{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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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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Through the Year with Jesus {Book Review}

Through the Year with Jesus by Katherine Bogner is a beautifully illustrated hardcover book reflecting on the Gospel Readings throughout the entire year! The book begins with an explanation of the format of the book and how it presents the Life of Jesus in the order of the Liturgical Calendar. It also includes a note for Parents and Teachers, a guide to Lectio Divina (and Visio Divina -using Sacred Art) for Children, and a guide for praying the Rosary.

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Month of May: Mary Crafts and Saints Day Celebrations!

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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Prompt Me to Pray through the Seasons!

SET of FOUR printed Prompt Me to Pray Booklets
available for a limited time at 40%OFF
(limited quantities)

$41   $25 plus shipping within US and CANADA

Prompt Me to Pray through ADVENT is a 16 page 8.5″x5.5″ booklet that introduces a practical plan for more consistent prayer from the heart, particularly during the Liturgical Season of Advent. Particular experiences and circumstances within these four weeks before Advent can be associated with opportunities to pray. This booklet offers prayers as well as prayer journal prompts to make the most of Advent and the early celebration of Christmas, to dig deeper into prayer as we prepare our hearts for the Arrival of Jesus.

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April Saints and Celebrations!

Equipping Catholic Families for April 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.

The Monthly Devotion for April is The Eucharist!

We love the Mass! Here are a couple more resources to help us focus at Mass and prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist:

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Easter Crafts, Activities and Traditions!

Alleluia! He has Risen!

This is our summary post of sustainable celebration for all 50 days of Easter including non-chocolate surprises and treats for plastic eggs and awesome Catholic crafts and family traditions, but first things first…did you know that we’ve released
Prompt Me to Pray through Easter as a PDF and as a printed booklet shipped to you?

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Holy Week Links and Activities

Recommended Stations of the Cross on YouTube: Liguori Stations of the Cross

Palm Sunday

  • Sharing palms, displaying Palms
  • Palm/Handprint cutout wreath (it’s not TOO late!)

Spy Wednesday

  • 30 Coins Hidden
  • Tenebrae means “shadow” or “darkness.” The Liturgy of the Hours is chanted and with the completion of each reading, a candle is extinguished until the church is pitch black.  For Tenebrae at Home: Tenebrae Script from loavesandfishesministry.com

Tenebrae Service will be streamed from St. Michael’s Cathedral at 7:30pm on Wednesday: Streamed Masses and Liturgies

Holy Thursday

Washing of the Feet (as Jesus washed the Apostles’ Feet)
Visit of 7 Churches Tradition

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Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER! NEW Craft Kit!

JUST RELEASED! We’re excited to announce that Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER NOW AVAILABLE
and it’s APPROVED by TWO PRIESTS, A BISHOP (and even an Accountant ~ my Dad)

Prompt Me to Pray through EASTER is the next special guide to help apply the practical plan for consistent prayer from the heart of Monica’s newly released book Prompt Me to Pray to the Seasons, the Saints, and the Sacraments! We’re looking at the unique circumstances and graces available in these Catholic moments and mentored by these Catholic heroes to build the habit of prayer through extra timely
Prompts to Pray! 

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