Saints & Seasons of the Liturgical Year is a hands-on religion resource written for students in 4th–6th grades. Includes original, full-color illustrations of over 100 saints drawn by Catholic artist Andrea Helen Smith. Program features making a monthly liturgical calendar and other enrichment activities for every month of the school year, from September to May. Students can complete virtually all the projects on their own, using the images and templates included in the consumable book. Full color, 198 pgs. Spiral-bound for ease of use. 8½"×11" Removable Answer Key included. Pages are not reproducible; each student will need his own book. SAS $28.95 Saints & Seasons of the Liturgical Year
Order of Creation Project
You will need an 11" x 17" piece of white paper for this project. Selecting among the images provided on pages 65–69, make a chart like the sample below.
God created an orderly world with many different types of creatures. Every creature gives glory to God in its own way. At the bottom of the chart are lifeless objects that merely exist, such as rocks and minerals. Next are plants, which live and grow. Animals have a higher level of life than plants because they can know the world through their senses. Human beings belong both to the material world and the spiritual world, because they possess an immortal soul as well as a mortal body. Our souls enable us to know truth and choose between good and evil. Angels are pure spirits, which means they have no bodies. Like human beings, angels can know truth and choose between good and evil, but in a more perfect way. God is the uncreated Creator of all angels, human beings, animals, plants, and objects. He is the King of the Universe. No created object, animal, person, or spirit can compare with God.
god Supreme Being Trinity of Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Uncreated Eternal Infinite Pure spirit
Created Immortal Pure spirit Has free will
MATERIAL WORLD SPIRITUAL WORLD MAN ANIMALS PLANTS
Created Immortal soul with a mortal body Has free will
Created Mortal body Has senses Can move
Created Mortal substance Only grows Created Non-living object Simply exists
Through Him, all things were made.
Saints & Seasons includes: • Costume and game ideas for All Saints’ Day • Ideas for celebrating Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter • Dozens of student-directed, hands-on activities • Engaging stories and reflections about prayer, baptism, obedience, putting God first, true contrition, doing one’s best, and more. • Templates for Christmas, St. Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day cards • Short skits and dramatic readings
March M onth of s aint J oseph
Day 1: Complete your October calendar following the directions below. Post October’s theme poster, found on page 29, above or beside your calendar. Day 2: Complete the saint quiz on page 31. If you need help, compare the descriptions with the illustrations of the saints on your October calendar.
The theme for October is the Holy Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary celebrates the Battle of Lepanto, which took place on October 7, 1571. In this famous sea battle, a fleet of Christian soldiers defeated a much larger Turkish fleet, which was preparing to attack Christian Europe. The Pope called upon the faithful to pray the Rosary for Mary’s help in the battle, and the Christian forces were victorious. Ever since, Catholics have celebrated this feast, thankful for Our Lady’s aid. We thank Our Blessed Mother for the victory at Lepanto in 1571, and also for her help in our own battles against difficulties and temptations. Have fun this month preparing to celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints on November 1st! Cut out the saint illustrations on page 27. Glue them onto your October calendar in the appropriate boxes/dates. Personalize the month by including birthdays, anniversaries, field trips, and special events.
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Holy Guardian Angels
Our Lady of the Rosary
• Full-color illustrations of over 100 saints • “Who am I?” saint quizzes for Sept–May • Much, much more!
Hymn of the month: “Hail, Holy Queen”
Coloring with the Saints Andrea Helen Smith
If you have younger children who are eager to be involved in celebrating the liturgical year, Coloring with the Saints contains full-page, black-and-white illustrations of over 60 of the saints featured in Saints & Seasons . The coloring pages are arranged by date, making it easy to hand out a coloring page on the feast of a particular saint. Pages are single-sided; after being colored the illustration can be cut out of the book and displayed. Softcover, 8½"×11" 131 pgs. Perfect bound. Pages are not reproducible; each student will need his own coloring book. CWS $8.95