In honor of The Year for Priests, my boys have been studying the priesthood and creating Year of the Priests Lap Books. You may remember me hosting a giveaway for this wonderful Year of Priests Faith Folder last June.
In addition to the studying/completing the mini-books for our Lap Books we also have been enjoying the following:
Here are some pictures of Captain’s completed Lap Book. (Rascal is still finishing his.)
My boys really wanted to use black file folders and add a white “collar” to the top. I loved the idea! Unfortunately black file folders are hard to find around here. I looked EVERYWHERE! I finally broke down and ordered a case online.
We used two file folders for each Lap Book, cutting the 2nd folder to create flaps inside the main folder.
The boys worked (and I helped with some of the cutting) on all the little mini-books throughout the year and had been saving them in a plastic zip-lock.
Tip: DO NOT take all the mini books (finished and unfinished) out of the ziplock and leave them on the dinner table while you go grocery shopping. A glass of water just might get dump on them causing quite a bit of extra work. . . In fact, this is why Rascal is still working on his!
Main Folder, Left Flap:
- “Priestly Vocabulary” File Folder Shape Book
- “The Year for Priests Checklist” (Captain still needs to copy over his list yet.)
Left Insert, Left Side:
- “The Ordination Ceremony” Many Flaps Book (Instead of using the provided pictures, Captain choose to use pictures from his Uncle/Godfather’s Ordination to the priesthood!)
- “Becoming a Priest” Graduated Pages Book
- “What Does a Priest Do?” Wheel
Main Folder, Right Flap:
- “Levels of Priesthood” Flashcards and Pocket Set
- “Prayers for Vocations” Pocket and Prayer Cards Set
Right Insert, Right Side:
- “Discerning & Listening for God’s Call l For My Life” Multiple Flaps Book
- “Discerning a Call to Priesthood or Religious Life” Multiple Flaps Book
- “The Orders and Vows of Priests” Unfolding Octagon Book
- “What is My Vocation?” Thought Bubble Book
- “Characteristics of a Prospective Priesthood Candidate” Clipboard Shape Book
Left Insert, Right Side:
- “Liturgical Vestments” Open-Up Book Set
Main Folder, Middle Section:
- “The Year for Priests” Fanned Pages Book
- “What is a Plenary Indulgence?” Open the Doors Book
- “The Year for Priests Icon” Rectangle Book
- “St. John Vianney” Unfolding Rectangle Book
- “Vesting Prayers” Rectangle Book
- “Special Popes” Pick-a-Tab Book
Right Insert, Left Side:
- “Questions to Ask Father” Q&A Set
- “The Year for Priests Indulgences for Priests” Pentagon Book
- “The Year for Priests Indulgences for Laity” Pentagon Book
- “Special Priests in My Life” Triangle to Circle Book Set
Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry. We pray that Mary will guide your priests to follow her own words, “Do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5). May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph,Mary’s most chaste spouse. May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross. May your priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls. Amen.