Category Archives: Catholic Gift Guide

A Catholic Wedding Gift Guide

Help fill the new couple’s home with faith-based heirlooms to brighten their marriage. Great choices include couple’s rosaries, a beautiful marriage blessing, or a gift piece such as a serving platter, frame or a set of toasting flutes. Since the bride will likely have a new last initial, anything personalized or monogrammed would be thoughtful, too. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Catholic Mom

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Perhaps you know the feeling: rushing through a mall the afternoon before Mother’s Day and emerging with an item that, in your opinion, is less than memorable. We’ve been there, so let us suggest some meaningful gift ideas for a Catholic mom. Continue reading

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How to Make a Catholic Easter Basket for Kids

The average Easter basket – the thing that really gets children excited on Easter Sunday – doesn’t always reflect the significance of the holiday or call to mind Christ’s Resurrection. But this doesn’t have to be the case! Continue reading

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Kicking off First Communion Season: Where to Begin

First Holy Communion is a rite of passage in a young Catholic’s life, one of the three of the Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church along with Baptism and Confirmation. As a parent, between the outfit, the ceremony, and the afterwards festivities, there is a lot to do. We’ve compiled some best practices regarding guests, invitations, and gifts for First Communion day. These are not hard and fast rules but rather guidelines to help make the start of First Communion season easier to handle. Continue reading

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Don’t Start Christmas without Advent: Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year for the Roman Catholic Church. On the first day of Advent, which begins this year on December 1st, the Church celebrates its New Year’s Day. The date for the beginning of Advent falls each year on the Sunday closest to November 30th – the feast day of Saint Andrew the Apostle. Continue reading

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Three Sacramentals Instituted by the Blessed Virgin Mary

From time to time Mary has given certain holy saints a particular devotion to her with attached graces and promises. The devotion is meant to be spread to the whole Church. In some cases an object, or sacramental, is given to be associated with the devotion. Three very famous sacramentals given to the Church by Mary are the holy rosary, the brown scapular, and the miraculous medal. Continue reading

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4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Catholic Mom

Attention all sons, daughters, and husbands: Mother’s Day is next weekend! If you don’t have any gifts lined up yet, you don’t have to panic . . . we’ve got you covered. We’ve lined up some great inspirational gifts your moms and wives are sure to love, making you an instant favorite. Listed below are four great Mother’s Day gift ideas (with a Catholic twist of course) that will ensure your mom will have a pleasurable and relaxing Mother’s Day. Making mom happy is your #1 priority on the second Sunday in May. Continue reading

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Old School First Communion Photos

While doing some research I came across these great vintage-style photographs of children on the day of their First Holy Communion. They were too great not to share. Here, posted in scrapbook format, are throwbacks to the old days. This is First Communion Old School! Continue reading

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How to Choose a First Communion Dress

First Holy Communion is an important day in the life of every Catholic child. Dressing up to give the day honor is a long-standing tradition. Especially for little girls, picking out the right First Communion dress that looks great and … Continue reading

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A Guide to 4 Popular Devotionals for Lent

Christmas and Easter are the two principle feasts of the Church calendar.  On Christmas our Savior was born, on Easter our Savior accomplished what he was born to do.  And both feasts are preceded by a 40 day period of … Continue reading

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