The days are getting shorter, the weather cooler, and it’s time for back to school! Use your school routine to create, or add to, your Domestic Church.
The domestic church simply means the family, or the “little church”, as Pope John Paul II called it. The way in which the family lives changes the community, and the world, as a whole.
Below are some ways to live the domestic church in your daily school routine:
- Begin the morning with prayer. This could mean a family rosary, or prayer being said at the breakfast table. Give thanks for God for the new day! You may also choose to say prayers on the car ride to school.
- Use Catholic items at school. Children can bring Catholic backpacks. They may also use notebooks for school work or journaling. Stickers are also a great way to decorate water bottles.
- After school, name three things you were grateful for that day. Finish the evening with prayer at dinner and bedtime.