01 November, 2009

November Liturgical/Lesson Planning

November Devotion - The Holy Souls

I want to take the children to Mass & the cemetary on the way home tomorrow to do this devotion.

Toties Quoties Indulgence

From noon today on All Saints Day through midnight of All Souls Day tomorrow the Catholic faithful, as often as they visit a church or Catholic cemetery to pray for the dead, reciting six times during each visit the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of Holy Mother Church may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, under the usual conditions of making a good Confession within a week before or after, worthily receiving Holy Communion within the week and having the right intention of heart. This is called the Toties Quoties Indulgence.
(from dailycatholic.org)
or this one (from catholicculture.org)
Indulgences for All Souls Week

An indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the first to the eighth of November; on other days of the year it is partial.
A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who on the day dedicated to the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed [November 2 {as well as on the Sunday preceding or following, and on All Saints' Day}] piously visit a church. In visiting the church it is required that one Our Father and the Creed be recited.
To acquire a plenary indulgence it is necessary also to fulfill the following three conditions: sacramental Confession, Eucharistic communion, and prayer for the intention of the Holy Father. The three conditions may be fulfilled several days before or after the performance of the visit; it is, however, fitting that communion be received and the prayer for the intention of the Holy Father be said on the same day as the visit.
The condition of praying for the intention of the Holy Father is fully satisfied by reciting one Our Father and one Hail Mary. A plenary indulgence can be acquired only once in the course of the day.

The children will like doing this.
I am looking forward to having St.Patrick's up here close to our home, we will be able to more easily (and economically) attend daily mass.
Religion in the Home for November:
Week One: 
Catholic Mosaic - I Sing a Song of the Saints of God, Lesbia Scott   (p183)
Nov. 2nd - All Souls
Make our traditional poster from ""A Year With God" (p222)
     Naming all our deceased friends & relatives of the past year, and more.
     Catholic Mosaic "The Spirit of Tio Fernando: A Day of the Dead Story", by Janice Levy (p185)
     In "A Year with God"  on pg 224 there is a neat activity for the Solemnity of Christ the King called Communion of Saints Project:  Family Tree of the Church.  I would like to get to do this sometime during the month.
    Daniel Boone born today - 1734
        http://www.earlyamerica.com/     primary source material from early am history.

Nov. 3rd      St. Martin de Porres
     Catholic Mosaic "Brother Joseph, Painter of Icons", by Augustine Denoble (p189)
      Read - St. Martin de Porres, Lovasik &/or  Check "Saints & Feast Days",
                  "The Pied Piper of Peru"
Nov. 4th     St. Charles Borromeo
       "Saints & Feast Days", Book of Saints, Check "Cooking with the Saints" for recipe

Nov. 10th    Pope St. Leo the Great
       Study painting of Pope Leo & Attila,
       Lion cake

Nov. 11th St. Martin of Tours   & Veterans Day
        Veterans Day books:
         Veterans Day Lapbook -

Nov. 12th  St. Josaphat
      3rd grade Seton English FYC  (I loved this book!)

Nov.  13th      St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
      Coloring page from Waltzing Matilda, pg 246 in AYWG
         "Mother Cabrini, Missionary to the World" Vision
           also St. Stanislas Kostka, p247 AYWG

Nov. 16th     St. Margaret of Scotland
        http://www.holyspiritinteractive.net/kids/saints/1116.asp - biography
Nov. 17th     St. Elizabeth of Hungary
       Coloring page p248 AYWG, and Waltzing Matilda
         "St. Elizabeth's Three Crowns" Vision
       Review spiritual/corporal works of mercy
          Bake bread and deliver to friends.

Nov.  22nd  St. Cecilia
       p249 AYWG, "Heroes of God's Church"
Nov. 21st     Presentation of Mary
       "Mondays with Mary" pgs. 38-41
        and this - http://www.wf-f.org/BVMPresentation.html

Nov. 22nd     Christ the King

Nov. 23rd   Blessed Miguel Pro, St. Clement of Rome
                   St. Clement Coloring page from "Father of the Church" coloring book.

Nov. 27th     Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
     Unit Study, Widneatt Coloring book, "St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal"  vision book
      "Mondays with Mary" pgs 46-49

Nov. 30th     St. Andrew
       Check "Cooking with the Saints"

Other:        http://www.theteacherscorner.net/calendars/november.php
             Love this website for little fun things to tell the children.

When I am working out my liturgical/lesson plans for the month, I pull out all of my resources and list what feasts, holidays and such in the coming month.  I list everything - print the resources I think I will use and file in them all in a 3 ring binder called CURRENT MONTH.
With my parents moving in, I have the advantage to have most of my books right here in my master bedroom.
Tomorrow, I will pull out all the things in my 365 files - November section.  I will go through and see what needs to be tossed, what I want to use, what to file away for another year - and just what I have.  At the end of each month, I just file the resources for the finished month without really going through it too much.  I toss obvious trash, but don't worry about it until next go round.

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