Feast Day Fun: St Peter and St Paul

St Peter and St Paul Kelly Saints   June 29  is the Feast Day of St. Peter and St Paul. Peter and Paul are two very important characters from the Early Church. Peter was the most frequently mentioned member of the original 12 Apostles, who traveled with Jesus throughout His Public Ministry and could testify to the Resurrection. Jesus foretold that this apostle would be the rock upon which the Church would be built.  Despite Peter's betrayal of Jesus after His Arrest, St Peter led the Apostles, became the first Read more [...]

Teacher Gifts: All Occasion Saints Cards!

Teacher Gifts All Occasion Saint CardsUp here in Canada...we're just hitting our LAST DAY of school for our elementary school kids! That's right...both elementary and high schools finish near the end of June: not a moment too soon! I like to give our Catholic teachers kind of unique gifts... I think the staff has become accustomed to our particular family's brand of Teacher Gifts!  We always give our new teachers A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families at the start of school, some Cathletics Craft Kits, Kelly Read more [...]

Summer Project! Communion of Saints Family Calendar

cover 2Looking for a fun family project this summer? How about collecting all your special family dates and recording them in this Saint-packed Perpetual Calendar! Once you fill in the key Birthdays, Sacrament dates and milestones for your immediate family (and even extended family!)...you can make color copies for Grandparents and Cousins, Aunts, Uncles and Godparents! Never forget a Birthday or Sacrament Anniversary again!   The Communion of Saints Family Calendar! It's a Perpetual Calendar...so Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Anthony

St Anthony June 13  is the Feast Day of St. Anthony. St Anthony is known for his purity and innocence and for his intercession to find lost items.  He is often pictured with Baby Jesus because the Infant Savior appeared to him.   Welcome to Feast Day Fun: St Anthony! 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).   When the people of Rimini lost Faith and refused to Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Sacred_and_Immaculate_Hearts  The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is Friday and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is Saturday! 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). Last year I made a video of the Woven Paper Heart Craft . It can be made out of paper or felt and used as a pocket to hold love notes or prayer intentions!  This is my Immaculate Heart of Mary peg doll, Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart Kelly Saints watercolor The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is today and the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is tomorrow! 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). Last year I made a video of the Woven Paper Heart Craft . It can be made out of paper or felt and used as a pocket to hold love notes or prayer intentions! This is my Sacred Heart of Jesus peg doll, using Lacy's Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Cookie at Familia Catolica  This last Sunday was Corpus Christi! We celebrated the Body and Blood of Jesus: His True Presence in the Blessed Sacrament! 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). I don't have pictures yet of this year's Corpus Christi procession, but these were from last year!   Last year, I decided to make Catholic Icing's Monstrance Craft  with sliced Read more [...]

Feast Day Fun: St Joan of Arc

St Joan of Arc May 30  is the Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc. At a very early age, St Joan heard the voices of St Michael, St Catherine and St Margaret who eventually told her to help the king reconquer his kingdom.  At 17, she led an army, but was captured a year later and sold to the English. At 19, she was martyred for her Faith. Welcome to Feast Day Fun: St Joan! Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Read more [...]

Sacrament Scrapbook: Confirmation Edition

Sacrament Scrapbook ConfirmationScrapbooking or journaling is a great way to document our kids' journey through the Sacraments! Compiling documents, pictures and thoughtful notes into a special book is fun to do...and makes a great gift for the child. Keepsakes like this help to build our Catholic family culture, focusing on these monumental milestones in our Catholic Faith. Sacrament Scrapbooks: First Communion Edition Last year, I combined a few of our resources to Scrapbook the Sacraments, following my own Pinterest Prayer Read more [...]

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 [...]