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April Activities

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Refrigerator Sheet

This printable PDF will keep your family on track all month long with faith formation!  Print it, put it on the family refrigerator or command center, and receive instant inspiration for faith activities all month long!

Faith Focus of the Month

Divine Mercy Sunday

Where does Divine Mercy Sunday come from? It all began with Saint Faustina.  Born from a poor family in 1905, after school, Faustina started to work to support her family. She felt that God was calling her to become a nun. In her writings, she stated that she had seen and spoken to Mother Mary and Jesus. In fact, Jesus appeared to her as the Divine Mercy and she painted what she saw. Jesus wearing a white garment with his right hand raised in a sign of blessing and the other hand touching the white garment with red and blue rays coming out from the garments. St Faustina encouraged people to pray the Divine Chaplet. She also prayed a lot for the Priests.


St Faustina tells the world that Jesus wants us to turn to Him and with a sincere and contrite heart, declare, “Jesus, I trust in You.” Following her example, we can all find refuge and spiritual strength in the Blessed Sacrament, upheld by the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception.


Besides declaring her a Saint for Divine Mercy, Pope John Paul ll, also declared the First Sunday after Easter to be dedicated as the Sunday of Divine Mercy, with a novena (nine days of prayer) starting on Good Friday.

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Family Faith Resources for April

Handouts For Home

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Palm Sunday Donkey Activity
Holy Thursday Crafts, Recipes, & More!
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Stations of the Cross Celebrated at Home
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Good Friday Parent Resouce
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Canticle of Creation
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Our Common Home
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Earth Day Game
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Earth Day Bingo
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St. George Dragon Puppet Craft & Story

April Recipes for Catholic Families

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Empty Tomb Rolls, which can also be called Resurrection Rolls, are the perfect treat to teach your kids the true meaning of Easter! Each ingredient and step of the process symbolizes a part of the true Easter story, full of meaning! 

This is a great tradition to start with your kids. 

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April 22nd is Earth Day! 

Here is a fun and simple treat to help you celebrate. 

Faith Formation for April 
& Make-up Lesson

🤲🏼❤️ Catholic Social Teaching ❤️🤲🏼

Jesus calls us to love one another, and in answering this call we build up the Kingdom of God here on Earth. Our Catholic social teaching is a response to that call. Rooted in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice, it is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came "to bring glad tidings to the poor . . . liberty to captives . . . recovery of sight to the blind"(Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with "the least of these," the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45). Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor that we find in the Gospel.

Parent Focus: Social Teaching | Catholic Central

Child Focus: Social Justice

More on Catholic Social Teaching

Breaking In The Habit: Br. Casey

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Handouts For Home

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7 Themes or Pillars
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7 Pillars Worksheet
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Keys to Justice
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CST Wordsearch
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Family Discussion Questions

As a family, take time to explore your faith through meaningful discussion!

  1. How can our family engage in Catholic Social Teaching more often each day?

  2. What is each family member most drawn to about Catholic Social Teaching?

  3. Which pillar does our family adhere to the strongest?  Give examples.

  4. Which pillar is the hardest for our family?  Why?  What can we do to work on this pillar over the next year?

Missed the in-person session?  Complete and submit your make-up lesson here!

Make-Up Lesson

Step One:

Watch the "Parent Focus" video on your own & then the "Child Focus" video with your child.

Step Two: 

Print each of the handouts, and choose a minimum of two activities to do together as a family.

Step Three: 

As a family engage in the discussion questions, and explore where your family's faith formation can go next!

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Step Four:

Complete the activities you have chosen, and complete the worksheet below.  Email the worksheet and pictures of your family participating in the faith formation activities to to receive credit for the make-up lesson!

Lesson Worksheet
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