|Flashback to Last Year: Jack|
“Happy New Year!” the kids told Grammy last night before leaving the church where we’d gone to see their cousin and our friends in a Christmas pageant.
Grammy smiled and gave them a hug. “Oh, I think you will see me before the New Year.”
I then explained that they meant the Liturgical New Year, which starts today. With all the hubbub of photo taking after the pageant, it had slipped Grammy’s mind that Advent starts today, and with it, the new church year.
Grammy smiled again and returned the kids’ greeting.
Now, this morning, I am busy printing out Liturgical Calendars to put up with the kids today.
I have already collected bells and other instruments from the basement to ring in the New Year with, a game or two to play after breakfast (just as we do with family on the calendar New Year) and newspaper for making paper hats.
|Flashback: Nina and Mommy|
In a minute, I will be off to make our Liturgical New Year breakfast. But, before I do, I just wanted to wish everyone a blessed Advent and a Happy New Liturgical Year!
I also wanted to share three great sources for free printable Liturgical Calendars:
- There's a printable monthly calendar at Crusaders for Christ.
- Sanctus Simpliticus has an extensive collection of printables for a Liturgical year bulletin board calendar.
- Michele Quigley offers printable Liturgical Year wheels of varying sizes and forms, including a blank form, one for coloring, one for the Extraordinary form and one for the Ordinary form.
|Flashback: Jack and Daddy|
How will you celebrate the Liturgical New Year?
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