Equipping Catholic Families…for January Saints Days!

Equipping Catholic Families for January 2021 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.

  • Prompt Me to Pray through the 12 Days of Christmas PDF is PACKED with prayers and prayer prompts to tap into all the wonderful gifts God has given us within our Faith! It has simple summaries and excellent prompts to pray: to pray with gratitude, to foster the virtues and gifts already infused into us at Baptism, and to help us appreciate all God’s Grace and Tools He freely offers to us, as we pursue holiness.

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 10) and await the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd.

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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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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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Trying to find the Bright Side of COVID-19

There is no doubt that these are some unprecedented times! With church and business closings, cancellation of Holy Mass and the necessity of physical distancing, life has dramatically changed for most of us.

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Crafts at Home: Letter Tiles in a Shoestring Bag

Letter Tiles

Since our Scrabble game went missing, I decided to make use of a bag of tiles I had on hand to make letter tiles for word games.

I realize…not everyone has a stash of crafting supplies, I’m open to suggestions for what others may have on hand that could be used for this project!

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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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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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My New Favorite Wedding Gift for Christian/Catholic Couples

We just recently built a shed in our backyard…from a Home Depot kit, but I’m kind of proud nonetheless with our newbie carpentry and roofing skills.

I guess the recent building experience has upped my confidence a bit, because I decided to try another wood-working project.

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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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