Equipping Catholic Families …with Traditions for Ordinary Time!

Sometimes we feel a little down when the official Christmas season is over. It’s hard to jump enthusiastically into Ordinary Time, because it sounds so, well, ordinary! But Catholic living can add so much richness to our every day life and celebrating our Faith and family culture can be an active pursuit all year long! Here are ten ideas to foster your own family culture…while integrating the richness of our Catholic Faith with Saints, Sacraments, Scripture, Catechism and Prayer! All of our Cathletics Craft Kits come with permission to copy for family use and they’re packed with Catechism, Saints, Sacraments and Prayer to get you started, but we’ve included other helpful links too!

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Equipping Catholic Families for December Feasts and Saints Days!

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

  • Both the month of December and the season of Advent begin this weekend!
  • Here is 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 16)
  • 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 30)


Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe for great stocking stuffers! on sale until December 13/2018!

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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Equipping Catholic Families for November Saints!

Equipping Catholic Families for November 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.

Hey, are you ready for the NEW Liturgical Calendar starting December 3rd?

We’ve got the NEW 2018-2019 Wall Calendar for Every Day Catholics and it includes November and December of 2018 plus all of 2019, illustrated with our unique Super Saints for Feast Days and Monthly Devotions plus a couple bonus templates for Catholic lists and logs!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for September Feast Days!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for September Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Seven Sorrows of Mary…along with various Catholic Crafts and Saint Calendar kits to ease our way Back to School!

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Our Response to the Abuse Scandal: #SackClothandAshes

The Holy Father has just sent this letter to Catholics Worldwide: Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God

He encourages us to pray and do penance so “that we may grow in the gift of compassion, in justice, prevention and reparation.”

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Equipping Catholic Families for August Saints!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for August Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Summer is a great time for a little extra crafting…so we also present Equipping Catholic Families…for Summer with the Saints!

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Equipping Catholic Families for JULY Saints!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for July Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Precious Blood of Jesus. Summer is a great time for a little extra crafting…so we also present¬†Equipping Catholic Families…for Summer with the Saints!

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Focus Your Faith This Summer!

Up here in Canada, we still have a month left of school, but summer has already started for many across the US!

Summer is super fun and we’re definitely looking forward to some lazy mornings, relaxed schedules, Catholic crafts and fun in the sun!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for SUMMER with the SAINTS!

Summer is closing in! Want to spend the SUMMER getting to know the Saints better?

We’ve got craft kits for that! 64 Saints are presented across our three Saint Scripts Craft Kits with full color postcards, short bios and quick facts, along with black and white templates for DIY research projects, Saint Albums, quizzing games and art projects!

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Equipping Catholic Families for June Saints!

Monthly Devotion of June: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Woven Heart Craft (with video tutorial)

See Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time

Key Feast Days in June:

Saints Craft Kits

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

Saints Crafts:

Season of the Liturgical Calendar:

Ordinary Time!

See Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time!

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