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

Your Best Ideas for Celebrating Advent

We asked readers to share their favorite ways to celebrate Advent. Colorful, meaningful, creative, and fun, here are more than 45 of your best ideas…plus reader-submitted photos to go with them! by Regina Lordan In the weeks leading up to … Read More

Examinations of Conscience for Kids

  Before you celebrate the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation with your kids, help them to prepare by coaching them through an examination of conscience. Here are some tips, resources, and several examinations of conscience to choose from.   Before … Read More

Celebrate the Feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

  The paired celebrations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary are all about God’s great love and mercy—and shaping our own hearts to look like those of Jesus and his mother. Here’s what to talk about … Read More

Celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

  Do your kids know about the Trinity? Holy Trinity Sunday is a good time to brush up on this central mystery of the faith…and to celebrate, too. Here are a few ideas and resources.   The Trinity is the … Read More

Nine Things to Do with Your Kids on Pentecost

    Pentecost is one of the most important holy days of the Church calendar. Here are nine ideas for praying, celebrating, and learning about Pentecost with your kids.   Pentecost falls fifty days (seven weeks) after Easter, marking the descent … Read More

Celebrate the Ascension with Your Kids

The Solemnity of the Ascension is one of the oldest and most important feasts in the Church. Do your kids know what it’s all about? Here are explainers and activities for kids of all ages, plus four ways to celebrate … Read More

Five Ways for Parents to Prepare Children for First Holy Communion

How can parents best help kids prepare for their First Holy Communion? A veteran catechist offers five key strategies. by Cindy Coleman The focus of many of my hours every week from September to May is being a catechist in … Read More

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