Equipping Catholic Families …with Traditions for Ordinary Time!

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! But Catholic living can add so much richness to our every day life and celebrating our Faith and family culture can be an active pursuit all year long! Here are ten ideas to foster your own family culture…while integrating the richness of our Catholic Faith with Saints, Sacraments, Scripture, Catechism and Prayer! All of our Cathletics Craft Kits come with permission to copy for family use and they’re packed with Catechism, Saints, Sacraments and Prayer to get you started, but we’ve included other helpful links too!

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Equipping Catholic Families for January 2019

Equipping Catholic Families for January 2019 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:

Monthly Devotion for January: Holy Name of Jesus

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Christmas!

New Year Resolutions and

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Ordinary Time!

Just a reminder, the readings for  Sunday Masses come from Year C and Cycle 1 for the Weekday Masses.

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Catholic Stamps for planners, prayerbooks and penpals!

I’ve just added 17 new stamps to our  Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shoppe at Arma Dei! This after adding a bunch of Rosary stamps, just a few weeks ago! These stamps are perfect for your prayer journal, Christmas Cards, lunch notes, penpal correspondence, planners, calendars, adult coloring, Bible journaling…and more!

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Equipping Catholic Families for December Feasts and Saints Days!

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

  • Both the month of December and the season of Advent begin this weekend!
  • 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 16)
  • 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 30)


Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe for great stocking stuffers! on sale until December 13/2018!

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Advent!

The Advent Calendar

The Advent Calendar is a great way to countdown the days until Christmas. You’ll find lots of chocolate covered ones in the stores now, but you can make your own and fill it with dollarstore Nativity figures, holy medals, Saint pegs, Super Saints, printable Advent Quest challenges and of course your favorite treats or chocolates. There are so many ways to make an Advent Calendar (including this one we made years ago) and we found 35 [Awesome} DIY Advent Calendars here.

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Sock Baby Jesus Workshop in time for Advent!

Last Sunday (a whole week before Advent begins!) we hosted a Sock Baby Jesus in a Clementine Crib Workshop and we had a lot of fun!

First, we collected the materials we would need and even made a new Sock Baby Jesus just to make sure that we weren’t forgetting anything. The kids co-operated by eating their way through 3 crates of Clementine oranges and our friend Michelle brought 3 additional crates as well!

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Purchase a couple Saints, Sacraments, Catechism or Prayer-packed Craft Kit PDFs (minimum spend $39), get $13 OFF!

That’s 33% OFF!

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Expires at midnight on Cyber Monday November 26th!

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Feast Day Fun: St Gertrude

St Gertrude the Great (1256-1302) was a Benedictine mystic and she is patroness of the West Indies.  She was born in Germany and placed in a Benedictine convent at the age of five. She had a vision of Jesus at the age of twenty-six. She wrote a number of books and many prayers, spreading devotion of the Sacred Heart. She is also credited with this special prayer for the souls in Purgatory. Jesus, Himself told her that He would ease the suffering of 1000 souls, release them from purgatory and welcome them into Heaven, each time this prayer is prayed devoutly!

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Equipping Catholic Families with Advent Crafts and Family Traditions

The Novena for Christ the King begins on Friday November 16th! We’ve got a craft for that!

Easy as Abacus Divine Mercy plus Christ the King Novena

November 25th is the Feast of Christ the King…the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, which means that Advent will be here very soon! It’s time to dust off the Advent Candles (make sure we have them!) and the Jesse Tree ornaments and the Advent Calendar!

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Catholic Mom Bundle Advent 2018

This year, there are even MORE workbooks, printables, and eBooks in the Catholic Mom Bundle

and purchased separately, these 20 Catholic Resources would cost $246.


But for 5 days we’re selling all of these products as a bundle for only $25.

I’ve sifted through all 20 resources and my favorite SIX resources in the Bundle that I know I could dive right into this Advent are:

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Prayer Transcripts: A New Kind of Prayer Journal!

How easy is it to forget the moments of Grace we’ve received in the past when the present flurry of activity and concerns are pressing in. The truth is that I have recorded these moments of grace, these soft and reassuring, concise and emboldening messages gently placed in my heart. They’re all carefully transcribed in various prayer journals. Each prayer journal was diligently filled over time

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