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).

March 3: St. Katherine Drexel

  • Pray for the healing of all racial injustice 

  • Since St. Katherine was one of the first American saints canonized, pray that God would make many more saints out of North American Catholics

  • Pray for Catholic schools, especially the Vicksburg Catholic School System

March 17: St. Patrick

  • Pray for the Church in Ireland 

  • Pray the St. Patrick’s Breastplate Prayer

  • Since St. Patrick was an evangelist, talk with a friend, co-worker, etc. about the beauty of the Gospel

March 19: St. Joseph

  • Pray for all fathers 

  •  Read this short reflection on the life of St. Joseph

  • Ask the Prince and Patron of the Universal Church to intercede for the worldwide family of faith

March 25: The Annunciation of The Lord

  • Read the account of The Annunciation: (Luke 1:26-38)

  • Pray the Rosary

  • Just as Mary gave her “yes” to God, desiring that His will would be done above her own, simply pray: “God, not my will but yours be done”

March 28: Palm Sunday

  • Listen to this Palm Sunday chant

  • Fast from one meal, for “man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4)

  • Read the account of the first Palm Sunday: (Luke 19:28-44; Matthew 21:1–11)
 

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