School, Parish & Home Resources

School, Parish & Home Resources

Farm of the Child partners with Parishes, Religious Education Programs, and Catholic schools to share the stories of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ in Honduras and invite others, adults and children alike, to join in our mission.  Whether through an educational series on social justice issues or a used clothing drive, participation in our prayer activities or sponsorship of school child, there are infinite ways for every parish, religious education class and school to get involved.   This page is dedicated to resources that we have developed to help groups share the Farm with their parish or school community, as well as to be used by families with their children at home.  While these resources are mainly developed for our Advent and Lenten projects with parishes, schools, and families, they can be adapted for use during any liturgical season.  For more information or to develop a parish or school specific program, please contact Andrea McMerty-Brummer at andrea@farmofthechild.org.

Farm of the Child Lenten Resources

Daily Lenten Activity & Prayer Calendar

Download this daily activity and prayer calendar.  Each daily prayer activity is designed to reflect on both the reality of life for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, especially those living in Honduras.  The calendar is perfect for children and adults of all ages, but is spefically targeted for families, schools and religious education programs to use during this time of Lent.

Lent 2013 Farm of the Child Calendar

Daily Lenten Prayer Card

Farm Lent Appeal Prayer Card 2013

Stations of the Cross

This video prays through the Stations of the Cross, offering images and reflections on the suffering of many children and families in Honduras.  Both an educational and spiritual resource, the Farm of the Child Stations of the Cross will open your eyes to the way our brothers and sisters share in Christ’s suffering as well as a prayerful reflections on how we are called to respond.

Farm of the Child Stations of the Cross from Farm of the Child on Vimeo.

Rosary

This video prays through the Holy Rosary, offering each Hail Mary for one of the children served at Farm of the Child.  Please join us in praying for all of the children and families of Honduras, especially those who most basic needs for love, shelter, food, clothing, education and health care are met through the mission at Farm of the Child.

Farm of the Child Rosary 2013 from Farm of the Child on Vimeo.

Lenten Reflection on Prayer

This video prays the Farm of the Child Daily Prayer through images from the Farm.  We invite you to pray this prayer daily, throughout Lent, and through the entire year, along with the community at Farm of the Child, for the mission and all those involved, both in Honduras and around the world.

Farm of the Child Lenten Reflection Prayer from Farm of the Child on Vimeo.

Farm of the Child Daily Prayer

The Farm of the Child Prayer is prayed each morning by all of the children, Franciscan Sisters, house parents and missionaries at the Farm in Honduras. We invite you to pray this prayer daily, throughout Lent, and through the entire year, along with the community at Farm of the Child, for the mission and all those involved, both in Honduras and around the world. Print it out and share it with your class or faith sharing group to join in solidarity with the Farm.

Farm Daily Prayer

Lenten Reflection on Almsgiving

This video focuses on the deep need for peace in Honduras and the urgency for the mission of the Farm of the Child amidst increasing news of violence. Through the story, words, and images of one young man from the Farm named Joel, the video shares his message of how his life has changed because of the support of the Farm and expresses his sincere gratitude to all those who make the Farm’s work possible. We invite you to share in Joel’s moving story.

Farm of the Child Lenten Reflection on Almsgiving from Farm of the Child on Vimeo.

Almsgiving Handout

This handout helps communities who support the Farm of the Child see how the many ways that giving their alms this Lent will help the children in Honduras. The information shows the range of things that can be supported through donations starting with just $25 a month to sponsor a student in the school to donations of a vehicle and an entire year’s expenses! Challenge your class or parish group to work together to generously contribute towards one of the items.

Farm Lent Alms Flyer

Lenten Reflection on Fasting

This video focuses on the Lenten practice of fasting. Through images of the Farm of the Child and children in Honduras, the video challenges viewers to be in solidarity with all those who go without their basic necessities this Lent. We invite you to watch the video and reflect on what you can give up and sacrifice to deepen your connection with God and others in preparation for Easter.

Farm of the Child Lenten Reflection Fasting from Farm of the Child on Vimeo.

Farm of the Child Advent Resources

Farm of the Child Weekly Advent Prayers

Download and print this Advent Prayer card and pray weekly Advent prayers with the Farm of the Child family, as we light our Advent wreath candles and prepare our hearts to receive the Christ Child this Christmas.

Farm Advent Appeal Prayer Card

Farm of the Child Advent Activities

Download and print these weekly Advent activities to pray and complete with your students or children.  Each week offers reflections and hands-on activities as we journey through Advent and prepare ourselves to receive the Christ Child this Christmas.

Farm of the Child Weekly Advent Activities

For daily Advent activity ideas, visit www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-resources/advent/ for a daily Advent calendar.

Farm of the Child Posadas Video

This video celebrates the Latin American tradition of Posadas through images from the Farm.  We invite you to pray with Farm during the novena (9 days) leading up to Christmas, as we prepare to receive the Christ child, along with Joseph, Mary, and all our Christian brothers and sisters.

Posadas 2012 from Farm of the Child on Vimeo.

Farm of the Child “Beautiful Things” Video

This video celebrates the beauty of the children God has called us to welcome into our hearts, just as we are called to welcome the Christ Child this Christmas.  Join the Farm of the Child community in prayer and celebration in this reflection on the beauty of God’s most precious children.

Beautiful Things from Farm of the Child on Vimeo.