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March Activities

Refrigerator Sheet

This printable PDF will keep your family on track all month long with faith formation!  Print it, put it on the family refrigerator or command center, and receive instant inspiration for faith activities all month long!

Saint of the Month

☘️Saint Patrick☘️

Saint Patrick was born in England, but when he was a teenager, he was captured by Irish pirates who took him to Ireland as a slave. After six years, Saint Patrick escaped and returned to England and his family.

When Saint Patrick became a priest, he traveled back to Ireland as a missionary so that he could teach the people about God. He used examples to explain the mysteries of the faith in simple ways. One day, Saint Patrick compared the Trinity to a shamrock. He said that the shamrock has three leaves, but it is only one plant. In the same way, God is three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—but one God.

God used Saint Patrick’s kidnapping to convert the Irish people. In our lives, God uses the bad times to bring about a good we do not always see. We must be patient and trust Him.

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March Recipes for Catholic Families

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March Recipe

Corned Beef & Cabbage is the traditional meal for St. Patricks Day!  In most places, if St. Patrick's Day lands on a Friday during Lent, the bishop of the diocese will dispense Catholics from the obligation to abstain from meat.  Saint Patricks Day is on March 17th. 

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Angel Food Cake would be a great treat to make with the kids to help recognize the Angel Gabriel and celebrate the part that he played in the Annunciation of the Lord.  That feast will be celebrated on March 25th.

Faith Formation for March 
& Make-up Lesson

🙏🏽 Prayer: To the rosary...and beyond! 🙏🏽

If you have never prayed with your child, it may feel somewhat daunting and a bit awkward at first. You could always start by thanking God for a meal, or for His help and protection at the end of the day. Perhaps, as a parent, you may feel hypocritical when you’ve had a bad day and said something unkind. However, instead of letting your imperfection prevent you from praying with your child, use prayer as an opportunity to show how we can ask God for forgiveness and seek His help to mend relationships.  This month we offer you the resources below for you to explore, participate in, and use as needed to deepen your family's prayer life and relationship with God.

Parent Focus: Praying the Rosary with Kids!

Child Focus: God's Story | Prayer

Bishop Barron on Prayer...

Bishop Barron "Why Pray to the Saints?"

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Handouts For Home

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6 Ways to Pray
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How to Pray the Rosary
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Personal Prayer for Kids
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Lectio Divina Mini Poster
Adoration Booklet
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Stations of the Cross for Families Booklet
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Prayer Apps

Family Discussion Questions

As a family, take time to explore your faith through meaningful discussion!

  1. How can our family engage in prayer more often each day?

  2. What is each family member's favorite place to pray?  Why?

  3. What does it mean if we pray for something specific and God does not do what we asked for?

  4. Why is praying important?

Missed the in-person session?  Complete and submit your make-up lesson here!

Make-Up Lesson

Step One:

Watch the "Parent Focus" video on your own & then the "Child Focus" video with your child.

Step Two: 

Print each of the handouts, and choose a minimum of two activities to do together as a family.

Step Three: 

As a family engage in the discussion questions, and explore where your family's faith formation can go next!

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Step Four:

Complete the activities you have chosen, and complete the worksheet below.  Email the worksheet and pictures of your family participating in the faith formation activities to to receive credit for the make-up lesson!

Lesson Worksheet
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