Equipping Catholic Families…for a Prayerful LENT!

Lent is only four weeks away!

Just in case you want to plan ahead, we’ve compiled our Lenten activities and family traditions. Want to make this a particularly prayerful Lent?

We can help!

Paper Chains, Prayer Abacus, Revolving Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Works of Mercy Carousel…just some of the Catholic Craft Kits we have …packed with prayer and our original Kelly Saints illustrations! Hands-on crafts to build up your family prayer!

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Teach Me to Love My Littleness

I’ve found a new inexhaustible source of prompts to remind me to pray. And they’re all in-house. I don’t even need to look as far as the next person for pet peeves or sacrifices. Those pesky feelings of anger, resentment, pride and envy well up while I’m busy trying to get things done.
The near-occasion-of-sin translates into a real-life mad mom moment that just may or may not end well.
The incessant voice of frustration or negativity…confirms that the struggle is real. And maybe, the prevalence, the recurring nature of the struggle…can be used for good.

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NEW! A Little Way to Pray

There’s something new here today and it’s kind of a big deal. If you’ve followed Equipping Catholic Families for a while, you’ll know that we’re always trying to share easy and practical ways to celebrate the Catholic Faith through crafts and activities and family traditions.  

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Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls: {Book Review}

I was intrigued about this book Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Girls* and thought that it would be just the right thing for 11 year old Bridget. I was right!

Journals and All about Me type books have been pretty popular with my daughters…especially during the tween years! While my older girls still journal, this one is perfect to launch Bridget into thoughtful journaling…and prayer journaling. I just love that this is a Catholic Journal featuring female saints among the prompts and activities.

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NEW! Pocket Prayer Cards

For a limited time, we’ve included the special double-sided template of Kelly SaintsTM  Pocket Prayer Cards in the Prayer-Loom Prayer Book craft kit (PDF) 

renovated and re-released this week at Equipping Catholic Families.

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Back to School 2017

Back to School! (Check out our Back to School Craft Kit Sale…ends Sept. 10th at 11:59pm)

We finally have Emily home from England and although she’s in 4th year at the University of Ottawa, she just started her 2nd CoOp Placement in downtown Toronto.

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Feast Day Fun: St Monica, Patron Saint of Moms!

{August27} Feast Day Fun: St Monica!

St Monica is remembered as having a stressful life, between her ill-tempered husband and rebellious son! Through persistent prayer, sacrifice, patience and gentleness, St Monica’s husband converted before he died. Her rebellious son Augustine was also converted and became a bishop and saint and is recognized as a Doctor of the Church. With patience, gentleness and persistence, St Monica reminds us to pray for others, even when they are difficult to get along with …and resistant to changing their ways! She offers us hope in our prayer for those who stray from Jesus.

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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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The Catholic Prayer Bullet Journal!

I’m so excited about this new project! I started my own Bullet Journal a few months ago and I love how it works. I have brainstorming lists for projects and posts, a running log, a confession/spiritual direction log and lots of pages for tracking habits, gratitude, goals, prayer intentions, scripture to memorize, house projects, social media stats…and so much more!

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NEW! Rosary Journal Stamps!

We’ve just added a couple ROSARY Journal Stamps to our Prayer Impressions Journal Stamp Shop!

After having recently re-committed to saying the daily Rosary (see 5 practical tips for the Reluctant Rosary prayer), I’ve been working on a few tools and tips that have helped me make it a lasting habit.

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