Elementary
resources

"May we always care for our children, not counting the cost, so that they may never believe themselves to be mistakes, but always know their infinite worth." - Pope Francis

Catholic Relief Services offers resources suitable for children and families. If you serve in faith formation, enhance your ministry to elementary school-age children and families with these resources. If you are a parent, explore what you can do to express your family faith life in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world.

Prayers

Emergency Prayer Cards

You can pray along with children and families experiencing emergencies around the world. Children can cut out each card and read the prayer together with their class or family.
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Two Feet of Love in Action Series

Two beautiful new children’s books about putting faith in action are now available from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Loyola Press! These books help parents - and all educators - teach children about responding to Christ's call to love God and neighbor, and are perfect for sharing as bedtime stories or in the classroom.

The books are available for sale on the Loyola Press website. They make great Baptism and First Communion gifts! Care for God’s creation is a theme of both books, so they also help families, parishes and schools prepare for the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment.

CRS Resources

Gift of Hope Tree

The Gift of Hope Tree activity is an opportunity to invite children and families to reflect on how Christ was born into poverty, and how this reflects the reality of many other families around the world today. Participants will consider what gifts the Holy Family might have needed and how those gifts compare to what people who live in poverty might need.
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Additional resources can be found in the

CRS Resource Center