Equipping Catholic Families…for February Saints!

Equipping Catholic Families for February 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.

The Monthly Devotion for February is the Holy Family

Key Feast Days in February:

Love Like a Saint Love Quote Cards Craft Kit

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Equipping Catholic Families…for a Prayerful LENT!

Lent is only four weeks away!

Just in case you want to plan ahead, we’ve compiled our Lenten activities and family traditions. Want to make this a particularly prayerful Lent?

We can help!

Paper Chains, Prayer Abacus, Revolving Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Works of Mercy Carousel…just some of the Catholic Craft Kits we have …packed with prayer and our original Kelly Saints illustrations! Hands-on crafts to build up your family prayer!

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A Bundle of Resources for Catholic Moms!

Sorry, the Catholic Mom Bundle is no longer available …but stay tuned for the first ever Easter Catholic Mom Bundle as Lent and Easter approach…

The Catholic Mom Bundle

For exactly one week only, a dozen Catholic bloggers have pooled together their best resources for moms. We have Catholic printables, e-books, courses and artwork for liturgical living and personal faith geared specifically for Catholic Moms! $200 in awesome resources for Catholic Moms: available for a limited time for only $19!

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Equipping Catholic Families…with awesome resources for Catholic Moms!

Sorry, the Catholic Mom Bundle is no longer available …but stay tuned for the first ever Easter Catholic Mom Bundle as Lent and Easter approach…

I am participating in the first ever CatholicMomBundle of awesome Catholic resources available for this week only! You will see my Special Edition Prayer Journal Prompts and Prayers craft kit among the 12 e-books, smartphone wallpapers and mom and marriage e-courses.

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Prayer-Loom Prayer Book

We’ve expanded the Prayer-Loom Prayer Book Craft Kit!

The Prayer-Loom Prayer Book Craft Kit features 7 pages of prayers and illustrated prayercards, a Faith mentor template to record insights and prayers from loved ones, along with helpful tips and links to make this Heirloom Prayer-Loom Prayer Book a keepsake Sacrament gift and prayer journal.

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Reconciliation Prep

We’ve updated our Reconciliation Prep Craft Kit! It’s got 12 pages of color AND black and white templates presenting TWO classic Act of Contrition prayers, a few different formats of the Examination of Conscience (based on the Ten Commandments), quick information about the Sacrament and the general format of Reconciliation with the official text for both First and subsequent Confession. A number of different formats are included to accommodate one or two kids…or a whole class!

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5 Tips to Help Adults Focus at Mass

Advance Reading

It always helps me to focus at Mass if I have read the readings beforehand. It also helps to receive the daily readings in the Blessed Is She Devotion each morning! I usually click on the link in the email and read the readings, psalm and Gospel along with the thoughtful reflection based on them. You can subscribe to Blessed Is She here

  • Missal

    The truth is…my hearing isn’t so great. I have a little trouble hearing the readings if the reader isn’t perfectly clear and if there is someone rustling a cough candy wrapper in the next pew.  I find it much easier to focus if I’m following along with the readings as they are read.

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  • 5 Tips to Help KIDS Focus at Mass

     

    Our kids range from 21 years down to 7 years old. Here are a couple tips we have found that have helped kids focus at Mass.

    1. Mass Mantra in the Van

    When the kids were a lot younger, I found myself kind of overwhelmed at Mass with them, especially when Bill was travelling and I was going it alone…with the kids. Church is only a 5 minute drive away, but I found that when I took the time to list ‘the rules’ and get the kids to repeat them after me, sometimes a look or one word could reign them back in. After 21 years of parenting, I still haven’t achieved the look my mother-in-law mastered that could keep even the most wiggly boy in check at Church, but our Mass Mantra has helped….along with the odd bout of bribery good behavior reward after Mass.

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    Equipping Catholic Families…for September!

     

     ***we apologize if you have already received the next two posts by email this week. We have been sorting through some website/RSS feed issues that have hopefully been resolved!***

    NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for September!

    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.

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    The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare: Book Review

    Recently, I was given this book* from Franciscan Media and the timing couldn’t have been better. Recently, I have felt called to recommit to saying the daily Rosary and I have discovered 5 Practical Tips for making it a here-to-stay habit.

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