Catholic Social Teaching
Welcome to our January 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: "Catholic Social Teaching" 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, January 5th or Wednesday, January 6th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM or, in the parish office anytime after Tuesday, January 5th.
Don't forget to join us LIVE for an introduction to this month's theme on Facebook:
Sunday, January 10th at 12:30 PM
The live presentation video will be uploaded to our website 24 hours after it occurs.
Opening Prayer & What's in the Kit?
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 or send them to me on our Remind app. It will be a great way for us to stay connected!
"The Creation Story"
When we talk about caring for others, it is important for us to remember that God made everything, and everything that God made is GOOD!
Read the story of creation with an adult or older sibling to learn more about what God all created.
Find the craft sticks in your kit and use them to design the members of your family.
Then, find the picture of people from around thee world. What do you notice is the same about all people? What is different?
On the construction paper, draw what you think one of their families might be doing.
Remember, God made us all GOOD!
First Eucharist Preparation:
Spend some time this month looking over the "My St. Michael's Mass booklet from your kit. You can follow along next time you celebrate Mass with us in person or online.
We'll dive more into the parts of the Mass next month.
Find the star papers in your kit.
This month, we have focused on how each person is made in the image of God and therefore has dignity and deserves respect.
We can practice seeing this specialness in those all around us. This month, we'll begin with our family. Cut out a star for each member of your family. Write down the gifts, talents, abilities and qualities that each member has. Then share the star with them.
Pray this prayer to help us remember to respect all people:
Thank you for the many beautiful colors and languages of the world and for making all your children unique. Thank you for creating me in your image. Thank you for loving me and making me wonderful. Help me love like you. Help me share your love with all the children you have made, for they are unique and wonderful.
Additional K-1 Resources:
Learn more about creation by watching the video below:
Our story in video form:
Additional 3-5 Resources:
Whirl Kids Celebrate Advent:
Catholic Social Teaching calls us to live out the values of the Gospel in every day life.
It uses 7 different principles to talk about how we can do this (see sheet in your kit).
Today we will focus on the "Dignity and Respect for Every Human."
This principle is rooted in scripture - check out the passage below:
Now that you have read about how God created each person in God's own image, take time to watch the video below and learn more about how we should treat one another.
Are you familiar with the 7 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching?
Check out this resource from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that briefly describes each principle.
Now that you have read about Catholic Social teaching, check out the infographic below for different ways to live out each of the principles.
Consider trying one a week this month, or incorporating them into your New Year's Resolutions.
Catholic Social Teaching
Consider taking time this month to pray for peace in our world.
This song from Reba McEntire, "Pray for Peace" might be one way you can ask God for peace in our world.
Additional 6-8 Resources:
Overview of the 7 Principles of Catholic Social Teaching:
Additional Adult Resources:
A brief overview of Catholic Social Teaching:
For closing prayer, watch the video below about how we can all be the body of Christ. I hope this month, we will be challenged to live the Gospel value of love by serving others.
Don't forget to send a picture of yourself working on our projects for the month of October to: or on Remind. Thanks!