It’s February, and while the calendar says it is the shortest month of the year, for some, the dreariness of winter has gone on long enough, and February seems like the longest month. In February, we have Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and National Marriage Week from Feb 7-14. Right now, we are in Ordinary Time, but starting on February 22, on Ash Wednesday, the season of Lent begins.
Let’s Start with Black History Month
We have a Homeschooling Saints podcast episode for you with Lisa Mladinich and Lena Brown. Lena talks about A Catholic Perspective on Black History Month.
Take a look at this article on 8 Black Saints and Holy People of God Every Catholic Should Know, with prayers!
And The Saints of Africa by Vincent J. O’Malley tells the stories of over 60 saints, including 3 popes, 8 Fathers of the Church and 3 Doctors of the Church.
Next up – Lent
A few podcasts to listen to: Family Lenten Traditions, Is Lent a Time of Sacrifice or Action?
Holy Heroes has Lent Survival Kit to use in your home or class. I wish I had had one of these when I was working with children! It includes The Road to Calvary coloring book, calendars with activities, Lenten Adventure, Road to Easter (with stickers) and all you need to make your own Paschal Candle to celebrate Easter. Take a look!
A prayer service for grades K-3, Mind, Heart and Hand.
A video on Where Ashes Come From.
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