Planning Liturgical Feasts – July to September

For Mary as she asked:
I am in the process of planning out my kindergarten’s academic schedule, this is our first year of home schooling. I am interested in how you are planning out the liturgical year, do you mind sharing your plans?

Despite maintaining Faith Filled Days we have not been consist in celebrating Liturgical Feasts for a long time. Reflecting upon My Truths I realised the missing piece of the puzzle, I need to write my plans.

Where to start? Where else but Faith Filled Days, all I need is there, it is time to utilise it. With the aid of my ‘liturgical year resources’ spreadsheet that PC has helped tweak over the holidays I was ready.

Opening the months of; July, August and September I jotted down the feasts we intend keeping. I also noted the Church’s monthly dedication as I would like to emphasise the Church’s rhythm more. As we have a number of Name days occurring each month, as well as the major feasts, I selected more than initially intended. But this is a good season for me, my oldest is 16, my youngest is nearly two, I don’t have a baby nor am I expecting. My energy level is higher.

I have only planned the next 10 weeks taking us up to the end of our school term and the end of September. If you haven’t celebrated Liturgical Feasts before only select one per month. Small steps.

July
July 31st – Feast of St Ignatius Loyola (Name Day)
Craft – Shower of Roses
Cake and Nachos- Catholic Cuisine
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

August; Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
IHM Altar (Need to brainstorm this yet)
Craft – Shower of Roses

August 11th – Feast of St Clare of Assisi (Name Day)
Cake of Child’s Choice
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

August 15th- Assumption of the Bl Virgin Mary
*We will attend Mass (HDO in Australia. In Aust the only HDOs are The Assumption, Christmas and Sundays)
Blueberry/Strawberry Cobbler – Catholic Cuisine
Crafts – Shower of Roses
Banner Craft – Art 1 Young Catholics
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

August 22nd – Queenship of Mary
Colouring – Waltzing Matilda
Cake – Under Her Starry Mantle
Crown Craft- Art 1 Young Catholics
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

September, Our Lady of Sorrows
OLS Altar (Need to brainstorm this yet)
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

14th September – Triumph of the Cross
Cross Craft
Cross Cookies – Catholic Cuisine
Holy Cross Craft – Art 1 Young Catholics
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

15th September -Our Lady of Sorrows
Colouring – Waltzing Matilda
Cake – Catholic Cuisine
7 Sorrows Ribbon Craft – Art 1 Young Catholics
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

29th – Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (Name Day)
Colouring – Waltzing Matilda
Archangel Craft – Ana Braga-Henebry’s
St Michael Waffles and Devil’s Food Cake – Shower of Roses
Books – Read a selection from our collection.

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks Erin! I appreciate you sharing your plans with a rookie.

  2. Mary
    Glad to help, anytime. Best of luck, enjoy:)

  3. Your program looks inspirational Erin. Years of work and commitment have obviously been invested. Congratulations.

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