Merry Christmas from the McConkey family

We hope you’re having a Merry Christmas

and we wish you every grace and blessing for the New Year!

Interesting fact…in Canada, we have FEWER Holy Days of Obligation but we hold on pretty tightly to the ones we still have.

Next Monday is the Solemnity of Mary and although the precept to attend Mass is abrogated in the US, it remains a Holy Day of Obligation here in Canada…so we adapted our handy Mass graphic from this past weekend…to reflect next weekend’s Masses for the Feast of the Holy Family and the Solemnity of Mary.

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Equipping Catholic Families….for Christmas!

 

Equipping Catholic Families… for Christmas!

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.

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2nd Week of Advent and Bambinelli Sunday!

This 3rd Sunday of Advent is Bambinelli Sunday! Check out the Bambinelli we made a few years ago after reading this beautiful book about this old Catholic tradition: Feast Day Fun: Bambinelli Sunday

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Equipping Catholic Families…for Christ the King!

The LAST Sunday of the Liturgical Calendar is November 26 is the Feast Day of Christ the King!

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).

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Equipping Catholic Families …for Advent!

This Sunday 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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Equipping Catholic Families…for November!

Equipping Catholic Families for November 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.

Hey, are you ready for the NEW Liturgical Calendar starting December 3rd? We’ve got a 2017-2018 Website Planner illustrated with our original Kelly Saints, with lots of tabs and website/shop planning templates! Check it out here.

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Feast Day Fun: Feast of the Archangels!

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits  Series ONE and TWO  and Saint Scripts THREE!

The three Archangels are St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael and their Feast Day is September 29th!

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2017-2018 Planner for Shops and Blogs

I usually release my Custom Planner Craft Kit in December for a January start, but I’ve been updating it and improving it and the 2017-2018 Planner is now ready for use in September!

With a couple websites including Equipping Catholic Families and my Arma Dei shoppe, I’ve got plenty of projects, products, posts and passwords to keep track of and I think I’ve customized my templates to keep all the information in one place!

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Back to School Craft Kit Sale 2017

Craft Kit Sale! Spend $40 in Craft Kit PDFs for the new school year…get $10 OFF! Use code: BTS2017

Choose from Saint, Sacrament, Catechism, Liturgical Calendar, Mass and Prayer Craft Kits! Already researched and formatted, information-packed craft kits are ready to print. All you need: scissors, pencil crayons and glue*! Limited permission to copy is included with the kit!

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Equipping Catholic Families for August

NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for August!

We will be posting a monthly summary of crafts and family traditions each month related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar. We hope to give you a little more notice next time…launching the summary post a week or two before the start of the month.

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