Family of Faith

March 2019

2018 – 2019 Family of Faith Calendar

March Family of Faith: The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and The Triduum

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

As Catholics, we believe that Christ gives meaning to our suffering, and our suffering has redemptive value when united to Christ’s suffering on the Cross. The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick brings God’s healing spiritually and, if God wills it, physically to those who are sick, suffering, undergoing surgery or dying.

The Triduum

The Triduum are the most holy days of our church. During these “three days” we celebrate the greatest mysteries of our Catholic Faith: “We proclaim your death O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.”

We are in the season of Lent, traditionally a time of Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving. Another suggestion is to participate in some type of service as a family. Family Service Project Suggestions

Family Assignment for March

Read and practice Your Catholic Home: Passiontide, page 170 or 184 in the Parent Guide. (Please note that due to the configuration of our church, we do not cover statues or the cross of the Resurrected Christ above the tabernacle.)

  • Read and practice Your Catholic Home: Passiontide, page 170 or 184 in the Parent Guide. (Please note that due to the configuration of our church, we do not cover statues or the cross of the Resurrected Christ above the tabernacle.)
  • Complete one activity from each lesson:
    • Lesson 10 : The Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick
    • Lesson 11: The Triduum
  • Be sure to complete the Grace Person activity on page 188 or 208 in the Parent Guide; page 113 in the Children’s Activity Book.

March Resources

Lesson 10: The Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick from Franciscan Media on Vimeo.

Easter Triduum from Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth on Vimeo.

Lesson 11: The Triduum

Easter Triduum from Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth on Vimeo.

Guest speaker Mary Rice Hasson spoke on the topic of Gender Ideology.
Pastoral approach to Gender Ideology resources:

March FAMILY OF FAITH REMINDER:

  • Our next session dates are Sunday, April 7, or Wednesday, April 10.
  • The final meeting for all families is Sunday, April 28, at 10 am in the gym. Bring your completed Grace Person Project!
  • OR

Questions? Please contact the Parish Catechetical Office: catoff@olpnp.com 908-464-8156