Equipping Catholic Families….for Christmas!


Equipping Catholic Families… for Christmas!

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.


O Antiphons (December 17-23)

The O Antiphons each highlight a title of the Messiah:

O Sapientia (O Wisdom)

O Adonai (O Lord)

O Radix  Jesse (O Root of Jesse)

O Clavis David (O Key of David)

O Oriens (O Rising Sun)

O Rex Gentium (O King of the  Nations)

O Emmanuel.

The first letter of each one (beginning with the last) combines to create the Latin words “ero cras“, meaning

“Tomorrow, I will come.”

…yet another way to express that Jesus is coming soon! We received our O Antiphons ornaments from Jesse Tree Treasures


Christmas Mass

Does it feel like Christmas has come upon us surprisingly fast? Well, yes it has! Advent this year is the shortest it will ever be, comprised of only THREE weeks instead of four weeks plus a couple days (when Christmas falls on a different day of the week). Having Christmas Eve and the 4th Sunday of Advent fall on the same day makes for a complicated Mass schedule, but this is what we have come up with for Mass options this coming weekend.

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Christmas!

The Nativity



Easy craft to make the (no sew!) Sock Baby Jesus in a (no sew!) Clementine Box Crib with No Mess Straw to make it comfy!



I love this set of Nativity figures from Everythngs Grace on Instagram

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*Shown with 461 Saint Stickies Craft Kit supplement

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

These are meaningful custom gifts you can make using some of our Craft Kit Printables. Just print at home and customize DollarStore notebooks or Christmas Ornaments…or make a Patron Saint Feast Day-packed Perpetual Calendar or transform ANY wall calendar with the 461 Saint Stickies Craft Kit

Feast Days for the Last Half of December

  • 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) Sock Baby Jesus
  • 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)

New Year’s Resolutions

Want to pray more in 2018?

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