Monica at Equipping Catholic Families
Erika at Raising Little Saints
Tina at Truly Rich Mom
Laura at Day By Day In Our World
Sarah at On The Way Home 2
Chris at Campfires and Cleats
Birgit at Designs By Birgit
Since I am a mom of a teenager, I need to keep our activities age appropriate so he can grow in a more meaningful way with Our Lord.
So, the fun crafts and activities that I enjoy, are not so fun for him any longer.
So, what does a mom who has a teenager do?
Include him in the adult activities of our church.
I'm fortunate to belong to a diverse parish which has many prayer and worship activities
in a few cultures.
Here is what we will be doing:
We will join in the "Caminata Rosario" walking rosary for Our Lady of Guadalupe.
We will participate in our Christmas Novena evening services.
For nine days, we will go to evening prayer service hosted by our different ministry groups.
Some nights it will be conducted in English, other nights it will be in Spanish,
some nights in Tagalog and others in Polish.
We will go to our Penance Service.
We will go to our Parish Christmas Concert.
One evening, we will attend Simbang Gabi
and the next evening ~ Las Posadas.
We will have a busy week of faith and culture enriching activities to prepare for the birth of Jesus.
May God bless my son and draw him closer to him,
as he participates and walks with the members of our parish.
"I’m participating in the KEEP CHRIST in CHRISTMAS Blog Link-Up 2013
sponsored by the Catholic Bloggers Network.
Be sure to visit as many links as possible, listed at the bottom of this post.
I would love to hear of other ideas on how to have a meaningful Advent for teenagers.
Here are the others who have joined up in the Keep Christ in Christmas Linkup. Please pop over and visit them as you can. I've learned a lot of great teaching tools by visiting the bloggers below.
Equipping Catholic Families: Keep Christ in Christmas
Simply Homeschool Living Advent Series 12/1 - 12/25
Fifth of Five Keeping Christ in Christmas - Blog Link-up 2013
Coffee Moments with Sam The Light of Hope
Hand-Maid With Love: CHRISTmas Presence: Keep Christ in Christmas 2013 Edition
Open Window Making hay while the Advent wreath shines
Faith Filled Freebies: Keep Christ in Christmas
Written by the Finger of God: Not Christmas as Usual
On the Way Home: Keep Christ in Christmas
Sue Elvis Writes: Bring Christ to Others
Mommy Bares All Why Celebrate Christmas Even After #YolandaPH
Canadian Catholic Mom Keeping The Little Ones Focused: An Advent Link-Up
Mountain of Grace Homeschooling Keep Christ in Christmas
Em’s Estuary: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Happy Little Homemaker: December Devotion: Immaculate Conception
Adoro Ergo Sum: How We Keep Christ in Christmas
JoyAlive.net: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Home to 4 Kiddos Keep Christ in Christmas
Embedded Faith Boldly Be the Christ in Christmas
City Girl, Country Home Emmanuel Is With Us. Are we WITH HIM?
Journey to Wisdom: Trusting in your Awkward Fiats
Joy of Nine9 Waiting in Joyful Expectation Like a Child
Splendor in the Home Ideas For Keeping Advent and Christmas Holy
Training Happy Hearts 10 Ways to Celebrate the New Liturgical Year
A Catholic Life Advent: The Beginning of the Liturgical Year & Source of Rich Meditations
Designs by Birgit: Elf on a Shelf and Santa Claus
Catholic Inspired: Faith-Centered Family Christmas
A Slice of Smith Life: How we keep Christ in Christmas
Catholic All Year: Three Reasons I love Advent
Mary the Defender: Christmas The Battle Begins
Truly Rich Mom: Keep Christ in Christmas
Day By Day in Our World: 40 Days Seeking Him and Keeping Christ in Christmas
Diapers and Drivel: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Raising Soldiers 4 Christ: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Rosary Mom Keep Christ In Christmas With A Teenager
Tercets: Keeping Christ in Christmas: Join Church Ministries
Campfires and Cleats How We Keep Christ in Christmas
Life Unabridged: Celebrating the Fullness of the Advent and Christmas Season
Homeschooling With Joy Keeping Christ in Christmas
Mrs Domestic Bliss Gingerbread Nativity
The Chic Traveller Keeping Christ in Christmas
California to Korea Keeping Christ in Christmas
Dominique's Desk Keeping Christ in Christmas
Our ABC Life: An Advent Update
Journey Living: Anno Domini
The Road to Rome: Advent Prayer and Reflection Resources
Life of Fortunate Chances: Keeping Christ in Christmas
Quidquid Est, Est!: Reblog: Advent Posts