To have the children understand that they can reach out to others who are lonely
The children will write friendly notes of encouragement to parishioners who are homebound.
I am thinking of you.
The parish of _________ is happy you are part of our family.
You are in our prayers.
Have your catechetical leader direct you to the parish ministry that takes care of homebound parishioners.
Pre-address the envelopes and instruct the children to keep their letters with the envelopes. Include the grade level and room number in the return address. Mail the notes.
Direct the children to avoid get-well letters. If you do not want to include the individual names of children, have everyone sign the letters the Second Grade of _________ Parish.