Posts tagged Praying with our Children

Lambs, woodcarvers, kings and ringbearers: Exploring Advent as a family.

Friday 29 November 2013

As Advent is coming up again, it is time for the Chatfield family to dig out the copy of Jostein Gaarder’s “The Christmas Mystery.” With 24 chapters, it is written to be read from 1st December until Christmas Eve. There are two stories, which weave together over the course of the book, one about a […]

Family Lent Group 1

Monday 25 February 2013

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.

Monday 7 January 2013

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

Saturday 22 December 2012

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.

Saturday 8 December 2012

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.

Thursday 6 December 2012

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 […]