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!

Check out Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time at Home!

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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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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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Crafts with Easy-to-Print Catholic Printables

Prayer Crafts

Hands-On Crafts Lenten Pack of Prayers:

Rosary, Divine Mercy and Stations of the Cross!

Print, Color, Assemble and Pray!

Bundle of One Page Printables


  • Sign of the Cross Mirror Signs
  • Illustrated Prayer Cards (Classic Prayers)
  • Stations of the Cross Coloring Page
  • Rosary Coloring Page
  • Divine Mercy Coloring Page
  • Reconciliation Refresher
  • Monthly Saints Days
  • Prayer Journal Prompts
  • St Benedict Medal
  • It’s My Feast Day Plate

Customize a dollar store notebook into a treasured Prayer Journal, just the way you want it!

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Crafts at Home, with What You Have on Hand

Looking for crafts to do at home, with what you have on hand?
We sifted through our archives and these are the simplest crafts we found. Many of the crafts are totally appropriate for these last weeks of Lent and the others are just in case you have any kids obsessed with Medieval Times.

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Crafts at Home: Good Deed Bead Bracelets PLUS a Craft Hop for additional Crafts at Home!

Welcome to our Craft Blog Hop! We’re excited to share a few projects with you today on our hop that – depending on what you have on hand – can be made from materials you have at home.

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Bundle for Quarantined Times

Faced with this unprecedented time of business, school and Church closings, canceled public Masses and mandatory staycations in our homes, a group of us have pulled together a new collection of resources to ease the anxiety, boost your daily Lenten journey, inspire home learning, and strengthen family.

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Try something NEW this Lent: INTERN with the SAINTS!

We’re trying something NEW this year for LENT!

Inspired by the Magnify book (see Amazon affiliate links below) and program Magnify90

we’re going to be studying the lives and virtues of 7 awesome female saints over the next 7 weeks!

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