Equipping Catholic Families …for Ordinary Time

…with Prayer Tools, Catechism Crafts and Sacrament Prep!

…with Prayer Tools!

…Prompt Me to Pray Book Launch!

Pre-order your copy of Prompt Me to Pray  for release next month!

Prompt Me to Pray by Monica McConkey 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.

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Equipping Catholic Families…for JUNE Feast Days at HOME!

Monthly Devotion of June: Sacred Heart of Jesus

See Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time

Key Feast Days in June:

  • NEW FEAST DAY: Mary, Mother of the Church (June 1)
  • St Justin (June 1)
  • St Peter, St Marcellinus (June 2)
  • St Charles Lwanga & Companions (June 3)
  • St Boniface (June 5)
  • St Norbert (June 6)
  • Trinity Sunday (June 7) (Trinity Braid/ Trinity Anklet)

NEW! Cathletics Key Card Craft Kit: Trinity Pack!

  • Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces (June 8) Mary Crafts
  • St Ephrem (June 9)
  • Mary, Mother of the Church (June 10)
  • St Margaret of Scotland (June 10)
  • St Barnabas (June 11)
  • St Anthony of Padua (June 13)
  • Fathers Day (June 21)
  • St Aloysius (June 21)
  • St Thomas More, St John Fisher, St Paulinus of Nola (June 22)
  • Birth of St John the Baptist (June 24)
  • St Cyril of Alexandria (June 27)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (June 27) Mary Crafts
  • St Irenaeus (June 28)
  • St Peter and St Paul (June 29)
  • First Martyrs of the Church of Rome (June 30)

Saints Craft Kits

22 Saint-packed Craft Kits at the Arma Dei Shoppe including:

Saints Crafts:

Ordinary Time starts June 1st!

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NEW Catholic Stamps in the Shoppe!

Have you checked out our Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shoppe lately?

We’ve got 150 Catholic Stamps in there…consecration, accountability, signature, saints, Rosary, Mass and prayer journal stamps for your prayer journal, calendar, fridge notes, sticky notes and snail mail!

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NEW Catechism Craft Kit! The Cathletics Key Cards are back…this time, in Printable form!

Years ago, we sold 18 different themed Cathletics Key Cards and they were a big hit with Sacrament classes, homeschooling and Godchild gifts!

They were laminated cards, carefully assembled individually or in bulk. The spinning color flap reveals and covers the answers related to each category within the theme of the card.

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A Renewed Hope! Smart Catholics FREE Online Conference May 16-18

Smart Catholics is hosting a FREE Online conference of 38 Catholic Speakers, 9 1/2 hours of video presenting

A Renewed Hope!

Life worth Living

Being Catholic literally makes your life better, and more exciting. Learn how!

Be a magnetic Catholic

Find out how to be an irresistible Catholic, the kind of person everyone wants to be friends with.

Confidence about the truth

Meet incredible speakers, and discover why they love being Catholic!

Register TODAY for FREE:

… I’m one of the speakers!

Monica McConkey

PRAYER ⋅ FAITH FORMATION ⋅ FAMILY

Mom of 5, Monica blogs about Catholic crafts and family traditions. She is an author and creator of 60+ Saint, Sacrament, Catechism and Prayer-packed Craft Kits to help teach the Catholic Faith. With her husband, Bill, she founded ‘Arma Dei’, a Catholic family publishing company.

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The Treasure Chest is Back! …and Our Response to St. John Paul II


The Treasure Chest is back in print!

Twenty years ago, a Mom of two young kids, I began collecting ideas for crafts and activities to celebrate and teach the Catholic Faith at home. Tapping into the Liturgical Calendar of our Church, what I thought would be just a little booklet for my Catholic Mom friends, turned into a 300 page book. When we weren’t quite satisfied with our publisher options, we decided to embark on a brand new journey of self-publishing. My business-prof-husband cold-called our growing directory of Catholic Book stores in North America and we carefully chose our family vacation routes by the Catholic Book Stores we could visit on the way.

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Equipping Catholic Families with Mary Crafts for the Month of May!

Join us to celebrate May Saints and the Monthly Devotion dedicated to Our Blessed Mother Mary and the continued joyful season of Easter! Do you see something you like?

Here are the links for easy crafts and already-formatted Catholic Craft Kits for the Month of Mary. Some of these are free tutorials and the craft kits come with permission to copy for home use, year after year!

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Equipping Catholic Families for the 50 Days of Easter at Home!

Alleluia! He has Risen!

This is our summary post of sustainable celebration for all 50 days of Easter including non-chocolate surprises and treats for plastic eggs and awesome Catholic crafts and family traditions, but first things first…did you discover this awesome Devotional for the 50 Days of Easter from The Good Soil? It’s BEAUTIFUL! Join us in reflecting on the hope of the resurrection this Easter. Each day you will receive an email with stories from different women on how they have heard Christ’s call!

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Lent: Saints & Virtue: HOLY WEEK

April 5-11

Quick Bio: St. Rita knew from an early age that she wanted to be a nun, but out of obedience to her parents, she accepted an arranged marriage at the age of 12.

St. Rita’s husband was unfaithful, abusive and domineering. During their 18 years of marriage, St. Rita prayed fervently for her husband and he experienced a conversion. Due to the rivalry between some aristocratic families, St. Rita’s husband was murdered, his mutilated body dumped on the family’s doorstep. Their enraged teenaged sons vowed a vendetta.

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FREE Amazing Catholic Conference / Lenten Retreat from Home this Weekend!

There are TWO awesome ONLINE events with world-class speakers available for Catholics this weekend April 3-5th and they are FREE! Register NOW!

There are TWO Conferences going on at the same time: the Women’s Conference and the Men’s Conference.

My understanding is that registration is FREE through this link: Virtual Catholic Conference 

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