~We have been planning ahead and preparing to celebrate the birthday of the Forerunner of Christ on June 24th~
John the Baptist is the only one besides our Blessed Mother and Our Lord himself whose birth is celebrated liturgically. I am posting this a bit early to share some ideas.
You may read about this Solemnity HERE and HERE.
We made these felt handprints, representing us as children in the "hands" of God. The baptismal photo in the middle reminds us that we are members of the body of Christ after our Baptism and also to remind us how our Baptism seals us as Christians with the indelible spiritual mark (character) of our belonging to Christ. (CCC 1272) Through our Baptism we have a continuous call to holiness... May we always strive to be lights in the world around us, reaching out to others with the "hands" of Christ.
We had fun digging out old baptism photos...
~I just used felt, tacky glue, and card stock to back the photo! We also wrote each child's baptismal date on the photo to remind them of this special day~
A funny thing happened at our house as we were making this craft... One of my outdoor plaques got broken (that held a ceramic St. Francis of Assisi).
~I think it serves as a great reminder of our baptismal promises~
Catholic Cuisine to see how we made these John the Baptist Locust Snacks! You might say "Ewwww..." or you may even say "Yum!"