4 Ways to Thrive as Catholic Parents This Year

  In the midst of our shared parental experiences of exhaustion, a grateful stay-at-home father and licensed therapist shares his doable, practical and unique tips and truths to help Catholic parents thrive.   Editor’s note: Jim Otremba, M.Div, M.S., is a … Read More

Call Young Children to Prayer with Hand Motions

Wiggly, distracted kids during family prayer? Try calling children to prayer with hand motions. We did that with our 2-year-old daughter and had positive results. Here’s what we did and some sample hand signs to try. by Regina Lordan “How … Read More

Consecrate Your Family to the Holy Family • Prayers for Catholic Kids

Have you consecrated your family to the model of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in their family life? Your family doesn’t have to be perfect to be holy! Here’s why, and a prayer of consecration you can use with your own family. … Read More

Write a Letter to Jesus for Christmas

Do your kids write a letter to Santa? Encourage them to write a letter to Jesus, too.   Do your kids write a letter to Santa? Encourage them to write a letter to Jesus, too. “What do you want me … Read More

Paper Chain Prayers: A Great Way to Encourage Kids to Pray Daily

Get younger children excited about daily prayer by making a paper chain out of each day’s prayers. Here’s how.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   Want a simple way to get younger children invested in daily prayer? Try making a decorative, … Read More

O Come, O Come Emmanuel • Prayers for Catholic Kids

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Singing O Come, O Come, Emmanuel around the Advent wreath is a traditional Advent activity for many families. Here are the complete lyrics, plus a printable PDF of the lyrics, and two video versions to give your kids an assist. … Read More

12 Thanksgiving Prayer Ideas

Make gratitude the main dish at your table this Thanksgiving. Here are a dozen ways to thank God before the big meal. Photo: The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, oil on canvas by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1914). Image via Wikipedia.   1. … Read More

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