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Together We Journey, December 16

Christmas Star 2020

Ignatian Spirituality includes the use of our imagination to make the stories from the gospel come alive in our minds, hearts and bodies. What better way to fuel our imagination and our prayer lives around the Christmas Story, than to experience a viewing of the Christmas Star? This bright celestial event is caused by the lining up of planets in a row, making Jupiter and Saturn look as if they are one in the sky. Watch this video to learn more about how to view the “Christmas Star of 2020” and mark your calendars for December 21. You won’t want to miss this!

This Week – Student Tasks

Advent materials were sent out in the mail and via email. Email Lisa for a replacement copy.

  • Assisi Advent Packet, Week 3 pages
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 39-46
  • Optional: Advent packet, week 3
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 25-29
  • Vocabulary of Our Faith Worksheet

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Together We Pray

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord we look forward to your coming with JOY. Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago – Ignatian Contemplation

Question for Reflection:

How can we utilize a viewing of the Christmas Star of 2020 to deepen our faith and prayer life?

Lourdes – What are the Marks of the Church?

Assisi – An Object Lesson on Joy

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

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