Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Plans for the Feast of Christ the King

As the end of the liturgical year approaches, I thought I'd better get back on the ball with our Teatimes, so we can head into the new year on the right track. So I am planning a Teatime for this upcoming feast. I will try to keep it simple, otherwise, I might not carry out my plans. Here's what I had in mind.

I thought we could use a holy card and this prayer found at Catholic Culture:

Almighty and merciful God, you break the power of evil and make all things new in your Son Jesus Christ, the King of the universe. May all in heaven and earth acclaim your glory and never cease to praise you. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The girls will put both the prayer (after we pray it) and the holy card on a page in their Liturgical Year Notebooks. Then they can use gems and jewel stickers to decorate the page. They'll color the Christ the King image from Fenestrae Fidei and put it in their notebooks, also. It's such a beautiful image.
As a craft, I'm hoping to have the girls decorate glass votive candle holders with gems and glitter glue to put on our family altar around the image of Jesus as Christ the King. I think it would really be a nice touch.

We'll discuss the liturgical year and how Advent is nearly upon us. I'll show them my smaller liturgical year calendar as we eat our treat for the day. We'll go over the readings for the day, and discuss them, and do our childrens' bulletins.

For the treat, I'm hoping to make a box cake mix (keeping it simple) and divide the mix into two round cake pans. Then I want to let both Alexa and Sky each decorate one, their own way, with the theme being Christ the King. They've both been asking me to let them decorate a cake lately, so I thought this way, they'll get their wish, plus we won't have two full cakes waiting to be eaten (mostly by me). I'll provide the girls with sprinkles and cake decorations to use however they decide.

I'll post pictures of this Teatime, sometime next week.

BTW: I reserve the right to change my mind on any of these plans, if things don't fall into place as I'm hoping ;)

So what are your plans to celebrate this feast day?


1 comment:

Renee said...

Tina; You're doing a GREAT job, a wonderful mommy you are! Best of luck with your plans. They sound wonderful. Bless you as your teatimes begin again. Aren't they just the perfect activity during the course of our days? Enjoy!