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).

May 2: St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

  • Pray that the theologians of our Church might boldly teach the truth and avoid heresy.

  • Since St. Athanasius is a major figure in Orthodox Christianity, pray for the reunification of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

May 3: Sts. Philip and James, Apostles

May 13: Our Lady of Fatima

May 21: The Ascension of the Lord

  • Read the account of Christ’s ascension: (Acts 1:3-11). 

  • Pray that Christ might return soon, bringing eternal peace and justice to the Earth.

May 26: St. Philip Neri

  • Read this short reflection on the life of St. Philip Neri.

  • Ask for St. Philip’s intercession, that the laity might be strengthened in faith.

May 28: Pentecost Sunday 

  • Read (Acts 2:1-47). 

  • Pray that the Holy Spirit would empower all faithful Catholics to boldly proclaim their faith in truth as St. Peter did. 

May 31: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • Pray the Rosary. 

  • Read the account of the visitation: (Luke 1:39-56). 


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