Welcome to the Children and Families Resources Portal!
With lockdown still a reality for us, we have tried to put together a collection of resources which will help to enhance your weekly experience of the Mass and also provide you with some ideas for art & craft and for prayer as a family.
Do take some time to browse and discover some of the lovely online resources on offer. We hope you’ll find that these resources create opportunities for you to celebrate your faith as a family, with activities to suit all members!
“Let the little children come to me and do not stop them for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these”
(Matthew 19: 14)
Lord, you love children!
We thank you for the enthusiasm and love that they display in abundance. Give them courage and understanding at this time and may they experience the joy of your blessings. We pray that their families might always seek to draw them closer, day by day, to your sacred heart. Be with each family in their personal circumstances and remind each child and parent of how very special they are and how much you love them.
What happens after Easter Sunday?
Jesus is Risen – Alleluia! We have reached Easter Sunday and it is, indeed, a very joyous day!
But did you know that Easter isn’t just one day of celebration? In fact, Easter Sunday is the beginning of 50 days of celebration, which takes us all the way to Pentecost. It is a season to be happy, joyful and to rejoice in the amazing miracle of Easter Sunday 🙂
Kids Art and Craft
Let’s get creative…
Sunday, 11th April is also Divine Mercy Sunday. The image of the Divine Mercy is a well known picture drawn from a vision that Saint Faustina had of Jesus. In the picture Jesus – dressed in white – has two rays of colour shining out of him to represent the blood and water which poured from him when he was on the cross. The image is also accompanied by the words “Jesus, I trust in you”, because Jesus wanted us to know how great his mercy for us is. Mercy is the love Jesus has for us, even though we sin.
Ready, Steady, Go
Let’s make a difference
Laudato Si is the name of a recent Papal Encyclical exploring our role in caring for our world. CAFOD has produced some lovely family resources, aimed at breaking open the themes of this important document. Here is a PDF of things you can do at home, as a family, to explore how we can play our part in looking after our world.