Confirmation May 2015

Krystiana Emily Joseph Fr Michael Joseph and our front yard tree...have both grown a lot in the last 7 years! Confirmation 2015! Last night, Joseph received his Confirmation and his sister Emily was his Sponsor! Pictured with our pastor Fr. Michael and our youth ministry coordinator Krystiana! Last night was the grand finale of 8 months of awesome Confirmation prep which included the Chosen DVD series from Ascension Press   Joseph with his 2 big sisters. Joseph took the name Francis as his Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Rita

St Rita 2 May 22  is the Feast Day of St. Rita. She is the patron saint of impossible causes and hopeless or desperate cases because of the difficulties she experienced in her life. Although St Rita wished to be a nun, her marriage was arranged to a difficult and violent man. After 20 years, her husband repented before he died.  Her two sons died shortly after that and St Rita focused on prayer, fasting, penance and good works. She entered the convent ...and experienced the wounds of the crown of Read more [...]

Paint by Saint!

Paint by SaintRemember Paint by Number? How about Paint by Saint? If you already have our Saint Scripts Craft Kits, Series One and Two...you already have the Kelly Saints illustrations in black and white templates to stylize on your own with pencil crayons, markers...or my new favorite watercolor paints! Create your own stylized Holy Cards! Great for Sacrament Gifts, Sacrament Celebration Invitations, Greeting Cards, Feast Day Cards and Saint Research Projects! I've mentioned it before...but I just love Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: Ascension of our Lord

Ascension Equipping Catholic FamiliesFeast 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). May 14th is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord! Woah! What must the Ascension have been like...for the Apostles standing by? What a wild roller coaster the Apostles have been on! No matter how much Jesus tried to teach them, nothing could have prepared them for the Passion of our Lord! Read more [...]

5th Year Magic Party #5

Adam Magic Party In case you didn't see it...this was the invitation for Adam's big party! We have a little tradition in our family...each kid has had a special Magic Party for their 5th Birthday ... ...featuring Grandpa aka Sigurd the Wizard performing an awesome Magic Show with the birthday kid as an assistant!       We had great weather for our birthday party and spent most of the party outside in our backyard with our custom Photo Booth made from a fridge box, graciously Read more [...]

Fantastic Catholic Giveaway!

Blessed Zelie giveawayWelcome to all those visiting from this Awesome Giveaway hosted by Shopping With Blessed Zelie Check out our Cathletics Craft Kits below! If you enter the Giveaway...you have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to purchase these Cathletics Craft Kit Printables!  Subscribe here for Catholic crafts, activities, traditions and freebies! Welcome to Equipping Catholic Families! Subscribe by email to receive your FREE Cathletics Craft Kit Sampler! Enter your email address:Delivered by Read more [...]

DIY Magic Box Tutorial

Magic Party It's a bit of a tradition in our family to have a Magic Party for each child's 5th birthday...driven by the fact that my Dad is a hobby Magician! He has an awesome Magician's robe, does beautiful magic shows and grows a pretty authentic wizard beard, worthy of the name Sigurd the Wizard.   In prep for the big party this weekend...I was making Magic Boxes and Magic Wands as their loot bags all last week!       If you have a budding magician in your family...I Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Joseph the Worker!

St Joseph 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). Although we enjoyed the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19, May 1st is the Feast of the SAME St. Joseph, this time focusing on the Worker. St Joseph was humble, pure, gentle and wise, protecting the Holy Family. He walked by Faith, taking Mary as his wife and guiding and protecting the Baby Jesus, Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Catherine of Siena

St Catherine 2 Feast Day Fun: St Catherine of Siena (April 29) is part of our ongoing series: Feast Day Fun with quick saint facts, crafts, activities and traditions! Check out our growing Gallery of Feast Day Fun posts! 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).   St Catherine became a nun at age 15.  At the age of 6, she received visions of Jesus.  She served Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Gianna

St Gianna Feast Day Fun: St Gianna (April 28) is part of our ongoing series: Feast Day Fun with quick saint facts, crafts, activities and traditions! Check out our growing Gallery of Feast Day Fun posts! 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).     St Gianna was a wife, mother and medical doctor. When she and her husband were expecting their fourth child, Read more [...]