast and a playgroup on a Saturday morning. Use the new Nativity story for young children from Ascension Press (by Marion Thomas), share the parenting article on beginning Nativity traditions with families, show the clip from The Star, and then walk through the large nativity scene at the parish and show the characters or demonstrate with a smaller version. Bless the Nativity together and ask lots of WONDER questions with the kids! 12/12/21

    4. Gather to pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary during an Advent evening using the prayer from Catholic Relief Services. 12/12/21

    5. Share the Pinterest Board with Families and encourage them to make a Nativity scene of their choice then host and ART GALLERY on Holy Family Sunday! 12/12/21

    6. Host a collection of items for the poor on Epiphany. Invite people to lay their gift before the manger as the Wise Men did. 12/26/21

    7. Have a treat ready for the kids when they arrive at Faith Formation around Epiphany. Tell them La Befana left it for them and share the storybook by Tomie DePaola. 12/26/21

    8. Create a series of social media posts inviting families to share how they welcomed the true meaning of Christmas into their lives this year. Post them throughout the month of January. 12/26/21

    9. Share Joe Paprocki’s Pop Up Catechesis on the Feast of the Epiphany. Use the lessons learned to have a great faith-based discussion with teens. 12/26/21

    10. Teach small children the word adoration. Tell them that when we adore Jesus, we sit and pray about how happy he makes us. Play O Come All Ye Faithful for the Kids and have a “mini” experience of Adoration. This helps them to get used to prayer time and feel connected to their friend, Jesus. Ask them what they thought about and heard afterward! 12/26/21

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