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Begin a New Lenten Tradition and Help Prepare Your Kids For Easter!

Apr 03, 2017 By Whitney Hetzel

The Catholic Company is offering a new product that tells the story of Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday and leading up to Easter Sunday. Children open wooden eggs as they learn about the journey of Jesus, with each egg revealing the next step in His journey to the Cross and then to the Resurrection. A hardcover book beautif[...]

3 Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your Child for Their First Communion

Apr 03, 2017 By Mary Thierfelder

It has finally arrived on the horizon . . . the day of your child’s First Holy Communion. You’ve probably been waiting and preparing for this moment for quite some time. You’ve labored to raise your little one in the Catholic faith, and now they’re taking their next big step! It’s pretty exciting to know that your child is so[...]

How to Make St. Brigid's Cross

Feb 01, 2017 By Gretchen Filz

In memory of this grace of conversion through St. Brigid's intercession and the sign of the cross, it is a popular Irish custom on her feast day (February 1st) to make St. Brigid's cross out of tall grasses, rushes, or reeds, sprinkle it with holy water, and recite the following prayer.

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Christmas Stockings: Why You Should Stuff Them With Care

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What My Family Has Learned From Our Jesse Tree

Dec 19, 2016 By Whitney Hetzel

As I began to incorporate these traditions into the Advent season, I found that our home became a a humble place to show our preparation for coming of Jesus at Christmas. I was immediately struck by the Jesse Tree because of the teaching moments involved. Starting with Creation, the Jesse Tree follows the story of salvation his[...]

St. Nicholas and Your Shoes! A St. Nicholas Day Tradition

Dec 01, 2016 By Gretchen Filz

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