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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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It Started with a Book and a Direct Order from a Pope

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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Try something NEW this Lent: INTERN with the SAINTS!

We’re trying something NEW this year for LENT!

Inspired by the Magnify book (see Amazon affiliate links below) and program Magnify90

we’re going to be studying the lives and virtues of 7 awesome female saints over the next 7 weeks!

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Subscribe to Intern with the Saints!

For weekly Saints & Virtues emails during particular seasons of the Liturgical Calendar.

We’ll tell you about the Saint and the virtue they exemplified, along with a couple reflection prompts and a prompt to PRAY!

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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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Equipping Catholic Families ….with New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again, our second chance to start the new year (the Liturgical Calendar began with Advent in 2019).These are the big four resolutions that I’m going to tackle (again) and I’ve included some resource, article and affiliate links that I’ve found helpful.

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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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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)


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