Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Liturgical Plans

Monthly Dedication: Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Create monthly "art" for our altar table
  • Create votive candles for the 7 sorrows of Mary to share with the kids, saying 7 Hail Mary's while meditating on each sorrow. Here is a great link explaining 7 graces given if this is said daily.
Mother Theresa (September 5)
  • Since this is also Labor Day, it will be very laid-back (no plans to go anywhere!).
  • Movie Night: Mother Theresa (2006) starring Olivia Hussey
Feast of the Birth of Mary (September 8)
  • Simple altar decoration of white roses with a baby wrapped in a blanket.
Triumph of the Holy Cross (September 14)
  • Bring out our St. Helena wooden doll for the altar and remind the kids of her finding the cross (we celebrated her feast day in August so this should still be fresh - I hope!).
  • Watch The Legend of the Three Trees
Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15)
  • Tears of Our Lady "taste" activity (using Sweet and Sour Patch Kids candies)
  • Decorate altar with red roses (perhaps one for each sorrow)
  • Say 7 Hail Mary's while meditating on her sorrows and lighting the votive candles
First Day of Fall (September 23)
  • Yes, not a liturgical date but one I want to make note of with my young kids.
  • Go apple picking if the weather allows.
  • Use the apples to make something in the kitchen and do some apple printing.
Feast of the Archangels (September 29)
  • Make wooden saint dolls for the three Archangels (St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael)
  • Talk about the different types of angels, particularly the role of Archangels.
  • Read about St. Michael
  • Give boys a copy of St. Michael's prayer to put on their bulletin boards in their room.
  • Special dinner: apple cider, roasted chicken with apple stuffing, deviled eggs, baby carrots, angel hair pasta, devil's food cupcakes (or one big cake) with swords to "stab" the cake and cast out the devil out of the cake.

2 comments:

  1. I love your ideas. Didn't know the three trees was also a movie. We have the book, which I'm saving for Advent but might have to bring it out now for this feast day! love the sour patch activity for slearning about the sorrows and joys of Our Lady. the 23rd is St. Pio day -- have you seen Tiffany's rice krispie treats in the shape of hands with red icing for stigmata? she's at Family at the Foot of the Cross. thanks for sharing all your ideas!!

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  2. I saw that the three trees was a movie over at Jessica's blog (Shower of Roses) and saw it was available online. So it'll be something new for us. :)

    Thanks for the heads up on St. Pio. I had seen the hand treats and actually used them last fall for a Little Saints gathering we did for All Saints. The kids loved them! I'm trying to keep feast days to simple and picking a few that I really want to do. I'm starting to feel this pregnancy already...

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