Level 1

Simplicity in prayer: The Examen.  Developed by Saint Ignatius and practiced around the world, the Examen is said to be one of the most important prayers we have as Christians.  It consists of looking at your day through the eyes of God.  There are many variations; click here for a brief description of the 5 steps along with other resources.  The entire process should not take more than 10 minutes.  The simplest form of this prayer can be shared around the dinner table:  What was the ‘high’ of the day?  The ‘low’?  or even simpler, what are you most grateful for today? Examen prayer cards are available at the entrances of the church or see the attachment. A kid friendly version is attached or click here for more options.

Do you know the Legend of the Candy Cane?    Here are three videos we thought you would enjoy:

Everyday is Christmas/ All is gift: https://www.charlottestories.com/local-charlotte-church-released-christmas-video-thats-going-viral-4-million-views/

Legend of the candy cane: https://youtu.be/uVXQpejFhrU

Christmas story told by kids: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=christmas+story+told+by+kids&&view=detail&mid=752200223CF36A15DE50752200223CF36A15DE50&&FORM=VRDGAR