The Chaplet of Divine Mercy • Prayers for Catholic Kids

This simple devotion introduced by St. Faustina Kowalska in 1935 focuses on God’s mercy, and is easy for kids to learn. Here’s how to pray it, plus a history of the devotion and two videos you can show your kids.   … 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

A Family Consecration 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

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

Lectio Divina for Kids: Teach Your Kids to Pray with Scripture

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Teach your kids lectio divina, the ancient practice of praying with Scripture. Here’s what to do, including a guided prayer service and resources to help. This article is adapted from Lectio Divina for Teens: Reading God’s Messages to You; The Catholic … Read More

Make a Stations of the Cross Story Timeline with Your Kids

  You can prepare younger children for Holy Week and for praying the Stations of the Cross by making the stations into a story timeline. Here’s how, with links to resources.   by Heidi Indahl   The Stations of the Cross … Read More

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