Get Healthy, Pray More, Plan and Live Liturgically

It’s that time of year again, our second chance to start the new year (the Liturgical Calendar began with Advent in 2022).

These are the big four resolutions that I’m going to tackle (again) and I’ve included some resource, article and affiliate links that I’ve found helpful.

This is not an exhaustive list!

Get Healthy, Pray More, Plan (Get Organized), and Live Liturgically

What are YOUR New Year’s Resolutions?

1. Get Healthy

Keeping Your Resolutions This Year by Very Well Mind

I’m thinking about signing up with Noom again because it has helped me in the past to lose some weight and change some eating habits.


I’ve been away from running…but I think it’s time to get back to it.

10 Beginner Workouts That You Can Do At Home For Free by Fitness Blender

How to Build Workout Routines By Sport Fitness Advisor

I’m also really excited about this program, founded by a friend of mine in my own little town. It’s a low-intensity exercise program and Antonietta offers both in-person AND virtual classes! Her friendly attitude is so upbeat and motivating, her enthusiasm is contagious, the members become fast friends and her playlist is AWESOME. Please check out Abotti with Antonietta.

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Eating Healthy

Fresh Start Checklist by Eating Well

I did have some success with The Light Weigh Catholic Faith-Based Weight Loss Bible Study and may just start that up again. I like the fact that it combines a reasonable way to eat that is quite flexible and focused mainly on portion control and that the whole approach to food is reinforced with Church Teaching, prayer and the Saints as mentors! The program doesn’t even rely on regular exercise, so maybe it will work even better now that I’m a little more committed to being active.

Once again…I’ve been actually quite impressed with Noom. It really is changing the decisions I make about food, without feeling deprived and I am slowly losing some pesky weight!

2. Pray More

So, I know I’ve been plugging it since its launch in 2020, but I think my book makes praying more accessible for everyone who reads it. I know, that’s a [big claim]

Prompt Me to Pray presents practical tips for prayer that can be easily customized to fit our busy lives, habits, daily tasks, and even our struggles. Recognizing our littleness as an inexhaustible source of Prompts to Pray helps us to reach out humbly in prayer when we need Him most and reminds us that God can use all things for good.

“This is a wonderful and practical book on how to practice the presence of God throughout the day. It is one thing to know that personal prayer is important and another thing to be given tools and tips on how to maintain our prayer life on a daily basis and especially throughout the busyness of our daily schedules.” Fr. Roger Vandenakker, General Superior of the Companions of the Cross

Prompt Me to Pray by Monica McConkey is available in our Arma Dei Shoppe.

I have also been adding PDF booklets for the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar. It turns out…there are SO MANY opportunities for Prompts to Pray and we can pick and choose just the right ones that appeal to us, for our own customized Play to Pray More!

Prompt Me to Pray through Advent (PDF)
Prompt Me to Pray through the 12 Days of Christmas (PDF)
Prompt Me to Pray through Lent PDF
Prompt Me to Pray through Easter PDF

And here are some other awesome Prayer Resources:

Here are some of our most popular prayer and Mass resources:

Prayer Journal Resources:

Mass and Sacraments Resources


Good (and Necessary) Spiritual Habits:

Bible Reading

Spiritual Reading


2020 Catholic Books Reviewed and Recommended
by Equipping Catholic Families

Some of my NEW favorites:

and favorites for kids:

and these are my favorites of all time:

Sacraments: Add a Weekday Mass and Confession once a month

Online Programs, Podcasts and Videos

Lay Programs, Podcasts and Videos

3. Plan (Get Organized)

We’ve got Calendar and Planner Resources

Saint Stickies

Catholic Planners:

4. Live Liturgically

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70 Catholic Craft Kits available as PDFs (and limited quantities of printed craft kits, ready to be shipped), packed with Saints, Sacraments, Catechism, and Prayer to help you teach and celebrate the ENTIRE Liturgical Calendar!

Don’t miss the:
Wall Calendar 2023 for Everyday Catholics: packed with illustrated Saints Days and Monthly Devotions!
Adjustable Liturgical Calendar PDF Craft Kit: This can be used year after year and comes with lots of Saint Stickies to Catholicize your wall calendar or planner!

Pick a Patron Saint:  Add a new Saint to your Dream Team, personally assigned to you!

Catholic Resources available by Subscription:

Catholic All Year Liturgical Living Box Subscription
The Little Catholic Box Subscription
Catholic Family Crate Monthly Subscription
The Mass Box: Subscription Box for crafts and activities for the Seasons and Saints Days of each month
Catholic Icing Monthly Membership Digital Pack of Resources


*only Amazon links are affiliate links and I receive a very small commission from your purchase that does not inflate the price you pay. Thanks for your support!

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