Prayer-Loom Prayer Book for treasured First Communion gift from the whole family!

PrayerLoom Materials I enjoy making meaningful, homemade gifts…especially when I think they will help immerse kids deeper in the Catholic Faith.  As Catholics, we have a rich Tradition to pass along with many classic Catholic prayers…and awesome Saints to inspire and guide us.

I think our kids will be most excited to delve into their Faith when their closest family and friends share their treasured devotions and the Saints who inspire them.

PrayerLoom Pages I have been assembling the Prayer-Loom Prayer Book for Bridget who receives her First Holy Communion this coming weekend. I have created my own custom template and have sent it to Bridget’s closest family and friends. Prayer Looms Craft Kit 2014template

Some of these awesome people have already returned the little template…and others have sent in their answers via email.  I am collecting all of their responses and weaving them into a Prayer Book filled with all of our favorite prayers and pictures of our favorite Saints. I plan to include or copy parts of the First Holy Communion cards Bridget receives, within the Prayer Book, to capture their spontaneous prayers and blessings in their own handwriting.

Craft Kit piecesA couple of our own Cathletics Craft Kits have been very helpful to jumpstart the collection of prayers and images.

The All Season Prayer Bank offers 74 prayer cards within the templates and I have printed them on colored paper.

The Saint Scripts Craft Kits (One and Two) have full color Kelly Saints illustrations for 42 Saints!  Given that they are her sister’s drawings, I think Bridget will enjoy them even more than some of the other images I have collected.

I have created a little tutorial to help you make your own Prayer-Loom Prayer Book and it includes suggested resources for prayercards and Saint images, along with a template to send out to your child’s closest family and friends, with the First Communion invitations.

PrayerLoom Scrapbook Do you enjoy Pinterest? Check out the Pinterest PrayerBook for another approach to making this awesome personalized book of prayers and inspiration.


Follow my Pinterest Prayer Book Pinboard to see my collection of online images and prayers…or start your own Prayer Book Pinboard for your own collection!



  1. Hi Ellen! You can access the link at any time! Just click on the “Craft Kit Sampler” button in the last email you received from Equipping Catholic Families and it will take you to our Subscribers page…with “add to cart” buttons of all our freebies. Be sure to use the codes mentioned for each…to get them for free!

  2. Ellen kuhner says:

    I subscribed within the last year, but never used the craft kit sampler link. I would like to create prayer loom prayer books for my twins’ communion this spring. How can I access the link now. That email was probably sent 8-12 months ago. Thanks Ellen

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