NEW! A Little Way to Pray

There’s something new here today and it’s kind of a big deal. If you’ve followed Equipping Catholic Families for a while, you’ll know that we’re always trying to share easy and practical ways to celebrate the Catholic Faith through crafts and activities and family traditions.  

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Feast Day Fun: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

This post is a special edition of Feast Day Fun for the two Feast Days that occurred in the last week of November: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (November 27th) and the Feast Day of St. Catherine Laboure (November 28th) who received apparitions of Our Lady. I just happened to have the privilege of visiting the Chapel of the Miraculous Medal, so I thought I’d share some pictures.

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DIY Advent Wreath with Dollar Store Votive Candles

Well, I wasn’t able to make our Advent wreath this year with our Parish Women’s Group, so when I saw Kendra’s quick DIY Advent Wreath at Catholic All Year with Dollar Store Votive Candles, I just couldn’t resist.

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The Peace of Christmas: Quiet Reflections from Pope Francis by Diane M. Houdek

Equipping Catholic Families with…Book DeBriefs is a series of book reviews on awesome Catholic books published by Franciscan Media* and its imprint Servant Books, both offering excellent spiritual reading to boost prayer life, devotion and Faith.

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The Mass Book by Jennifer Sharpe {Book Review}


The Mass Book for Catholic Children is a delightful book by Jennifer Sharpe and illustrated by Kristen Rabideau of Drawn2BCreative. This beautiful Mass Journal offers 3 straight-forward, repeated templates throughout the book with nice illustrations, big print and ample space to record key words and prayers, draw, color and check boxes for good behavior.

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The Franciscan Saints by Robert Ellsberg {Book Review}

Equipping Catholic Families with…Book DeBriefs is a series of book reviews on awesome Catholic books published by Franciscan Media* and its imprint Servant Books, both offering excellent spiritual reading to boost prayer life, devotion and Faith.

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Equipping Catholic Families…for Christ the King!

The LAST Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar is November 26 is the Feast Day of Christ the King!

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).

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Equipping Catholic Families…for December!

 

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

  • Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar.

 Key Feast Days in December:

  • St Francis Xavier (December 3)
  • St John Damascene (December 4)
  • St Nicholas* (December 6)
  • St Ambrose (December 7)
  • Immaculate Conception (December 8)
  • St Juan Diego (December 9)
  • Our Lady of Loretto (December 10)
  • Our Lady, Queen of Angels (December 11)
  • St Damasus I (December 11)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)
  • St Lucy (December 13)
  • St John of the Cross (December 14)
  • O Antiphons (December 17-23)
  • Bambinelli Sunday (December 17)
  • Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dec 18)
  • St Abraham, St Isaac, St Jacob (December 20)
  • St Thomas, St Peter Canisius (December 21)
  • St John of Kanty (December 23)
  • The Birth of Jesus (December 25)
  • St Stephen (December 26)
  • St John Apostle (December 27)
  • Holy Innocents (December 28)
  • St Thomas Becket (December 29)
  • Feast of the Holy Family (December 31)


*Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe available only until November 25th!

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Advent!

The Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar is a great way to countdown the days until Christmas. You’ll find lots of chocolate covered ones in the stores now, but you can make your own and fill it with dollarstore Nativity figures, holy medals, Saint pegs, Super Saints, printable Advent Quest challenges and of course your favorite treats or chocolates. There are so many ways to make an Advent Calendar (including this one we made years ago) and we found 35 [Awesome} DIY Advent Calendars here.

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A Bundle of Resources for Catholic Moms!

Sorry, the Catholic Mom Bundle is no longer available …but stay tuned for the first ever Easter Catholic Mom Bundle as Lent and Easter approach…

The Catholic Mom Bundle

For exactly one week only, a dozen Catholic bloggers have pooled together their best resources for moms. We have Catholic printables, e-books, courses and artwork for liturgical living and personal faith geared specifically for Catholic Moms! $200 in awesome resources for Catholic Moms: available for a limited time for only $19!

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Equipping Catholic Families…with awesome resources for Catholic Moms!

Sorry, the Catholic Mom Bundle is no longer available …but stay tuned for the first ever Easter Catholic Mom Bundle as Lent and Easter approach…

I am participating in the first ever CatholicMomBundle of awesome Catholic resources available for this week only! You will see my Special Edition Prayer Journal Prompts and Prayers craft kit among the 12 e-books, smartphone wallpapers and mom and marriage e-courses.

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