10 Tips for Faith+Family=focused Ordinary Time

We just took down our tree…on the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord: the last day of the Christmas Season. 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!

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Feast Day Fun: January!

Equipping Catholic Families for January 2020 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.

Key Feast Days in January:

He’s still a little BABY! Sock Baby Jesus can still hang around in his crib as we bask in the Baptism of the Lord (January 12) and await the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd.

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Equipping Catholic Families for the 12 Days of Christmas

So despite the stores already clearing up their Christmas displays and neighbors kicking their Christmas Tree to the curb, we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas beginning with Christmas Day and continuing until January 5th/the Feast of Epiphany. It can be hard to keep the Christmas spirit alive, if you’ve seen all the Christmas movies throughout Advent, leading up to the big day!

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Easy Graham Cracker Nativity

Kids home from school and looking for an easy Christmas Craft focused on Jesus’ Birth? Here’s an easy way to make an edible Nativity with graham crackers and icing. I actually purchased a couple different types of cookies, just in case, but you really only need graham crackers.

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9 Unique Catholic Gifts You Can Print, Customize and Give

Looking for last minute, meaningful Catholic gifts? All of our Catholic Craft Kits come with permission to copy for personal use and that means you can print and assemble them for beautiful custom, handmade gifts for your close family and friends!

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Feast Day Fun: 2019 December

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

  • Both the month of December and the season of Advent begin this Sunday!
  • 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 15)
  • 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 29)


Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe for great stocking stuffers!

Get FIVE decks for just $52 including shipping within US and Canada, when you use this code: StNickBundle2019  for a limited time!

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Last Chance for the Catholic Mom Bundle!

Sorry, the Catholic Mom Bundle Advent 2019 is no longer available.

Stay subscribed to find out about the upcoming Lenten Catholic Mom Bundle!

Have you taken any time to check out this year’s Catholic Mom Bundle Advent 2019? It took me until this afternoon to finally print out some of the gems in this year’s bundle!

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Premium Printed Craft Kit Bundles

If you have visited our Shoppe lately, you’ll see that we have over 50 Catholic Craft Kit PDFs in the Arma Dei Shoppe! They are packed with Catechism, Saints, Sacraments and Prayer and illustrated with our own unique artwork including the Super Saints originally drawn by my daughter Kelly.

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New Saint Sacrament & Season Stamps

So, I’ve been adding a whole lot of Catholic Stamps over the last few years to my Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shoppe and I just counted them today.

I have 145 Saint, Journal, Consecration, Prayer…and now Sacrament and Season Stamps!

They are so fun to design and I’m finding all kinds of uses for them…from Prayer Journals, Bullet Journals, Calendars and Planners to Catholic Passport Badges, Snail Mail embellishments, lunch notes, sticky notes and Bible Journaling!

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A Prayer Dispositions Workshop

So we’ve got a wonderful Women’s Ministry at our Parish. We only meet once a month from September to May and each meeting has a special theme. We have an Advent Wreath-making night, a Soup and Small Talk night, a Catholic Trivia night and a Praise and Worship night and a number of meetings with specially chosen guest speakers…and we pretty much always have snacks and wine. It’s a wonderful group of ladies and it has been a privilege to grow in our friendship and spiritual lives together, talking about Faith and prayer and supporting one another, well beyond the once-a-month meeting.

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