Each grade level this year will learn a traditional prayer, they will say together at the end of each session in the classrooms. You can help your child learn this prayer by praying it at home with them.
K/1 - Our Father 2- Act of Contrition 3/4 - Glory Be to the Father 5/6 - Apostles Creed
Learn to pray the rosary with children and find some helpful tips to get started or keep going. Here are a couple of great resources. You can even find fun videos on YouTube or podcasts with music to use to pray the Rosary!
Celebrate All Saints Day in your home. You can invite friends over and dress up as saints or you can simply have a saint tea party, complete with saintly snacks. Plan a whole meal to celebrate the feast day or have a few snacks with the theme. You can find many ideas in the link below.
All Souls Shrine Set up an All Souls Shrine in your home:
Place a photo of a family member or friend who has passed away in your shrine
Place flowers on the shrine as a symbol of life. Place other Christian symbols on the shrine such as a cross, crucifix, candle, the Bible, etc.
Make a small paper chain for the shrine with colored strips of paper. Write one letter of the deceased's name on each link of the chain. Place the chain on the shrine.
Beginning on All Souls Day and ending at the end of November, invite each family member to take turns adding a link to the chain (one link per day). The person who adds the link is asked to share one memory of or a short prayer for the deceased. The memory or prayer is then written on the link and is added to the chain.
At the end of the month, read all of the memories and prayers on the chain. Then burn the chain in a fireplace or an outdoor fire pit as an offering to God.