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

Giving Thanks • Prayers for Catholic Kids

Prayers of thanksgiving are one of the five basic forms of prayer outlined by the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see Catechism #2648). Prayer of thanksgiving flows from the recognition that everything is a gift from God. Nurturing an “attitude … 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

Pray the Intercessions at Home with Your Kids

Ignite your children’s love of special intentions and try praying the general intercessions as a family. Here’s why you should pray the universal prayer at home, and examples of what to do. by Regina Lordan When I was a little … Read More

Thirty Seconds of Silence: A Great Way to Help Kids Prepare for Prayer

  It sounds simple, but if you make a habit of it, taking thirty seconds of silence before (and after) your spoken prayer can improve your family prayer time and lay the foundation for kids to learn meditative prayer.   … 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

Share Your Day’s Highs and Lows as a Family

  “Highs and Lows” is a simple way to check in with family members about their day, and bring the day to God.   This article is adapted from the book 77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids.   Here’s a … 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

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