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Our 2020-21 Faith Formation Program

Advent & Christmas Season

Session 3 - Playlist Menu

 

AGE RECCOMENDATION CODE

P = Primary Grades     M = Middle Grades (Tweens)    T=Teens      A= Adult (Some Teens)

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Advent

Christmas

Christmas Season

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Advent

ADVENT

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VIDEOS  This 4 part Advent study offers an opportunity to experience the joy of the true meaning of Christmas. FORMED

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ALL ABOUT ADVENT - Youth

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VIDEO What makes the season of advent special? Why do we see the color purple and use the advent wreath? This short video can help!

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ST. NICHOLAS: The Real Story

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VIDEO  Travel to Turkey and Italy to uncover clues that lead to the truth about the man behind the legend.  FORMED

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ST. NICHOLAS: Coloring Sheet

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T. Nicholas w/children coloring pagee

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10 MEANINGFUL FAMILY ADVENT TRADITIONS

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Catholic Advent traditions from all over the world that can be easily implemented into your celebrations!

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ONLINE ADVENT CALENDAR: Adults

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Following a traditional Advent calendar format,learn about traditions, works of art, and nurture your spirituality at this busy time of year.

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ONLINE ADVENT CALENDAR: Children

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Use this Web calendar to remind you to do something each day to share the meaning of the season.

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ADVENT RECIPES

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Since there are some wonderful Saint Feast days during Advent, why not prepare by preparing with some wonderful saints and food.

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MORE ADVENT RECIPES

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Several recipes to celebrate Feasts during Advent from Catholic Cuisine (not kidding)

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KIDS ADVENT PRAYER

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To be prayed with your children before bed or before Sunday Mass - printable

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PRAYER FOR A FRUITFUL ADVENT

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Printable Prayer

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AN ADVENT COLORING BOOK

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Free downloadable - from Blessed Beyond A Doubt website

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NATIVITY FINGER PUPPETS

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Help little ones learn the Nativity stories and prepare for Christmas by printing and coloring these Nativity finger puppets.

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HOLY HEROES ADVENT ADVENTURE

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Fun, faithful, and free activities for every day of Advent.  Sign up and receive free daily printable activities and videos.

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MAKE A JESSE TREE

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Readings, ornaments, and free printables to help start your Jesse Tree.  From Cathoic Icing.

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BEST ADVENT EVER

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Daily 2-3 min. video programs from Dynamic Catholic that will help you prepare for Christmas like never before! Watch online or have delivered daily to your email

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VIOLET & ROSE: The Colors of Advent

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Each of the four weeks of Advent, beginning with the 1st Sunday, has a corresponding color.

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"O" ANTIPHONS: Description & Craft

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The "O" Antiphons are the verses for the ancient hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Learn what you've been singing about...

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100 DIY ADVENT CALENDARS

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Several styles of calendar projects to help your family count down the days of Advent

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HOW TO MAKE AN ADVENT WREATH

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VIDEO displaying and lighting an Advent wreath serves as a daily reminder that this is a time of preparation.

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FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

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VIDEO This Feast day falls during Advent - however you may be surprised by whose conception...Busted Halo w/Fr. Jack Collins

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MARY IN 2 MINUTES

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VIDEO  What's the big deal with Catholics and the Virgin Mary?

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION COLORING PAGES

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3 Coloring Pages - be sure to scroll down to find all 3.

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REFLECTIONS FOR EACH WEEK OF ADVENT

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WEEK 1:  "Honey, We're Pregnant"

WEEK 2: "Out In The Wilderness"

WEEK 3: "Mary's Impossible Dream"

WEEK 4: "Repentance & Renewal"

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THE TRUE MEANING OF ADVENT

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VIDEO  Fr. Mike discusses the best way to prepare for the season of Advent?  Ascension Presents.

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BROTHER FRANCIS: Intro To Advent

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VIDEO:  Brother Francis introduces this year's Advent season. Animated video for primary children

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ADVENT MUSIC

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VIDEO:  45 minutes of Advent Hymns

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PREPARE THE WAY OF THE KING

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PODCAST  Dr. Scott Hahn, one of the most eminent Catholic theologians in our country today, reveals what scholars now know about the shepherds, the mysterious Magi, and King Herod.

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MAKING ADVENT GREAT FOR KIDS

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Dr. Tim Gray and Paul McCusker discuss how to help kids experience Advent as a joyful season of preparation for Christmas.  FORMED

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GUADALUPE: The Miracle and the Message

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In Decemver 1531 Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego.  This gripping film explores both the inexplicable mysteries behind the image, and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world.  FORMED

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ARTS AND FAITH: Advent

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Prepare for Christmas and deepen your experience of the Advent season this year with Arts & Faith: Advent.

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THE STORY OF ST. LUCY

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St. Lucy is a virgin and martyr of Syracuse in Sicily, whose feast is celebrated on December 13th.

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ST. LUCY: for Kids

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Mini story and Coloring page.

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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE & ST. JUAN DIEGO

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Mini story and Coloring page.

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MEET ST. NICK: for Kids

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Mini story and Coloring page.

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ADVENT - BUILDING FAITH@HOME

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Family activity pages provided by the Diocese of Syracuse office of Catechesis.

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

WEEK 3: Gaudete Sunday

WEEK 4

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Christmas

THE STORY OF THE NATIVITY: The Truth of Christmas

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Join top scholars, inspirational speakers, and popular authors as they explain the story behind the story of the birth of Jesus. FORMED

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CHRISTMAS GOSPEL & ACTIVITY

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Good News Christmas & Epiphany activities pamphlet provided by Pflaum publishing.

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CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS LITURGY 

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Nativity of the Lord scripture reading and activity for young children provided by Pflaum publishing.

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CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

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Learn how countries around the world celebrate Christmas in their culture.

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ALL ABOARD FOR CHRISTMAS

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Crossword Puzzle

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O. HOLY NIGHT

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VIDEO Celebrate the wonder and joy of Christmas with Brother Francis in this heartwarming animated presentation of the birth of God's Son!

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THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

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VIDEO  Lukas, a fish, will help children understand the true story of Christmas and how the birth of the Son of God should change our hearts.

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MAKE BABY JESUS ORNAMENT

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Simple ornament craft

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HIDDEN MESSAGE CROSSWORD

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Double Puzzle - Crossword & Scrambled Messgae

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WHO IS COMING TO OUR HOUSE?

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VIDEO: Story book by Joseph Slate and illustrations by Ashley Wolff. The barn animals are preparing for a special arrival.

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THE STORY OF BABY JESUS

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A long time ago, in the town of Nazareth...

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5 THINGS ABOUT CHRISTMAS w/ST. JOSEPH

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Does St. Joseph get enough credit for making the Christmas story a happy one?

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VATICAN CHRISTMAS COOKBOOK

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David Geisser is a chef and a past member of the Pope's Swiss Guard. Hear an interview with him and/or read a review of the cookbook.

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CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE LEGEND

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"J is For Jesus" create-a-book.

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THE SHEPHERD'S STORY SONG

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Listen to a fresh perspective on the Christmas story through the voice of a shepherd and those he encounters the night of Jesus’ birth. “The Shepherd’s Story Song” is by Jimmy Dunne, based on his book, “The Shepherd’s Story.”

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SHARE THE GIFT - Music

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VIDEO  Over A Thousand People Came Together To Break a Record And Bring This Moving Christmas Hymn To Life.

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MARY DID YOU KNOW - Music

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VIDEO Beautiful rendition with scenes from "Jesus of Nazareth" backdrop to tell the story.

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WHO IS ST. NICHOLAS

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Nicholas had a giving and charitable heart from a young age.

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THE STORY OF ST. NICHOLAS: The Real Santa Claus

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The Video title gives a hint as to the appropriate viewing audience-NOT Primary.

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KRISTOPH & THE FIRST CHRITMAS TREE:

A Legend of St. Boniface

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VIDEO BOOK READING drawn from the family-friendly story written by children's author Claudia Cangilla McAdam and Dave Hill.

Discussion Guide & Follow-up activities to the book are HERE

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HANDPRINT NATIVITY ACTIVITY

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This craft page celebrates Holidays with handprint images.  Scroll down to find Christmas handprint crafts.

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JUST TOO CUTE TO MISS

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VIDEO.  Children tell the story of Jesus' birth while parents act it out.

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CHRISTMAS LAPBOOKS: Craft

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Create lapbooks that celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Download them for free and use what you want to make your own Christmas Lapbook.

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CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK

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Coloring pages with story of things we see at Christmas.

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BIRTH OF JESUS WORD SEARCH

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Based on the Nativity story in Luke:2.  From Sermons4kids.com

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BIRTH OF JESUS DECODER

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Based on the Nativity story in Luke:2.  From Sermons4kids.com

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TEACH THE CHILDREN – A Christmas Story

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I opened my eyes, and you can imagine my surprise when I saw Santa Claus, himself, standing next to my Christmas tree...

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LITTLE DRUMMER BOY: by For King & Country

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This rockin' version of the traditional song literally puts the "drum" in "Little Drummer Boy"...

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Christmas Season

ST. STEPHEN: The First Martyr & Deacon

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Dec. 26, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Stoned outside Jerusalem, he died praying for his executioners. He was one of the seven deacons who helped the apostles.

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STORY OF (GOOD) KING WENCESLAS:

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You've sung the song, now learn the story...It takes place on the Feast of St. Stephen.

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SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD; Jan 1

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Detailed article about the history and meaning of the Feast day from EWTN. This holiday is a celebration of Mary’s motherhood of Jesus.

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SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD; Jan 1

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Short and simple explanation of the Feast Day. This holiday is a celebration of Mary’s motherhood of Jesus.

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MARY OF NAZARETH

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An epic motion picture on the life of Mary, Mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. Not rated but created for adult audience.

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MARY: The Indispensable Mother of God

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PODCAST: Using penetrating insights and humor, Tim shows how correct knowledge of our humble Mother reveals our own identity in Christ

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

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PODCAST - The Holy Family was a real family who had similar struggles and joys as families today. 10:15

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CELEBRATING THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

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Christmas does not end on Christmas Day. It is only the beginning.There are many ways we can mark the Christmas season and deepen your Catholic identity.

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: Building Faith@Home

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Family page introducing Feast Days and celebrations that happen from Christmas-Epiphany - provided by the Diocese of Syracuse office of Catechesis.

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WHEN IS THE REAL END OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON?

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Fairly detailed article discussing the familial, cultural, and liturgical calendars and traditions. 

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9 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EPIPHANY

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The magi followed the star and found Baby Jesus. What are we to make of this mysterious event?

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20+C+M+B+21 AND 2 OTHER EPIPHANY TRADITIONS

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There are many traditions associated with the Epiphany.  Here are 3

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JESUS AND THE WISEMEN - EPIPHANY

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VIDEO - This animated Bible story follows the story of Christmas. It's based on Matthew 2.

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WHAT ARE FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH?

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Today, gold, frankincense, and myrrh seem like unequal gifts. But in ancient times...

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EPIPHANY/STAR OF BETHLEHEM LESSON

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What is Epiphany.  Who were the Wise men?  Was the Star of Bethlehem real?

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CAMEL & WISEMEN: Paper Craft

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Two versions of this craft for varying age children.

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BAPTISM OF JESUS

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VIDEO  Lecture style explaination of Jesus' Baptism, with scripture references, maps, etc.

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3 REASONS WHY JESUS WAS BAPTIZED

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Website reading- the Simple Catholic

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BAPTISM OF JESUS LESSON

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Why was Jesus Baptized?  What does baptism mean for us?

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JESUS' Baptism

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VIDEO Ascension Presents - Did Jesus have to get baptized?

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JESUS IS BAPTIZED: Children's Story

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There once was a man named John the Baptist, who actually was one of Jesus' cousins...

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JESUS IS BAPTIZED: Colring Page

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BAPTISM OF JESUS: Video

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Animated video

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