Seeing With the Eyes of God

HELLO FELLOW TRAVELER! 

We look forward to sharing this summer journey of faith with you.  Are you ready to See with the Eyes of God?   On this page, you will find all you need to join the journey.  REMEMBER, that this journey is for all households!  Kids, Parents, Grandparents, Teens, Singles…the trip is what you make of it!!  Consider how you will use the journey to enrich your relationship with God and others this summer!

If you are  a parish leader or volunteer, you will want to connect to the promotional packet filled with announcements and images for social media. 

There are many ways that households can join the journey.  It can be a summer-long excursion from June 28-August 30, a quick day trip or an occasional outing!  Whatever you choose, it is a unique way for us to take a virtual journey with one another across our diocese!

Here is what you will need to pack:

  1. Most of our activities are “low supply activities,” however, households that want to be fully prepared, will want to download the supply list.  Check with your parish, as some parishes are providing journey kits! Click here
  2. Download the travel itinerary.  This will give you the entire guide for the month.  Within the itinerary are scripture connections, prayer and music links along with connections to games, conversations, crafts, experiments and recipes. The scriptures in our “travel itinerary” coincide with those you will hear at the Sunday Mass at the beginning of each week.  The Bible is our GPS for this summer journey and the scripture themes guide the activities!
  3. Consider playing “travel bingo” It is a more relaxed way to make your way to the destination by choosing activities at your leisure.  With travel bingo, you simply choose to coordinate the listed activity along with the week’s number.  For example SCIENCE 3 would mean that you find the science experiment for WEEK 3 on the TRAVEL ITINERARY.   With bingo, you won’t be following the path set by the weekly readings for Mass, but you will still engage in a faith-filled journey!
  4. The weekly trip planners, below,  will help to organize your summer journey.  Again, your household can pick and choose the destinations you wish to travel toward!
  5. Participate in our travel journal by adding a photo to social media #dorfaithcation or simply send us an email at oec@dor.org
  6. REMEMBER that THE FAMILY ZONE newsletter will help keep your route on course.  If you are not subscribed to THE FAMILY ZONE newsletter, please subscribe here by putting THE FAMILY ZONE in the subject box.

Itinerary for June and July!

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Itinerary for August!

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WEEK FIVE TRIP!
July 26- August 1

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WEEK SIX TRIP!
August 2 – August 8

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WEEK SEVEN TRIP!
August 9 – August 15

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WEEK EIGHT TRIP!
August 16 – August 22

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WEEK NINE TRIP!
August 23 – August 29

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WEEK TEN TRIP!
August 30 – September 5

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PREVIOUS TRIP PLANNERS AND HANDOUTS!

WEEK ONE TRIP!
June 28- July 4
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WEEK TWO TRIP!
July 5- July 11
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WEEK THREE TRIP!
July 12- July 18
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WEEK FOUR TRIP!
July 19- July 25
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WEEK FIVE TRIP!
July 26- August 1
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JUNE HANDOUTS:
  To start:Trail Mix Blessing
  JUNE 28 Arts and Crafts: Eye of God

JULY HANDOUTS:
  JULY 5 Arts and Crafts: God’s Message Maker
  JULY 12 Arts and Crafts: Parable of the Sower Flower
  JULY 12 Arts and Crafts: Sower Wheel
  JULY 19 Arts and Crafts: God Sighting Binoculars
  JULY 19 Arts and Crafts: Ornament instructions
  JULY 26 Arts and Crafts: Silhouettes

Handouts and videos for your trip!

Coloring and activity sheet!: Click here

  JULY 19 Arts and Crafts: God Sighting Binoculars
  JULY 19 Arts and Crafts: Ornament instructions
  JULY 26 Arts and Crafts: Silhouettes

AUGUST HANDOUTS:
  AUGUST 2 Arts and Crafts: Sharing Soup
  AUGUST 2 Movement/Game: Obstacle Course
  AUGUST 9 Arts and Crafts: Courage Jar
  AUGUST 9 Arts and Crafts: Foam Cup Lion Face
  AUGUST 9 Arts and Crafts: Family Hand Print Prayers
  AUGUST 23 Arts and Crafts: Puzzle
  AUGUST 30 Arts and Crafts: Family Picture Frame
  AUGUST 30 Movement/Game: Trust Walk

Check out some pictures of parishioners, families and Parish staff participating in the Summer Journey of Faith! 

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Do you have pictures to share? Email oec@dor.org with your pictures to have them added to the album!

Want to see some fun videos of families in our Diocese creating the Arts and Crafts, conducting the science experiments or acting out the Gospel story each week? Subscribe to our YouTube playlist here!
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SUMMER JOURNEY OF FAITH PLAYLIST FOR YOUTH/ADULTS:

SUMMER JOURNEY OF FAITH PLAYLIST FOR KIDS:

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