Family Materials

Child hands prayingWe are beginning to produce materials with background information, Scripture readings, prayers, reflections and suggested activities to help families mark and celebrate the liturgical year in their homes. These resources will be made available as the year unfolds. Please feel welcome to share your ideas with us.

At Home with the Word (Liturgy Training Publications) – A wonderful resource for all Ministers of the Word (including Children’s Liturgy leaders), but with an online supplement (see below) resource for families, with questions to help with reflections on the readings at Mass, and ideas for activities.
2017 – Year A
2018 – Year B

How to make your home a domestic church (Article by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith)
Blessing one another
Blessing of parents before childbirth
In Communion with Christ (Reflections on the Mass for families)
See the Easter candle through the eyes of an infant


Blessing of an Advent Wreath
Advent Calendar for Children (CAFOD)
Family Advent Calendar (US Bishops’ Conference)
Advent Season prayers and activities (US Bishops’ Conference)
6th December: St Nicholas
8th December: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Blessing of a Crib or Nativity scene
Family Christmas Calendar (US Bishops’ Conference)
2nd February: Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)
Participating in Lent as a family
The Road to Emmaus (Bible Society video)


Children’s guide to the Rite of Election