Year of Grace Placemat 2023
This year’s calendar for 2023 presents the cheerful, colourful art of
Catherine Pape. Her illustrations of blessings in Catholic family and community
life focus on some of the many blessing practices rooted in tradition and
lovingly passed on through generations: the blessing of a home and of an advent
wreath, of food at a soup kitchen or at a family table, of children by parents
as they depart for the day, and of crops, animals, and farm equipment. All of
these scenes depict little celebrations of the ways we are blessed and
protected by God. Such blessings keep us mindful of God’s love and guidance,
and they model for our children one way that Catholics try to stay open and
aware of God’s presence in our ordinary lives.
The Year of Grace 2023 liturgical year follows the
Sunday Year A cycle and the Weekday Year I cycle, beginning on November 27,
2022 (First Sunday of Advent) and ending on Saturday, December 3, 2023.
LTP’s circular display of the liturgical year makes its key features
easily understandable. We can see at a glance the liturgical seasons in their
characteristic colours, Sundays on the outer rim, and the days and weeks
radiating from the centre. LTP’s circular display of the liturgical year makes
its key features easily understandable. We can see at a glance the liturgical
seasons in their characteristic colours, Sundays on the outer rim, and the days
and weeks radiating from the centre.
Use the Year of Grace notebook version in many ways:
- Use as handouts for children
and adults in classrooms or in catechetical or formation sessions to teach
about the liturgical year
- Give (or sell) laminated
copies to households in the parish and school to use as placemats.
- Along with the poster
calendar, post one in every classroom, meeting room, and in the church
vestibule to teach about the liturgical year.
- Present to first
communicants and Confirmation candidates in preparation sessions.
Size 11'' x 17''