Our Philippians lesson focuses on prayer.

Home activities:

  • Work on your memory verses: 4:6 for ages 3-7, 2:3 ages 8-10, 4:6-7 for middle school. Remember that the word puzzle is for the 8-10 memory work.
  • Color the picture of Paul and Silas in Philippi. What happened there?
  • Each child will make a prayer banner in class; help them to pray for the needs written on the intercessor cards and add those of your own family.
  • Make up a family litany; pray each night with the children answering “Lord, have mercy” and “Grant It, O Lord”.
  • Review and memorize the Lord’s Prayer. Pray it each day.


     We also begin Advent shortly. Of course, this is a fast period. But, there are so many fun Advent activities to prepare for Nativity that we almost forget we are fasting! Make a Jesse tree with ornaments representing the Old Testament saints who went before our Lord; of course, review a story each night as you add your ornament. Make an Advent Calendar: color the icon of the Nativity, glue it on heavy paper, cut out windows, glue a piece of paper behind it and add a sticker for each window. And, an Advent wreath always adds some depth; light a candle each Saturday night during your prayers of preparation for Liturgy.