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).

November 1: All Saints’ Day

  • Worship God in The Holy Mass 

  • Ask for the intercession of your patron saint  

  • Read a Saint’s Story (or two!)

November 2: All Soul’s Day

  • Pray for all the souls of the faithful departed

  • Pray for all of the dying

  • Bring flowers to a grave

November 4: St. Charles Borromeo

  • Pray for all Bishops, that they might boldly shepherd God’s people in truth

  • Pray for all seminarians 

  • Pray for all lay spritiual leaders  

November 10: St. Pope Leo the Great

  • Pray for the Pope in his role as Successor of Peter

  • Read St. Pope Leo's story 

November 11: St. Martin of Tours

  • Pray for all who suffer from alcoholism and addiction    

  • Donate to a local or Catholic charity

November 13: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

  • Pray for the work of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  • Pray for all immigrants and refugees who have faced trials in the search for a better life

November 17: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

  • Pray for all widows, orphans, and homeless people    

  • Pray for all those who have lost a child 

November 21: The Presentation of The Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Pray the Rosary    

  • Meditate on the mystery of Mary's temporary dwelling in the sanctuary of the Old Covenant as a preparation for the approaching season of Advent  

  • Spend 30 minutes reading the Bible 

November 22: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

  • Receive Christ's mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation     

  • Recieve Christ's Body and Blood in the Eucharist  

  • Reaffirm to Christ your baptismal commitments 

November 30: St. Andrew the Apostle

  • Pray for the people of Scotland and for the work of the Church there    

  • Reflect upon the calling of St. Andrew (Mark 1:16-18) 

 

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