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

    1. Invite families to share pictures of them doing simple household tasks that they consider holy. Connect them with the holy simplicity of St. Joseph in the Journeying with Joseph column. Help them to recognize the ways they live their faith beyond the church doors (September 5)

    2. Invite families to a virtual or in-person story time of The Rainbow Fish. After the story, play some cooperative games and engage in a shared service project for others that each family contributes to. (September 5)

    3. Create a “stuff” inventory for families. Have them gather their numbers and then share a learning session on Catholic Social Teaching. (September 5)

    4. Share the Prayer for Simplicity. Ask families to pray it every day for a week. Invite families to choose one item to donate or to remove from their crowded family schedule each day after praying the prayer. Be sure to reflect with families about any positive change they saw. (September 5)

    5. Host a gardening gathering in connection with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Teach families to do some scrap gardening and pray for the earth! (September 5)

    6. Teach your high schoolers the process of discernment (consider using the Video resource from our Lending Library entitled CALLED). Talk about ways they can apply this meaningful process to tough life decisions. (September 19)

    7. Use the book Tidy by Emily Gravett to create a session on Stewardship of the Earth for families (September 19)

    8. Use the resource from Lifelong Faith to hold a whole community gathering on the Christian practice of Discernment (September 19)

    9. Use the video clip Following Jesus: Even Bigger than You Think with middle and high school youth to talk about the way their choices impact others and the impressions they leave on those who are watching! (September 19)

    10. Host a family event on Making Good Choices. Include a dinner bar using one of the ideas from create, guide the evening with the story of Martha and Mary and the choice to spend time with Jesus, make the good and bad choices lists or collages and invite families to share on the topic of consequences. Finish the evening with the podcast about St. Medard and a reminder of the beauty of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (September 19)

    SEPTEMBER 2021

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    JULY 2021

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    FEBRUARY 2021

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    JANUARY 2021

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