Family Activities for Saint Phillip's Fast

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Week 1:   *  Find a large basket or a box that you can fill over the six weeks of St. Phillip's Fast with food for your choice of charity.  Some suggestions are: Youth Emergency Services, Wings of Providence, WIN House, Boyle Street Services ....

                Make a large cloth Christmas bag that you can fill over the next six weeks with personal care items that can be donated along with your food basket or separately, to your choice of charity.  Place your basket or bag beside your Christmas tree where the family will notice it.

Week 2:   *  During this week fill the bag with towels, face cloths and soap.

                *  Place some dry breakfast articles into the basket.

                During this week spend some time for personal prayer and reflection on the meaning of Saint Phillip's fast.

Week 3:   *  During this week put some dried food, such as potatoes, rice or cake mix into the food basket.

                *  Place a toothbrush and toothpaste in the personal care bag.

                *  Make and decorate a didukh (sheaf of wheat) for your nativity prayer corner.

Week 4:   Add some wrapped candies, mixed nuts, homemade goodies, and table napkins to the basket.

                *  Add deodorant or any other personal article to the bag.

Week 5:   *  Add some canned food such as soup, vegetables, juice, etc. to the food basket.

                *  Add some body lotion, bubble bath to the personal care bag.

                Bring your bag and/or your basket to church on Sunday.  These will be delivered to the recipients of your choice; or make it a personal delivery from your family.

Week 6:   *  You may wish to prepare your soul for Christmas by receiving the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) at this time.  Don't wait until Christmas Eve.

                *  Prepare your home for Christmas, decorate, wrap gifts, learn some carols.

Sent by UCWLC Edmonton Eparchy



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