Equipping Catholic Families for April Feast Days

Equipping Catholic Families for April 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.

Did you catch Equipping Catholic Families…for Holy Week? It’s not too late!

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One Stop Sacrament Shop

Looking for a last minute Sacrament Gift? Worried that the child will receive another Rosary or a Missal?

We’re pretty sure they haven’t seen these Catholic gifts!

Check them out at the Arma Dei Shoppe!

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Arma Dei Shoppe is opening at Equipping Catholic Families

We’ve been renovating and expanding! We have decided to set up a satellite store for Arma Dei…right here at Equipping Catholic Families for our paper products!

Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families by Monica McConkey

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Hand in Hand with Jesus: A Faith Journal

Monica McConkey (Author) Kelly McConkey (Illustrator) Price: $24.95 U.S. + shipping LOOK INSIDE Hand in Hand with Jesus: Baptism/Family/Reconciliation, Communion/Confirmation, Reflections, Marriage/Holy Orders/Anointing

Product Details 

Hardcover with inside wire binding: 176 pages

Publisher:  Arma Dei (2010) Language:  English ISBN 978 0 9689159 5 0 Product Dimension:  8.75″x6.25″ Shipping Weight: 452g

Two Journals in one!  The first section of the Faith Journal traces the teaching and celebration of the seven Sacraments and the Catholic Faith. The second section of the Faith Journal (“Heart to heart with Jesus”) offers thought provoking questions and reflections on life and a growing relationship with Jesus.

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Is next year a First Sacrament year for one of your kids?

Three already-researched and formatted templates for Sacrament based scrapbook and journaling crafts, inspired by our unique Faith Journal Hand in hand with Jesus.

The square templates can be cut to fit into an 8″x8″ constructed or store-bought scrapbook or folded according to the enclosed instructions for an ACCORDIAN BOOK. Coloring and scrapbooking techniques are recommended to embellish the layouts, along with the clipart provided.

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Sneak a Peek at our Office, while we’re at IHM!

Welcome to Equipping Catholic Families! We are currently attending the Immaculate Heart of Mary Conference in Fredericksburg, VA.

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no more video games for Sacrament gifts

This is the time of year when parents and Godparents might scramble to get that Sacrament gift for their child or Godchild receiving their First Holy Communion or Confirmation.  Rosaries, bibles and prayerbooks are always appropriate, but sometimes fearing duplicates, we resort to cash…or a video game. How about a special Catholic “All about Me” book …

celebrating the child’s journey through the Sacraments…

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First Holy Communion Scrapbooking!

Celebrate your child’s Journey of Faith!

This is our Journey with Jesus through Reconciliation and Holy Communion Craft Kit.
It includes 18 already researched, illustrated and formatted templates of prompting catechism and reflection questions.  As all our Cathletics Craft Kits, it comes with permission to photocopy for a whole class for one term or for all the kids in your family (who live with you) as they celebrate their First Sacraments!

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Review: Hand in Hand with Jesus by Karen in Mommyland Blog

I think the whole concept of this journal is pretty cool.  First off, it’s actually two journals in one.  The first journal is Hand in hand with Jesus which covers catechesis on the seven Sacraments and teaching of the Catholic faith.  There are also places where you or your child can record when they celebrate a sacrament.  The second journal is called Heart to heart with Jesus and it is filled with questions that will serve to get your child thinking and reflecting on his or her relationship with Jesus. 
(Read more of this review at Karen in Mommyland Blog…)

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Reviews:Hand in hand with Jesus by Catholic Homeschool Support

Hand in hand with Jesus by Monica and Kelly McConkey
reviewed by Michelle Grunkemeyer for Catholic Homeschool Support

I was surprised initially at the depth and scope of information that can be recorded.
…What they end up with is a deep remembrance of their lives as well as a prompts to examine more deeply their walk in faith.

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