Family Portrait

The Linked Parishes of  Pope John XXIII  &  Christ The King

Our 2020-21 Faith Formation Program

OUR COMMON HOME

Session 8

 
 

AGE RECCOMENDATION CODE

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

Foggy Forest

Caring for

Our Common Home

What is "Laudato Si"?

Care for God's Creation

St. Francis  

Who was St. Francis

Francis the Ecology Saint

Francis, the Knight

May is Mary's Month

Why is May Mary's Month

Activities to Honor Mary

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Our Common Home

What is "Laudato Si"?

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Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home" is an appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.

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"Laudato Si" Online Lecture Series

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This free 6-part video series covers each chapter of the encyclical.

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Care for Creation - The Pope Video

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Watch Pope Francis' short video message "That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations."

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Valuing Creation, a Long-Held Catholic Tradition

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Catholics have a history of valuing creation. Its care is one of the strands of Catholic social teaching

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Laudato Si': Encyclical Letter

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Read the full letter written by Pope Francis

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Top Ten Takeaways from ‘Laudato Si

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Video by  Fr. Jame Martin, S.J. Highliting the impact of Pope Francis' letter

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CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: Care for Creation

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This short video discusses Care for God's Creation.

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Laudato Si Poster

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Laudato Si': Animated clip for kids

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Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to every person on this planet

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Why Care for the Environment? (Laudato Si Explained)

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A Catholicism-In-Focus video.  For Catholics, Creation is a gift from God, something that requires our attention and connects us all.

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Care for Creation: Book Recommendations for Children

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Collection of Books to help teach your child Care for God's Creation.

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I'm only a kid, I can't do anything about climate change.... right?

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Video encouraging kids to get involved

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CONNECTING KIDS TO NATURE: Activities for Families

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Introduce children to nature and their environment. These fun and easy-to-do activities can be used while you explore your own backyard, visit a local park, or walk in the woods

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St. Francis

A Day In the Life of St. Francis

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VIDEO:  St. Francis believed in leading by example.  His loving actions became his preaching

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MY CATHOLIC FAMILY: St. Francis of Assisi

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Video teaching the example of Saint Francis of Assisi's humility (25 mins)

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THE LITTLE ST. FRANCIS

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This is the story of the little Francis of Assisi, a rich boy, plunged into vanity and false joys, who had the dream of becoming a knight and about this be recognized.

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ST FRANCIS: Patron Saint of Ecology

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Among the best-known and most venerated of the saints, Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of ecology.  Learn why.

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St. Francis of Assisi: Go and Rebuild my Church 

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Video - by Deacon Keith Fournier.

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ST. FRANCIS: In Depth

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Detailed biographical information on St. Francis of Assisi from the Catholic Encyclopedia.

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St. Francis of Assisi: Sign of Contradiction

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Movie:  Francis was a person who, like us, searched for purpose and meaning and was oftentimes left empty. It wasn't until he encountered Jesus Christ that his darkness and confusion were replaced with light and peace.  FORMED

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CANTICLE OF THE CREATURES

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In this video, Friar Murray Bodo explains the meaning of St. Francis' prayer of praise to God through Mother Earth.

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CANTICLE OF THE SUN

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Read the Prayer by St. Francis that started a movement.

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ST. FRANCIS PLEDGE: To care for Creation and the Poor

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St. Francis showed reverence for all creation and joined with it in singing praise to God..  The U.S. Catholic Bishops developed this pledge.

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ST. FRANCIS COLORING PAGE

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THE ULTIMATE LIST OF ST. FRANCIS RESOURCES

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Saint Francis of Assisi is an amazing Saint and one of the most well known! Here are some fun ideas for celebrating St. Francis of Assisi with kids!

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WHAT IS FRANCISCAN THEOLOGY

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Video: You may know the Franciscans as great preachers and humble servers, but do you know that they have their own intellectual tradition?

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Francis: The Knight of Assisi

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There lived a brave young man named Francis, whose wish was to become a mighty warrior and conquer a magnificent castle.  One day Francis felt a calling to greater glory.  FORMED

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May is Mary's Month

THE MANY NAMES OF MARY

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How many do you know?

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9 Ways to Celebrate the Month of Mary

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Ideas for sharing this special month with your family.

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Why is May the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary?

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Video - Is Mary our mother? In this month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Friar Roger Lopez explains that Mary's yes to God models the appropriate response of every Christian.

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Why is May the Month of Mary?

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Article - For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of Mary to honor Mary, Mother of God. Not just a day in May, mind you, but the entire month.

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HAIL MARY: A Brief History

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The Hail Mary is the oldest, most repeated, most imitated, and most powerful Christian prayer.  Where did it come from?

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THE ROSARY: A Special Way To Pray

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Join Brother Francis in this entertaining and guidance-filled presentation that will inspire children to deepen their faith by praying the Rosary!  FORMED

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Honoring Mary In The Month Of May With Kids

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Since the month of May is dedicated to Mary, it’s a great time to honor her with your little ones! Catholic Icing.

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Mary, Mother of God Kit - Free

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The Mary, Mother of God Kit contains prayers and activities to honor Mary, the Church’s greatest saint. from Sadlier Religion

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ROSARY ACTIVITY

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The rosary is one of the many popular devotions to Mary. We can pray the rosary

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MAY CROWNING

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With this activity sheet make a crown of paper flowers to place on a statue of Mary or display to honor Mary during the month of May.

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