October Playlists

Mary in Music and Art

Welcome to our October Generations session! I'm so glad you made time for some faith experiences with your family today. Remember that all things we do together as families are sacred. 

Start by checking out this intro video which will explain what's in your family kit for this month: "Mary in Art & Music" As always, I'm looking forward to #learningfaithtogether. 

Kits for this month's session can be picked up at St. Michael Parish at the GOF doors on: Tuesday, October 13th or Wednesday, October 14th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Or, in the parish office anytime after Tuesday, October 13th. 

Don't forget to join us LIVE for an introduction to this month's theme on Facebook:

                        Sunday, October 18th at 12:30 PM

The live presentation video will be uploaded to our website 24 hours after it occurs. 

Exploring Faith Together

Welcome to our playlists! Each list is geared with activities, games and more for different ages of kids.

 

Feel free to have older siblings help younger siblings - we learn from teaching and doing together too. :D

 

Feel free to work through the playlist at your own pace, you do not need to complete it all at once.

 

Take a picture or two along the way and e-mail them to Nicky at nuerling@stmichaelcanfield.org or send them to me on our Remind app. It will be a great way for us to stay connected! 

Grades K-1:

Read

"The Ten Marys and the Angel Gabriel"

Watch

One of the special prayers that  we have as Catholics is called the "Hail Mary." 

Use this echo song to help learn this special prayer to Mary. 

Do

Make a decade Rosary bracelet with the pipecleaner and beads found in your kit. 

Watch this video for instructions on how to put your decade bracelet together. 

Pray

This month, we are going to work on learning the special Mary prayer that you heard sung in our video, "The Hail Mary."

You can use the popsicle sticks in your kit to help you practice.

 

 

After you read the story,and watch this version of Psalm 23, wonder about these together:

  • What does it feel like to be afraid? 

  • What does it feel like to be safe? 

  • What might God's house look like? 

  • How do we know God is with us when we feel scared or afraid? 

Additional K-2 Resources:

Veggie Tales Song: "God is Bigger"
Book: "It Will Be Okay" (links to Amazon)
It Will Be OK Book.jpg

First Reconciliation Preparation:

Read

"It will be Okay: Trusting God through Fear and Change"

 

There are some questions in the video for you to answer as the story is read. 

Watch

This month we are focusing on Psalm 23. 

Watch this short video with images for Psalm 23. 

As you sit with God remember you never have to be afraid, he is always with you, "his rod and his staff will comfort you."

Do

Think about the different scenes that you heard about in

Psalm 23.

 

Which one is your favorite? 

Draw a picture, sculpt from play dough or Lego one scene from Psalm 23. 

Share your creation with me by email or through social media. #learningfaithtogether

Pray

Pick one or two verses from Psalm 23 to commit to memory this month. 

The next time you are feeling anxious about something new or don't know what to say to God, try using this Psalm.

Sometimes, having words "written on" our hearts is the easiest way to pray.

Additional 3-5 Resources:

Grades 3-5:

Read

The Bible has some key stories about Mary. 

Pick one of the stories below to learn more about Mary. 

The Annunciation: The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary

The Visitation: Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth. 

Watch

This month we are learning all about the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

What do you know about her story? Listen in with these two children as their uncle tells them the story of Mary.

Do

Make your own rosary. 

Find the needed materials in your kit and watch the video below for assembly instructions. 

Pray

Our Church has several special prayers to Mary.  We often say a few of these special prayers together to form a larger prayer called The Rosary. 

Work on memorizing two of these special prayers,

The Hail Mary

and

The Glory Be

this month. 

Grades 6-8:

Read

The Bible has some key stories about Mary. 

Pick one of the stories below to learn more about Mary. 

Mary Stands at the

Foot of the Cross

Mary with the

Apostles at Pentecost

Watch

What is it with Catholics and the Virgin Mary? Have your friends ever asked if you worshipped Mary? 

Check out this  3 minute video  from Busted Halo that explains what Catholics really believe about the Virgin Mary. 

Do

Make your own rosary. 

Find the needed materials in your kit and watch the video below for assembly instructions. 

Pray

Over the coming month, commit to praying one decade of the Rosary. 

You can use the link below to find a prayer sheet with all the prayers you will need. 

Additional 6-8 Resources:

Learn more about the Psalms:

Additional Adult Resources:

Learn more about the Psalms and their role in the Liturgy:
Bible

Adults

Read

Sometimes it is hard to think about Mary as a parent and care giver, just like we are. 

Check out this short reflection on what life may have looked like through Mary's eyes.

Watch

Listen in to this short 10 minute video from Fr. James Martin, SJ, as he speaks about Mary, the Mother of God. 

Do

Challenge your family to pray one Rosary over the course of the month. 

You can do it all at once or one decade at a time. 

Check below for a "How to Pray the Rosary" guide.

Pray

Take 3 minutes over the course of this month to reflect with this this 3-Minute retreat from Loyola Press called "Mary's Yes."

Follow the link and then click "Start your Retreat."

Praying Together

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