Equipping Catholic Families…for SUMMER with the SAINTS!

Summer is closing in! Want to spend the SUMMER getting to know the Saints better?

We’ve got craft kits for that! 64 Saints are presented across our three Saint Scripts Craft Kits with full color postcards, short bios and quick facts, along with black and white templates for DIY research projects, Saint Albums, quizzing games and art projects!

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Equipping Catholic Families for June Saints!

Monthly Devotion of June: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Woven Heart Craft (with video tutorial)

See Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time

Key Feast Days in June:

Saints Craft Kits

22 Saint-packed Craft Kits at the Arma Dei Shoppe including:

Saints Crafts:

Season of the Liturgical Calendar:

Ordinary Time!

See Equipping Catholic Families for Ordinary Time!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for May Saints Days!

Monthly Devotion of May: Mary, Our Blessed Mother!

See Equipping Catholic Families for the Monthly Devotion of Our Blessed Mother Mary! Tons of Mary crafts, activities and traditions!

Key Feast Days in May:

See Equipping Catholic Families for the Monthly Devotion of Our Blessed Mother Mary!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for December!

 

Equipping Catholic Families for December 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 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 17)
  • 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 31)


*Check out the St Nick Bundle at the Arma Dei Shoppe available only until November 25th!

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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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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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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Equipping Catholic Families…for All Saints!

Equipping Catholic Families …for October Saints!

  

NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for October!

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 October:

Monthly Devotion for October: The Holy Rosary

Book Reviews:

Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Ordinary Time

Countdown to All Saints Feast Day (November 1)

DIY Saints Votive Candles

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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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Equipping Catholic Families…for September!

 

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NEW FEATURE: Equipping Catholic Families for September!

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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