Teach Your Kids to Pray for the Sick

What are your family’s rituals when someone gets sick? Healing was a centerpiece of Jesus’ ministry, and he instructed his disciples to heal, too. Make praying for healing part of your family’s routine when someone gets sick. Here’s how, and … Read More

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

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

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