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Faith and Family

Day Seven: A Catholic Family Advent

Dec 4, 2021
Day Seven: A Catholic Family Advent

Scripture

When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”

—Matthew 9:28

Reflection

Every year, I look forward to getting Christmas cards from family and friends, especially the ones that give me a quick rundown of what is going on in their family. Let’s face it, we are all busy and, despite our best intentions, sometimes it is hard to keep up. But it is exactly those connections that provide a web of support in our lives. Family and friends are the embodiment of this season.

Talk Together

What has gone on in your life this past year that you would like to share with people?

Prayer

Lord, protect our family and friends, who provide us love and support throughout the year.

Activity

Rather than buy boxed cards from a store, create your own during Advent. Buy a box of blank cards—or make them out of construction paper or plain paper—and have the kids decorate them with crayons, stickers, or other embellishments. That way, each person on your Christmas card list gets a handmade and unique greeting from your family.


Support the Franciscan Friars this Advent!

Comments

Diana
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 07:37 AM
Diana
Great idea
David White
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 08:10 AM
David White
I liked this reading! It’s very good application.
Philomena Theseira
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 07:04 PM
Philomena Theseira
Yes, don't just write Merry Christmas and Best wishes for the New Year. Write a newsletter, letting everyone know what your family has been doing during the year and the big events that have happened. I even add a couple of photo's. You will be so happy about the responses you get. It's also a reminder of the Blessings that you have received during the year. God Bless everyone! :)

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