Focus on the Gospel for the Feast of the Holy Family.

Use this 32-page unit study to help children understand the Holy Family based on Luke 2:22-40.

Just about everything you need to deliver a CCD or Religious Ed lesson on the weekly Gospel is included in this packet. These materials could also be used for formal CCD or Religious Education classes, home catechesis, or a Sunday school class as well.

Lesson Materials

Weekly Liturgical Lesson Student Sheets

There are two thematic lesson sheets that focus directly on God's Word in Luke 2:39. Additional printables are included for lesson reinforcement and fact recall; they include a Fill-in-the-Faces worksheet, a graphic organizer that focuses on the tradition of writing J.M.J. on written items, and a lesson based cloze activity that reiterates the main paragraph from the student lesson sheet.

Weekly Liturgical Lesson Teacher Guide

The teacher guide includes a full lesson plan, which you may alter to meet the specific needs of your program or learners. The plan includes a Gospel focus sheet with the week's Gospel reading, vocabulary focus, lesson highlights and catechetical references. It also includes a layout that will take you from gathering, through the lesson to closing. As well, the guide contains a copy of all student content and matching answer sheets.

Lesson Extensions

This liturgy lesson contains fun activities or extensions, which are found immediately following the lesson plan pages. One is based on creativity and the other on game play.

The Play to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson include: The Holy Family puzzle activity as well as thematic crossword and word search puzzles.

The Create to Learn Lesson Extensions in this lesson include: The Holy Family coloring page, The Holy Family Tenty and the unprompted mini-book God's Message on the Feast of the Holy Family. Children are also encouraged to decorate their lesson cover page in a creative way, which is explained in the lesson plan.

Take Home Materials

Although children may take home all of their lesson sheets and creations, they should also have a tangible reminder of God's Word. This liturgy lesson includes a Get the Gospel! printable scripture trading card featuring ideas on how to be a holy family.


Age: Gr.2-4
Liturgical Week: Feast of the Holy Family
Focus: The Holy Family
Theme: God wants us to know about the Holy Family
Gospel Reference: Luke 2:22-40
CCC: 527,529, 531-534

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