In the spirit of fellowship a friend and I have undertaken to meet once a month. Each month our gatherings will have a different focus, we chose to begin with the Church’s Monthly Dedications. As we began in November our first focus was The Holy Souls.
The children gathered together and we read parts of Father Philip Tells a Ghost Story (not a favourite as the writing style is long winded). We discussed what The Church Triumphant, Militant and Suffering means and discussed Purgatory and prayer; “It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.”Mach 2:46
We then created notebook pages using a selection of pre-printed pictures and prayers. It was a challenge to find a colouring picture, but I managed to find one.
It took a good search to find gentler images for All Souls, I particularly wanted to illustrate the Church Triumphant etc. I was rather delighted with this image. (The best way to search was in ‘images’ using Holy Souls.)
Printed and cut were a couple of choices of prayers; the St Gertrude prayer and “Eternal rest grant unto them..”
We also had a couple of suitable cards in the Holy Card box including this Divine Mercy picture.
It was declared a success by all:)
For more ideas; Anne has a beautiful visual and creative idea for a Holy Souls poster and Jen has a lovely altar display.