15 Things You Didn’t Know about St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day

  We all know that St. Patrick converted Ireland to Christianity, but (setting aside the snakes and shamrocks) most of us don’t know much more about this fascinating saint’s actual life. That’s too bad, because Patrick has much to teach us, even today. Here are … Read More

Pray the Lorica of St. Patrick • Prayers for Catholic Kids

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  The prayer known as the Lorica of St. Patrick or St. Patrick’s Breastplate has been adapted into various forms over the years. Here are three different adaptations to try with your kids.   The prayer that is known variously … Read More

Doing the Stations of the Cross with Your Kids

Praying the Stations of the Cross with your kids is a great way to introduce them to the story of Jesus’ Passion, the paschal mystery, and the rhythm of Triduum. Here are a few kid-friendly ways to try it. by … Read More

Preparing for a Hands-On Lent

Here are three hands-on activities for Lent: a candle-based Stations of the Cross, a flipbook, and hands-on Lenten prayer table suggestions. by Heidi Indahl I am someone who has always liked Lent. It always seems such a fitting end to the dreary winter. … Read More

3 Ways to Explain the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter to Your Kids

What exactly is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, and how exactly is a parent to explain apostolic succession and the universality of the Church to young kids? Try this explainer and a simple game of Whisper Down … Read More

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

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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