Living Liturgically

Ways to Cultivate the Faith At Home

We all love holidays like Christmas and Fourth of July; we also enjoy national days such as National Donut Day and National Fly a Kite Day. We, as Catholics, are blessed to have a year brimming with holy days and feasts days that we have the opportunity to celebrate with special meals or activities. This is not an exhaustive list; see below for some suggestions on how to celebrate our Christian year! 

"The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1666).

January 4: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

  • Ask St. Elizabeth to intercede on behalf of the Vicksburg Catholic school system. 

  • Pray for the work of the Sisters of Charity.  

January 5: St. John Neumann

  • Pray for the Redemptorists and their work. 

  • Ask St. John to intercede on behalf of the Vicksburg Catholic School system.

January 9: The Baptism of The Lord 

  • Pray that more people might embrace membership in God’s family through baptism. 

  • Recommit yourself to your baptismal promises by signing yourself with holy water.

January 17: St. Anthony, Abbot

  • Meditate on this reflection of St. Anthony’s life. 

  • Fast from something for a day (a meal, technology, etc.).

January 21: St. Agnes

  • Pray for all God’s persecuted people spread throughout the world. 

  • Pray for the grace of bravery, that whenever you face hardship you might remain faithful to the Lord.

January 22: Day of Prayer for The Legal Protection of Unborn Children

  • Pray that laws might be passed designed to protect the lives and rights of unborn children. 

  • Pray for the victims of abortion: both the mothers and children. 

  • Pray that those who advocate for abortion might experience a transformation through God’s grace. 

January 24: St. Francis De Sales

  • Pray for the Salesian Order. 

  • Since St. Francis is the patron of the press and of journalists, pray that the truth, and not bias, would shine through in our news media platforms.

January 25: The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle

  • Read the account of Paul’s conversion: (Acts 8:1-3, 9:1-22). 

  • Pray that God would open the hearts of all people by His grace, that the world might be united by the Holy Cross.

  • Reach out to a nonbeliever and speak to them about your faith.

January 26: Sts. Timothy and Titus

  • Read this summary about the lives of these two saints.

  • Pray for all bishops and in particular for Bishop Kopacz. 

January 28: St. Thomas Aquinas 

 

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