Equipping Catholic Families with a Comprehensive Guide to Lenten Crafts and Family Traditions

This is our summary post of Lenten crafts and activities to bless your family Lenten journey.

Classic Lenten Activities and Family Traditions

First of all, check out our FREE craft tutorials for these classics!

Good Deed Bead Bracelets: A great way to get kids engaged in LENT prayer and sacrifice and good deeds!

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Mentors of Mercy: NEW Craft Kit in the Shoppe!

The Mentors of Mercy Craft Kit includes templates featuring illustrated examples of Mercy, exemplified by Jesus and the Saints.

17 pages of templates can be colored and assembled to create 3 Booklets, Carousel or Accordion Centerpieces based on the Corporal Works of Mercy, Spiritual Works of Mercy and Mysteries of Mercy from Jesus’ Public Ministry.

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Feast Day Fun: 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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10 Tips for Faith+Family=focused Ordinary Time

We just took down our tree…on the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord: the last day of the Christmas Season. Sometimes we feel a little down when the official Christmas season is over. It’s hard to jump enthusiastically into Ordinary Time, because it sounds so, well, ordinary!

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Feast Day Fun: January!

Equipping Catholic Families for January 2020 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 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 12) and await the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd.

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Equipping Catholic Families for the 12 Days of Christmas

So despite the stores already clearing up their Christmas displays and neighbors kicking their Christmas Tree to the curb, we celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas beginning with Christmas Day and continuing until January 5th/the Feast of Epiphany. It can be hard to keep the Christmas spirit alive, if you’ve seen all the Christmas movies throughout Advent, leading up to the big day!

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9 Unique Catholic Gifts You Can Print, Customize and Give

Looking for last minute, meaningful Catholic gifts? All of our Catholic Craft Kits come with permission to copy for personal use and that means you can print and assemble them for beautiful custom, handmade gifts for your close family and friends!

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Feast Day Fun: 2019 December

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

  • Both the month of December and the season of Advent begin this Sunday!
  • 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.

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 15)
  • 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 29)


Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe for great stocking stuffers!

Get FIVE decks for just $52 including shipping within US and Canada, when you use this code: StNickBundle2019  for a limited time!

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Last Chance for the Catholic Mom Bundle!

Sorry, the Catholic Mom Bundle Advent 2019 is no longer available.

Stay subscribed to find out about the upcoming Lenten Catholic Mom Bundle!

Have you taken any time to check out this year’s Catholic Mom Bundle Advent 2019? It took me until this afternoon to finally print out some of the gems in this year’s bundle!

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Premium Printed Craft Kit Bundles

If you have visited our Shoppe lately, you’ll see that we have over 50 Catholic Craft Kit PDFs in the Arma Dei Shoppe! They are packed with Catechism, Saints, Sacraments and Prayer and illustrated with our own unique artwork including the Super Saints originally drawn by my daughter Kelly.

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