A prayer service and fun extra ideas to celebrate this holy martyr.
By Jean Grant
Our popular Prayer Service is now a printable for your convenience!
In your school or parish community, try these suggestions to make St. Lucy’s story come to life:
- Put wheat seeds in small bags and give everyone their own to plant.
- On St. Lucy’s Day, have the girls wear white dresses and make wreaths for their heads. Use construction paper to make the wreaths, and add paper candles. Get a roll of red Christmas plastic or ribbon 4-6 inches wide. Measure the ribbon to tie around each girl’s waist, with the ends hanging down to knee length. If you wish, include novenas, masses, or festivals.
- Take cookies to all classes or a retirement home by those dressed in costume in tribute to St. Lucy. (Tell a local bakery your plans. They may donate the cookies!)
Jean Grant is a retired teacher from St. Charles, Missouri.
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