Activities for families

A family mini retreat

Here is an idea for a family retreat offered by the USCCB.  It involves scripture Family Shield Logoreading, group work, reflection, and creation of a family shield to be taken home and hung up by families. PARISHES or individual FAMILIES are welcome to gather together and share this mini retreat.

Click here for a retreat guide and steps to make your own shield
. If parishes would like help, please contact Kate Wilson at the Family Life Office at (814) 824-1261 or GO FAMILIES!

Dinnertime Spirituality

Busy? Hard to find time together? Here are some ideas for Family Faith Formation that you can use at the dinner table. All you need is at least one day a week for 15 minutes! Make a commitment to grow in your faith together as a family. 

Choose the book/item that would be best for your family. For all ages but most appropriate for children 8 yrs. and older.

Table Blessing Prayer Cards

Image of a Devotional by Pope Francis

Image of the book Feed Your Family's Soul

Just Family Nights - More ideas at

Action Ideas from Christian Family Movement, - Ways that families can participate in service together