Stations of the Cross at Home!

We’ve got some crafts to help your family pray the Stations of the Cross at home!

Over the years, we have collected and created Catholic Crafts to help pray the Stations of the Cross with kids. With this Covid pandemic continuing on, a second Lent, Holy Week and Triduum at home is definitely a possibility. Here are some links for some Catholic Printables that are already researched and formatted. Most are easy assembly, just print (assemble sometimes) and pray!

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Feast Day Fun: Catholic Crafts for February

Equipping Catholic Families for February Saints Days!

This 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. As our kids get older, our activities and commitment to Catholic crafts has changed and adjusted (at least for our tween, teen, and young adult kids)! While we haven’t exactly been adding a lot of Catholic crafts around here, we do enjoy pulling out the crafts and programs we’ve developed over the years, sometimes sharing them with younger families in our parish!

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Review: Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Boys by Amy Brooks

Well, THIS Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Boys could NOT have arrived at a better time!

Adam is fully immersed in school online and even sneaking on Minecraft with his buddies at recess! While he still enjoys Lego and he’s becoming a great reader, we are looking for other activities to lure him away from screen time and what better way than to get him journaling within his Catholic Faith!

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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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Prompt Me to Pray…with the 12 Days of Christmas!

Most of us are familiar with the Christmas Song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and how it represents symbols of Catechism for the early Christians with the gifts that God gave to us. From the partridge representing Jesus Himself, each day brings numbered gifts to represent various elements of our Faith:

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Bless Us, O Lord {Book Review}

Bless Us O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers

by Robert M. Hamma

Bless Us O Lord offers an extensive collection of prayers for mealtime for Days of the Week, specific Days within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar, Holidays and Saints’ Days, and other special occasions. For each of the Saints’ Days, a quick bio of the Saint is presented, followed by a customized prayer either attributed to the Saint or expressing special insight or gifts of the Saint for us to pursue or imitate.

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Oremus {Book Review}

This is such a handy little prayer book, especially for me since our Parish started having Adoration every Thursday evening and Friday morning.

I’m too young to have learned the Latin prayers and this book has all of the prayers: Morning Prayers, Prayers at Meals, Evening Prayers, Prayers for Adoration and Holy Communion, The Rosary, Consecration to Mary, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy, many Marian Prayers, Psalms and so much more! And they are all presented in English on one page, and Latin on the facing page. So even if you grew up memorizing these Latin prayers, now you can know exactly what you are saying with the translation right in front of you.

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Awaken My Heart {Book Review}

Awaken My Heart:
52 Weeks of Giving Thanks and Loving Abundantly

by Emily Wilson Hussem

Awaken My Heart is available at Ave Maria Press at this link: Awaken My Heart

Maybe you’re looking for a new prayer routine for the new year? Awaken My Heart is a yearly devotional for women with a heartfelt reflection, a Soul Exercise and Your Heart’s Prayer for each of the 52 weeks of a whole year. Every week is a treasure, focusing on receiving His Peace, becoming childlike, not being afraid, having mercy on yourself, being brave, letting Him heal you…and the list goes on for 52 reflections!

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Prompt Me to Pray through Advent and Christmas

I’ve always been a fan of living more liturgically throughout the Catholic Seasons AND I’ve got a renewed passion for developing personal prayer and those TWO things are coming together!

This past summer, I released my new book Prompt Me to Pray and we’ve received wonderful feedback from so many people! We’ve actually heard from some readers that this little book has changed their prayer life! I’m humbled and honored…and so excited to find others as excited as I am with this practical plan that works to develop more consistent prayer from the heart and a deeper relationship with Jesus!

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A Better Advent

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year!  As Advent starts tomorrow, we might be tempted to bring out all the stops to make this NEW liturgical year SO much better than the last one. I like to offer all the Advent options: the Advent Calendar, the Advent Wreath, the Jesse Tree.
On the other other hand, we might want to skip Advent altogether and jump into celebrating Christmas,

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