Friday, March 20, 2015
Catholic Family Night: Printable Resource
When I was little, I still remember my neighbor being called in by her mother for "family night" and me not being invited. How rude! Now that I have my own family, I also want to have a weekly time for my family to hang out... even without neighbor kids. I am jealous of the "family home evening" I see on Mormon mommy blogs, where it is simple and consistent. The Catholic Church has a richness of teachings on the family and they are little or not at all known to the average Catholic.
Here are some guides I am making for our own use, that I would like to share with you. They will look at Church documents such as Gaudium et Spes, the Catechism, Familiaris Consortio, Letter to women/children/families, Dies Domini, etc. The document will be updated as more sessions are added (it is a work in progress).
There are blank spaces to write in an opening prayer/song and a treat. There are some ideas for social nights, to do instead of a "teaching" night. More to come soon! Please tell me if you find this useful!
Session 1: For the family, not at the expense of the family
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