8 Simple Ways to Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with Your Kids

St. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to teach kids about the Christian meaning of love. Here’s how. Get an abridged printable PDF version of this article. 1. Emphasize the Saint in St. Valentine’s Day Today, most people celebrate St. … Read More

Presentation Pancakes for Candlemas • Cooking with Catholic Kids

Celebrate the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord with a reflection and recipe for strawberry lemon pancakes. by Ryan Langr The Feb. 2 feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, known as Candlemas, is primarily a celebration of Jesus’ … Read More

Celebrate Your Kids’ Baptism Anniversaries

  Why not celebrate the anniversary of your kids’ baptisms just like you celebrate their birthdays? After all, baptism is a “spiritual birthday.” Here are more than 9 ideas for what to do, plus a baptism backgrounder.   by Jerry … Read More

8 Practical Ways to Get Ready for Advent

Are you ready for Advent? Here’s a checklist of eight Advent practices you can do with your family, plus a list of important feasts and holidays during Advent. The word Advent comes from the Latin adventus, which means a coming, … Read More

Meet St. Nicholas! • Saints for Kids

  Meet Saint Nicholas! The real-life saint who would later become the basis for our modern-day “Santa Claus” was gentle with children, but tough when it came to defending truth and justice.   This article is taken from the MISSION:CHRISTIAN Advent+Christmastide … Read More

The Immaculate Conception • Monthly Devotion for December

In popular practice, December traditionally has been devoted to the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ways to practice that devotion with your family this month.   by Brian Smith   Back in the Middle Ages, many Catholics began observing special … Read More

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