Next Sunday Ideas

Teaching the Catholic faith to young children and helping them to stay focused at Sunday Mass is a challenge for every parent. It demands creativity, foresight, and good resources.

To help parents with this task, Familia is providing a free formation resource called Next Sunday Ideas. These easy-to-use resources are lessons and activities based on the upcoming Gospel passage for next Sunday's Mass or for an upcoming feast day. They do not require special materials, and can be run with ordinary items found around the house.

Each packet features the following elements to prepare children to understand and live out next Sunday's Gospel:

  • Family prayer and the Gospel reading
  • An activity, game, or arts & crafts project to do together
  • The story of a saint who lived out the featured virtue
  • A family resolution

Simply download the PDF file of Next Sunday Ideas from the links on the right side of this page, and share it with your children during the week before next Sunday's Mass.

(Note: You will need the Adobe Reader program to open the pdf files. If you do not yet have the program, you can download it for free here.)