December Week 2 Faith Formation

Welcome to our second week of December, but to our third week of Advent. This third Sunday of Advent we read, pray, and reflect on the joy that God’s plan gives us (foretold by the prophets and fulfilled by the life and death of Christ), and we meditate on the promise of Christ’s coming glory-filled return. The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday. Hope you’re enjoying some of the Advent activities that the program offers, but also some of your own family traditions that you do through the season as well!

 

Review:

Recommended resources for Lesson 5: In the Fullness of Time

December Pacing Guide

A great resource to reference for suggestions on a weekly schedule:

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/December_english_guide_.pdf

 

Teaching the Liturgical Year

Here is a weekly lesson based on this Sunday’s (December 13th) Gospel, available to help aid understanding for each age level…includes both educator guides and student activity pages

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Advent_Lower_Week_3_TG+Answer_Key.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Advent_Upper_Week_3_TG+Answer_Key.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Lower_Elementary_Handouts_for_Week_3.pdf

https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/uploads/lessons_approved/Upper_Elementary_Handouts_for_Week_3.pdf

 

Family Faith Scrapbook

The story book activity this month can be found on page 93. Be sure to document some of the fun Advent activities you have been doing in your books.

Additional Advent Fun:

Have fun and perhaps learn something new with this Advent Trivia activity.

 

Children may also enjoy these saints coloring pages.

St Joseph in English and Spanish

St John the Baptist in English and Spanish

December 10 Our Lady of Loreto

December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 13 - St. Lucy

December 16 - St Adelaide of Burgundy

December 17 - St John of Matha

December 20 - Bl. Imelda Lambertini

December 22 - Bl. Jutta of Disibodenberg

December 24 - The Holy Ancestors of Christ

 

Children’s Worship Bulletins

Here are the Children’s Worship puzzle sheets that go along with our readings for the week. Find your child’s age and just hit “Print.”

     3+ Year Olds          7+ Year Olds