Daily Archives: January 5, 2014

The Twelfth Day of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords-a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree!

Drummers establish the rhythm for marching. They symbolize the 12 doctrines listed in the Apostles’ Creed, an ancient summary of Christian beliefs.

Suggested activity is to make noise/music using common kitchen items, E.g. boxes, pans, glasses, etc.

Apostles' Creed

12 Days of Christmas for My Priest: Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my friend Jenn gave to me: twelve stations of the cross (and maybe the last couple for completeness), eleven saints praying on my behalf, ten minutes of spiritual reading, nine chapters read of the Gospels, eight chapters read of the NT, seven prayers throughout the day, six chapters read of the OT, FIVE MINUTES OF SILENCE!  (Shhh…), all four rosaries, three acts of penance, two photographs, and one hour of Adoration!