Seasonal


5 Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your Child for Their First Communion

First Communion is an important milestone in a Catholic child’s life as they enter into the wholeness of their Catholic faith by partaking in the Eucharist. But there’s so much to do to get ready, including sending invitations to loved ones, buying the perfect apparel, and selecting the most faith-filled gifts to commemorate it. While [...]

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A Guide for Celebrating Lent with Your Family

The Lenten season is an opportunity to thoughtfully instill the Catholic faith in your children, taking it beyond mere words to action. This can be achieved through prayers, meditation and reflections, making small sacrifices that bring us closer to God, and helping those less fortunate. We’ve created this blog post to be a guide as [...]

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40 Lent Prayers and Reflections To Inspire Your Lenten Season

The resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is the culmination of God’s promise to us. It is a time of celebration, but also a time of remarkable power. Once and for all, we are assured that light overcomes darkness, and Jesus is with us always. Continue Reading

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The Value of Fasting During Lent: 4 Reasons Why We Abstain

“What are you giving up for Lent?” is a common question among us Catholics this time of year. This is far more than merely tradition, however. It is a way for us to move closer to our Lord and Savior as we walk with Him to the cross and, ultimately, celebrate His glorious resurrection.
As you [...]

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9 Fun Christmas Crafts to Help Christian Kids Celebrate Jesus

Christmas time is magical for little ones and for those of us who are so very fortunate to have them in our lives. Their joy and excitement is contagious. Nurture and encourage their enthusiasm, while teaching them about the reason for the season with these nine fun, easy crafts.  
Star of Bethlehem
With these three easy [...]

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Christmas Cards: 20 Quotes, Sayings & Ideas for Spreading Your Love This Season

Christmas is a blessed time to remember the miraculous Gift of God's love and there are few better ways to celebrate than with Catholic Christmas cards. The tradition of sending specially designed Christmas cards dates back to England in 1843, when Sir Henry Cole designed the first card.

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11 Inspiring Advent & Christmas Quotes, Prayers and Bible Verses

Advent is a wonderful time to spend in prayer and reflection on Christ’s miraculous entry into our world.
This year the blessed season of Advent begins on Sunday, Nov. 27, the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Catholic families will once again celebrate the period before Christmas by lighting candles, commemorating the days with Advent [...]

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The History & Meaning Behind the 12 Days of Christmas Celebration

Does singing the last carol at Christmas mass, opening the last present under the Christmas tree and putting away the last dish after Christmas dinner leave you wistful? You may want to follow the lead of generations of Catholics who celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas between the Nativity of the Lord on Dec. 25 [...]

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4 Fun Ways to Make Your Own Advent Calendar

Since the late 1850s families have made their own Advent calendars as they prepared for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus. This year the do it yourself tradition continues. Catholics everywhere will once again reflect on Jesus and His gift of life for us, with the ritual of marking each of the 24 days [...]

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20 Priceless, Practical and Slightly Indulgent Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Grown Ups

If you think Advent calendars are only for kids, think again. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the joy of counting down the days until the arrival of Jesus. There are an abundance of meaningful, inexpensive and fun ways for grown-ups to celebrate and honor Jesus, each [...]

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