Posts tagged Praying with our Children

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 […]

Kings, Chalk and Cake.

Epiphany yesterday was celebrated with traditions from around Europe! At the end of Mass Fr Neil blessed chalk for people to take home and bless their house and household. There was a sheet to take home with prayers for the blessing and their are lots of examples of prayers on the Internet. I like this […]

Love: Family Advent Group 4

This Friday was our final Family Advent group. The structure, like the adults’ group, only had one main activity and allowed more time for the children to investigate our theme of Love. After lighting candles, singing “Wait for the Lord” we thought about all we had done in the previous 3 weeks: Over the last […]

Hope: Advent Families group 2.

It was somewhat chilly last night in St Agnes but this didn’t seem to dampen spirits! Again our evening was based around some of the readings for Sunday, taken from the A and B materials and also looking at a theme; this week was hope. We began with a clip from youtube of an experiment […]

Advent prayers for Families.

I love life’s little surprises. Each Advent we read Jostein Gaarder’s “The Christmas Mystery”. This year when we opened it out fell a piece of paper with this prayer scribbled on it. Give us new eyes, Lord, to see our lives in the light of your love. Too often our fear, neediness, anger, or hurt […]

Faith: Advent Family Group 1

Friday evening saw a few families gather at St Agnes for the second of our Advent groups. Faith was our theme for this week and after lighting candles and singing “Wait for the Lord” we thought about what went on inside us during Advent: When Mary was told she would be Jesus’ mother, he didn’t […]