Sometimes simple celebrations are the best. Today is the feast of the Chair of Saint Peter. This is when the Church stops to celebrate the papacy. Before Jesus rose to heaven he appointed a leader, the pope, here on earth to guide us.
We weren’t just blessed with our first pope, Saint Peter, but for over 2000 years the Lord has guided the Church through the Pope.
Knowing that this is an important feast in the church, I began dreaming up creative and fun ways to illustrate this feast day. I thought of creating a giant timeline showing the history of all the Popes throughout history. Or a fun craft recreating the actual Chair of Saint Peter.
But instead of creating fun and education crafts this week, our family was blessed with the birth of our third son! There has been lots of rejoicing and resting, and in that moment, I almost decided to let the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter slip by. But then I realized, not everything has to be a grand moment.
If we spend our lives looking for the perfect moment to teach our children about the faith, that may never come. If every activity about the faith has to be a momentous occasion, we may miss the little moments.
So today, we are celebrating the Feast of the Chair of Saint in two simple ways:
Read the Story of Saint Peter
We are just going to read the story of when Jesus appointed Saint Peter as the first Pope. Matthew 16:13-20
Coloring Sheets of the Pope
Next, I have coloring sheets of both Pope Francis and Pope Saint John Paul II.
Even if you only have a few minutes today. Celebrate the gift that Christ gave us in the Pope!
P.S. The National Catholic Register did an amazing article on today’s feast!