Equipping Catholic Families…for December Saints Days and Celebrations!

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

It’s December already and we’re nearing the end of the first week of Advent!

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: Advent!

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Favorite Five Advent Activities

The Jesse Tree!


Faith and Fabric Jesse Tree 

The Mosaic Jesse Tree by To Jesus Sincerely

The Advent CALENDAR

…and the options are ENDLESS for filling each day of The Advent Calendar, especially with  Advent activities, Prayer Prompts, Jesse Tree ornaments and Saints templates

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Review: Jesse Tree PDF by To Jesus Sincerely

I’ve seen Sara’s Mosaic Jesse Tree for years and I was so delighted when I discovered that she has made it available as a printable set!

Here it is in her shop: Printable Mosaic Jesse Tree

I eagerly printed the templates, wrote the numbers of the ornaments on the back in pencil, punched out the ornaments with a 1 1/2″ hole punch, laminated them and then punched them out again with the same whole punch. I know I can glue gun magnets to the back of them or punch a hole and tie a string tie, but I chose to stick them on the tree on this magnetic white board. Using the white board, I can make use of these adorable Little Drops of Water Saint Magnets and I suspect we might add little notes throughout Advent, written with the dry erase markers.

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Saints Calendars and Planners for EVERY DAY Catholics!

Our NEW Saints Calendars and Planners are NOW available for 2021!

Invite the Saints into your EVERY DAY with these Saints Calendar Printables!

Letter-Size Vertical Saints Calendar with 160 Stickies and 56 Lists and Logs (PDF)

The 25 page Wall Calendar Kit includes a 16 month calendar (illustrated with the Kelly Saints on key Feast Days!) as well as Lists and Logs Templates which include:

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Review: Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women: Make Every Day Blessed

“Stay Connected: Journals for Catholic Women help you deepen your connection with Christ through inspiring stories, reflections, Scripture study, and prompts for prayer and journaling. Each journal explores a different path to spiritual growth in seven short, easy-to-complete chapters – perfect for individuals or small faith-sharing groups!”

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Catholic Crafts for September Feasts!

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for September Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Seven Sorrows of Mary…along with various Catholic Crafts and Saint Calendar kits to ease our way Back to School!

Up here in Canada, we are just getting Back to School…so we’re launching a Back to School Special (code: backtoschool2020 ) in the Arma Dei Shoppe to cheer that up!

Spend $30 on Cathletics Craft Kit PDFs and get $10 OFF*

*Special SALE applies to the purchase of PDF craft kits only. Sale ends September 14th.
Books, cards, journal stamps not included within the $30 minimum purchase.

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Catholic Crafts for August Saints and Feast Days

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for August Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Summer is a great time for a little extra crafting…so we also present Equipping Catholic Families…for Summer with the Saints!

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A Wonderful Resource for Catholic Families to celebrate the SAINTS every day of the year.

I do love the Saints and I’m very excited to introduce this wonderful resource about these holy heroes of our Faith!

Book Review: Saints: Becoming an Image of Christ Every Day of the Year

by Dawn Marie Beutner

Ignatius Press, 2020

548 pages

“The saints in this collection come from every period of Church history and all walks of life. They represent numerous countries, cultures, age groups, and vocations. They show us that holiness truly is a path open to anyone, and by their example and prayers they help us to follow it.”

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The Treasure Chest is Back! …and Our Response to St. John Paul II


The Treasure Chest is back in print!

Twenty years ago, a Mom of two young kids, I began collecting ideas for crafts and activities to celebrate and teach the Catholic Faith at home. Tapping into the Liturgical Calendar of our Church, what I thought would be just a little booklet for my Catholic Mom friends, turned into a 300 page book. When we weren’t quite satisfied with our publisher options, we decided to embark on a brand new journey of self-publishing. My business-prof-husband cold-called our growing directory of Catholic Book stores in North America and we carefully chose our family vacation routes by the Catholic Book Stores we could visit on the way.

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Equipping Catholic Families with Mary Crafts for the Month of May!

Join us to celebrate May Saints and the Monthly Devotion dedicated to Our Blessed Mother Mary and the continued joyful season of Easter! Do you see something you like?

Here are the links for easy crafts and already-formatted Catholic Craft Kits for the Month of Mary. Some of these are free tutorials and the craft kits come with permission to copy for home use, year after year!

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