Seasonal


Q&A with Fr. Joseph Johnson: Honoring Advent Tradition & the Theme of Love

For centuries, the Advent tradition has encouraged faithful Catholics to find hope, peace, joy, and love through their preparation for Jesus Christ’s birth and His second coming. Of course, as our world has evolved, traditions have also evolved—and it can be hard to slow down and truly give ourselves over to the season. That’s where [...]

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Q&A with Fr. John Paul Erickson: Honoring Advent Tradition & the Theme of Joy

For centuries, the Advent celebration has encouraged faithful Catholics to find hope, peace, joy, and love through their preparation for Jesus Christ’s birth and His second coming. Of course, as our world has evolved, traditions have also evolved—and it can be hard to slow down and truly give ourselves over to the season. That’s where [...]

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Q&A with Fr. Lenny Andrie: Honoring Advent Tradition & the Theme of Preparation

For centuries, celebrating the Advent season has encouraged faithful Catholics to find hope, peace, joy, and love through their preparation for Jesus Christ’s birth and His second coming. Of course, as our world has evolved, traditions have also evolved—and it can be hard to slow down and truly give ourselves over to the season. That’s [...]

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Q&A with Fr. William Baer: Honoring Advent Tradition & the Theme of Hope

For centuries, the celebration of Advent has encouraged faithful Catholics to find hope, peace, joy, and love through their preparation for Jesus Christ’s birth and His second coming. Of course, as our world has evolved, traditions have also evolved — and it can be hard to slow down and truly give ourselves over to the [...]

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Christmas 101: Everything You Need to Know to Truly Appreciate & Celebrate the Season

The Advent season helps us prepare and celebrate the days leading up to the main event: the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But once Christmas arrives, what is the best way to honor Catholic tradition and create a time of joy for your family?
Below we share surprising details about the holiday and [...]

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DIY Advent Wreath Ideas to Add Seasonal Fun & Flair to Your Home

The Advent wreath may be one of the most prized and iconic Advent traditions, serving as a way to quietly reflect and measure the progression towards Christ’s birth since the Middle Ages. Of course, Advent wreaths are also an important element of holiday decor, adding beauty and seasonal spirit to our homes.
Whether you’re looking for [...]

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7 Easy, Fun & Incredibly Adorable Nativity Scene Crafts for Kids

For centuries, the nativity scene has been part of the Advent and Christmas tradition, serving as iconic decor and honoring the blessed birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. From our perspective, the nativity scene can also serve as a fantastic teaching tool, helping us tell the story of the magical birth to our [...]

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6 Easy DIY Jesse Tree Tutorials for the Whole Family

With each passing day we are coming closer and closer to the start of the Advent season. One of the best ways to celebrate Advent and prepare for Jesus’s birth is to read and reflect upon the story of Jesus with a Jesse Tree. Traditionally used in medieval times to help teach the Bible to [...]

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Advent 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Season of Advent

Advent is a special season for any Christian, and for many it’s the pinnacle of their Christmas celebrations. To help you commemorate the days of Advent dedicated to celebrating Jesus and preparing for Christmas Day, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Advent season. Whether you’re new to Catholicism, want to teach [...]

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Is Your Child Getting Confirmed? Here’s 4 Ways to Support Their Spiritual Journey

Confirmation is so much more than just a scholarly exercise where the confirmands graduate to the next level of their faith. It is where they are bound more intimately to the Catholic Church and draw closer to our Lord Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Consider the words of the Catholic Rite of Confirmation:
“They complete their [...]

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