DIY Advent Wreath with Dollar Store Votive Candles

Well, I wasn’t able to make our Advent wreath this year with our Parish Women’s Group, so when I saw Kendra’s quick DIY Advent Wreath at Catholic All Year with Dollar Store Votive Candles, I just couldn’t resist.

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Equipping Catholic Families…for December!

 

Equipping Catholic Families for December 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 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 17)
  • 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 31)


*Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe available only until November 25th!

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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Equipping Catholic Families …for Advent!

This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King…the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, which means that Advent will be here very soon! It’s time to dust off the Advent Candles (make sure we have them!) and the Jesse Tree ornaments and the Advent Calendar!

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Equipping Catholic Families …for October Saints!

  

NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for October!

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 October:

Monthly Devotion for October: The Holy Rosary

Book Reviews:

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Ordinary Time

Countdown to All Saints Feast Day (November 1)

DIY Saints Votive Candles

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2017-2018 Planner for Shops and Blogs

I usually release my Custom Planner Craft Kit in December for a January start, but I’ve been updating it and improving it and the 2017-2018 Planner is now ready for use in September!

With a couple websites including Equipping Catholic Families and my Arma Dei shoppe, I’ve got plenty of projects, products, posts and passwords to keep track of and I think I’ve customized my templates to keep all the information in one place!

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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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Equipping Catholic Families for August

NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for August!

We will be posting a monthly summary of crafts and family traditions each month related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. We hope to give you a little more notice next time…launching the summary post a week or two before the start of the month.

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Exciting Announcement!

We’ve finally listed our products over at Amazon!

We’ve listed Super Saints on Amazon!

…Actually, we have listed 24 products over at Amazon!

If you are interested in helping us not look like Amazon newbies by leaving a 5 star rating and review on one of our products that you have purchased and enjoy, email us here with the link to the product with your review and we’ll give you a special 20%OFF code towards one of our Catholic Craft Kit PDFs available at our Arma Dei Shoppe!

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Holy Spirit Spinwheel for the Feast of Pentecost!

Check out our NEW and IMPROVED Holy Spirit Spinwheel for the upcoming Feast of Pentecost!

The Holy Spirit Spinwheel Kit offers 7 templates to create a paper spinner with Holy Spirit clipart and definitions for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Instructions and special tips are included.

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Month of May: Month of Mary! Crafts and Activities inspired by Mother Mary and the Rosary!

We’re well into May! Here’s a quick picture summary of some of our favorite Mary and Rosary crafts!

Our oversized wood bead Rosary is always a hit at the conferences we attend. This is a pretty simple craft made with wooden beads, a wooden cross and a wooden heart, acrylic paint and mod podge…and it’s one of the favorites in our book A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families!

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