Catholic Crafts and Traditions for October

Welcome to our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions for October Saints, the Monthly Devotion of the Rosary and organized and prayerful Ordinary Time!

I think October is my favorite month for Saints with my favorites St. Therese and St. John Paul IISee the time we stood up the Pope 

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The Time I met Jesus on a Park Bench

So much of what we do each day is experienced through our senses. In conversation with others, we hear them, we see them, we experience our surroundings (even if we’re on Zoom!) and it is tangible. When we pray in mental prayer, from the silence of our hearts, we can lose sight of Whom we are praying to, perhaps sabotaging our efforts to be vulnerable, desensitizing ourselves, and impersonalizing our relationship with Jesus, because we can’t easily perceive or imagine His Presence.

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A Stained Glass Rosary: Book Review

I’m so happy to receive A Stained Glass Rosary available at Thy Olive Tree for review!

Kate has the BRILLIANT idea of semi-transparent textured die-cut stickers to place on each printed rosary tracker on each decade page. Her stickers are available in her shop: Rosary Bead Stickers

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September Saints Days and Catholic Crafts (and Back to School!)

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: craftkitbacktoschool2021 ) in the Arma Dei Shoppe to cheer that up!

Spend $25 on Cathletics Craft Kit PDFs and get $5 OFF*

*Special SALE applies to the purchase of PDF craft kits only. Sale ends September 15th.
Books, cards, journal stamps not included within the $25 minimum purchase.

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Cathletics Craft Kits: Up Close! {Catholic Conversation Pieces with Saints and Sacraments}

The Catholic Conversation Pieces with Saints and Sacraments Craft Kit is a packed craft kit of full color templates, illustrated with Kelly Saints and Kelly Comics and offering inviting prompts for meaningful and fun table talk!

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Cathletics Craft Kits: Up Close! {Prayer Journal Prompts}

The Prayer Journal Prompts Special Bundle Craft Kit features a collection of 7 pages of prompts, prayers and check-box novena templates to customize your own Prayer Journal or Planner…or unique Prayer Bullet Journal! Prayers and Novenas are illustrated with Kelly SaintsTM.

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{Book Review}The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion:
The Liturgical Year in Practice

by Kendra Tierney

Available at Ignatius Press: The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion

This is a beautiful, comprehensive book of classic prayers and devotions associated with the Feast Days and Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar.

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Craft Kits Up CLOSE!

We’re starting a new series of posts showcasing our 50+ Cathletics Craft Kits!

We have over 58 Catholic Saints, Sacraments, Catechism and Prayer-Packed Craft Kits available as PDFs you can print and assemble at home. Each kit comes with permission to copy for home use or for use in one classroom!

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2021 July Saints Days

We’ve put together a quick summary of Catholic Crafts for July Saints and the Monthly Devotion of The Precious Blood of Jesus.

A video about the #1 Most Impressive Eucharistic Miracle by Fr. Mark Goring

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JUNE Catholic Crafts and Saints Days!

Monthly Devotion of June: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Key Feast Days in June:

  • St Justin (June 1)
  • St Peter, St Marcellinus (June 2)
  • St Charles Lwanga & Companions (June 3)
  • St Boniface (June 5)
  • St Norbert (June 6)
  • CORPUS CHRISTI Solemnity (June6)

NEW! Cathletics Key Card Craft Kit: Trinity Pack!

  • Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces (June 8) Mary Crafts
  • St Ephrem (June 9)
  • Mary, Mother of the Church (June 10)
  • St Margaret of Scotland (June 10)
  • St Barnabas (June 11)
  • St Anthony of Padua (June 13)
  • St Basil the Great (June 14)
  • Fathers Day (June 20)
  • St Aloysius (June 21)
  • St Thomas More, St John Fisher, St Paulinus of Nola (June 22)
  • Birth of St John the Baptist (June 24)
  • St Cyril of Alexandria (June 27)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (June 27) Mary Crafts
  • St Irenaeus (June 28)
  • St Peter and St Paul (June 29)
  • First Martyrs of the Church of Rome (June 30)

It’s Ordinary Time !

Check out Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time at Home!

Prayer Resources

Prompt Me to Pray by Monica McConkey presents practical tips for prayer that can be easily customized to fit our busy lives, habits, daily tasks, and even our struggles. Recognizing our littleness as an inexhaustible source of Prompts to Pray helps us to reach out humbly in prayer when we need Him most and reminds us that God can use all things for good.

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