Posts tagged Family

Prayers for the Synod on the Family

Pope Francis has composed a Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod, and the Church also offers the following proposed intentions for use during the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass during the synod. These intentions can also be included in the petitions at Lauds and Vespers. The recitation of the Holy Rosary is […]

Advent Family 4: Watching Mary again!

On Friday 20th some of our families gathered again at St Agnes for our final Advent group. Again, we took the same theme as the adults and considered Mary. We began by lighting the 4 Advent candles on our wreath and thought about the previous weeks: We have arrived at the last week of Advent […]

The Elder Son: Family Lent Group 3.

We began our third family session by talking about a scene from “The Lion King” when Mufasa confronts Scar. Scar is resentful because he has lost his place a heir to the throne with the birth of Simba. He will never be king now. Scar was like the elder son in the parable of the […]

The Prodigal Son: Leaving home

Here is the text of the story we used in our first family session. Jesus told a story about a father who had two sons. The younger son didn’t like being at home. He didn’t really hear when his father told him he loved him by providing him with the food he ate. He was […]

Family Lent Group 1

The 15th February saw the first of our Family Lent group at St Agnes. As the adults are using Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son”, the children are going to be using the story of the prodigal son to investigate some of the themes of Lent. We began by looking at two things […]

Lent course.

The Adult group this Lent will be based on Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son: A story of homecoming,” published by Darton, Longman and Todd. There will be materials provided at all the group sessions but the book is so good, I suggest that  adults intending to do the course might want to […]