2020

Feast days

Feast days

Throughout the year, the Church designated various feast days and saints days to commemorate key events in the life of Jesus and his people, and to remember the many saints of the Church who fulfilled their mission to love God and serve others during their lifetime. We’ve created resources to help schools mark some of…

Ascension and Pentecost

Ascension and Pentecost

The Ascension and Pentecost are movable feasts, occurring between May and June. These feasts commemorate Jesus’ ascension to heaven forty days after his resurrection, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles ten days later. Through our Ascension and Pentecost resources children discover more about these important feasts and how they share in…

Lent

Lent

Lent is a movable feast, occurring between February and April. Lent lasts a period of forty days, echoing the period of time Jesus spent in the desert preparing for his public ministry. During Lent, Christians devote more time to prayer, charity, and sacrifice as they prepare for the greatest feast in the Church year, Easter…

Feast of St Nicholas

Feast of St Nicholas

Feast day, 6 December: Saint Nicholas was Bishop of Myra (in modern-day Turkey) during the 4th Century. Known for his generosity and pastoral care, especially towards the poor, St Nicholas’ legacy developed into a much loved and familiar Christmas character. These resources carefully re-tell the story of the real St Nicholas and encourage children to…

Advent resources

Advent resources

The season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and is a time of prayerful preparation. During Advent we recall the Israelites’ long wait for the Messiah’s birth and remember that Jesus was born into the world and will come again. Each year Mission Together produce engaging resources to help children keep Jesus at the…