Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: 9 Things to Do with Your Family

  Are your kids ready for Lent? Kick things off right by celebrating Shrove Tuesday and observing Ash Wednesday. Here are nine things to do, and resources to go with them.   Once they’ve made a pray/fast/give Lent plan, printed out … Read More

An Examination of Conscience for the Whole Family

  This examination of conscience is taken from The Catholic Family Book of Prayers.   This brief examination of conscience, loosely based on the Ten Commandments, may be used in preparation for receiving the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, or … Read More

10 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Together

This year, Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day—a major conflict of interest for kids and couples alike. You could put off your celebration of Valentine’s Day until the weekend…or you could celebrate the two days together. Here are ten ideas … Read More

Celebrate the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas) with Your Kids

Are you the sort of family that finds it hard to let go of Christmas? Well, you’re in luck, because the Church circles back around to Christmas one last time at the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Here … Read More

Fasting, Giving, Praying: 25+ Ideas for What Kids & Teens Can Do for Lent

Help kids practice giving, praying, and fasting this Lent with these ideas . . . plus, a primer on Lent, fasting guidelines, and a downloadable kids’ Lenten planner. Get an abridged version of this article as a free printable PDF. Fasting, … Read More

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